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5 Ways Working Out Improves The Outcome Of Chiropractic Care

5 Ways Working Out Improves The Outcome Of Chiropractic Care


Back pain, neck pain, and sciatica are all kinds of musculoskeletal pain that can be debilitating and frustrating. Good thing chiropractic care is a treatment that not only provides immediate pain relief but gives results that also last longer. But did you know that you can make those results better by combining chiropractic care with exercising? Patient engagement through active care can help empower the patient, increase confidence in their own capacity, and improve pain and function. Here are a few reasons why exercise and movement are an important part of the chiropractic approach.

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Active Families

Active Families


Engaging in physical activity as a family can be a fun way to get everyone moving. Studies show that kids who believe they are competent and have the skills to be physically active are more likely to be active. And those who feel supported by friends and families to become active, or surrounded by others interested in physical activity, are more likely to participate.

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Bike Rentals

Bike Rentals


Illinois has a lively bike culture with many clubs, groups, and places to ride. One can find road, cyclocross, and mountain bike racing as well as non-competitive and charity rides across the state. Bicycle riding is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in Illinois, enjoyed by young and old alike… Illinois has a variety of trails for the public to enjoy. The terrain includes flat prairie land to rolling hills, towering bluffs to breathtaking river and lakefront views.

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Functional Exercise

Functional Exercise


Chances are you don't live to exercise. For many people, exercise is a way to maintain or improve their quality of life. And that's the focus of functional fitness.

Functional fitness exercises are designed to train and develop your muscles to make it easier and safer to perform everyday activities, such as carrying groceries or playing a game of basketball with your kids.

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How can flexibility increase your athletic performance?

How can flexibility increase your athletic performance?


Flexibility, when defined, is the range of motions at a certain joint, or else said, the speed it can move from one point to the other. It gives quality, precision and definition to every move. As a result, we get to be more functional in our everyday chores.

Flexibility is mostly needed to make us perform each type of activity with ease. Sedentary lifestyle or even the wrong type of activity can make flexibility to deteriorate. This can lead to different health issues such as joint problems, obesity, injuries while training etc.

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Increase Physical Activity

Increase Physical Activity


Less than 60% of adults are physically active on a regular basis, 25% aren’t active at all. Inactive individuals have a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. So, to build a family based on healthy habits, it’s up to you to set the tone at home.

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Local Activities for Families

Local Activities for Families


Looking for local activities in the area? Here is a variety of activities from easy hikes to kayaking to biking and even rock climbing!

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Physical Activity in Older Adults

Physical Activity in Older Adults


Lack of physical activity contributes to many chronic diseases that occur in older adults, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus, lung disease, Alzheimer disease, hypertension, and cancer. Lack of physical activity, combined with poor dietary habits, has also contributed to increased obesity in older persons. Regular exercise and increased aerobic fitness are associated with a decrease in all-cause mortality and morbidity, and are proven to reduce disease and disability, and improve quality of life in older persons.

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Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine


Even for the non-athletes, sports medicine is an excellent resource for the individual who wishes to become active or begin an exercise program. For the “weekend warrior” or “industrial athlete” who experiences an injury, the same expertise used for the competitive athlete can be applied to return the individual as quickly as possible to full function.

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Stay Active

Stay Active


If you're starting from zero, any first steps, no matter how few, are steps to a healthier, happier you.Regular aerobic exercise will not only help you lose weight and improve cardiovascular health, it will also help reduce stress, boost your energy levels and instill a sense of overall well-being.

Before beginning an exercise program, you should check with your doctor. You want to make sure you don't have any health issues when you start.  Knowing you've ruled out potential medical problems will help you start with confidence!

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