Wellness and Nutrition
Many people do not initially understand why the chiropractic perspective is so valuable. The reason is that within the context of traditional medicine, wellness is considered to be the absence of disease. However, Dr. Witherspoon does not just focus on your problem and its cause. He also focuses on prevention of problems and long-term health.
Dr. Witherspoon is well-versed on wellness and nutrition and their importance in preventative care. Patients typically visit Dr. Witherspoon for pain relief and realignment, but he often goes beyond the physical adjustment to provide wellness and nutrition tips.
As part of his extensive education, Dr. Witherspoon is trained in nutrition and wellness, so he can offer you dietary counseling as well as wellness tips to get you moving in the right direction. Dr. Witherspoon can help you start today to make better choices that will fuel and strengthen your body.
Wellness is a process directed at improving both one’s health and quality of life. Wellness refers to life-enhancing tactics such as diet, exercise, and preventative care. Some aspects to consider in your quest for wellness are:
- A Positive Attitude
An initial tactic to assist patients with wellness is to work with them on stress-reduction and adapting to everyday changes without succumbing to mood swings. Spending more time in nature, laughter, and building a support network can all help you maintain a positive outlook on life;
- Increased Motion
A sedentary lifestyle inhibits the body’s ability to move smoothly and without pain. Taking a walk in the morning or evening or choosing an enjoyable activity to do with your family or alone can increase your body’s ability to fight infection and stay well.
- Good Nutrition
Eating healthy food is essential to smooth operation of your body’s machinery. Following these three specific tips can help you achieve good nutrition:
Eat more organic and raw fruits and vegetables.
Increase your water intake.
Get at least 25 g of fiber daily.
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For a healthier lifestyle, consider the following changes:
- Get Good Sleep
Try to sleep 6 to 8 hours a night. When possible, sleep on your side with a pillow between your legs rather than on your back.
Aim for at least 20 to 30 minutes three to five days a week.
- Eat Healthy
Eat out infrequently as restaurant foods are often high in fats, sugar and salt. Consider brown-bagging your lunch to control your fat, salt and sugar. Add nutritious fruits, vegetables and grains to your diet
- Limit Alcohol and Quit Smoking.
Excessive drinking of alcohol and/or smoking hinder your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from your food. In fact, research shows that smokers suffer from back pain more than nonsmokers do.
Lifestyle changes and the other suggestions we have presented here will help you begin to pursue a truly healthy life. See Dr. Witherspoon today for a care plan incorporating individual lifestyle changes for you.