Is Pain Your Obstacle to Fitness? Chiropractic Can Help
Are aches and pains getting in the way of your weight loss goals?
More than 60% of adults in the U.S. are either overweight or obese, according to CDC statistics; obesity is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. However, many people are unaware that even modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10 percent of a person’s total body weight, could improve blood pressure as well as blood cholesterol and blood sugars levels. That’s only 10 to 20 pounds for a person who weighs 200 pounds.
Getting healthy can be a struggle, and many people wonder where to begin. You need to have the What-How, but most importantly, you need the Why. Once all 3 of these are in sync it creates a habit, and then you are unstoppable! The answer is changing your lifestyle taking responsibility of your health. It’s not to late and its easier than you think. “Diet pills and extreme diets do not offer long-term solutions,” says Dr. Rick McMichael, president of the American Chiropractic Association. “Doctors of chiropractic, on the other hand, offer natural approaches such as exercise, diet and hands-on care to help keep you active and able to achieve your weight-loss goals in the short term, and also help you maintain your fitness level and thereby avoid some chronic conditions down the line.”
Consultation with a Chiropractor is particularly important when you consider that the effects of obesity on the neuromusculoskeletal system—osteoarthritis, back pain, neck pain and joint pain—often cause overweight people to avoid physical activity and exercise when they need it most. Why Weight? Get Healthy! Check out 8ww.com and see how easy it is.