Archive for November 2020
How To Keep Tech Pain Out of Your Life
Tech pain is on the rise
Are you one of the millions of people buying new tech gadgets this holiday? Gamer’s thumbs, text necks, carpal tunnels and tennis elbows; these once fairly unheard-of injuries are becoming ubiquitous in American society. And as our dependence on technology grows, we can only see tech pain playing a greater role in our lives. We spend enough time worried about the toll technology takes mentally- the incessant checking of the phones, the anxiety- but less time worried about the toll it is taking on our spines. Rest assured, that encroaching stiffness you’ve been feeling is only made worse by the 23 hours-per-week-average of time spent texting, e-mailing and checking social media.
Nutrition-Forward Thanksgiving Options
Even if you’re socially distancing this Thanksgiving weekend, it will be important to carefully consider the foods you provide to those in your bubble, those who will sit at your table.
Having some healthy food options this Thanksgiving is a good idea — we often look to food for celebration, but also during times of stress. It’s better to have some healthy things to eat at your fingertips this holiday season.
First, make sure you have plenty of vegetable options, whether it’s a couple of creative salads packed with healthy extras like walnuts, almonds, avocado, carrots, beets, and more. Include veggie casseroles, yams, and other vegetable sides to take your veggie game to the next level.
Whatever you do for protein, whether it’s a turkey or a plant-based option, opt for clean, whole foods that will be easy to digest.
Stay hydrated throughout the holiday weekend to avoid dehydration and fatigue.
If you have any questions about how our treatments go hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn more.
Staying Fit in November
November in our current COVID-19 pandemic might not be the same for any of us as it was in previous years, but it’s still very important (perhaps more important than ever) to stay healthy and well — and a big part of that is having a well-regimented and disciplined exercise plan.
First, getting outside might seem daunting, especially since the cold air is by now creeping in. Early mornings are a great time to push the body — you’re full of energy and there are few people out at this time. You’ll limit your exposure and get your workout in early.
Working out at home is a good idea — and something many of us have adopted during times of COVID-19. Kettle bells are excellent home workout tools. You can even hang a heavy bag in your garage to add some serious variety to your workouts.
Working on your cardio, building your core, and engaging in strength training are all essential to building a healthy and strong body. Make sure that you’re getting this type of balance on a weekly basis.
Active recovery is your friend. Go on a nature hike on your off days, or at the very least a long morning walk. Schedule a massage, or, better yet, chiropractic treatment to double-down on your active recovery days.
Care to learn more about how chiropractic treatment helps unlock the body’s true potential? Give Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center a call today to learn more!
3 Signs You Need a Chiropractic Adjustment
Many patients in need of a chiropractic adjustment have no idea they have a problem in the first place. Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center would like to go over a few tell-tale signs that you could use a chiropractic adjustment, which brings on an entire host of health benefits you have to experience to believe.
Your Mind is Cloudy
If you have the old hazy brain due to overwork and overperformance, this could be because your spine is misaligned, which can affect the way your brain communicates with the rest of your body. One simple chiropractic treatment can clear up those passageways to ensure that your brain is firing on all cylinders.
You Have Back/Spine/Neck Pain
If you have any type of lingering pain in your neck, back, or centered in your spine, chiropractic treatment could just be the answer. A series of chiropractic treatments can help realign the body, improve mobility, and reduce or eliminate back, spine, and/or neck pain.
You’re Waking Up Exhausted
If you’re waking up feeling like you need another night of rest already, that could be a sign that your body is out of whack. Chiropractic treatment can help boost mood, improve sleep, and even improve your gastrointestinal functionality, which will free your body up to spend energy on what matters.
Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn more about how our treatments can make your life better.
Making the Case for Outdoor Workouts
Working out in a crowded gym might be a thing of the past in our current COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s likely that our at-home workout routines have gotten a little stale by now, especially if we’re resorting to running on that pesky treadmill in the garage each morning before work.
Instead, there are a TON of health benefits that come along with taking your workout outdoors.
First, it’s great for your body and mind to get fresh oxygen, not to mention Vitamin D from the good old sun. When we work out outdoors we also use different muscles than we would on a treadmill, since we don’t have a track giving us forward momentum. You’ll probably notice different parts of your legs getting sore when exercising on self-propulsion.
Working out in the early mornings or the late afternoons (or even during your lunch break) will help ensure that you are working out at times when there is less foot traffic.
If you’re taking your workouts outdoors in a crowded city, it’s important to follow all local regulations and to always look out for traffic, whether it’s automobiles, bicyclists, skateboarders, or even people on those pesky electric scooters.
If it’s cold in your city, it’s a good idea to invest in some high-quality outerwear. Invest in great shoes that keep your feet supported and warm. Running pants are available as well as running jackets that will keep you warm, but are streamlined so that you won’t get held up by any winds.
Taking your workouts outdoors might also mean that you’ll experiencing aches and pains, not to mention tension in your back, neck, and joints — it’s inevitable. Chiropractic treatment is a great way to engage in active recovery that will help your body repair itself, not to mention increase your range of motion and flexibility. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn more about how our treatments help entire families stay active.