As we go into our second month of self-quarantine, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center would like to remind our patients and readers that it's still important to check in with yourself on a daily basis to ensure that you're getting the sustenance you need to stay healthy and well.
The medical community has expressed for a long time the effects isolation has on human beings. Staying indoors and away from the outside world is also damaging to your health and your immune system. In the end, even though we are making huge sacrifices while looking out for those more susceptible to COVID-19, we have a lot more to give when we ourselves are feeling at our best. We can still do a lot to obtain human contact and get back to nature during this time.
First, if you have people you've been having contact with (like, say, household members or certain low-risk family members), maintain your contact. We all need a hug. Our immune systems also need to change those good biomes that help us log and defend against infection and viruses.
Second, get outside. And whether you want to wear a mask or not, that's up to you. One thing we can say is that it's probably not a good idea to be breathing in your own exhaust for long periods of time. You breathe certain things out for a reason, right? If you maintain 6 feet of distance outside, there's is no law or regulation saying that you can't. The only time you really need to be staunch about wearing a mask outside and away from high-risk indoor areas (like the grocery store and convenience store, for instance) is if you're susceptible to the virus, in which cases you should be rigidly quarantining anyway.
Make sure that you check-in with your communities, whether it's a yoga or martial arts group, or whatever group of people who normally hold you accountable for showing up. Show up to your obligations virtually, you'll still feel some amount of connection that way.
Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center to learn about how our treatments are helping our patients stay healthy and well, even during these uncertain times. Our office follows all current health regulations in an effort to keep our community safe.
In order to boost your immune system, there are a number of things you can do at home during this time of quarantine to set yourself up for a healthy run of things. Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few ways to give your immune system an added boost.
Eating clean whole foods, especially vegetables and fruits, will help you body function at optimum capacity, while also reducing inflammation, which will make your body susceptible to infection. Eat kale, spinach, avocado, berries, ginger root, turmeric, and other fruits and veggies that pack a punch. Throw in some red bell pepper for a supreme vitamin C boost.
It may be tempting to tie one on every other night during this time of sheltering in place, however, excessive alcohol consumption will actually lower your immune system and viral fighting defenses.
Sleep at least 7-9 hours each night to ensure your body charges up for the day ahead. Consecutive nights of less than stellar sleep will alter your body's ability to ward off infection.
Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn about how our treatments give your body an immunity boost the drug-free, all-natural way.
If you're getting a little stir-crazy during all of this quarantine craziness, you're not alone. Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few ways to get outside while still respecting COVID-19 restrictions.
First, it's still important to get a few steps in each day, whether that means going on a morning and evening walk, or getting a run in during times of low traffic. Low traffic times might be earlier in the mornings, like at 5 or 6 am, rather than peak times like 9 and 10 am.
If you have a driveway, try to use that for your workouts. Use your back or front yard, if you have one.
Try to limit your time while you're working out outdoors. Instead of taking two hours to get your fitness in, limit your workout to 45 minutes, that way others can enjoy the outdoors risk-free just as you have.
Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center is here to provide essential treatments to our patients. Contact us today to learn more about what we're doing to help protect and serve our community during these trying times.
One question on many people's minds is how long a chiropractor goes to school for and how long they are trained. The truth is, just like with any other health profession, becoming a chiropractor comes an extensive amount of schooling attached.
Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a little more in-depth on the training a chiropractor receives in order to provide quality treatments to their patients. First off, most chiropractors have 4 years of pre-med undergraduate courses to complete, then work through 4-5 post-graduate academic years.
The truth is chiropractors have equal or even a greater amount of training than traditional medical professionals. This level of training also allows for chiropractors to be considered Primary Care Physicians.
If you have any questions about how we're training ourselves to provide our services in a post-COVID-19 world, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn more. We're doing everything we can to keep our community safe and assist the medical community at large during this time.
As most Americans and many people across the world self-quarantine during this COVID-19 pandemic, it's a good opportunity to dial in our diets so that we can maximize our health, which will, in turn, maximize your immune system and ensure we're in the best position to avoid getting sick with this thing.
Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few ways to optimize your diet.
First, eat plenty of vegetables -- shoot for 1-2 servings per meal. Incorporate veggies into your breakfast, too, which many of us fail to do. Have a nice kale salad or incorporate some avocado, red bell pepper, onions, and other veggies into your breakfast fixings.
Eat 4-5 smaller meals per day instead of 2-3 large meals. It's important to ensure that your digestive system doesn't get bogged down with huge portions to digest at once.
Stay hydrated throughout the day. You should be getting about half your body weight in ounces of water per day, which will help your body stay firing on all cylinders. Dehydration can lead to lethargy, headaches, body aches, and more.
Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center to learn more about how our treatments go hand-in-hand with a healthy diet. We're committed to helping entire families stay well.