Choose your health first

This time of year for most Algarvians is a time to recuperate a little. After spending a summer working too many hours a day, having put the kids back to school and having gone through an exhausting and stressful period, it is time to redefine health objectives.

The effect of stress in our lives is not only psychological but can also manifest itself physically. We live our emotions in our bodies, so, of course, our health is affected by too much to deal with. The same is true when we are well; our body is much more resistant, and we feel the energy to bring projects to term and to take on life’s challenges.

Too often when there is a lot of work and little time, some people make a common mistake and start neglecting their health. They end up putting their own wellbeing in second place due to their life’s circumstances.

When a health problem appears, it changes drastically our priorities; what once seemed important becomes irrelevant when our health status is affected. It can go from an apparent simple backache to a severe disk herniation or from a high blood pressure to a more serious health problem which can affect our life greatly. Up to 90 % of health conditions are preventable or reversible naturally if we make the right choices.

Taking care of ourselves is allowing our body to be our allies, and to decrease the level of stress that affects it.

By maintaining proper nutrition, getting enough rest, having a positive mental attitude and exercising regularly, you should have what it takes to build enough energy to enjoy doing what you love and simply live a happy life. But let’s not forget an essential factor in being healthy; allowing this energy to travel freely throughout your body. This is precisely what chiropractic adjustments do.

The body’s energy travels through nerve impulses running through your spine. Your spine is an area where your nerves may get irritated or choked because of an improper motion or position of the spinal bones.

Better health, more energy and vitality are some of the effects of getting your spine adjusted. It sets your vertebrae back into proper motion freeing up the energy that travels through your nerves. That is how your chiropractor can offer you a helping hand in recuperating your health.

A majority of patients report that getting their spine adjusted is helping them cope with the amount of stress they are going through. Chiropractic care, by working directly with the nervous system, is a major tool in preventing and improving our health status. It helps reduce tension in your body and return it to a more balanced state.

Health truly is our most precious good. Choose your health first.

By Sandra Genest-Boudreau | Christophe O. Alves
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Sandra Genest-Boudreau is French-Canadian, who graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1990 before coming to the Algarve in 2002. She is passionate about adjusting all her patients, particularly children. Christophe Alves graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) UK, and has a special interest in Sport Chiropractic. Algarve Quiroprática clinic: EN125 in Pêra | 282 312 853 | 969 397 375