By far the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and get into better shape. If you’re reading this, perhaps you’ve even made the same resolution yourself. After all, just about everyone wants to be fit and have a healthier body. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most abandoned resolutions.
Believe it or not, it isn’t simply a failure of willpower that causes people to give up on their resolution to get into better shape. There are very real physiological reasons for it! However, that doesn’t mean a goal of self-improvement is doomed; it just means you need a little help from a top sports medicine clinic.
Why So Few People Keep Their Resolution to Get into Shape
The problem with the traditional January resolution is that people push themselves too hard, too fast. Here at Chirofit Wellness Center, we notice how patients jump into a workout routine before their body is ready for it. Perhaps they have older injuries that come back, or perhaps they’ve simply been lax for too long, and their body has “forgotten” how to properly work out.
Either way, within a matter of weeks, or even days, they’ve worn themselves out. They’ve re-aggravated those old injuries. They might give up entirely or – worse – they try to “fight through” the pain they’re feeling and end up injuring themselves even more severely.
Whichever it is, by the time February has come along, they’ve already given up on their resolutions.
Get the Support You Need from Chiropractic Sports Medicine
Our Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Mo Jahadi, is on the cutting-edge of chiropractic & sports medicine techniques as he is a licensed Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP). Going beyond the standard spinal alignment of traditional chiropractic medicine, a CCEP like Dr. Mo can ensure every part of your body, including hips, knees, feet, shoulders, and arms, is properly aligned and ready for workouts.
As a sports medicine patient, Chirofit uses their neuromuscular dysfunction testing protocol which is a set of very specific muscle tests of neuropathway dysfunction. This protocol helps identify potential problems long before they become pain generators for the patient. A little pain today can be the harbinger of much worse injury to come weeks or months into the future. Like dominoes falling, one problem causes another problem and another and another…and sometimes you don’t start to feel the pain until many dominoes have already fallen. Dr. Mo and the team at Chirofit are trained to catch these problems when the first domino falls to prevent unnecessary hardship later.
If your New Years resolutions include personal fitness, contact Chirofit Wellness Center and finally keep those resolutions.