The Boston Medical Center estimates that 45 million Americans start a diet each year. Unfortunately, most of these 45 million will not be able to permanently lose weight. Fortunately, help is at hand from your local chiropractor. Sterchi Chiropractic in Yorkville and Oswego, IL, helps people lose excess weight safely and effectively.
The two keys to losing weight are dieting and exercise. However, it’s difficult to exercise if you’re in pain. Many kinds of chronic pain conditions, from headaches to arthritis, can be helped with adjustments to the spine. A chiropractor studies how the body works for years, learning how one part can impact the whole body. If the spine is not properly aligned, it can put pressure on nerves, causing pain. Chiropractors today use much gentler techniques than chiropractors did a century ago.
Learn to keep your spine aligned by standing, sitting and walking with a better posture. Chiropractors help you find the right position and learn what it feels like, so you know when you’re doing it right. To help you keep your new posture, you will be given exercises to do. These are designed for your unique health needs.
Chiropractors do not prescribe medications, including painkillers and migraine preventatives. Chiropractors’ goal is to help you take less painkillers or migraine medication, partly because one of the main side effects of these drugs is that you put on weight. They can make you too tired to exercise because they can interfere with you getting a deep, refreshing sleep.
Chiropractors do more than adjust your spine. We also go over your lifestyle and diet to see where you can make improvements to lose weight and keep it off. There is a right way and a wrong way to lose weight. Crash diets do more harm in the long run, since they often starve your body of needed nutrients. This can wind up weakening your bones or causing you to get sick. The best way to lose weight is gradually.
One reason why we overeat is to deal with stress. Regular chiropractic care can help you to relax enough to get better sleep, have enough energy for exercise and be calm enough to make wise food and lifestyle choices. Along with spinal adjustments, chiropractors often do muscle massage to help you decompress. Many people feel sleepy after a chiropractic adjustment because they are so relaxed.
Let Us Help
If you want to lose weight safely and live in the Yorkville or Oswego, IL, areas, contact Sterchi Chiropractic at (630) 553-8393 to make an appointment today