Don't Fall Short On New Year's Resolutions
With busy schedules and the rising cost of gym memberships, it is easy to make excuses for not exercising. Yet it is possible to start small, build on your routine slowly...and get to your goal. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) encourages you to kick start exercise into your schedule with these tips:
- Start small and use your time wisely. For those on a time crunch, consider taking small breaks from work, such as walking around the office or parking lot, or walking up and down the stairs a few times. Taking a short walk each day can increase the flexibility and mobility of your joints.
- Turn household chores and yard work into exercise, such as raking the leaves, washing the car or vacuuming the living room. Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) remind you to always bend with your knees and avoid sharp twists while performing these activities. Any activity that gets you on your feet and moving around is going to prove beneficial to your health.
- Find your motivation. It is important to keep your goal in mind and to keep your body moving toward it.
- Add variety to your workout routine. If you find that your workout routine has become repetitive, consider varying your routine. Simple changes like switching from a treadmill to an elliptical or changing the machines on your weight-lifting circuit can maximize results.
Spice Up Your Workout
Yoga, Zumba and weight training are enjoyable alternatives to the traditional workout. Swimming and bike riding are other great ways to add movement to your day. Exercising regularly and safely is essential to a healthy lifestyle.
ACA Celebrates American Heart Month
ACA encourages you to become better educated on strategies to prevent heart disease and take care of your heart by living healthy. Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) advise walking more to improve cardiovascular and muscle health, to help relieve low-back pain and to boost overall wellness.
Embrace Your Future and Discover Chiropractic: Doctors of Chiropractic Virtual Fair
Prospective chiropractic college students can attend a free virtual fair Feb. 24 to learn more about doctor of chiropractic programs nationwide. Hosted by the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, the virtual fair will offer prospective students the opportunity to talk with admissions representatives and faculty in live online chat sessions, have questions answered about pursing a doctor of chiropractic degree and learn more about how to become the next generation of health care leaders in the nation.
Make Your Voice Heard: Help Veterans Receive the Care They Need
The Senate recently passed legislation that would further integrate the essential services provided by doctors of chiropractic into the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In the House of Representatives, there is a companion bill, the Chiropractic Care to All Veterans Act, that mirrors the Senate action and requires the VA to phase-in the chiropractic benefit at all major VA medical facilities over several years. You, too, can help ensure the services provided by doctors of chiropractic are available to the brave men and women who have served our country by simply clicking the link below to urge your representative in Congress to cosponsor this bill.