Self-care can be anything that keeps you healthy. That includes anything you do to keep yourself healthy, which could be physically, mentally, or spiritually. September is Self-Care Awareness Month. It’s time to learn about what self-care is all about. There are various ways people reduce anxiety by practicing self-care. Some people may consider self-care organizing or attending social gatherings, or maybe it’s pampering themselves. Whatever it may be, self-care should make you feel positive to ultimately improve your health and wellness.
Why Self-Care is Important
Self-care awareness is an excuse to pay attention to yourself and ensure you get in that time. Self-care is vital to your mind and body health. Prioritizing self-care may seem like common sense, but sometimes we find ourselves in challenging situations where we put ourselves and self-care on the back burner.
We live in a society where people are expected to work long hours and feel guilty about taking vacation days. We have this underlying belief that we must always be doing something productive, which can take a severe toll on opportunities for self-care. But by taking time out of your day for self-care, you can relieve the pressures of life and reset your body to the fullest.
When you stretch yourself farther than you can physically go, it can lead to burnout, depression, anxiety, resentment, and many other impacts that harm your health. Engaging in a self-care routine can eliminate those adverse side effects and create a happier, more vibrant life.
Self-care has also been clinically proven to reduce heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Spiritually, it may help keep us in tune with our higher power and realize our meaning in life.
Here are 5 ways NetworkSpinal can help you with self-care.
1. Feel Younger
As you age, your joints and muscles become stiffer, limiting your range of motion and reducing your ability to maintain a healthy gait. As imbalances arise, your joints misalign, increasing your risk of falls or injuries. Today, aging adults don’t have to live with the consequences of getting older, doing the right things to limit sickness and disability.
Fortunately, with NetworkSpinal, you can realign your joints, bones, and muscles. By restoring balance and promoting fluid movement, you will look AND FEEL younger. Regular visits promote healthy neurological function and help you stay physically active, maintaining strength, flexibility, and balance.
2. Enhance Your Immune System
Your body’s ability to fight off invading pathogens such as bacteria and viruses relies on the intricate communication between your body and the central nervous system. Your CNS links your bone marrow and thymus, where immune cells are produced. Because your CNS is a house in your spinal canal, proper alignment is fundamental to how your immune system functions.
3. Improve Activity and Exercise Performance
Whether you’re a regular at the gym or an athlete, efficient pain-free movement is key to performing your best. When your movement is hindered by misalignment and imbalance, your performance declines, and your risk of injury rises. Those inefficient patterns are preventing you from achieving your exercise goals.
Exercise and activity are a big part of your self-care routine. Many athletes depend on our practice to keep them at their best.
4. Enhance Brain Function
The relationship between your spine and brain may be more important than you realize. Your nervous system sends information back and forth between your body and brain. When the nerves from your brain are distracted or compressed due to spinal misalignment, it directly affects your cognitive function.
Studies have shown that spinal misalignment negatively impacts brain regions responsible for emotions, learning, motivation, memory, and decision-making.
5. Sleep Better and Have More Energy
Millions of people suffer from sleep disturbances like insomnia and sleep deprivation, which can lead to other health problems. Many things can contribute to sleep deprivation, like stress, sleep apnea, muscle tension, and aches. Poor sleep affects your mood while reducing your performance. If you are experiencing sleep problems, you don’t have to live with it, and holding you back from enjoying living your life to the fullest.
Spinal misalignment places pressure on nerves, keeping them in a heightened state of stimulation that makes it difficult for muscles to relax. When the CNS is perpetually stimulated, it becomes impossible for your brain and body to succumb to quality slumber that refreshes and restores cellular processes throughout your body.
Self-care is about enjoying the best quality of life and caring for your body, mind, and soul. It can improve relationships and work environments and help you communicate and serve others as best you can.
Self-Care and NetworkSpinal
Unlike traditional medical care that focuses your body into one isolated problem to be fixed, here at Cheshire Wellness we understand the interconnectedness of your entire body and promote harmony through all of its systems.
NetworkSpinal can help relieve aches and pains throughout your entire body and facilitate optimal alignment for a more fluid and efficient movement throughout your day. Regular appointments at Cheshire are a tune-up for your body and a great way to practice self-care.
Arrange a FREE new patient consultation with one of our Doctors to see what is possible this Self Care Awareness month. Don’t wait. Start on your self-care TODAY. For more information on free classes, events and consultations, call (603) 357-5700.