People have become more concerned about living healthier lives, and many tactics exist to accomplish this goal. However, rather than jump on the latest fad diet or the unsubstantiated claims of health product manufacturers, people can improve their health by making small, but impactful, changes to their lifestyle. A critical component to natural health care we provide at the North Jersey Whole Health Center is increasing the activity level of the individual. Exercise is more important than people may realize, and it’s the start for all health improvements.
Most modern lifestyles don’t require the level of physical activity needed to promote good physical and mental health. The majority of people have jobs that require them to sit most of the day and use vehicles to get them where they need to go. This lack of exercise is a contributing factor to many of the illnesses and conditions that are common in modern society. It’s recommended that people get 15-30 minutes of exercise every day. This small life change has a significant impact on a person’s health and quality of life.
The benefits of regular exercise go far beyond losing weight and a slimmer physique. No matter what your current weight is, increasing your activity level boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol. It also decreases unhealthy triglycerides. These factors make regular exercise beneficial for improving blood flowing and lowering your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Exercise is often part of a comprehensive strategy for treating common health issues. Research suggests that regular exercise can lower your blood sugar levels as well as improve the way your body uses insulin. These factors can cut down your risk for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Regular exercise can help people with these illnesses manage their condition. It’s why increasing the activity level of the individual is part of the comprehensive treatment plan for metabolic syndrome and diabetes at the North Jersey Whole Health Center.
Regular exercise can also help with mental health issues. During a workout, your body releases chemicals that can positively affect your mood and increase feelings of relaxation. Individuals can take advantage of this trait to help alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety. A trip to the gym isn’t a panacea for every mental health issue, but it can reduce the severity of symptoms and help patients cope effectively. Additionally, regular physical activity can help you get more rest by allowing you to fall asleep faster, get better sleep, and deepen your sleep.
Besides going to gym, one increasingly popular option is exercising at home. Nowadays, it doesn’t mean popping a Richard Simmons tape into your VCR. Online streaming workouts are a great way to get involved in an exercise class without leaving the house. At-home exercise equipment like Peloton’s video bike, is actually increasingly affordable for personal use, especially if there is more than one user. Streaming workouts are now a practical option for people who are too busy to go out to the gym, while still getting great exercise.
Many of the people that come to North Jersey Whole Health Center are seeking relief related to pains in their body, such as arm pain, lower back pain, neck pain, and more. Regular exercise can help prevent the issues that lead to these pains, and help treat the problems in patients who are currently experiencing pain in the areas. For example, adding muscle-strengthening activities to a quick workout routine can help increase or maintain your muscle mass and strength. These activities can counteract the effects of decreasing bone density that comes with age. North Jersey Whole Health Center also has chiropractic services to help with back pain and alignment issues.
North Jersey Whole Health provides a wide range of services that can help individuals learn the best way to treat their health conditions. To ensure that our patients use the right exercises to improve their health, we provide physical examinations to give patients a better understanding of the issue. We can also support your health goals with physiotherapeutic options like therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation (IASTM), trigger point massage, and more.
To learn more about the ways North Jersey Whole Health Center can help your family live happier and healthier lives, schedule an appointment to speak with one of our doctors. We accept most insurance plans and participate in a discount plan called ChiroHealthUSA for patients without coverage for chiropractic services. Send us a message online to learn more.