On July 21, the American Chiropractic Association announced that this October during National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2020, chiropractors nationwide will focus on helping people become more “Active and Adaptive” as they continue to adjust to lifestyle changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
After months of sheltering in place, many people are still practicing lifestyle changes to reduce their potential exposure to the novel coronavirus: avoiding crowded public spaces, working from home, forgoing air travel for car trips, ordering food and supplies online, and avoiding gyms and exercise classes. As a result, people are moving less, feeling less fit and, in some cases, experiencing pain.
NCHM 2020 will encourage the public to adjust to the challenges of staying fit and pain free within a smaller lifestyle footprint by becoming more mindful of movement and posture and by highlighting tips and strategies to help them adapt in healthy ways.
“Moving less can take a toll on our musculoskeletal system, which thrives on movement,” says ACA President Robert C. Jones, DC. “Doctors of chiropractic can offer not only expertise in musculoskeletal health, but also lifestyle recommendations that can help people stay healthier and avoid pain and injuries during these challenging times.”
An “Active and Adaptive” NCHM campaign toolkit, with resources and ideas on how to participate, will be available in September at acatoday.org/NCHM. For campaign updates, follow ACA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About National Chiropractic Health Month
National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) is a nationwide observance held each October. The event helps to raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness. NCHM strives to educate consumers about the benefits of chiropractic services and to help them reach optimal levels of health and wellness. Learn more at acatoday.org/NCHM.
About the American Chiropractic Association
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional chiropractic organization in the United States. ACA attracts the most principled and accomplished chiropractors, who understand that it takes more to be called an ACA chiropractor. We are leading our profession in the most constructive and far-reaching ways–by working hand in hand with other health care professionals, by lobbying for pro-chiropractic legislation and policies, by supporting meaningful research and by using that research to inform our treatment practices. We also provide professional and educational opportunities for all our members and are committed to being a positive and unifying force for the practice of modern chiropractic. To learn more, visit acatoday.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.