Noel L. Shaw, D.C., C.C.S.P.
Certified Chiropractic Sports & Injury Physician
Family Chiropractic Chiropractic for Kids!
Auto, Work, & Sports Injuries
1101 North Wilmot Rd. Suite 229 Tucson, AZ 85712
Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments add movement and energy to stuck spinal joints, allowing freer circulation and improved nerve function. But what keeps the spine moving? Stretching, yoga, exercise ... these are all types of movement aimed at keeping your spine, muscles, and other joints freely moving and help keep your body in peak shape. We give each client instruction in specific stretches and exercises for their specific spinal condition. In addition, we encourage you to participate in other forms of regular exercise.
Why? Improvements in flexibility, joint health, and bone mass are important, but you will also find improved cardiovascular function and circulation, lowered blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels, and control of weight and body fat. These clinical reasons are important, but dozens of studies have shown that people who engage in any form of regular exercise improve their self image and feeling of well being, improve their sleep quality and duration, and fight depression as well. There are many types of movement, with various goals and techniques. Some are structured, and some are free form and more adaptable to your needs.
Our office is concerned about the lifestyle choices people make that affect their overall health and well-being. Most of us will die from the effects of our lifestyle, not tuberculosis, small pox and other diseases that plagued previous generations. We encourage exercise as part of the chiropractic lifestyle along with routine chiropractic care, sound nutritional choices and other choices you make to protect your health and improve the quality of your life. Just find something that works for you, and do it!
Watch how frequently your pet dog or cat stretches. The innate urge to stretch is within us as well. We just need to listen to our body, find a way that feels good to us, and practice.
Several studies have concluded that you should walk about 10,000 steps a day to stay healthy. Thatís about five miles (8 km). Walking moderately for even 30 minutes a day, however, should be considered a minimum, and can by itself produce measurable results. Walking is one of the most effective forms of exercise - and doesnít require fancy equipment or a club membership.
One easy way to keep track of your steps is to invest in a pedometer. This inexpensive device clips onto your belt or waistband to provide feedback on the number of steps taken, and it can you track if you are meeting your daily recommended 10,000 steps!
The fact is, while any form of movement is good, each type of exercise or stretching has its own unique benefits. Various forms of yoga have been practiced for generations. While it may seem that that there are new exercise trends with new names every month, many are new names for variations of things people have innately done for millenia. Find something that sounds fun, go slow, and practice! You'll love the difference it can make.
A Healthy Body Needs To Move.
YOGA, PILATES, AND POOL EXERCISES ...