Achieving optimum brain-body alignment creates a healthy connection that can influence your emotions, attitude, physical and spiritual wellness. This connection requires proper alignment of the spine, functional nerve pathways and balanced structure.
Neurology and structure are the bookends of fitness, allowing for optimal endurance, strength and flexibility.1 Exercise systems like Pilates and Yoga, along with chiropractic adjustments, make a great combination to achieve optimum health, stress reduction and nervous system health.
Alignment and Overall Health
A research study on Pilates also found that a 60 minute Pilates exercise program improved mood in sedentary women and improved their psychological health after only ten weeks of exercise.2
Core Strength and Alignment
Chiropractic Lifestyle Care combined with Pilates can strengthen your core and help to enhance your posture. This is especially important for young people during their growth spurts, during pregnancy, and as you age. Chiropractic adjustments optimize your neurology and help balance your structure, improving your overall health as well as the results you get from your Pilates workouts. A regular Pilates regimen can also strengthen your core and lengthen your body. Regular Yoga practice can accomplish this as well. Focused sessions can be extremely relaxing, stress-relieving and support the balancing between your mind-body energy flow while also increasing flexibility.
Conditioning and Core Strength
Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s and focuses on the development of core musculature, including the abdominal muscles, the low back, inner and outer thigh and gluteal muscles.3
Both men and women can benefit! A research study was performed on active middle-aged men and women engaged for just a few weeks in a Pilates exercise. The results were increased abdominal endurance, hamstring flexibility, and upper-body muscular endurance.4 Muscle strength is imperative to the natural aging process through improvements in everyday body movement, gait, balance, and posture.5
Chiropractic care creates optimal spinal alignment which can increase mobility, improve your posture, and optimize the function of your nervous system. Roger Sperry, a Nobel prize winner on brain research, found that 90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine. Misalignments and restricted motion in the spine, called vertebral subluxations, cause interference in the nervous system and increase stress hormones in your body, leading to a variety of dysfunctions, including decreased immunity, digestion problems infertility, lack of focus, and low energy.6 Chiropractic adjustments can increase neuroplasticity in the brain which enhances the neural connections that are necessary for long-term well-being.
Don’t wait for a crisis to force you to take action on these very important health factors. Make the Critical Transition from Crisis Care to Lifestyle Care and enjoy the quality of life more today while setting yourself up for a sensational century. Get your structure checked today to optimize your fitness routine and overall health!
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5. Gleberzon BJ, Annis RS. The necessity of strength training for the older patient. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. 2000 Jun;44(2):98.
6. Korr IM. The spinal cord as organizer of disease processes. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1976 Sep;76(1):35-45.