The foremost benefit of chiropractic care is pain relief. The truth is, pain relief is just at the top of the iceberg when talking about the benefits of chiropractic care, because in truth there is more to it than just that!
Here you’ll discover how the holistic approach of chiropractic medicine benefits you:

Chiropractic therapy is beneficial to those suffering from chronic back pain, neck pain, headaches and other illnesses of the musculoskeletal system.
But despite the testimonials of countless patients whose lives were made better by chiropractic treatment, the cloud of doubt still remains above chiropractic medicine.

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Running and walking, the two purest forms of exercise there is. 

You see yourself sweating much more during running, so that’s got to be the one that’s most beneficial to you, but what do scientists say? 

Here’s how running versus walking stack up against each other, and find out if running is better than walking. 

Greater weight loss: Running

When just thinking about it, it’s obvious that running expends more energy and thus greater weight loss, right? 

Yes, researchers say, because according to a study conducted by sports scientists which studied the energy expenditure between walking and running which found out that yes, running consumes more energy. To further illustrate the difference, a 160-pound person burns 800 calories per hour running at 8 mph, but a walker  burns only 300 calories walking at 3.5 mph. 

A different study focused on the difference in BMI between walkers and runners supports this claim. They concluded that runners significantly lost more weight than walkers. While the runners started at lower weights than walkers, they had a better chance of keeping their BMI and waist circumference stable. 

Maybe it’s time to upgrade your evening stroll to a fulltime jog?

Regulating appetite: Running

After a pounding pavement, you would think that runners would stuff themselves as a reward after a run. 

Scientists say it’s actually otherwise. 

In a study conducted post running and walking, the participants dined in a buffet to check the difference in appetite between runners and walkers. 

As it turns out, the runners ate 200 calories less than what they burned running. Walkers on the other hand, consumed 50 calories more than they burned. 

They believe it’s because of the YY peptide, but concede that the difference between the two was down to how walking and running changed the appetite-regulating hormones. 

They’re quite the same

While running may be better for weight loss, it turns out that doing either of the two is just as good for your health. 

When studying the difference in health benefits of walking versus running, results show that they produced similar risk reductions for hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes mellitus when expending the same amount of energy. 

Walk or run?

So do you choose to walk or run? You have to consider that while everyone can power walk, not everyone can run.

If you’re older than 50 or have a history of knee injuries running might not be the best choice for you. Regardless of age or medical history, running can pose several risks. 

A hamstring injury where the muscles on the back on the back of your leg is stretched too far and is torn. Shin splints is also pretty common, with 20% of runners afflicted by it, and the most common being runner’s knee, which are both overuse disorders meaning they are caused by repetitive stress. 

The way to avoid these injuries is proper warm-up and gradually increasing intensity. 

Conclusion

Walking and running are the cardio exercises that anyone can do, unhampered by equipment or training. Looking at the facts, running has additional value over walking, but at the heart of it all they’re both good for you. 

But why ponder so much over to run or walk, when you can run, then walk then run again? 

You just have to get out there and do it.

You can go to the chiropractor when you are pregnant, but the focus of the appointment will be completely different from what you would normally do. You should talk to your chiropractor about how your appointment will go, and you should ask the chiropractor if they can help you with certain aches and pains that you experience every day. Look at what can be done once you have your first appointment.

How Many Aches And Pains Are You Feeling?

The aches and pains that you are feeling every day could include joint pain, pressure on your pubic bone, and back pain. The chiropractor can adjust you based on where you feel pain, but the chiropractor will be much more careful with you because you are pregnant. It is very simple for you to adjust for these aches and pains, and you could ask the chiropractor to adjust you differently at each session.

Can You Be Adjusted For Delivery?

You can be adjusted for delivery, but you need to talk to your chiropractor about how you can open up your hips and improve your delivery experience. Of course, the chiropractor will not be in the delivery room, but the chiropractor can help you get ready.

Natural Medicine

Many different people will need natural medicine to take care of themselves and their families. It is very easy for you to invest some time in natural medicine when you are in the chiropractor’s office, and you could use these natural remedies with the adjustments that you get. Natural medicine is the safest way for you to care for yourself when you are pregnant, and you need to remember that your body can recover faster after you deliver.

You Cannot Take As Many Appointments

You must be careful at your chiropractic appointments because you do not want to decrease blood flow in your body. When you are pregnant, there are some adjustments that your chiropractor will not do because they do not want to release any blood clots that you might have in your legs. You also need to be careful with adjustments of your neck because you do not want to be injured just before you deliver. The best thing that you can do for yourself is to ask the chiropractor what is safe when you go to each appointment. Yes, you need to be honest about your pain and suffering, but you also do not want to injure yourself or induce labor accidentally.

Conclusion

Contact your chiropractor when you are ready to go in for your first adjustment. Let the chiropractor know that you want to get adjusted even though you are pregnant and ask the chiropractor if they can handle certain aches and pains. It is easy for you to prepare for your delivery to protect your body, and even to protect your baby. You will feel much better because you do not have all the pain that is brought on by pregnancy, and you can even prepare for labor with help from your chiropractor. Check out our YouTube video to see a video testimonial about getting adjusted while pregnant.

In the pursuit of healthy living we’ve fallen into thinking that working out is the best way to start the day.

Newsflash: Morning workouts are not for everyone. 

Do you know anyone who’s never hit snooze on their morning exercise alarm? If you’re the type who takes their time waking up, and thereby missing the precious time for gym before work, why not consider going in the evenings?

Here are the reasons why an evening gym session can be the workout that sticks for you:

You have the place to yourself

Some do manage to fight the morning blues to stick to a morning exercise routine. They’re the early worms who gets dibs on the choice of treadmill, weights and equipment that it almost feels like you’re encroaching on their territory. 

At night though, they’re not peering over your shoulder or judging you for using the bench press for so long. 

And as you’ve got free rein on the place, you have more leeway with the rules. Your fellow night owls are a small bunch that you can get away with using the cardio machines for more than half an hour. 

Now you can actually use the 15 separate equipment that’s needed in the circuit workout you’ve been wanting to try!

It’s the perfect way to destress

What’s a better motivation to jump on a treadmill to let out the frustrations of a long day at work?

Turn negative emotions from an overbearing boss, a slacking co-worker or the ungodly traffic into a beneficial destress session by sweating it out in the evenings. Unlike going out for a drink, it’s free from hangovers or bad decisions. 

The Mayo Clinic says that working out when you’re stressed pumps up your endorphins – the “feel good neurotransmitters” – that a few rounds of racquetball or laps in the pool will immediately make you feel better, the day’s irritations forgotten because you’re focused on getting your body to move. 

After an evening exercise session, you’re feeling calmer, think clearer and mentally setup for a good night’s night sleep.

Wake up to calmer mornings

Succumbing to your morning alarm’s incessant wake up call at the last minute so you can squeeze in some gym time before work will leave you starting the day frazzled. 

Starting your day in such a hectic manner will truly take out the motivation you have to stick to your morning exercise. When you’re leading a stressful lifestyle, don’t you think you deserve at least a proper breakfast? 

With your mornings fully devoted to get you ready for work, you don’t look like you’ve been struck by a hurricane when you arrive at the office – a thing you won’t miss from the gym’s low power hair dryer. 

Maybe this time you can finally use the sauna without having to share an awkward conversation with strangers.

Get 100% attention from your trainer

The gym at night is much more relaxed that it is in the mornings, with less people around your trainer can spend more time coaching your form or answer your questions. Your fellow night owls will be friendlier in the evenings because they’re aren’t too trying to be late for the office. 

And besides, with less people around it’s easier to strike up a conversation. 

Who said that working out is only good for your body? 

You better believe it’s not the case when scientists say that working out is good for your mind as it is for your body. 

They’ve found a link between improved physical fitness and good mental health, proving that “Look good and feel good” is more than just a catchphrase

Boost endorphins

While you’re working up a sweat on the treadmill, you’re also releasing endorphins, which create the feelings of happiness and euphoria. 

People suffering from depression or anxiety are prescribed by their doctors to hit the gym frequently because studies have shown that exercise can alleviate symptoms among the clinically depressed. 

As little as 30 minutes spent exercising a few times a week can get rid of the blues. In another research, it was found out that exercise is just as effective as antidepressant pills in treating depression.

Improve self-esteem

Knowing that you’re sticking to your gym schedule is enough to feel better about yourself. 

You’re working towards your goal – staying fit, losing weight, bulking up – can boost self-confidence and self-image. This extends beyond the gym and into your real life. 

When you’re feeling good about yourself, you can be a positive ray of sunshine for people you interact with. 

Helps control addiction

Along with dopamine, the brain also releases dopamine, the “pleasure” chemical that’s released due to pleasure from high addictive stuff like drugs, exercise, sex, alcohol or food. 

Because dopamine is also released during exercise, studies have tried to find a way for addicts to derive pleasure from this instead of alcohol or drugs. 

And it works, at least in the short team. 

Short bursts of exercise distracted drug and alcohol addicts and curbed their cravings. And because alcohol disrupts the sleeping patterns,  alcoholics resort to drinking to sleep. 

Exercise reboots the body clock so it instinctively knows when it’s time to hit the hay. 

Slows down cognitive degradation

As we get older, diseases like Alzheimer’s kills off brain cells that perform vital brain functions. 

Such is the way of life. 

However, frequent exercise and a healthy diet can slow down the decline that happens after your 45th birthday. 

Working out between 25-45 is crucial because it boosts the hormones that prevent the degradation of hippocampus, the brain’s center for memory and function.

Stress relief

After a bad day at the office, the best way to let off some steam is by hitting the gym. Getting yourself to work up a sweat increases the presence of norepinephrine, the brain’s natural response to stress. 

Plus, unlike eating out or a round of drinks, working out won’t cost you much or give you a hangover the next day. 

Be more productive

How has a walk around the block solved the question that stumped you at work? 

Exercise gets your brain juices flowing because of a simple reason: when you’re working out you’re pumping oxygen-rich blood throughout your body, especially to your brain. And that’s not just it. 

According to research, people who take the time to exercise regularly are more productive and energetic than those who don’t. If you find it hard to squeeze in gym time before leaving for work, doing it in the evenings might be better for you.