The stuff we eat has a great impact on our wellness, this is true for health foods, but it's also true for junk foods and unhealthy beverages that are more engineered for taste and creating lifelong loyalty than providing any sort of nutritional value.
Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few foods and beverages that you should cut from your diet immediately.
Try to limit your sweets. If you can cut them out of your diet altogether, even better! Processed sugars are horrible for your oral health and your overall health, causing inflammation, leading to diabetes and heart trouble. Try to use dark chocolate or fresh berries and honey as a substitute.
Alcohol has zero nutritional value, causes hangovers, and is riddled with sugars. Many adult beverages are heavy in carbs and some are mixed with sugary beverages -- all equal bad things for your health.
Bagels supply little nutritional value on their own. Sure, you can put healthy stuff on a bagel, but the bagel in itself is loaded with carbohydrates. Try to go with a low-carb option with lots of seeds.
This one might be the toughest, but pizza is also loaded with carbohydrates and is high in grease and the bad sort of fats. Try to limit your pizza intake, try to go with veggie-heavy options, and opt for the thinnest crust possible. Almond flour crusts are a great alternative.
Sodas are loaded in sugar and have been shown to increase your chances of becoming diabetic.
If you have any questions about how to optimize your diet or if you're wondering how chiropractic care can play into your overall wellness routine, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation.
Sleep is an important part of wellness, an opportunity for your body to rest, recharge and cleanse itself from the toxins of daily life. When we don't get enough sleep we can reduce our overall effectiveness. Lack of sleep can affect your jobs, our ability to drive, not to mention reduce our quality of life in all aspects.
Below are a few ways to get better sleep every day.
Try to do something active every day and make sure you exercise 3-5 per week. Even on your off days, try to engage in active recovery. We come from hunter/gatherer tribes, which means that our ancestors were used to getting something like 15,000 steps per day. If we're not getting the right amount of activity, this can lead to anxiety and lack of quality sleep.
Eating well and staying away from too much caffeine and sugary foods will ensure that you get better sleep and your body will run at a more optimum capacity.
We use the term "meditation" loosely. You might consider playing the guitar a meditation of sorts, even working on your car. Or, you might engage in more Buddhist-like meditation. Whatever you do to clear your mind and let your thoughts settle, you should try to do it for at least 10 minutes daily for better sleep and reduced anxiety.
Chiropractic care is also a great avenue to ensure your body and mind are working in harmony. Some patients even experience improved sleep, reduced anxiety, and reduced insomnia. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center if you think chiropractic care might be for you.
When it comes to recovering after a workout or a strenuous week of work and exercise, it's important to remember that we don't necessarily have to be immobile on our "day's off." Athletes insist that one cannot overtrain, but one can under-recover.
Active recovery is a fairly new concept but is something that active people have been doing for centuries. All active recovery means is getting out and doing something light instead of binge-watching television. It's a great way to push your body a little bit while giving it a rest and an opportunity to recover and bounce back for the next endeavor.
Below are a few ways to engage in active recovery.
Incorporating a light yoga routine into your days off will do wonders for your body and your recovery.
Hiking is a great way to engage in active recovery. It's low impact and in some steep slopes can still help you build leg muscle.
Visiting your local chiropractor is a great way to engage in active recovery. You'll be giving your body a rest, to be sure, but you'll also be giving your body and mind the host of benefits that come along with chiropractic care. If you'd like to learn more about how chiropractic can help you live a better, more active, more fulfilling life, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today.
When we hit the gym and engage in extracurricular activities, somehow the back, spine, and the entire core area of the body can get ignored. Have you ever seen a bicyclist with really built legs, but they seem a little soft around the midsection? It's because that cyclist hasn't been engaging their core as much as their supposed to.
Below we go over a few ways you can start to build a great foundation for your back and spine health through exercise and healthy living.
Drink about half your body weight in ounces of water per day. This will help your body and brain function at an optimum level. There's a reason why water is considered the building block of life!
Make sure when you hit the gym you're not solely focused on chest and arms. Instead, opt for a great back workout to better prepare your body for the daily grind.
Making sure to keep regular visits with your chiropractor in Milpitas, CA will ensure that you are doing everything you can to keep your back and your spine in line. Contact us today to schedule your one-on-one consultation at Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center.
Have you ever heard the expression "you're only as healthy as your spine"?
Chances are you have not, but it's a popular phrase used in the chiropractic community. The truth is, your spine has a lot to say when it comes to the mind/body connection. When your spine is out of whack, so is your mobility, your cognitive function, your overall alertness, and your overall health.
Below are a few ways you can keep your spine health in mind on a daily basis.
Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to be beneficial in maintaining your spine health. Chiropractic treatments can help reduce pain, reduce your chances of injury, and increase your mind and your body's abilities.
Whether you do yoga or you just do your own thing stretching-wise, it's important to make sure you're stretching out your neck, back, and your spine. Look up specific yoga poses that target these specific areas to increase your spine health.
Think of water as the motor oil of your body. Your joints and especially your spine appreciate it. Drink about half your body weight in ounces per day.
If you have any additional questions about how you can take care of your back, neck, and spine, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule a visit.