At Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center we provide education to our patients that will help them enjoy optimum health outside of our offices. Alongside chiropractic care, following the tips we list below will help you enjoy a healthy life, on holidays like Memorial Day and beyond!
If you can paddleboard, this is a great activity that you can do on the lake. Swimming is also a great way to stay active over the holiday weekend.
Staying hydrated is important for your body and your brain's functionality. Being out in the sun and on the beach for long periods of time can seriously dehydrate you.
Instead of eating the traditional Memorial Day fare, why not opt for a healthy salad? Try to incorporate healthy greens and fruits in addition to the hot dogs and burgers.
After Memorial Day weekend, be sure to schedule your appointment with Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center to an adjustment -- it's the perfect companion to a healthy lifestyle.
Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center provides many additional wellness services beyond chiropractic care. Corrective exercises are one way to stay active in your recovery from injury or from correcting lifelong issues like bad posture or painful joints.
Below are a few benefits patients can expect from engaging in corrective exercises.
Poor posture, poor movement, poor balance, and improper lifting techniques can all contribute to daily pain as well as increase your chances of experiencing an injury. Imbalances such as these can certainly cause excessive wear and tear in concentrated areas of the body. This can end up leading to chronic pain or various forms of injuries at work or at play. Chiropractic care and corrective exercise aim to alleviate bad form.
Corrective exercise provides excellent self-care that is individualized for each patient. We can assist patients in outlining their exercise plans which are specially designed to achieve your personal goals. Personalized exercise plans can help correct irregularities in the body that may be a source of your pain. Our corrective exercises will assist you in spinal alignment and help relieve pain caused by displaced muscle and connective tissues.
Corrective exercise can even with your back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center will assist you in choosing an exercise plan specially designed to target your specific needs. Contact us today to schedule your one-on-one consultation!
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.