March is National Nutrition Month and the chiropractors at AICA Atlanta are excited to offer you some great tips and advice for how you can improve your personal health. On top of maintaining a healthy system through regular adjustments, nutrition and diet should also be top of mind since both concepts have a direct influence on how you feel, function, and perform. Unlike other aspect of your personal health, like your family’s medical history, nutrition is something you have complete control over.
Our Atlanta chiropractors believe that managing a healthy diet is synonymous with chiropractic care, so here are a few recommendations you should adopt in the spirit of National Nutrition Month!
Although exercise is not related to personal diet or nutrition, it is still an essential component of your overall health and performance. You may hate going to the gym after work or on the weekends, but exercising at least 30 minutes a day goes a long way in preventing chronic disease, ensuring long-term positive health, and maintaining a healthy system.
Cooking your own meals gives you direct control over the ingredients and the types of supplements that are used. Preparing your own food allows you to manage how much sugar, fat, cholesterol, and calories you consume.
When you’re about to consume something, consider whether the particular item you’re about to eat is found in nature. As delicious as chips or a piece of cake are, there’s no such thing as a Doritos tree! If the majority of your diet is developed in a factory, it’s highly unlikely that it is healthy for you.
When you go grocery shopping, think about investing your time on the outside perimeter of the store. This is where grocery stores strategically position all of their perishable and fresh food. Focus on selecting food items that are not boxed or processed.
No list of healthy recommendations would be fulfilled without a mention to drink more water. Water helps your body perform at peak levels and keeps you energized throughout the day. You can still have a cup or two of coffee in the morning, just make sure to drink eight glasses of water before the end of each day. Although this may sound challenging to maintain, consider purchasing a water bottle that contains a measuring scale to keep track of your intake throughout the day.
No matter how you choose to celebrate National Nutrition Month, make sure that you are doing at least one new thing that helps improve your personal health. Whether it’s going for a walk each day or cutting processed foods out of your diet, anything you can do that’s easy to incorporate into your daily routine goes a long way. You can learn other great tips to help improve your health by contacting our clinic and scheduling a free consultation. Just dial (404) 889-8828 to speak with one of our staff members.