All You need to know about the Chiropractic World
Tips for a healthy life
Below, we recommend a series of advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle. Lead an active life and play sports. A sedentary lifestyle is not healthy. At least it is advisable to:
Walk half an hour a day.
Regularly perform exercises that allow you to retain correct cellular oxygenation, it reduces stress and prevents cardiovascular disease. It also helps to maintain a correct weight and stimulates bone synthesis.
Stretching exercises are essential to maintain good flexibility.
During your chiropractic treatment, your doctor of Chiropractic will advise you, when appropriate, the type of exercise you can practice.
A healthy and balanced diet
The most important thing is to not constantly be obsessing over our weight, because this stress makes us gain kilos. Its best to follow a balanced and varied diet, drink plenty of water and exercise.
It is essential to reduce saturated fats such as those found in red meat, sausages, pre-cooked meals and fried food.
Be careful with the use of oil, use olive oil as it is a healthier option, but it contains a lot of calories so we should use no more than 3 tablespoons
distributed among all the meals of the day. Normally we consume the double or triple of this amount. Limit the intake of all foods high in calories, full of sugars, salt, fats, and of course, alcohol. Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables, which should contain 1/3 of our daily calorie intake. Eat legumes and seeds as well as fish, either cooked or baked in the oven, steamed or grilled at least twice a week. Eat foods that are high in fiber.
It is a powerful cellular oxidant and it intoxicates our body in a slow and dangerous way.
Check the consumption of unnecessary medications
Check your medication with your doctor. Oftentimes, the same medication is prescribed for many years as a custom, repeating the prescriptions without being reassessed according to your needs today.
Always ask your doctor for advice before taking any medication or self-medicate.
Take care of your mental health and your emotional balance
Taking care of your mental and emotional health is also the secret to enjoying a healthier life.
Have a positive attitude at the limits of reason. It is not easy to be positive in front of a serious situation, but it is better to choose an attitude that provides us with solutions rather than getting sadder and see it all black.
The mind is very powerful. We are accustomed to using a predefined scheme and letting ourselves be carried away by our mind.
Emotional intelligence is knowing how to understand and control our emotions. That means we have to understand how we feel and recognize our state. Do not hesitate to ask for advice from a psychologist, a coach or a psychoanalyst.
In the modern society we live in, people think it’s not good to ask for help, but it is the most natural way to get it. To have a social life and stable family life also helps us to have good emotions. Keep your mind active and creative. Do not limit yourself to a routine life. During our childhood we know how to do it but when we reach adulthood we loose these faculties. Creativity, imagination illusions and dreams develop connections in our neurons and keeps our mind open.
Help others and share We are all human beings trying as best we can to relate to one another and we have to learn to coexist with others.
Get medical and chiropractic check-ups
In the same way that we perform periodic medical check-ups to assess our general health it is also highly recommended to do a check- up of your spine since it has a close connection with the nervous system and with the whole organism. The spine must be cared for from a very early age. Do not wait for pain or any symptoms to appear to arrange a prevention visit.
Ask for advice and take care of yourself with our team.
- Alimentación saludable y autopercepción de salud.
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