Obesity is an issue facing as many as 40% of men and women in the United States. Not to mention, an increasing number of children and teenagers are also at risk of becoming overweight.
Obesity carries serious health issues, like diabetes and heart disease, as well as associated costs. Some statistics show that individual medical costs for obese patients are substantially higher than patients that are considered to be a healthy weight. Obesity also puts a patient at risk of severe emotional and financial stress.
For overweight or obese patients, losing weight is likely to be a significant priority. Although diet and exercise are the key ingredients for successful weight loss, it may also surprise you to know that chiropractic care with a trained and experienced professional can also contribute towards a lighter, slimmer, happier and healthier you.
HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP ME TO LOSE WEIGHT?
Chiropractic care is a natural, drug-free therapy that facilitates the body’s healing process, but also focuses on promoting health and wellbeing.
We tackle weight problems in a completely holistic way, meaning that we help you make simple, effective changes that will guide you towards improved health.
DIET AND LIFESTYLE ASSESSMENT FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Firstly, we evaluate your diet and lifestyle. This enables us to identify your nutritional needs, and the best way of meeting them within your current lifestyle.
In some cases, we may recommend nutritional supplements to be taken in addition to your regular diet. We also assess your activity and mobility to see where positive changes can be made.
Many patients may have limitations that make ‘traditional’ exercise impossible, but we can find physical activities that suit the individual needs of any patient.
MANIPULATION AND MASSAGE FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Spinal manipulation and massage have been proven to be effective in weight loss management programs. Both can help to boost circulation, and the increased blood flow promotes healing throughout the body.
They also enhance flexibility, reduce stress and have a positive effect on emotional clarity and wellbeing. This can make it easier and more enjoyable to take part in physical activity, which as we know, will further aide your weight loss efforts.
Spinal alignment has been shown to assist the body in absorbing essential nutrients that are required for effective weight loss. Better posture also helps us to stand taller, which makes us look and feel slimmer and more confident.
Full body wellness should be an important part of any weight loss program. The emotional benefits of stress reduction and improved mood, combined with specially tailored exercise and nutrition plans, can ensure that you get a comprehensive, well-rounded approach to weight loss that quickly becomes a permanent and sustainable lifestyle change.
At Valley Spinal Care & Wellness Center, we are committed to helping our patients in and around Scottsdale, AZ achieve true health and happiness. To find out more about how our experienced team can support your weight loss, please do not hesitate to get in touch.