Can Chiropractic Help You Lose Weight?

Bottom Line:
If you are looking to lose a few extra pounds this month, you are not alone. Many of our patients
are working towards a similar goal.
How you move, eat, and think every day will determine your success. All three are part of
maintaining an active lifestyle. So where does Chiropractic fit in?
Why it Matters:
Unfortunately, no Chiropractic technique takes off 10 pounds with each adjustment; but people
just like you have been able to maintain a healthy weight by adding Chiropractic care into their
active lifestyle.
Research has suggested that periodic Chiropractic care can help evaluate, detect and treat
emerging problems. So, by reducing injuries, you will be able to stay active and keep your
exercise routine on track.
Also, many people report reduced stress after getting adjusted. This makes sense because
research studies have shown reduced muscle tension in the shoulders after an adjustment.
And finally, we firmly believe that healthy food choices make a significant impact on your body’s
ability to be well and stay well. Eating healthy whole foods and sometimes even using select
supplements can give your body the fuel it needs to get through the day.
 Chiropractic has been shown to reduce the stress and tension in the muscles that
support your head and neck.
 Staying active with daily exercise will help keep your muscles toned and reduce your risk
of injury.
 Lowering your sugar intake helps to avoid those devastating blood sugar crashes in the
afternoon.
Next Steps:
Thank you for making our office a part of your healthy lifestyle. Our team is here to support your
ability to move, think, and eat in a way that results in achieving your healthcare goals.
We know that by moving your body, making smart dietary choices, and managing your stress,
you will put yourself in the best place possible to live your best life. We are proud to be your
partner in health!
Science Source:
 The Role of Exercise and Physical Activity in Weight Loss and Maintenance. Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2015
 Hair Cortisol and Adiposity in a Population‐Based Sample of 2,527 Men and Women Aged 54 to 87 years. Obesity 2017
 Sugar Consumption, Metabolic Disease and Obesity: The State of the Controversy. Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 2016
 Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal
Manipulation Therapy.Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017

No Time to Exercise

Bottom Line:
You’re busy and you’re stressed out. Well, you’re not alone.
These are two of the most common reasons people give for not exercising consistently.
Ironically, these are the two exact reasons you should be exercising and moving your body!
Moving your body releases endorphins which help you feel good, relaxes your mind which
reduces stress, and burns calories to keep you looking great.
Why it Matters:
Your body is meant to move. Long hours commuting in your car or sitting at a desk can place a
lot of stress on your musculoskeletal system.
If your spine and core muscles are weak and unstable, then you are more likely to suffer an
injury which can cause a downward spiral that impacts your relationships with food, sleep, and
exercise. So taking a pro-active approach to your exercise routine is crucial to live your best life.
Chiropractic adjustments are an essential part of the picture because they can help you feel
good mentally and keep you moving physically.
 Maintaining a healthy weight can decrease the risk factors for cardiovascular and heart
disease.
 Even 15 minutes of light exercise can make a difference in your overall health.
 Exercise can help you feel good both physically and mentally.
Next Steps:
Schedule time every day to exercise. But, don’t get discouraged if you feel like you aren’t doing
enough. Rome wasn’t built in a day!
Even 15 minutes of walking during your afternoon break can provide you with the health
benefits you are looking for. Burning an extra hundred calories per day (which could be
accomplished with 10 minutes of walking) adds up to thousands of calories each month.
Continue that trend, and you will notice inches falling off your waistline before you know it!
Science Source:
The Role of Exercise and Physical Activity in Weight Loss and Maintenance. Prog Cardiovasc
Dis 2015