The fall is such a fun time of year. Cool winds, stews, and pumpkin patches roll into turkeys and football games. But this is also a time of year that can make an impact on your health. The fun also comes with delicious foods and comfy clothes … clothes that can easily hide those few extra pounds creeping up around the midsection. Luckily, there’s a way to have plenty of fall fun without ruining your health. If you’re interested in maintaining your wellness through the fall, take a look at these reasons to add chiropractic care to your life today.
Selecting a pumpkin from your favorite pumpkin patch is always exciting. Many families choose to purchase more than just one. More often than not, you may prefer a larger pumpkin (or two) which can be heavy. Chiropractors suggest the following to protect the back when heading to the patch:
Take a wagon - Carrying a wagon (or something with wheels) can help prevent you from hauling the heavy load across the patch
Lift with the legs - This requires bending at the knees, rather than at the waist
Let someone help - Although you may not think you need help, it is wise to allow others to help lift the heavier pumpkins
Because of the great weather, the fall is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy some fun. Football games with friends, cookouts, hikes … it’s the epitome of fall fun! But with all of the outdoor activity comes quite a bit of movement. And for some people, this means pain as the body adjusts to the activity. Because chiropractors are often able to help diminish pain, adding care at this time of year can keep activity levels up and motivation to move at an all time high.
With the scorching summer heat finally a thing of the past and the beauty of fall beginning to show, hiking begins to gain steam among friends and families. It is important to be prepared prior to beginning your outdoor adventure. Although hiking can be fun and relaxing, it can also be the culprit of back pain. Chiropractors suggest you should make certain to pack light, using the following tips to protect the back:
Choose a good backpack - It is important to carry a backpack with two wide, padded shoulder straps to even out the load.
Wear comfy shoes - It is vital to wear shoes that are already broken in and comfy. Making certain your feet are comfortable can prevent strain on the back from an unnatural stride.
Stretch before the hike - Any time you are preparing to be physically active it is necessary to warm up the body to help prevent injury.
Chiropractic for the Win
So what exactly can chiropractic care do to make the fall more fun? Chiropractors focus on the health of the spine. They’ll remove restrictions from the vertebrae, which can bring a wealth of benefits. Some of the more common side effects include pain relief, an improvement in flexibility, a boost in mental function, an enhancement of the immune system, and many others. With regular care, many people find their health improves as a whole and they just feel better. This means that activity during the fall -- or anytime of the year -- can be healthy fun for all to enjoy.