A new year marks a time for new beginnings in more ways than one. Many make commitments to themselves at this time of year, vowing to lose weight, get fit, or stop smoking. Among all resolutions, those that focus on bettering one’s health and quality of life rank at the top. Unfortunately, very few are able to achieve and maintain their goals and often find themselves making the same resolution with hopes for success the following year. Sometimes this is because the goals set are too lofty and need to be modified. In many other cases, it’s because there is no support system in place. Studies show that those who attempt to undertake a weight loss program or kick a bad habit are far more successful when they have others in their corner.
At SouthEast Chiropractic: The Motion Centers, we treat far more than back pain, and our expansive team includes more than chiropractors. Here are some of the ways that our own team can play an active role in supporting those who are determined to make their 2015 resolutions a reality:
Nutritional Counseling – There’s an old adage that abs are made in the kitchen. It’s a truth that some would rather ignore. After all, undertaking a lifestyle change that includes fewer of the foods we’ve come to love and crave is a very difficult change. In fact, a great number of those who struggle with weight don’t even realize the mistakes they may be making. With knowledge comes the ability to make smarter choices. Nutritional counseling can help you learn what mainstays should be a part of your diet, what’s okay in moderation, and what you should avoid entirely. On top of it all, you have an educated team supporting you along the way.
Acupuncture – When it comes to smoking or other habits that may be difficult to break, acupuncture can help by controlling cravings and easing withdrawal symptoms. This ability to control cravings also translates well into weight loss, where it can ease hunger, improve digestion, and increase metabolism. As a practice that believes completely in the power of holistic healing, we proudly offer acupuncture among our many services.
Chiropractic – Of course, for some, weight loss is hampered by pain. Additionally, spinal misalignments may result in digestive problems and interruption of nerve communication which controls hunger cues. All of these issues can be improved through chiropractic care. Regular adjustments will restore proper alignment of the spine, allowing for greater comfort, range of motion, and improved nerve communication. It all adds up to a higher likelihood of reaching weight loss and improved health goals.
Too often, New Year’s resolutions fail from lack of outside support. Reaching your goals is important, but trying to do so alone only makes the journey more difficult than it needs to be. At SouthEast Chiropractic: The Motion Centers, we offer support in the form of chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, acupuncture, and even massage therapy. In 2015, let us help you achieve your goal of reaching the healthiest version of yourself. To request an appointment in our Gastonia, Belmont, or Denver offices click here.