Author: Dr Bruce Chow  |  Published 17 March 2020

 

5 Tips for Staying Healthy & Well

Your health and wellbeing is something you should approach holistically, and the same goes when having chiropractic treatments. Doing these 5 simple things that compliment your chiropractic therapy will not only help make your treatment go the distance but also form the basis of living a healthy and well lifestyle.

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  1. Drink Water

We recommend drinking plenty of water every day regardless of how hot the weather or your level of exercise. Water is essential for a healthy body. For more info, check out this website

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/water-a-vital-nutrient.

Tip: Each morning, fill an appropriate size water container and keep it with you all day. This will help you keep track of how much water you are really drinking.

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  1. Proper Posture

Be conscious of your posture and movements throughout the day. Are you slumped at your desk all day? Are you spending long periods sitting in a car or getting in and out of a car often? Regular stretches and exercises can help mitigate problems arising from poor posture. You can ask your Chiropractor for more information.

Tip: Have a short break at least every hour to have a drink of water and run through some stretches for a few minutes.

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  1. Eat Healthy

A healthy balanced diet is the foundation to good health. Eating a balanced diet not only makes you feel better and have more energy but it also assists with how effectively your body repairs itself. A healthy diet means your body isn’t put under unnecessary stress and helps it to function properly. More information can be found at this website

https://www.nutritionaustralia.org/national/resource/australian-dietary-guidelines-2013.

Tip: If you are having something from the “discretionary” list every day, it’s not discretionary. Discretionary is more like one thing once a week or longer!

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  1. Get A Good Nights Sleep

Sleep is essential for good health.

Read that last sentence again… And again.

Sleep is so important to our health but we often don’t take it seriously enough.
For advice on setting up for a good night’s sleep, check out

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/healthy-sleep-habits.

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  1. Exercise

Here it is in black and white: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/active-living/get-active

No ifs and/or buts. Sorry.

Regular exercise will give you more energy.
Regular exercise will give you more strength.
Regular exercise will give you improved moods.
Regular exercise will make you more attractive 😉

Ask your Chiropractor for more advice on exercise.

Tip: Start with an exercise you like and go from there. 

If you would like to know more about how to get the most out of your chiropractic therapy, speak to your chiropractor at your next treatment.

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