It’s important to start looking a little closer and what we eat and why we eat. It’s too much of a habit here in the United States to simply eat what tastes good. Basically, most of us just eat for mouth pleasure — a lot of our favorite staples have little nutritional value. Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center would like to go over a few ways to fine-tune your diet to get better results for you health-wise.
Eat More Greens

Try to make veggies a part of every meal — you’ll feel better on a daily basis as a result. Eating clean, whole foods is far easier on your digestive system than processed foods, which will free your body up to spend energy in more valuable ways.
Be Portion-Conscious

Start eating smaller portions and try to eat one or two additional times per day (meaning, about 4-5 smaller meals per day). Have your last meal of the day be your smallest and make sure to eat two hours or so before you go to bed, that way your body can digest and be ready for sleep in time for bed.
Go Simpler

As stated above, eat clean, whole foods. Opt for less seasoning and try to experiment with veggies and healthier carbs (like yams and sweet potatoes). Once you start eating better foods, your body will start craving them, which will make it easier as you go.

Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center to learn more about how we’re providing essential treatment and helping the medical community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a long track record of keeping families healthy and well, and we’re taking every measure possible and more to keep our community safe during this time.

As millions of Americans continue to shelter in place amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been the status quo for over a month now, many folks are getting slightly more relaxed about restricting themselves from outdoor experiences. That’s okay, as long as we’re not coming into contact with each other. Instead of getting your workout in whenever you feel like it, not to mention spending long periods of time doing your workout (which prevents others from enjoying the same experience), it’s a better idea to work out outdoors more consciously.

Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few ways to get your workout in without going back on your civic duties.

First, if you’re going to run, do it alone or with someone in your household, and make sure that you go during low-traffic times, like sunrise, or even during the evening time. Try to run on trails instead of on the sidewalk, so you don’t expose any pedestrians to your germs.

Instead of gunning for that 6-10 mile mark, run 3-5 miles — don’t take more than you need during this time. This will also limit your own exposure as well.

If you have a yard, front or back, utilize that in your workout efforts. Do some kettlebell workouts or bodyweight workouts while soaking up some sun.

Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center to learn more about how we’re helping our patients and community during this time. Stay safe and stay well!

When it comes to sleep, many of us write it off in lieu of being productive, or maybe burning some of that midnight oil.

Sure, this is behavior that probably won’t bite you initially, but, over time, you’re doing yourself a big time disservice if you’re getting anything less than 7-9 hours of sleep on a consistent basis.

Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over some of the regenerative benefits of good sleep.

Brain Power Boost

Sleeping deeply and soundly charges up the brain and helps it detoxify itself and rid itself of plaque that, over time and as it builds up, has been shown to contribute to harsh conditions like Alzheimer’s.

Muscle Repair

When you get that deep sleep you need, your body oxygenates and increases its blood flow, especially muscles and joints that are recovering or in need of repair.

Better Mood

When you get a good night of rest, you’ll wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready to start a new day. 7-9 hours of sleep each night will have you in a better mood and experiencing less stress and anxiety.

Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center to learn more about how our treatments can help you get a better night of sleep on a nightly basis.

Sometimes you can’t always make it to your local chiropractor for an adjustment, which we’re finding out firsthand during these times.

However, there are a few things you can do at home that will make you more comfortable and will help you manage a variety of pains that can occur in the back, neck, and legs.

Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center provides drug-free treatments that help deal with a variety of conditions, like lower back pain, sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

When you’re at home during this time, make sure that you start each day with a good stretch. You can turn to YouTube for a variety of resources and Yoga tutorials that will help you manage any tension and certain minimal types of pain in your back and neck.

Over the course of the day, try to incorporate exercises that engage your core and make sure that you’re eating healthy — good, clean, whole foods (and plenty of veggies). Eating carb-heavy foods and foods packed with processed sugar will increase your inflammation, which will aggravate pain in the body.

Maintaining good posture is a good way to strengthen your back and to minimize wear and tear experienced throughout the day as well.

Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center to learn more about how our treatments can help you deal with neck and back pain today.

If you’ve been avoiding the news, you’re not alone. Many folks out there are tired of the constant barrage of media input and silencing their devices in favor of getting the most out of this time. However, it’s still crucial to stay informed about any COVID-19 and social distancing updates, which are happening pretty much every day.

As week 3 gets underway of this new way of life, we’re being told by health professionals and experts to take this very seriously, and the CDC projected that 100,000 people in the United States could potentially die from this serious disease.

Shelter in place regulations are now said to be in effect through the month of April, much longer than the 2-week initial window we were given, which many people already identified as wishful thinking from the start.

So, we’re all settling into this stay-at-home transition.

Stay busy by exercising, getting work done around the house, or possibly building a new remote side business — there are many opportunities out there right now.

Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center is here to provide essential treatments to our patients who still need them. We’re taking every measure to keep our facility clean and safe for our patients as well as do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Contact us today to learn more.

As we finish up week 2 of self-quarantine, millions of Americans are looking for ways to get their workouts in at home. Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few ideas that will help you get your sweat on while still owning up to your civic responsibilities.

Cardio at Home

Run in place, do jumping jacks, or break out the jump rope during this time of sheltering in place. You might be able to steal away for a run here and there, but make sure it’s during low traffic times — 5 am is a good time to run; so is 8 pm.

Get Some Kettlebells

Investing in some kettlebells will help you diversify your home workout routine and open up some amazing opportunities for working out your core muscle groups. There are plenty of workout videos on YouTube for you to gain inspiration from.

Pull-Ups and Dips

Invest in a pull-up bar — there are many options that can hang from a sturdy doorway. You can also do dips at home with one or two chairs. This way you can get your upper body workout.

Make sure to do plenty of bodyweight exercises as well, like lunges and body squats, in order to make sure that you’re not skipping leg day over there.

Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to learn more about how our treatments can boost your immune system and help your body function at optimum capacity.

If you’re making the transition to working remotely from home, you’re not alone. Right now at this very moment millions of Americans are taking the workplace home with them and setting up for a long season of self-induced isolation. Even though we’re all working together to make a difference in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we need to make healthy choices for ourselves to get the most out of this situation and to ensure your productivity doesn’t take a dive now that you’re working from home.

First, make sure your desk is set up with your spine in mind. Standing desk converters are useful products that will help you get away from sitting in an office chair for 8 hours a day. Standing while doing work will help you take the pressure off your spine and also happens to burn more than a few more calories than sitting.

Many accessories are available that will help you achieve ergonomic excellence, like footpads made of special gels and materials that massage your feet or provide you with support.

Make sure that your monitor is at an angle so that you are slightly looking upward and straight forward, which will help you reduce neck strain.

Investing in a high-quality office chair that gives you proper spine support is also a good idea, which will save you a lot of money in the long run in medical bills.

Chiropractic treatment is a great way to give your body a tune-up when you’re feeling the tension from your new remote work setup. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to learn more about how our treatments can get the best out of you as you get the most out of this unfortunate situation. We’re here to help if you need anything.

As we watch situations progress with illnesses like The Coronavirus, it’s important for all of us to do our individual parts in preventing the spread of sickness and germs. There are more than a few daily practices that we’ll mention below in order to raise awareness and boost your health and wellness in the process.

Limiting Exposure

Try to stay away from public restrooms and public transportation, if you’re afforded that luxury. Keeping the surfaces of your home, your mode of transportation, and your workspace clean will go a long way in preventing you from getting ill.

Eat Well and Hydrate

Eat lots of fruits and veggies for crucial vitamins and minerals you simply cannot get from other forms of food. Drinking half your body weight in ounces of water per day will ensure that your body operates at optimum capacity.

Pursue Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to seriously boost the immune system and the GI system, both of which are crucial in keeping you healthy and well. Exploring our treatments at Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center will help you fight off infection and illnesses the all-natural, drug-free way.

Remember to also wash your hands and avoid excessive contact with others during this trying time. We all have to look out for each other, after all. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today if you have any additional questions.

It’s easy to say that you should be eating more veggies on a daily basis, but achieving that end is an entirely different matter. Once we start actually putting the plan into action, we may find that consuming the requisite amount of daily vegetables necessary to stay healthy is easier said than done.

Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few ways to get your daily greens the pain-free way.

Eat More Salads

Eating robust and flavorful salads with all the colors of the rainbow in them is a good way to get your daily dose of greens in without feeling like you’re on a prison diet. You’ll generally start to feel better and more energized after meals rather than being bogged down by carb heavier options on the menu.

Drink Green Juices

Drink kale juice or shots of wheatgrass as opposed to fruit juices, which often have the same amount of sugar as soda. Drinking a green smoothie is a great way to get a few servings of veggies in one quick sitting.

Choose Veggie Snacks

Pack snacks like carrots, broccoli, and other healthy vegetables instead of chips.

Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to learn about how our treatments go hand in hand with your new wellness plan.

When it comes to having good posture, it’s not just something you get and keep once you’ve obtained it. Having good posture and keeping good posture is a constant practice, and it’s easy to end up slacking off, especially as the workday unwinds and we get a little fatigued.

Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few tips to improve your posture and to keep that great posture for the long haul.

It’s All About the Chair

Sit in an ergonomic chair and try to opt for one of those standing desk converters, that way you can split your time between standing and sitting, which will break up the monotony. Invest in a chair that is supportive and comfortable.

Back Straight, Chin Up

Make sure to keep your back straight, even curved inward a bit at the lower end of your spine. Stick your butt out a little bit and keep your chin slightly raised. Keeping your feet flat on the ground also helps enforce good posture.

Exercise Regularly

Working out with perfect form and technique will improve your posture. Working your core muscle group will also have you feeling strong and healthy on a daily basis, much more fit for keeping good posture throughout the day.

Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care if you’d like to learn more about how our treatments can help improve your health and your posture.