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Optimal Health With Little Or No Medication, Part 5.

In case you missed my prior posts I wrote about how sickness is not the result of prescription drug shortage, and the necessity of Chiropractic care in achieving your optimal health. I also wrote about the importance of nutrition and why we must take supplements. In today’s post I will briefly discuss the role of exercise.

There is a obesity epidemic in children ages 2-19 with 33% overweight, leading to a dramatic increase in childhood diabetes. Obese children are much more likely to become obese adults with all of the degenerative diseases associated with obesity.

Regular exercise is required for optimal health. Walking is the oldest physical activity of the human race. Jordan Rubin, NMD, PhD., writes that a brisk one or two mile walk everyday increases enzyme and metabolic activity and may increase calorie burning for up to twelve hours afterward.

Stop looking for a parking space close to your destination instead choose a spot far across the parking lot and walk in from there. Choose to take the stairs, forget the elevators. Go for a walk in the woods or take a walk on the beach. Walk through your neighborhood and let your neighbors know that somebody really does live in your house. When the weather isn’t cooperating go walk in the mall.

We all need exercise. Walking requires no special equipment and no health club membership. So turn off the TV, turn off the computer, get off the couch, put away the potato chips and go for a walk. Start taking steps to improve your health.

If you are physically unable to walk, use a stationary bike or go swimming. There are many everyday low impact activities that you can do for exercise. Whatever it is, just do it.

There are no shortcuts for achieving your optimal health. But in my opinion, and the opinion of many other health care professionals, optimal health is a combination of regular chiropractic care, proper nutrition, supplementation, and exercise.

For more information please visit: Kolarik Family Chiropractic.

Dr. Kolarik practices in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, SC at Kolarik Family Chiropractic located at 308 N. Poinsett Hwy.

Dr. Kolarik offers affordable family plans and walk-ins are welcome.