Fine-Tuning Your Diet and Sticking to Your Diet

When it comes to nutrition, many of us eat well for a short period of time, then fall back to our old habits of eating out or eating on-the-go, which, unfortunately, usually entails eating copious amounts of junk food.

However, having and keeping a good diet are not as elusive as you might think. Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few ways to tweak your diet for the better, not to mention a few habits to build that will help you keep your diet.

First, make it a priority to, no matter what, get a healthy dose of veggies throughout your day. Kale, broccoli, spinach, red pepper, cucumber, celery, wheatgrass, and even powder veggie supplements should be daily staples in your new healthy diet. You’ll be amazed at how much better and lighter you feel throughout the day!

Second, make sure you’re getting good, clean protein, whether it comes from meat, veggies, or supplements. There are a ton of options for those of you who are vegetarian and vegan. Vegetarian and vegan food, by and large, tends to be over-seasoned, which is something you’ll want to avoid.

Hydrating properly is also essential for a healthy diet. Drinking half your body weight in ounces of water each day is a fantastic start.

Changing your habits in the morning, in the evening, and at work is also a great place to fine-tune your diet. Eat light in the morning — get those veggies in why don’t you? Maybe pack a healthy pre-made lunch and healthy quick-grab options to snack on throughout your work day. Commit to eating a nice big salad with some type of clean healthy protein over the top. If you’re going to do dessert, try to opt for dark chocolate and organic peanut butter, almond butter, or even cashew butter.

We hope some of this helps. We’re also here to provide treatments that provide drug-free pain relief, not to mention a plethora of hidden health benefits that you have to unlock to believe. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center to learn more!

How to Finish Strong with Your Q3 Wellness Goals

As August comes to an end this means that 2020 is about 2/3 finished, which means that the year’s third quarter has almost come to a completion. Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few ways you can get over any plateaus and possibly get a little more out of yourself than you set out to.

Eat Healthy and Make Sure to Hydrate!

First, make sure your diet is fueling you throughout your day. Eating plenty of greens, limiting your portions when you eat, and eating smaller meals at a higher frequency will all make a big difference in boosting your health and energy levels. Drinking plenty of water each day will ensure your body works at optimum capacity. Dehydration can lead to joint pain, headaches, fatigue, lack of mental focus, or even worse.

Exercise Regularly

Sure, maybe some of your goals might have to do with exercising, but exercising regularly will help boost your vitality and energy, helping you achieve those other more business-related or family-related goals on your slate. When you exercise regularly, it’s more than likely that you’ll also have a more positive outlook and experience less anxiety throughout the course of your day.

Visit Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center Today!

Getting a chiropractic adjustment is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to optimizing your health and wellness. One simple chiropractic adjustment can give you a better night of sleep, improve your mood, provide drug-free pain relief, and much, much more. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your visit with us.

Creating Space Throughout Your Day for Wellness

When we get busy, generally, the first things we put on the backburner are our own wellness practices. Whether it’s that yoga class we can’t quite get to once the end of the workday comes or that meditation practice we’ve been slacking on because our mornings our so packed that we’re convinced we don’t have time.

However, the truth is we’re responsible for keeping our own health and wellness practices up to scratch, and nobody is going to do it for us.

Creating your own space to do those healthy things that keep you alive and well isn’t as hard as it might appear either.

Getting Up Earlier

For example, if you’re interested in building a meditation practice, that’s a good thing to do first thing in the morning, which will help you set the tone for your day. Take 10-20 minutes to let your mind settle, before any agenda gets put on you, whether it’s your own or someone else’s. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference such a simple thing makes.

Yoga On-the-Go

If you can’t commit to a yoga class or you miss a class on a certain day, there’s still a lot of opportunity to get your stretch in, whether it’s at your work desk or at home. Keep a yoga mat in the trunk space of your vehicle in case there’s a park on the way home from work — you’d be surprised how much good repair work you can get done in as little as 20 minutes.

Set and Keep Your Appointments with Your Chiropractor

Keeping a close relationship with your local chiropractor is a great way to hold yourself accountable for keeping your body healthy. Newsflash: chiropractic treatment isn’t just for the elderly or those with back pain. Our drug-free treatments help with numerous problems life can throw at you. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing to learn more about how we can help you feel amazing on a daily basis.

Benefits from Keeping Good Posture

Did you know that it’s a good idea to try to keep great posture for a number of reasons, and it’s not just due to the importance of keeping your spine in line?

Your spine health is of paramount importance! And when we practice anything less than perfect posture we’re not exactly setting ourselves up for success. Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing goes over a few benefits you’ll gain from keeping good posture.

Boosts Spine Health

Practicing good posture will help strengthen and reinforce your back, which acts as a cushion and shock absorber for your spine. Sitting with good posture also engages your core.

Boosts Brain Function

When you practice great posture your mind and body will be communicating at 100% percent quality, especially if you’re getting regular chiropractic adjustments, which have been shown to boost mental cognition.

Improves the Sinuses

Sitting with poor posture can causes disruptions in your passageways, especially your sinuses. This can lead to immune system issues, poor respiratory system quality, or worse.

Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing today to learn more about how our treatments and guidance can help you sit and stand with amazing posture. We’re here to help entire families stay healthy for the long haul.

How Much Schooling Does a Chiropractor Really Have?

Some folks might think that a chiropractor is a bonafide quack of sorts, lacking much traditional medical schooling, but that is simply not the case. At Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing we like to be transparent about our treatments as well as what we do. It just so happens that being a chiropractor comes along with extensive educational requirements.

A lion’s share of chiropractors have already taken four years of pre-med undergraduate courses before even considering and applying to chiropractic colleges. Your local chiropractor in Milpitas, CA likely has studied subjects like biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, not to mention extensive lab work.

After a student is accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, this is when the truly arduous workload commences.

Over the course of 4 or 5 academic years beyond undergraduate study, a chiropractor learns the hands-on adjusting techniques they use in their day-to-day practice. A chiropractor’s training must be deep and detailed because the spine is such an integral part of the body that is inextricably connected to your overall wellness.

Most educational curriculums for chiropractors include minimum classroom, lab, not to mention clinical experience (4,200 hours). In short, chiropractors are highly educated and highly skilled. A chiropractic care specialist have to be able to assess very specific health conditions, give sound advice, and, lastly, PROVIDE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT. Otherwise, this chiropractor would have no patients.

If you have any additional questions about who we are and what goes into what we do, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing today to learn more.

How to Get a Deeper Stretch

If you’re looking to improve your stretch game, there are a few things you can do technique-wise that will make a huge impact on the overall effectiveness of your stretching.

Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few ways that you can improve your stretching on a daily basis.

First, make sure that you hold each stretch for a half a minute or more. Make sure that you don’t bounce your stretches, either, and try to control your movement and hold your stretch with intent.

Second, breathe deeply and fully, which will help you deepen your stretch, not to mention provide oxygen to areas of the body that might be in need of it.

Being patient with your body is also hugely important. Try not to get frustrated with yourself if you’re not at the skill level that you think you should be. Instead, just try to get 1% better and 1% more flexible each time you stretch. 

It’s all about building a consistent stretch routine when it all comes down to it. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center to learn more about how our treatments pair well with an active wellness plan.

Chiropractic for Muay Thai Fighters

Did you know that chiropractic has distinct benefits for those who practice combat sports and martial arts? There’s a reason why many accomplished Muay Thai fighters have close relationships with their local chiropractic care specialist — because these treatments really work!

One simple chiropractic adjustment offers drug-free pain relief for Muay Thai fighters who punish their bodies on a daily basis.

Chiropractic treatment has also been shown to help improve flexibility and increase range of motion, which helps Muay Thai fighters be more effective in sparring and training.

Those who explore chiropractic treatment also get a better night of sleep as a result of treatment, not to mention a GI boost and an immune system boost, which helps Muay Thai participants continue with their training, avoiding sickness and injury as a result. 

Lastly, chiropractic treatment also counts as active recovery, which means that you’re doing a little something extra when you schedule a chiropractic adjustment on your day off. 

After your chiropractic treatment custom-tailored for Muay Thai fighters, you’ll leave the office feeling refreshed and renewed, ready for another session of training. If you have any questions about how our treatments can help take your training to the next level, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation.