Active recovery is a hot topic for many of our patients as they figure out how to better let their bodies heal from 9-5 work schedules and active fitness routines. More and more people are looking for more active ways to practice self-care than the typical Netflix-on-the-couch experience.
Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few ways to effectively engage in active recovery, which will have you being more productive, even on your off days.
For many of us, practicing that yoga routine might be difficult... unless we're held accountable. Signing up for a yoga class with a friend will help keep you coming back. Yoga is a fantastic way to challenge yourself while at the same time decompressing the tension areas of the body.
Stay on top of your nutrition, even on your off days. Just because it's a rest day doesn't mean it's a cheat day. You'll feel ready for your week after a productive and nutritious day of rest as well.
Instead of staying indoors, get outside on your day of recovery. Hiking is a great way to charge-up and get back in touch with nature. You'll be doing something good for yourself without putting much stress on the body.
Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn more about how chiropractic treatments are the perfect form of active recovery. We have a long track record of keeping athletes and regular folks happy, healthy, and in the game of life.
When it comes to diet, going simple, studies are finding, is the way to go. Eating clean, whole foods seems to be the way that health and wellness gurus choose to take in their nutrition, which is why everyday folks are following suit, which might explain the numerous organic foods stores popping up.
Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few simple nutrition hacks that will have you feeling better pretty much instantaneously.
Eat leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli, kale, spinach, okra, and other verdant veggies should be part of every meal you eat.
This pretty much means fast food, candy, carb-heavy dishes (like boxed pasta, for instance), all of which throw your body out of whack, creating a nuisance for your digestive system to deal with. Eating clean, whole foods found on the periphery of the grocery store is far easier on your digestive system, allowing you to use that energy elsewhere.
In order to promote a good night of sleep, it's a great idea to stop eating two hours before you plan to rest (if you're going to bed at 10 pm, make 8 pm your cutoff time, for instance). If you eat a large meal right before bed, this disrupts your sleep patterns and confuses the body, making it perform work when it needs quality sleep.
Want to know what compliments a good diet? Chiropractic treatment, that's what! Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center is committed to providing health and wellness services for the entire family. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for improved wellness and productivity on a daily basis.
Your back, neck, and spine might be something you take for granted, but all three are intricately tied to the way you move around, the way you sit, pretty much the way you do anything. When our backs and necks get all out of whack, that's when we really truly begin to understand how important they are.
The problem is, many of us start to experience back and neck pain when we've already done some considerable damage. Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few ways to take care of your back.
Your back is something that needs to be exercised and strengthened, that way it can properly protect your spinal cord. As you begin to work your core more, you'll start to feel stronger. You'll also start to notice yourself feeling worse when you skip back day at the gym.
Do yoga or at the very least include a stretch routine post-workout. You should try to do a half-hour or more of stretching for every hour you're physically active.
Sitting with good posture is one of the best things you can do for your back and spine. Sitting with poor posture is a surefire way to give yourself problems down the road. Lifting properly is another measure you can take that will have your back thanking you down the road.
If you experience lingering back and neck pain that persists more than a day or two, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation. We'll get to the root of your problem and have you feeling great again.
As November gets underway and with all of the December holidays on the near horizon, it's easy to get bogged down with the daily stresses that come along with working a job, being a part of a family, not to mention engaging in all of the holiday festivities surrounding you.
The holidays are a common time of year that people use to slack off on their health and wellness routines, almost as if to say that it's unavoidable to make healthy choices in November and December. But, when it comes down to it, this is the end of the year we're talking about. If you made any sort of goals or New Year's resolutions, now is the time to finish strong.
Pay attention to how you're feeling. Making sure that you get enough rest, exercise, and recovery time are all crucial. If you're eating right, you should be feeling energized throughout the day. If you're living on a poor diet, your energy levels won't be nearly as high. Take an honest look at how you're feeling day to day and take measures to make improvements.
There's a voice in the back of all of our heads that wants us to quit early and take it easy. There's really no avoiding it. It's important to stay with your workouts, your yoga routine, and to stick with your diet, even when the odds are stacked against you during the holiday season. Times of trial and inconvenience are both important times to maintain your wellness protocol. It will keep you feeling festive and appreciative!
Chiropractic treatment make a great companion to an effective wellness routine, but it's also a great countermeasure during the stressful times of the holidays. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center to learn more about the many ways chiropractic adjustments can help you.
Have you ever heard the expression, "You're only as healthy as your spine?" Okay, maybe you haven't, but that doesn't mean that the expression is any less true or accurate. As a matter of fact, your spine health is inextricably linked to all sorts of important systems of the body, like the nervous system, the immune system, the GI system, and more.
Below, we go over the importance of keeping your spine in line and in shape.
Think of your spine as having 3 primary functions:
A damaged spinal cord can affect all of the processes above, not to mention interrupt important neural responses, which can result in the disabling of sensation in certain areas of the body.
Treating your spine the right way might be something you're unsure of how to do properly yet. Keep reading for a few tips!
1.) Never sacrifice proper lifting technique.
2.) Do yoga.
3.) Rest well.
4.) Focus on nutrition.
5.) Maintain a healthy body weight.
6.) Hydrate properly each day.
If you have any questions about additional measures you can take that are great for the spine, not to mention how chiropractic fits into your spine health picture, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation.