Anti-Aging: It’s Not Just about What You Put on Your Skin
If you’re like us, anti-aging products are confusing! Thankfully, the powerful benefits of a healthy diet along with natural solutions can help take the confusion out. When you think of chiropractic, you probably think of care for your spine, but there’s much more to it than that.
Chiropractors help your body in several different ways, including helping you age better by maintaining and improving your mobility and decreasing pain. Achieving optimal health does not have to be hard. As a matter of fact, it should be fun!
At R2 Wellness Centers, our team works with you to keep your body in the best shape possible with each passing year. Our experienced specialists provide chiropractic care, rehabilitative exercise, and other beneficial therapies to keep your body feeling its best.
What role does nutrition play in anti-aging?
Nutrition and anti-aging are inherently linked as many foods naturally contain antioxidants and can be consumed daily to gain anti-aging benefits.
Flavonoids and polyphenols have very strong antioxidant properties that help prevent oxidative stress and thus aging. Polyphenols are a class of chemical compounds found in fruits, vegetables, teas, and cocoa.
How does The Whole Life Nutrition Program help?
Our goal with nutrition is to help you take control of your health once and for all. There is a reason diets do not work! They fail to address your gut, which is why detoxification is an essential first step of the Whole Life Nutrition program. In our program, there are 5 Pillars of Health. Addressing the 5 Pillars of Health gives the holistic approach necessary for patients to make effective, long-life choices that will benefit their health. Those pillars are Detox, Nutrition, Movement, Mindset & Restoration.
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic is a specialty in medicine that works by tapping into your body’s own ability to heal itself. Chiropractors are specialists in both your musculoskeletal and nervous systems, which allows them to decrease and prevent pain, along with increasing your mobility and flexibility.
Manual tissue manipulation is one of the main therapies in chiropractic care. This involves manipulating your muscles and tendons to release pressure and build up stress in your body. But we use other methods, too.
A chiropractic visit is like a medical doctor’s office visit. We ask about your medical history, any symptoms, or problems you’re experiencing, and any past health concerns. Dr. Walker will also perform a physical exam before starting any kind of treatment.
Chiropractic care and aging: Does it help?
Chiropractic care can be a key step in keeping your body feeling youthful and in good shape. As you get older, your body begins to show signs of wear, including your bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. This leads to pain and inflammation and possibly falls and broken bones.
Regular chiropractic visits decrease your risk of musculoskeletal issues as you get older. We help with several problems that can strike as you age. To that end, chiropractic care offers these benefits:
Your joints, ligaments, and muscles become tighter as you get older. This causes problems getting around and can lead to falls and injuries. Through manual manipulation, adjustments, and chiropractic rehabilitation, we can help you improve your flexibility.
From arthritis to normal aches and pains, discomfort can leave you stranded on the couch. But less movement makes musculoskeletal pain worse. We use chiropractic manipulation to mobilize your muscles and decrease back pain and other discomforts.
Your spine is an integral part of your overall health, including your immunity. Chiropractic care focuses on removing stresses on the body’s nervous system to restore your health.
It’s no surprise that you have a harder time getting around as you get older. Between stiffness and pain, decreased mobility can lead to problems such as falls and depression. Chiropractic care decreases stiff muscles, allowing you to move around better.
Chiropractors also provide nutrition advice and help with exercise routines that benefit you as you age.
What to expect at your appointment
We want you to enjoy a good quality of life as you age. Our team will take the time to learn what’s bothering you, and how we can help you best.
At your appointment, we use a few different techniques to provide pain relief and ease tension in your muscles:
Ice or heat therapy
Red Light Therapy for skin tightening and reducing overall inflammation
So, what are you waiting for? Click on this link to take our questionnaire Whole Life Q, next click on this link to request your initial evaluation (be sure to mention Whole Life Q in the comments).
We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you achieve optimal health.