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.
Massage therapy has a whole slew of health benefits, some you might be fully aware of, others you might not be so privvy to, and that's okay, because Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center is here to break down a few of the benefits that massage therapy brings to our patients.
Below we discuss a few ways massage therapy will help optimize your wellness -- it's one of the many drug-free, all-natural treatments we provide.
Massage therapy works by stimulating soft tissues of the body. MT also helps release your body's toxins through both your blood and lymphatic systems. It's a total cleansing experience!
Massage therapy has the added benefit of loosening and relaxing all of the muscles in your body. MT also helps the body achieve its full range of movement potential.
Massage therapy will help you seriously relax and bring your mood to a calm level. MT promotes a restful night of sleep.
Massage therapy will help stimulation the lymph nodes, which will re-charge your body’s own natural defense system.
Massage therapy has been shown to have mood-boosting qualities which will ultimately reduce your overall fatigue and increase your awareness, making you more alert in your waking life and more restful when you need to sleep.
If you have any additional questions about how massage therapy can benefit you, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today.
At Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center, we like to make suggestions to our patients about how they can live more active, healthy lifestyles outside of their chiropractic care visits with us. A big part of that is not only maintaining a healthy diet and rigorous exercise routine, but it also means engaging in the active recovery that helps our bodies function at their optimum capacity.
It just so happens that yoga is a fantastic activity that both serves as physical activity and an activity of recovery, stretching the body, especially where tightness and strain occur from the daily grind. Below we give a few ways you can incorporate yoga into your daily routine.
It doesn't matter if you're sitting or standing more during the day, it's perfectly fine to incorporate some stretching into your workday. Try to do it for a few minutes, three times during your workday, making sure to target your legs, hips, back, neck, and spine.
It doesn't matter if you're standing in line at the grocery store or at the bank, you can incorporate a couple of yoga moves to break the monotony. Some may look at you strange, but who really cares? This is your wellness we're talking about here.
If you're an athlete or engage in particularly strenuous physical activity during the week, it's likely you'll want to take a day off from everything. But making yoga a part of your off day is a great way to stay active without putting any strain on your body. It's also a great way to recharge from a hectic training regiment or a stressful work week.
If you have any additional questions about how you can make yoga a part of your daily practice, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn more.
We sit a lot more during winter. And sitting is habit forming- whether you like it or not, the more time you spend motionless, the more your muscles are training to stay habitually contracted. In short, the more you sit, the more likely you are to keep sitting. These muscles are literally developing an aversion to elongation, which means that when its time to stand up and go at the end of the day, you are going to feel stiff.