There is no getting around the fact that, for most of us at least, losing weight is hard. It can seem that we only have to look at a slice of cake to put on weight, but when we try to shift the pounds, we need to put in plenty of exercise and watch every morsel we consume to see even a tiny difference on the scales. Nevertheless, weight loss is something that is extremely important. Obesity is a significant problem in the United States, and the condition has serious and potentially deadly consequences for our health. By losing weight you could avoid complex and debilitating health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and more, and instead enjoy a healthier and longer life.
Often people who are obese and desperate to lose weight explore many different ways of doing so, from dieting and exercising to the extremes of surgery. However, one weight loss solution that is often overlooked is visiting your chiropractor.
CAN A CHIROPRACTOR REALLY HELP ME TO LOSE WEIGHT?
Many people are surprised to learn that regular visits to a chiropractor can not only enable you to lose weight, but they can also be instrumental in helping you to keep the weight off and live a longer, healthier life. This is because chiropractors don’t only focus on spinal health. While they specialize in realigning the spine, which helps to improve problems such as back and leg pain, chiropractors are also educated in the arts of rehabilitative exercise, massage and nutrition counselling. They do this because these therapies have also been shown to be effective in helping our bodies to manage themselves better from the inside.
For example: One of the biggest causes of weight gain is problems with our metabolism. Generally, people with slower metabolisms are more likely to gain weight as they do not burn fat as easily or as quickly. By placing your spine into perfect alignment, your chiropractor can reduce pressure on your central nervous system – the main component of which is your spine. When your nervous system isn’t functioning properly, it can make it harder for your brain to communicate with your body and vice versa, and this can affect how well your body systems, including your metabolism, function. Fortunately, your metabolism can be improved through chiropractic care, making it easier for you to burn fat and lose those excess pounds.
WHAT IS A CHIROPRACTIC WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM?
A chiropractic weight loss program is a series of appointments that combines various therapies in order to help you to lose weight. These will include:
Chiropractic adjustments to bring your spine back into alignment and enable your body to heal from the inside.
Nutritional counselling and a customized diet designed to ensure that you receive the right nutrients for optimal health without consuming too many calories.
A customized exercise plan based upon your physical capabilities and lifestyle constraints.
Any nutritional supplements that may be required.
Any massage or rehabilitative exercise that your chiropractor believes may be beneficial.
Many chiropractors recommend a specific type of diet for weight loss. Commonly known as the anti-inflammatory diet, it is designed to encourage your body to burn fat for energy, rather than carbohydrates.
Exactly how long your chiropractic weight loss program will last will depend on your individual circumstances, including how well your body responds to the therapies included. Your chiropractor will be happy to discuss this with you at your regular appointments.
If you would like to learn more about chiropractic weight loss programs, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our discreet and experienced team.