Excess weight is associated with many health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder disease. Being overweight can bring you feeling of embarrassment, make you feel uncomfortable, and lower your self-esteem.
Having excess weight is usually caused by excessive food intake and physical strain. While obesity can be developed for other, internal reasons such as a result of the violation as hypothalamic-small but highly important department brain decreased pancreatic secretions and the thyroid glands, adrenal.
Overeating has various causes which include stress, boredom, food or comfort issues and malnutrition. Malnutrition is the most common physical reason for overeating. Your body is getting plenty of calories, but can still be deficient in one or more nutrients. Your body has the tendency to continue the feeling of hunger which makes you keep on eating; trying to obtain the nutrient you are deficient with. Because of it, you get to eat more than you should and put on weight. Most of the people try to lose weight by eating less, but doing so may even bring nutrient deficiency, which only increases their hunger sensation.
The increased deficiency in nutrients causing increased hunger makes it extremely hard for people to simply cut down on the amount of the food they eat which makes the reason why most diets fail. Many studies suggest a multifaceted approach to weight loss which would include behavior modification, nutritional guidance, and physical activity. A chiropractor is very helpful for people who are considering weight loss. Chiropractors offer nutritional guidance which can help patients evaluate their nutritional needs with their current lifestyle.
To achieve weight loss success, evaluating your individual needs should be the first step. In addition, your chiropractor also gives encouragement and advice. Chiropractic strategies for weight loss include spinal manipulation, massage, and nutritional advice.
Studies have shown that spinal manipulation has been effective in weight loss management. Spinal manipulation improves flexibility and takes the pressure off the spinal cord. Aligning the spine helps in the absorption of essential nutrients and distribution of oxygen. If done properly and regularly, you can lose weight gradually with manipulation and chiropractic weight loss exercise combined.
Research shows that massage can have a beneficial effect on the body's muscle-building capabilities and fitness levels, which in turn increases your capacity to control or lose weight. Chiropractic massages can help tone and strengthen your muscles. When your muscles become firm and well-toned, the excess fats in the adipose tissues in your body will be reduced.
The chiropractor will advise you to observe a healthy lifestyle as there would be no drugs, no alcohols and no vices. You'll be advised to get enough sleep, no drinking of coffee and no smoking; but rather, drinking plenty of water and natural fruit juices. Having this lifestyle will help in your weight loss program due to reduction of calorie intake and substitution of nutritious foods.
A body that is flexible, relaxed, and is making better use of its oxygen and nutrients, is far more likely to be successful in a diet and exercise routine. Anything that benefits the overall wellness of your body or mind, will simultaneously prepare you for success in losing weight. While undergoing chiropractic care, you can achieve not only ideal weight, but also healthy mind and body.
Dr. Ross Carter D.C. Chief Wellness Consultant Discover Family Wellness Center