Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center helps our patients stay healthy and well long-term, and a lot of that has to do with providing education and materials that will help our patients achieve a better mind/body balance.
Below are a few ways easy lifehacks you should consider to cultivate a more positive mindset.
Your strengths can become your weaknesses and you can certainly work on your weaknesses until they become strengths. If this is true, you can reframe old negative thought patterns that no longer serve you.
One of the best ways to feel amazing is to extend yourself to help another person out -- no matter how simple the task at hand is. As you get more active in your community you'll feel connected, fulfilled, and, in a way, protected.
Visiting your chiropractor regularly will help you achieve a better mind/body balance, help you avoid injury, and has also been shown to reduce anxiety and boost cognitive function and mental wellness. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how chiropractic treatments can benefit you.
The summer months are times when we might be more inclined to hit the beach and show a little skin. With so many fun events happening around the summer season, events like Memorial Day Weekend and Fourth of July, it can be easy to slip out of our fitness and wellness routines.
Read on for a few ways to make sure that you get your reps in this summer to ensure optimized wellness.
If you have a fitness and wellness routine, then now is the time to stick to it. Try not to skip any workouts, runs, climbs -- whatever you do to get your cardio and strength up. You can even try to get your workouts in before the beach to make sure you earn your fun in the sun.
Take a new fitness or yoga class -- you'll end up learning something new, doing something good for your health, and joining a community of like-minded, goal-oriented individuals.
Try to push yourself to new heights. Maybe plan a marathon around the summer time to ensure you're getting your training in.
Even while you're out there pushing it hard, it's important to take care of your body. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to be extremely effective in drug-free pain treatment, treatment of injury, and even prevention of new injuries. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation.
During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through tremendous changes. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help make pregnancy easier on your body. Understanding the changes you will experience during pregnancy will help you see the benefits of regular chiropractic care.
The most obvious physical change - the development of a ‘baby bump’ - begins to occur during the second trimester. As the uterus grows to accommodate the growing fetus, the lumbar curve of the spine increases. As a result, the pelvis shifts position and the pelvic ligaments soften.
In order to counterbalance the growing belly, many pregnant women leaning slightly backward as they stand or walk. This posture modification can place additional pressure on the pelvis, the sacroiliac joint and the ligaments.
Pregnancy can also affect the knees, ankles and feet. Increased body weight and changes in posture may lead to sciatica and swelling in the ankles and knees.
Pregnant women should sleep in a fetal position, with a pillow between their legs. But many women report difficulty in finding a comfortable sleeping position during their second and third trimesters - especially back- or belly-sleepers.
There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care during pregnancy. In fact, all chiropractors are trained to work with pregnant women. Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy can help alleviate pain, strengthen your nervous system, and contribute to the overall health of you and your little one. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn more.
Inflammation has been linked to all sorts of health problems you don't want, chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and yet even more serious conditions like cancer and dementia.
Inflammation is your body's response to injury and to outside invaders like bacteria and viruses. Inflammation also happens when you eat bad foods loaded with refined sugars and processed carbohydrates, both of which are showing to be more and more linked to the health conditions mentioned above. Not only can inflammation attack your physical wellbeing, it can also affect your state of mind, inducing states of anxiety, depression, or even worse.
Below are a few foods that have anti-inflammatory effects that you should try incorporating into your diet. A healthy diet, after all, is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle.
Start eating blueberries, whether in your oatmeal or in your salad. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants that produce anti-inflammatory effects.
2.) Leafy Greens
Leafy greens, especially spinach, are loaded with vitamins and help reduce your risk of getting serious health conditions, like heart disease. They also have anti-inflammatory agents.
CBD is being shown to provide numerous health benefits, including attacking inflammation in the body and brain without producing the psychoactive effects that its counterpart THC produces.
If you have any additional questions about how you can hack your diet to achieve maximum health benefits, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today.
One of the silent predators in and out of the workplace is improper lifting technique, which can, after repeat offenses, take a serious toll on your back.
Since back injuries are a common reason many people end up calling in to work, we thought it would be worthwhile to go over some of the hallmarks of textbook proper lifting technique as a way to help our patients and readership avoid injuries that can keep them away from work and play, hurting our paychecks and our well-being.
Instead of bending over to grab and lift objects, make sure that you perform a squat and rise up with your legs, keeping the pressure off your back and spine.
Don't be a hero, whether you're at work or home, because you might end up being sorry and looking foolish. Instead, grab a friend, partner or coworker to help you lift a heavy object. Show your friend proper lifting technique to help them avoid injury, too.
Keep your feet shoulder-width apart from each other with one foot slightly ahead of the other to establish a strong base to work from.
Remember to also keep whatever your lifting and carrying close to your body to reduce undue strain on your back. If you have any additional questions about how to demonstrate proper lifting technique or if you yourself experience a back injury due to improper lifting technique, please contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation.