How To Make Change Happen: Combining Diet and Body

January 13, 2023

We all set up to live healthy lives, but we fall short sometimes. Whether it’s because of work, too busy handling the kids, or your to-do list never seems to be empty, either way, we don’t prioritize our health as much as we should.

If you’re experiencing back pain, your first thought is likely to see a professional chiropractor like the ones at ProActive Health. Though a chiropractor will be able to help you, if you want to experience the long-term benefits of a healthy body, then you’ll need to start prioritizing your health.

If you’re tired of living the same way you have, and you’re ready to be more proactive in your life and start making real change happen, you’re in the right place. Because today we’re going to discuss how diet, exercise, and chiropractic care can get you to that place you want to be.

The right nutrition

Did you know that processed foods make up 70% of the average U.S. diet? You don’t have to look hard to find studies, documentaries, and articles about processed foods.

When we think about eating healthy, we immediately assume it costs more, takes more time, and doesn’t taste good. However, it doesn’t have to.

Eating a well-balanced diet is quite simple and can be made even easier if you take 30 minutes one day a week to plan out each meal for the following week. When planning your meals for the week, consider including the following:

  • Vegetables and fruits are packed with nutrients ​​antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, so they’re a great addition to every meal.
  • Whole grain foods are better than processed grains as they have fiber, protein, and B vitamins to help you stay healthy and full longer.
  • Protein foods don’t have to be meat or fish but could simply be legumes, nuts, seeds, tempeh tofu, fortified soy beverage, and yogurt.

Not only will a healthy diet make you feel good, but it can help prevent serious health issues down the road like:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Allergies
  • And more.


Your body needs daily exercise to act in the most efficient way possible. Not only that, but regular exercise can help prevent many health issues down the road.

Before or after work, we often sit down to scroll our phones, watch a few episodes on Netflix, or play video games. These things may bring enjoyment at the moment but won’t lead to long-term benefits for yourself. Instead of watching that extra episode or scrolling through your friend’s Instagram, take 30 minutes to get some light exercise. The benefits you experience down the road will make you look back and appreciate the time you took to prioritize your health.

Chiropractic care

So what do a healthy diet and regular exercise have to do with chiropractic care? Well, these things create a trifecta of healthy living. By eating a healthy diet and exercising, you’re building a more robust immune system, improving cholesterol levels, managing your body weight, maintaining proper posture, and so much more.

Chiropractic care can assure that your spinal alignment is improved and that the nervous system is always at its best. These things work together to assure that you are living your best and most proactive life.

Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”

Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area! He’ll help guide you in developing a plan to tackle a routine exercise plan, consuming the right foods, and targeting your goals with chiropractic care.

In 1993, Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back and first sought the care of a Chiropractor. After this experience, he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice for 20+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine and science-based nutrition. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

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