Tips For A Healthy Life (and Spine) From Your Chiropractor

Avoid sleeping on your stomach – it twists your neck; avoid sleeping in a fetal position – it reverses your spinal curves.

Lose weight if you need to – Losing one pound takes 10 pounds of stress off your lower back.

Quit smoking – smoking decreases blood supply to the discs between the vertebrae, so they degenerate faster. Smokers are more likely to suffer from spinal disorders.

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Keep your wallet out of your back pocket when sitting, especially when driving.

Eat organic, unrefined foods and drink at least eight glasses of pure water every day.

Talk a walk after dinner – it aids digestion, weight loss and is a nice time to spend with others.

Exercise every day – Even moderate exercise promotes health and long life. Stretching exercises such as yoga give your spine strength and flexibility.

Avoid drugs – whether pushed or prescribed, including alcohol and caffeine.

Give your baby a peaceful birth – Studies show that midwife-coached births are safer, healthier and more natural for most deliveries.

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Breastfeed your baby – for at least one year for improve baby’s and mother’s physical and emotional health.

Take time to relax – Meditate, pray, and appreciate nature every day; hundreds of scientific studies show that the effects on your wellbeing can be profound.

Take your time for laughter – humor and play every day (and every night).

Finding fulfillment and creativity at work – improves your physical and emotional health.

Connect to others – Keep old friends and make new ones. The more relationships and love in your life, the healthier and longer you will live. It’s a scientific fact.

Visit your chiropractor regularly – to better connect to your source of health and healing.