“Use It” Or “Lose It” In Ventura

"Use It" or "lose it" in Ventura

Chiropractic Ventura CA Use It Or Lose It

When you put a few years on your body, sometimes you don’t move as well as you used to. Some people end up in a wheelchair, or they move so slow, people assume they’re older than they are. Have you ever heard the saying, “Use it or lose it”?

Well that saying can apply to you when you’re older, or even before. Let’s apply this saying to your health and how you move. If you don’t move, if you’re not using your joints and muscles on a regular basis, you may lose your ability to move over time. Feeling sluggish? Ventura chiropractors can get you moving again.


Maintaining Mobility in Ventura

So the big question is, how do you maintain mobility? I mean are you really worried about it? Do you think you’re going to move freely the rest of your life if you’re not taking care of it now?

When a gate hasn’t been opened for a long time, what happens? The gate begins to rust and becomes really difficult to open. But the good part is, once you begin opening the gate, over and over again, the rust starts to break up. The more you move the gate, the better the rust breaks up, and the faster.

Like the gate, opening up tight areas happens through regular spinal adjustments. Also walking allows oxygen and nutrients to better enter areas of the body that are being used. Stretching can be really good for you and slow down the aging process as well. Stretching not only helps your body stay loose but it also helps break up adhesions and tight muscle areas. Performing stretches can also boost your body’s ability to perform better and help prevent you from injuring a muscle or joint.

If you move better, you’re going to feel better... If you’re not always doing some kind of exercise, you’re setting yourself up for failure if you want to have a good qualify of life as you age.

Getting checked to determine if your spine is aligned, stay adjusted at least once a month, drinking plenty of water, getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night, and doing different kinds of stretching at least three or four times a week can improve your health!

I am here for you.
Dr. Steven Alff. D.C.
Director, Ventura Spine and Nerve Center

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
12:00pm - 4:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
12:00pm - 4:00pm


Friday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Saturday
Closed

Ventura Spine and Nerve Center

1590 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001

(805) 648-7987