There are many ways to achieve wellness at any age. Getting proper sleep, nutrition and exercise is important at all stages of life. It is never too late to improve your overall wellness.
How can chiropractic care help people of all ages achieve wellness?
Dr. Ben Rauch: That’s a great question, Liz. That can be answered by looking at what chiropractic is and what chiropractors do. Everyone has a brain. Everyone has a spinal cord and nerves that relay messages from the brain to the body and the body back to the brain. When our spine, which is there to protect those nerves, misaligns, it can cause interference in our nervous system. As chiropractors, we call these misalignments subluxations. And what chiropractors do is, we detect, analyze and correct these subluxations, so that person’s nervous system can function at a higher level.
What are some tips to help children achieve all around wellness?
Dr. Ben Rauch: Children and their first years of life are extremely important. It’s extremely important in developing a healthy body, which will last them a lifetime. During the first years of life, children are constantly being exposed to the outside world for the first time. It’s when their immune systems start to develop. It’s the first time they go through extreme periods of growth. On top of making sure that they have proper nutrition and sleep, getting their spines and nervous systems checked for subluxations ensures that they’ll develop with the best functioning nervous system.
Is there anything that elderly people can do to improve their overall wellness?
Dr. Ben Rauch: Movement and balance are extremely important for elderly populations. Being able to move without the worry of falling is a key component in longevity. The elderly population should make sure their spines and nervous systems are checked and are functioning at the best level with chiropractic, so they can keep moving and keep exercising.
Can exercising and stretching on a regular basis help people of all ages achieve better wellness?
Dr. Ben Rauch: Absolutely, Liz. Exercising only 30 minutes a day has been proven to help reduce the risk of heart disease exponentially. By starting exercise at a young age, you’re building a healthy habit for the rest of your life. Stretching tight muscles, and strengthening weak muscles helps to keep the body able to exercise and continue moving throughout a lifetime.
Can maintaining proper posture every day lead to greater wellness?
Dr. Ben Rauch: Absolutely. Proper posture is one of the many things someone can utilize to achieve great wellness. Alone, it will not necessarily lead to great wellness, but having better posture can reduce stresses on a person’s spine. Less postural stress on someone’s spine can lead to maintaining proper alignment in the spine and then less interference in those nerves and that nervous system.
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