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Nutrition and Wellness in Atlanta

Learning the best way to eat and getting the right nutrition can extremely change life. It can change everything from increase energy, focus and improving your sleep.

Knowing the Best Fitness Routine

Fitness has been linked to a vast number of health improvements. Learning the routine that will best work for you can help you enjoy fitness and help you stick with it.

Developing the Right Habits

When you develop the right habits nutrition and fitness don’t have to be a chore, you will barely even notice you are doing them.

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Nutrition and Wellness

Chiropractic adjustments realign your spine and do amazing things to help your skeletal system and nervous system perform at their peak. But that is only one part of the picture and without a proper diet and exercise routine, the effects of regular adjustments and treatments such as massage are going to be lessened. At LifeGiving Chiropractic our approach is comprehensive and covers many facets of your health journey.

Why is Nutrition Counseling Important?

A Way to Heal Your Entire Body

Every person is going to be different when it comes to what their diet, supplements, and exercise routines will look like. For this reason, an individual approach must be taken in the form of a consultation and assessment. Food has always been the most powerful tool we have to combat health issues and keep our bodies functioning properly, and even in our modern era food still remains a very powerful tool. Diet has been directly linked to improvements in conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and migraines which are health issues that are on the rise throughout the country.

Develop a Healthier Lifestyle

Allows Your Body to Heal, Rehydrate and Form Back Into Proper Shape

The best part about making changes in your diet and exercise routines is that the effects can be felt within a couple of days in the form of increased energy, focus, and better sleep. The vast majority of people don’t have enough sustained energy throughout the day to focus at work or work on things they are passionate about, instead opting to stave off exhaustion with sugar and caffeine. This pattern isn’t sustainable, and will likely leave you feeling even more lethargic once the caffeine wears off. Even small changes in your diet and exercise routines can vastly improve your life and well being.

Accomplish Fitness Goals More Quickly

Not for Everyone, Check with Your Doctor First

If you have ever purchased a fitness program or worked with a personal trainer at a gym then you probably noticed the emphasis they put on nutrition. The reason for this is that fitness and nutrition support each other in a very real way. If you have one without the other, then it will take you much longer to accomplish the fitness or weight loss goals you have in mind. When used in conjunction with each other, diet changes and exercise will allow you to see changes much more quickly then you would have otherwise.

Develop New Habits

Learn How to Incorporate the Right Lifestyle Changes

For some, the thought of eating out less and cooking nutritious food at home intimidates them. The good news is that working with our team at LifeGiving Chiropractic will give you the real tools you need to take control of your diet even when you are at a restaurant or traveling. Nutritious food can be fun, exciting, and you may even develop a new hobby in the form of cooking.

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Not for Everyone, Check with Your Doctor First

The world of supplements can be extremely overwhelming, especially for someone who has never purchased supplements before. It can be easy to get pulled in by marketing or packaging when you go to a local health food store and purchase something that may not be ideal. Based on your specific health issues and needs, our team can advise you on what supplements would be a perfect fit for your body and your goals. We also carry the products that will best suit your needs based on your personal life experiences, for example, if you are pregnant, if you have been in an accident, if you are recovering from an injury, or if you have a herniated disc. Just ask us about our high-quality supplement to help you meet your dietary needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do inflammatory foods do to your body?

Inflammatory foods can cause reactions in your body that you don’t expect. Are you having many bouts with heartburn? It could be from inflammatory foods. Acne breakouts can also be from consuming inflammatory foods rather than improper skincare. Inflammatory foods can also make you feel like you always have an upset stomach. Your body’s natural processes trigger inflammation after you’ve been sick or hurt. Still, when you eat these types of foods, your body is being flooded with this inflammation response when there’s been no infection or injury.

People may find that they have chronic inflammation and health problems stemming from it because of their diet. Inflammatory foods are any food that a person is sensitive to and may differ from person to person. Some examples are food additives, preservatives, colorings, sugars, fats, artificial sweeteners, etc. To combat inflammation, it’s crucial to add antioxidants and fiber to your diet while cutting down on unhealthy fats, sugars, and refined starches. You may find that you’ll have to experiment by eliminating the different foods you eat in your diet until you discover the culprits causing your inflammatory response.

Is sugar bad for you?

When you start reading nutrition labels, there are a few things that stick out. One of them is that there is sugar in almost everything. So, the question comes up about whether or not sugar is terrible for you. The truth is that there are no redeeming qualities to consuming sugar in your diet. Unlike sodium, vitamins, and minerals, sugar isn’t necessary for your body to function correctly, and in fact, sugar can cause health problems.

Too much sugar in your diet can cause tooth decay, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, mental health problems, and other conditions. In addition, you may find that if you eat too much sugar in your diet, you have sugar crashes where you have no energy, which often leads to a cycle of putting more sugar or caffeine in your body and crashing again. The World Health Organization suggests that adults should have no more than 30 grams of sugar a day, about 5% of the recommended daily calorie intake. It sounds like a lot, but it’s equal to about seven sugar cubes, and when you start reading labels, it’s easy to see how it can add up fast. You’ll want to look for foods with fewer added sugars than natural sugars, such as what is found naturally in fruit. As sugar can be addicting, it can be hard to eliminate it from your diet but reading labels and making smart choices can help you reduce the amount of sugar you consume.

There is also a big difference in the type of sugar you eat and how your body processes them.

Why is nutrition counseling important?

Have you ever thought about nutrition and tried to look up tips on the best nutrition or even looked at the labels on the food you buy? There is a lot of information out there, and it’s often conflicting. Everyone has their own opinions on the best diet or foods. In addition, food labels aren’t always consistent when it comes to serving sizes, so it makes it even harder to compare which brand is the healthier choice.

Nutrition counseling can be a vital tool when you’re looking to change up how you fuel your body:

  1. They can help you cut through the readily available misinformation online.
  2. They can personalize a plan that’s just right for you and your health. Not everyone is the same, which is why some people have luck following one type of diet or nutritional plan while another person won’t see results.
  3. They can help you become better versed in reading food labels and understanding what tricks companies use to make their labels more attractive.

Sometimes foods that seem healthier end up not being as healthy as you’d expect them to be. Getting nutrition counseling can help you eat your way to a healthier you without having to feel as though you need to deprive yourself of everything with a flavor that tastes good.

Can lifestyle changes help back pain?

The short answer to whether or not lifestyle changes can help with back pain is yes. In many cases, making changes to your lifestyle can help to improve any discomfort you feel in your back. That being said, there are times when medical treatments may still be necessary to treat some back issues. So here are some lifestyle changes that can help to improve back pain:

  • Stop smoking. Smoking may not seem like something that could contribute to back pain, but you’re reducing the amount of oxygen in your system by smoking. Oxygen-rich blood is vital to the health of your muscles and the way your body performs. Depriving yourself of oxygen has more profound consequences than just with your lungs.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol. Alcoholic beverages can increase inflammation in your body, resulting in your back hurting.
  • Be smart about lifting heavy objects. Adjusting how you pick up heavy boxes and other items can significantly impact your back pain. You want to lift with your legs rather than your back. Also, squat down to get closer to the object if it’s on the floor rather than bending at your waist to lift anything.
  • Change up your diet. If you happen to be over your optimal weight, it can be helpful to work on losing weight. Excess weight can also contribute to how your back feels.
  • Exercise can be good for your back. Doing the right exercises can help strengthen your back and connecting muscles and help you release endorphins that help you feel good overall.
  • Employ good posture. Slouching and bad posture can contribute to your back pain so be mindful as you sit and stand.

How can exercise improve health?

It’s okay to be curious about what’s in it for you when adding exercise to your daily routine. The good news is that there are quite a few benefits for your health and overall wellness that come from physical activity. Health benefits of exercise include:

  • Mood booster. It may seem strange that an activity that most people dread can improve your mood, but it can. Exercising releases endorphins which are mood boosters. You’ll not only feel good physically from being physically active, but it can also help your mental wellness.
  • Energy improvement. Again, it may seem that something that is physical taxing would drain your energy would verses improve it, but it does. Most people report feeling more energetic and awake after exercising. It’s due to increasing the oxygen levels in your body.
  • Better sleep. Exercising can help you to sleep better at night. You want to make sure that you’re exercising early enough in the day, as exercising too close to bedtime could keep you up later and end up having the opposite effect on your sleep.
  • Reduce your waistline. Exercise can help you shed weight and tone your body. Being closer to your ideal weight is always healthier, as being overweight can have health implications.
  • Overall health. Exercising can also be helpful with your overall health. Being active can improve your heart and lung health, reduce the chance of some health conditions, and generally improve your overall wellness. The chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, some cancers, and more can be reduced in individuals that exercise.

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