In this 200th anniversary year of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, each of us can increase our health and well-being by applying his guidance to our regular exercise activities. Thoreau, one of t ...View Article
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At Advanced Wellness Centre in Richmond, VA which offers the highest in quality care. Our renowned chiropractor in Richmond offers a comprehensive program in fitness training. This exercise program emphasizes scientifically structured workout programs with personal trainers designed to maximize fitness training, health and general wellness.
In addition to chiropractic care and certified, experienced and superbly trained personal trainers, the fitness program is supported by a formidable team of health professionals including nutritionists, licensed massage therapists, acupuncturists and physical therapists.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the prevalence of obesity among US adults in the years 2011 -2014 was a staggering 36.5% (https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html) Exercise decreases the risk of obesity which is itself a risk factor for diabetes type 2, hypertension and elevated cholesterol and triglycerides.
A fitness regimen also helps decrease the risk of coronary heart disease, strokes, depression, Breast and Colon cancer and premature death. Fitness training not only decreases the risk of major diseases but also increases brain function and mental/social well-being.
Those who exercise frequently report feeling better physically, looking better generally and sleeping better. A fitness program can also lead to a stronger sense of purpose, decreased stress and stronger relationships and social connections. In addition, those who are “in shape” are much more likely to enjoy their leisure activities and avoid injuries.
Most importantly, according to an article in Science Daily, a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed that those on a regular fitness program statistically will live up to 5 years longer than those who don’t exercise (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121211082810.htm).
Chiropractic care allows for the most effective workout possible. Through chiropractic treatment allowing for proper spinal alignment, muscular restrictions can be lessened and pain in the back, head and neck can be reduced or prevented allowing for increased flexibility and a more effective workout.
Debilitating conditions like sciatica and osteoarthritis are some of the other conditions that can be successfully treated by a chiropractor. Once these conditions are successfully dealt with, a proper and effective fitness program can be instituted.
To develop the most efficacious individually based fitness program, our fitness team uses the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) to determine everyone’s problem areas and limitations. Once these are determined, specific exercises are utilized to strengthen these areas as part of a global fitness program.
There is nothing more important than maintaining health and mobility and avoiding disease and illnesses. Many steps can be taken through chiropractic care at Advanced Wellness Center to allow for maximum participation in a personally sculpted fitness program. Prevention of illnesses enhanced strength and increased flexibility and endurance and a longer more fulfilled life are just some of the goals that can be accomplished through the Advanced Wellness Centre fitness program. Advanced Wellness Centre is located at 3536 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221 Phone 804-673-WELL (9355). Call today to schedule an appointment to begin maximizing your health and fitness.