Everyone knows that the real “fountain of youth” is only a legend, but just because it doesn’t exist doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways for us to stay young and feel our best. If you’re looking for a quick fix, you’re out of luck; it takes consistent exercise, healthy eating, plenty of water and adequate rest. Those that add the extra mile of receiving regular chiropractic adjustments will see much better results.
It’s no secret that healthy diet and exercise habits lead to living longer. Individuals with lower body fat percentages have a lower risk of diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Regular chiropractic visits relieve aches and pains, permitting us to continue exercising and maximizing the effectiveness of these healthy habits. Additionally, chiropractic adjustments help to improve posture and flexibility. When we feel stiff and inflexible…we feel old!
As chiropractors we cannot promise that you will live longer nor can we promise to cure diseases. We do, however, have the ability to correct vertebral subluxations in the spine, leading to a more productive and healthier lifestyle. Chiropractic care works by optimizing the function of the nervous system. The vertebral column houses and protects the spinal cord which sends messages to other parts of the body. When areas of your spine known as subluxations are misaligned and not working properly, then these messages cannot run freely back and forth along your nerves. Chiropractic adjustments remove these subluxations that cause nerve interference, thus improving organ function and achieving overall wellness and balance.
Furthermore, chiropractic helps improve both physical and mental stress, which are both known to depress the nervous system. Until recently, little was known about how chiropractic care affected the body physiologically at a cellular level.
According to a study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, there is promising scientific evidence that linked chiropractic wellness care with other surprising health benefits. Patients that received long-term chiropractic care had higher levels of mean serum thiol levels, which are primary antioxidants important in decreasing
oxidative stresses and affecting DNA repair, both which correlate with lifespan and aging.