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Dr. Matt Delgado´s Super Simple Health Hacks for a Better Life

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We all want to feel good, enjoy our daily activities and live longer; However, not everyone is willing to sacrifice fleeting pleasures for long term balance and stability. Leading a healthy life has more to do with developing sustainable positive habits and less with denying ourselves the things we enjoy.

We embarked on a journey to discover how we can make better life choices that will inevitably translate into healthier and happier living. Joining us in this quest, Dr. Matt Delgado – a renowned chiropractor based in Austin, Texas who has championed the concept of balance between work and leisure.

Some of the obstacles standing in the way of our dream life can be traced to poor stress management and a lack of self love. This sounds a bit extreme but if you think about it, getting yourself checked up, eating healthy foods, exercising regularly and maintaining a positive outlook on life are all directly correlated to our overall sense of happiness, fulfillment and wellbeing.

So, how can we make better choices? It all starts with taking action. Something as simple as doing those things you have been putting off, which you know are important will go a long way. Dr. Matt Delgado shares a few super simple health hacks for a better life:

1. Get enough sleep! Seems easy enough, doesn´t it? However according to the CDC, 1 out of every 3 Americans don´t get enough sleep. How can you function properly if your body is not well rested? The solution is as easy as cutting back on frivolous activities that reduce your free time and allowing your system to recover.

2. Schedule regular check ups. If you haven´t been to the dentist in a while, chances are you will suffer from poor oral health in the future. The same goes for chiropractic alignments. Your body needs certain adjustments from time to time in order to perform at the highest possible level. Fortunately, the team at Lifespring Chiropractic is always ready to help!

3. Practice gratitude and mindfulness. Studies have shown that these two simple changes in your daily mindset can help reduce stress and provide an overall boost in your moods and self esteem. Take 15 to 20 minutes out of your daily routine to make a mental list of all the things that are going well in your life and remember, grateful people are happy people.

Matt recently granted us an interview in which he discussed some of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of his profession:

Please share with our readers what the main benefits of a chiropractic alignment are?

The benefits of seeing a chiropractor regularly include having a healthy spine, nervous system, and surrounding joints. This means not being limited or restricted in the things we want to do in life! This also means living a pain free high, quality of life. Beyond that, many people notice better movement, improved posture, better sleep, higher energy levels, and improved overall quality of life! A lot of times we live with pain and tension in our body because we’ve have had it for years and forget that we can change our health at anytime with the daily choices we make! We have the power to change our health at any age in life. Our bodies have an incredible innate ability to heal!

What are some of the illnesses or conditions that can be prevented by the treatments you provide?

While we do not claim to cure or treat any disease, we do see people heal or improve from many different types of conditions. Some of the most common things we see people benefit from include arthritis, degenerative disc disease, tendonitis, bursitis, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and scoliosis. Outside of the joints of the spine, we also see amazing results. This is because the spine and nervous system influences the health of the entire human body. As we improve its health, we see the body return to normal, optimal function. When this happens, symptoms of many kinds tend to disappear. Some of the conditions we see improve regularly include autoimmune conditions, vertigo, tinnitus, ear infections, anxiety, depression and more.

How often do you recommend visiting a chiropractor?

It depends! Everybody is different and therefore requires a different amount of frequency. Some of the things that affect treatment time include things like age, past traumas, occupation, stress levels, and exercise frequency. Generally speaking, the better our lifestyle habits are, the less treatment we typically need. Past sports injuries, car accidents, falls, broken bones, etc are all examples of things that would contribute to longer healing times . Other things that we take into account include how someone spends most of their time during the day. If they work at a tech job in front of a computer, and have little motion in their daily routine, they typically need more treatment. High stress levels impact our health by adding tension in our muscles and surrounding joints, which typically results in longer treatment times. When it comes to age, the younger someone is, the quicker they usually respond to chiropractic and the less treatment is needed. This is why we recommend getting an evaluation earlier in life.

What are some of the most rewarding aspects of your work?

I get to see people’s lives change tremendously every week! It really is miraculous to see so many people come off of different medications, live a healthier, happier, more meaningful life. It’s one of the most rewarding things in the world to be of service to others and see life transformations. My job has also given me the opportunity to work with some of the world’s best athletes, musicians, and celebrities which has been really fun! It has brought many really amazing experiences and taken me all around the world, in just a short 4 years. I can only image what the next 30 years brings!