Movement as Medicine

Medicine doesn’t come cheap, but movement does, and from the chiropractor’s perspective, simply getting up and going for a walk could be the best value-for-money you can put into your body on a daily basis. At Haynes Chiropractic, we believe that every human needs to move well and often and to this end, we offer our services to help relieve your pain or assist you with overcoming physical dysfunction and limitation, with an eye to getting you moving. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind regarding movement:

The human body needs movement: when you are hungry, you eat; when you are tired, you sleep; when your body starts feeling stiff, you _______? This is an individual science, so what moves you? Are you a hiker or a swimmer, a tennis player or a biker, or a living room athlete who is content stretching or running on the treadmill. Whatever makes you the most comfortable and happy, that should be your go to. 

Realize that even the smallest dose can make a difference in your health. To demonstrate this, take a deep, full diaphragmatic inhale and then exhale fully; do a few shoulder rolls or stretch your neck; the feeling of tension slipping away is profound and happiness inducing. 

So what is holding you back? Often, all you need to do is look yourself in the eye and realize that you don’t have to tolerate chronic stiffness and pain any longer. Get your muscles moving  And for help coming up with a plan, and getting excited about it, give our office in Bakersfield a call to schedule an appointment today: we want to be your greatest fan and ally in your quest for well-being.

Dr. Jeff Haynes, D.C. 

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