How often has chronic joint pain and tightness kept you from doing the things you love? Mobility is key to being healthy and happy. So, let’s make sure we improve your range of motion so you can live life to the fullest. Many people, due mostly to working constraints, must stay glued to a desk for an extended period of time, sometimes up to ten hours per day. These folks are trading in their health for wealth; and what’s funny is that once they retire, they end up trading their wealth for health – trying to regain the body that they had prior to committing all those hours to a sedentary, but high-paying job. Chiropractic Clinic Houston is offering this article to help patients grok the value of physical exercise. It isn’t just about looking good, it is about living a longer, healthier, and more satisfying life.
The Basics – Range of Motion
Range of motion is the mobility of the joints in your body, measured in degrees of a circle. If you’re healthy, joints maintain a normal range of motion that enables you to move freely, carry on day-to-day activities and simply enjoy life. Injury, obesity, incorrect posture, lack of movement, aging and spinal issues may impair your range of motion and flexibility. The less you move around, the more brittle and inelastic your body becomes. This is obvious to most who are in that state. They feel stiff, yet soft at the same time. Tired, yet restless at the same time. And languid – with a loss of shine and vigor.
Many people visit us with common problems like back pain, neck pain and possibly even joint pain. It is the purpose and objective of regular chiropractic care to help maintain and retain your health, regardless of your age – whether you are in your forties, fifties, sixties, or even seventies. Besides, normal range of motion is a must for any athletic performance!
Okay, so we’ve broken down, step by step, how one can regain their health and physical prowess, but wow can we maintain our ability to turn and bend as we were designed? This one is tough. Often times, people fall into recidivism – they return to following their previous poor habits. Don’t be one of those people. Whether you need a psychologist or a life coach to help you through the struggle – that is perfectly fine. Do what you need to do to stay motivated. And any tips and tricks that you guys have, please share with us. One thing that we chiropractors do is focus on completing our exercises as early as possible. We make it a priority so that, no matter if other things come up, we know that we have taken care of our bodies. Of course, it is also important to take time off during work to move around and let the body do its thing. By sitting, you are aging yourself rapidly. And we all know that most of us do not want to have that happen to us. But what can we do? There are a couple of very helpful exercises, and we have listed them below.
Stretching exercises. These movements can improve your range of motion and reduce pain. There are both active and passive range of motion exercises that work on strengthening your joints and muscles. We’ll show you, which is best for you.
Regular chiropractic care. Chiropractic care helps keep your neck, joints, and limbs mobile and flexible. We’ll work with you to restore your normal range of motion. Often, chronic ailments are healed while addressing pain issues because the normal range of motion is restored.
Whether you are in your thirties, forties, fifties, or older, these exercises will help you regain that flexibility and give you that momentum in your life. The more we exercise, the better we feel about ourselves. That is a fact. But it’s time that we start acting on the knowledge that we have. It is very difficult to achieve happiness without physical health. Make sure you make your health a priority, for without you, you are putting yourself at risk of not achieving happiness possible.