The food you eat has a major effect on your muscles and the way your body moves. Fatty and greasy foods, for instance, tend to restrict muscle movement resulting in stiffness of the limbs and joints - not to mention the effects on your heart. Bananas and potatoes, on the other hand, promote muscle movement and can help to alleviate pain due to tense or overworked muscles.
Your body works together as a single unit and therefore when a single system is afflicted, other related systems are likewise affected. The main focus in our industry is the muscular and neuroskeletal systems. Variations or bad choices in diet are more likely to affect your muscles first. As your muscles become stiff, their restricted movement limits movement of the surrounding tendons and other connective tissues. This tension can cause restricted movement and pain in your joints as well as pain in the areas around your neuroskeletal system such as your head, neck and back.
Making smart choices in your diet is a very important step toward your overall health and wellness. With a little guidance from the Inline Chiropractic team, you too can easily integrate healthy eating habits into your daily life.