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Dr. Gregory A. Lind D.C.

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Social Distancing Tips for Coronavirus Defense

Terms like "Social Distancing" and "Self-Quarantine" are starting to get thrown around during this time of Coronavirus outbreak, which is why it's important to understand what social distancing and self-quarantine mean, not to mention ways you can do your part to prevent the further spread of this infectious disease.

If your job permits, it's a good idea to do what you can to work remotely for the next few weeks. Ideally, you'll be able to work from home until the Coronavirus is contained here in the states, like it's starting to be in places like Korea and, to a lesser extent, China.

Staying away from well-populated venues and areas of the city in which you live is also a good idea, as is adopting rigorous hand-washing practices, not to mention preventing yourself from shaking hands or touching your eyes, nose, or mouth after coming into contact with commonly used objects and surfaces.

Now is a great time to get back to basics. If you have a home project to keep you busy during your offtime, engage in that. You'll be surprised by what you can accomplish, even during times of difficulty and uncertainty.

If you're sick, you should get tested for Coronavirus, and remain home until you're healthy and well again. If you've traveled overseas recently, it's also a good idea to engage in a self-quarantine, to prevent the risk of spreading this unfortunate illness.

Chiropractic treatment is a great way to boost your immune system. At Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center, we provide a safe and clean environment where the focus is put on you. To learn more about how our treatments can help you live happily and healthily 365 days a year, contact us today.

Tips for Better Stress Management

As we approach some uncertain times ahead, it's important to remember that we're responsible for managing our own stress levels -- the task simply cannot be done for us. With Coronavirus and an economical recession on our hands, it's important to have a proactive plan for staying healthy and well. Mental health plays a huge role in how you feel day to day, so, below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few ways to better manage stress.

Exercise

Make sure that you're burning energy that will otherwise often show up as anxiety. If you're exercising and pushing your limits 3-5 times per week, you'll generally have a better attitude and be affected less by stress.

Eat Well

Eat plenty of clean, whole foods and plenty of fruits and veggies to keep a healthy body and mind. In so many ways we are what we eat, so it's important to keep giving ourselves good fuel throughout the day. 

Practice Meditation/Mindfulness

Taking a few minutes to ourselves each day to build our meditation practices or at the very least enjoy a few moments of peace and quiet in order to gather ourselves is crucial in keeping the mind healthy, and you'll notice these techniques to be great stress reducers as well.

Chiropractic treatment is also a great way to handle stress. Our treatments have been shown to improve mood, reduce depression, promote a healthy night of sleep, not to mention boost your immune system. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Boosting Your Immune System the Stress-Free Way

It seems like every election year there's another sort of health epidemic, whether it's the Coronavirus, The Swine Flu, Ebola, you name it. The truth is, there are illnesses out there that can certainly infiltrate our ranks -- and anyone can be susceptible. But, the truth is, you can do a lot for your immune system just by making health choices each day.

For one, getting your fruits and veggies each day will go a long way in fortifying your body with vitamins and minerals that help keep you well and help fight off infection and inflammation.

Exercising sensibly also helps keep your body and its internal systems in good shape, which will help you stay healthy and well for the long haul. During sick season, make sure to steer clear of places where there's likely to be a lot of people and germs -- like stadiums, subways, etc. When you have to use these options, make sure to reduce your exposure when you can.

Chiropractic adjustments are also a great way to boost your immune system the drug-free way. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation.

Getting Your Protein as a Vegetarian

If you're a vegetarian, it might seem like a daunting task getting the right amount of protein in your diet in order to fuel your day. It's actually a common complaint about a vegetarian diet, that, if one doesn't actively seek alternative protein sources, the diet becomes somewhat unsustainable. 

Instead, look for clean protein that doesn't come from an animal.

Nuts are great sources of protein -- walnuts, sunflower seeds, cashews, and even peanuts. Make sure to opt for raw and unsalted options when you're able.

Beans are another great source of protein and at many grocery stores, you can buy bean patties to make burgers and sandwiches, which will help you break up the potential monotony of a vegetarian diet. Lentils are another great option for supplementing your protein as well.

You can also buy "power greens" to make salads, which have kale, cabbage, broccoli, and other vegetables that contain protein. Quinoa is another good option that gives you both suitable carbohydrates and protein, all from one source.

As you try your new, healthier diet, you'll notice you have more fuel throughout the day to remain active. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn more about how our treatments can complement a healthy lifestyle.

How Much Impact Are You Taking During Exercise?

As we get older, no matter if we're in our 30s, 40s, or 50s, our bodies start to respond differently to everyday wear and tear, especially the more demand we put on ourselves. Runners, basketball players, martial artists, and other high impact activity enthusiasts take a tremendous amount of wear and tear during exercise, practice, and competition.

That's why it's important to have an antidote to the impact you're taking on during exercise and physical activity. One way to give your body some TLC is to build your yoga practice. Either take a class with a friend or watch instructional videos on the internet -- there is a plethora of helpful information at your fingertips and yoga can be an inexpensive way to take care of your body that will pay off in dividends.

Trying lower impact exercises like swimming, rowing, rock climbing, paddle boarding, and other activities that don't put so much stress on your body will also help.

Another great idea to deal with the impact your body absorbs during workouts is to pursue chiropractic treatment. That's right, chiropractic adjustments aren't just for injured people or people more advanced in age. Many professional athletes have close relationships with their chiropractors. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn more about how our treatments can help optimize your training and your body.


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