Movement and Your Health


Are you a parent?  Do you know a parent?
Are you and your family as active as you'd like to be?


Creating movement within your body, especially your spine is such a powerful and simple way to increase your health!
Movement is one of the most important keys to staying healthy long term and feeling good now.  


Movement and Your Spine:

We have become a very sedentary culture with many of us desk bound all day and then too tired to do anything save sit on the couch when we get home in the evenings.  Even children are spending less time outside running around and more time inside playing with technology.
This inactivity along with the use of technology can create havoc for both our posture, which some researchers say is the beginning of every disease process, and our body as a whole.
So, how does movement affect you?  Movement keeps you healthier, it keeps your muscles toned and helps you release stress and concentrate better.  It helps you metabolize your food and maintain a healthy weight.  It also helps your body feel better!
So, where does Chiropractic fit in?  Chiropractic will help keep your spine moving and keep it aligned so that movement causes you the least amount of stress possible.  Why is movement in your spine important?  When your spine moves, your discs will be pumped – which means that any toxins in them will be pumped out for your body to clear, and nutrients will come in.  This keeps your discs healthy and flexible.  When your spine moves within proper alignment you can also improve the function of your joints and possibly prevent or prolong the possibility of arthritis. 
Movement within the spine and ribs also allows you to be able to breathe deeper.  Breath is important for all of your body functions and is also known as a great stress reliever. 
Creating proper motion and integrity of movement within your spine allows for your nervous system to function more optimally.  Every organ and tissue in the body is supplied by the nervous system.  Every message sent and received between your brain and muscle, skin, or stomach passes through your spinal cord which is housed within your spinal column.  This makes the integrity of your spine very important.    

You might ask; what results can I expect from Chiropractic Care?  The answer is, I don’t know.  Each person gets slightly different results from Chiropractic Care, and it will depend on you and your body.  
What I do know is that under care you and your child will be healthier!  When your spine is aligned and your nervous system is functioning properly you have greater potential to create health!  I invite you to come and discover how Chiropractic may be able to help you and your family be healthy.  
I’d love to hear from you!  Please email me your questions, requests or share your story.  You can also follow Gentle Hands Healing Centre on Facebook or share this message with your friends and family!
Until next time,
ps — While you might not be a parent, if you could benefit from increasing the movement and health of your spine and nervous system, let’s have a conversation.  And if you know someone with a sensitive child, please share this message with them!