If you’re thinking about hitting up some sort of outdoor destination in lieu of the beach this Fourth of July weekend, it’s important to put some thought into what you end up doing — that way you can limit your exposure. After all, we’re still in a global pandemic.

Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few tips to get active this July 4th holiday that will serve as a healthy alternative to normal July 4th festivities.

First, if you plan on taking a nature hike, make sure to do that in the early morning. More than likely, everyone else will be going around 9, 10, and 11 AM. If you can be headed back down from your hike by the time all the slackers, late risers, and people who are just getting outdoors because there’s nothing else to do, then you’ll be in fantastic shape, avoid exposure, not to mention the satisfaction of being done with your exercise and nature hike by the time everyone else is getting started.

Eat well this Fourth of July. There are healthy options available to you that will have you feeling better and more energized than a burger or hotdog will leave you feeling. Making sure to stay hydrated instead of having a few too many adult beverages will ensure that you don’t have a hangover on Sunday.

After your weekend, no matter what you do, make sure that you have an active recovery plan. Chiropractic treatment is a great compliment to a healthy lifestyle that will enhance your performance, boost your immune system, and more. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center to learn more about how our treatments help get the best out of you, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. We have an amazing track record of helping entire families.

It’s an unfortunate reality that many of us resort to substances in times of crisis in order to deal with stress and anxiety. Although altering our states of mind can take us away from our problems in the moment, they’ll always come back to bite us when we get back to the reality of things.

Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few ways to effectively combat stress and anxiety without drug intervention.

First, exercising a little each day can do a lot when it comes to helping clear the mind. Exercising will also reduce the likelihood of having that excess fuel at the end of the day that can turn into stress and anxiety during the night time.

Eating clean is another great way to boost brain function, not to mention ensure your body functions at optimum capacity, which will help reduce poor moods and help you manage stress levels.

Meditation and yoga are both extremely effective tools that will help you declutter the mind and release stress and tension in the body.

Chiropractic treatment is another fantastic way to reduce stress and anxiety the drug-free way. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to learn more about how our treatments can help change your inner landscape.

As much of the world opens up amidst COVID-19 restrictions getting a little less strict, we’re starting to see new cases of the virus pop up in multiple communities and in multiple geographic regions across the globe.

As this “2nd Wave” of cases sweep across the world, it’s important for each and every one of us to boost our own immune system in the process.

Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few ways to give your immune system some added firepower.

1.) Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an obvious avenue for quickly boosting the immune system due to its effectiveness. Get Vitamin C from oranges and red bell peppers instead of resorting to supplements — unless you have food allergies, of course.

2.) Get 7-9 Hours of Sleep

Not only will good sleep help your body ward off illness, lack of sleep will actually increase your chances of getting sick. Use any tool at your disposal to ensure you’re getting your requisite 7-9 each night, whether it’s yoga, a humidifier/oil diffuser, a white noise machine — whatever you need to do to get your Zs.

3.) Explore Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic spinal care at Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center helps patients release tension and provides drug-free pain relief that even has insomnia patients getting a better night of rest on a consistent basis. Contact us today to learn more about who we are and how we can help you live your best life.

During uncertain times anxiety might be the default feeling for many of us. We might feel helpless when the idea of approaching changing those large forces out of our control comes face-to-face with us, but, when it comes down to it, you’re going to be able to effect more positive change when you’re right with yourself and at peace with the world around you — even while it is in turmoil.

Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center would like to go over a few tools that will help you get rid of anxiety.

Meditation

Practicing mindfulness and building a meditation practice are both useful tools that will help drastically reduce anxiety on a daily basis. Practicing for 10 minutes each day, even though it can be tedious and even frustrating at times, will pay off huge for your health and wellness, inside and out!

Exercise Regularly

Exercising with regularity is incredibly beneficial in calming the mind and ensuring that you’ve burned off that excess fuel, which will help you get a better night of sleep as well. When we’re working out our bodies we might find we have little energy to spend on trivialities we once did.

Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment is another useful tool that will help you reduce stress and anxiety. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to learn about how our treatments can help you and your entire family.

Last time we checked, most gyms are still closed across the United States, even with the current COVID-19 restrictions getting a little less severe for many businesses.

With June coming at breakneck speed, it’s important to double-down on your efforts from home in order to achieve that summer body you’ve been looking for.

Invest in yourself during this time. If you have the extra funds, purchase some kettlebells in order to get a fantastic at-home workout for your legs, core, and more.

If you’ve been eating comfort food, now is the time to incorporate a stricter diet, one that incorporates clean, whole foods that help reduce (and in some cases even fight) inflammation.

Wake up early to get in your cardio, that way you can still limit your exposure during this pandemic, which isn’t over yet and is still a deadly threat to many people out there.

As you stay active during this time, we’re still here to provide essential treatments in a safe and comfortable atmosphere where the focus is always put on you. We treat the whole patient at Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how chiropractic adjustments can get the best out of you!

As reality is setting in and what most of us were dreading (that we’d be in quarantine as summer commences) is looking at us right in the face, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center thought it would be a good idea to go over some ways that you can still make this Memorial Day fun and memorable, despite being in quarantine.

First, plan a good meal. Brave the grocery store and get some yummy ingredients that will help you throw together something special this Memorial Day. Often, the food is what is memorable of holidays.

Second, it’s okay to get outside. If you plan to be amongst other people, it’s a good idea to wear a mask. If you plan on going for a solo run or hike and don’t plan on coming into contact with others, you’re probably all right not wearing a mask.

Pay someone else a visit. You can stand on a neighbors lawn and have a conversation with them; check in on those you care about to make sure their Memorial Day is memorable as well. As they say, “We’re all in this together.”

After Memorial Day, it’s a good idea to get back to chiropractic treatment, if you’ve been setting aside your own needs in order to serve the greater good. We provide a clean and safe environment where the focus is always put squarely on you, the patient. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for one our essential treatments.

It’s understandable that the measures we took initially to protect ourselves from Coronavirus might be a little different from what we’re doing now — now that we’re two months into this pandemic business.

Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few ways that you can fortify yourself and stay in good health during these odd and tragic times.

First, protect your immune system! Try to eat oranges, red bell peppers, drink a little elderberry juice. Take some immune booster shots (many are made with cayenne pepper or black pepper, elderberry, and other ingredients that give your immune system an added boost).

You can also limit the amount of sugar you consume — which medical professionals are linking to cases where COVID-19 is having particularly damaging effects. Inflammation puts your body at risk and damages your body’s ability to fight off infection.

Exercise and get outdoors as much as you can. Vitamin D deficiencies are running rampant and a lack of Vitamin D has been shown to set people up for tragic consequences when battling this crazy virus.

Stay away from public spaces as much as you can, but maybe now it’s time to meet with people under safe circumstances. Isolation has negative effects on your health. It’s perfectly acceptable to meet up with another healthy person if you’ve not been impacted by COVID-19.

Remember that we are all walking bacteria farms and that our immune systems work best when we are trading germs and exchanging biological information that will help us ward off disease. If we become too isolated and sterilized, our bodies won’t be able to hack it out there in the real world, once the real world gets back to up and running again. We hope it does soon here at Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center. We’re here to provide our essential treatments during this time. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

As quarantine restrictions begin to lift in even the most strict counties across the country, it’s important to incorporate yourself back into society little by little, as a way to let your immune system build. That way your weakened immune system doesn’t come into contact with potential viruses and your body can start building healthy defenses against infection.

Eat well and exercise. Get a run, walk, or a hike in during the early hours of the morning in order to limit your exposure.

Now that we’re getting back “out there,” it’s probably okay to meet with another person who is low risk and not one of those people who are more susceptible to COVID-19.

When we get around others, we trade beneficial bacteria that help us build a healthy biome. It’s very important! Remember that we’ve all pretty much deprived ourselves of this essential part of being human in order to assist in the greater good. Now is the time to take our health back while we acclimate ourselves to something closer to our previous operations.

If you’re sick, stay at home. If you have to go out when you’re sick, wear a mask.

If you’re well, wash your hands. Be conscious of those around you. If you travel to a foreign land, give yourself a couple of weeks to stay at home, that way if you’re carrying any viruses you don’t spread it to others.

Just a few suggestions here. Stay healthy out there. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to learn more about how our treatments can help boost your immune system.