The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and doctors of chiropractic nationwide will celebrate National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2021 this October with the theme “Keep Moving!” The campaign highlights how movement contributes to both physical and mental health.
Many have learned the hard way over the last year that lack of movement and physical activity can lead not only to weight gain but also achy joints and other musculoskeletal conditions. Movement is the answer: Finding ways to move our bodies more enhances not only our physical health and stamina but also our mental health and feelings of well-being.
Taking care of our health, staying active and keeping a positive outlook help us all to keep moving through challenging times. During NCHM 2021, chiropractors will share information on the benefits of movement, recommended physical activity levels, and advice on how people can incorporate more movement into their daily lives.
“The essential services of doctors of chiropractic have helped many to keep moving over the past year, and chiropractors continue to be a resource for patients who seek not only pain relief but also advice on enhancing their overall health and physical fitness,” said ACA President Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD.
A “Keep Moving!” campaign toolkit, with resources and ideas on how to participate, will be available in September at www.acatoday.org/NCHM. Consumers can look for tips on how to “Keep Moving!” this October on ACA’s consumer website, www.HandsDownBetter.org.
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 help consumers reach optimal levels of health and wellness. Learn more at www.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 www.acatoday.org.