Letâ€™s talk about some buzzwords that you hear quite often on the news, on â€˜healthâ€™ based television shows, and in the media: health and fitness. Health is not based on how we feel. If it was, we wouldnâ€™t have â€˜suddenâ€™ tooth decay or heart attacks! You may think that itâ€™s â€˜all of a suddenâ€™ when you have a problem, but the problem exists long before the pain or problem exists.
Health is based on how we function, which is determined by how well our body can adapt, or correct. 10% of your nervous system is dedicated to feeling pain. The rest deals with automatic (heartbeat, breathing) or voluntary responses. Dr. Seaman recommends that people get adjusted regularly to remove any interference and restore balance to the nervous system so that their bodies can better adapt to the stresses and functions of daily living. Eating natural, non-processed foods will also result in increased ability to adapt. Itâ€™s the difference between giving your car the cheapest crude oil/gas and giving it the cleaner, high end stuff. This ensures adequate health.
Most people mistake health for fitness. Being fit does not equate to being healthy. Have you read about the recent occurrences of fit marathon runners dying during or after a marathon? Those individuals were as fit as fit can be, but they still have underlying health problems that were not properly addressed. Think of it this way: health is the foundation that fitness can be built upon. Fitness is a component, because we do need strong muscles and cardiovascular health. Muscles are movers, and they protect your joints, but they do not determine your health. Remember how we said that health is based on how we function, and how we function is based on our nervous system? If your nervous system is bad, it doesnâ€™t matter that you can run a marathon or that you have six-pack abs. Your structural system needs to be addressed.
How do both health and fitness relate to chiropractic care with Dr. Cynthia Seaman? Care with your Chicago chiropractor Dr. Seaman removes any interference and restores balance to the nervous system and strengthens your core so you are at your best. Your body can then better adapt to the stresses and functions of daily living- this is being healthy. Fitness is theÂ quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role or task, particularly your muscle strength and your cardiovascular capacity.Â Dr. Seaman will tailor treatment to your specific occupation, lifestyle, and sport of choice, and all interferences will be removed for maximum optimization of your bodyâ€™s functions. Health, fitness, and chiropractic: a super trio! Give our office a call atÂ 773-545-2233 today, or request an appointmentÂ www.chicagochiropractoril.com!