We Chiros deal with the spine. It’s our bread and butter. The spine is composed of 33 bones called vertebrae. SO you can imagine that we’re pretty invested in bone health. Most people reach peak bone mass by age 30, and after that you’re losing more than you gain. By age 40, you’re losing bone mass. Which means, the younger you are the more time you have to set yourself up for success. While we all eventually lose bone mass, the more you accumulate, when young, the better protected you are against osteoporosis and fractures.
Here’s a fact: wellness does not just mean you’re physically healthy. You know how when someone says “how are you?” you don’t reply “I’m in shape!”? What do you say instead? Probably “I’m great/good/fine”, or… “I’m well.” Because wellness, and BEING well is about more than just your cardiovascular health and your waistline.
Mindfulness and meditation are not synonymous.
Surprise! Mindfulness is defined as “the mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and body sensations” by the Oxford Dictionary.
Meditation, on the other hand, is defined as “Thinking deeply or focusing one’s mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation.”
Spring cleaning is all about getting rid of the gunk in your life…the unneeded and unused, the things that are cluttering your life and maybe even taking away from it. It’s about cleaning those hard to reach spots and often neglected areas. In a way, it’s about how the seemingly insignificant actually is significant, because when it’s gone/clean/taken care of you feel so much better.
If your body is your temple…well, then your temple needs some spring cleaning. This season, let’s look into the tiny seemingly insignificant things that may be building up, and what you can do instead.
Here are just some of the things you can do to spring clean your wellness this season:
Have you ever made up your mind to lose 20 pounds/go to the gym five times a week/some other ambitious goal and totally failed? We’ve all been there (unfortunately).
I’m here to tell you a secret: it doesn’t have to be this way, and it isn’t you that’s failing, it’s the way you’re going about setting your goals; your system is flawed.
What does being healthy mean to you? We’re all aware by now, especially during these times of Covid-19, just how important our health truly is.
Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy, given our busy, stress filled lives. Fortunately, I’ve outlined 5 simple ways to improve your health overall that you can start implementing today!
We call it living the DREAM: Diet, Rest, Exercise, Alignment and a positive Mental attitude! If you can master all 5 of these (or just start adding small piece of them), you’ll be on your way to a healthier you!
It’s no secret that teachers are the foundation of learning for our children. They work tirelessly to create a safe, healthy environment for our children each and every day (whether it be virtual at this moment or in the physical classroom).
They’re usually in the classroom early setting things up and stay late long after the kids have gone home. The long hours and true effort (not just physically, but emotionally) given by teachers is truly admirable.
With all the giving that teachers do on a daily basis, the last thing that they’re thinking about is their spines! Fortunately, chiropractic care can help teachers become the healthiest versions of themselves, in many different ways. We’ve highlighted the top 4 for you here:
STRESS! This is the number one word we hear in our office this year (besides neck pain, back pain and headaches, of course). It’s obvious that 2020 was beyond challenging for all of us in different ways, and it really is starting to affect our health both mentally and physically.
Long term high stress environments have been researched to drastically affect our health, from raising blood pressure, to weight gain and so much more.
The following are 5 signs that you’re way too stressed along with simple soultions to decrease that stress in your life!
Sleep. Just writing this word makes me feel like crawling into a cozy bed and taking an afternoon siesta. Yet, it’s estimated that 70 million Americans have sleep related problems, regardless of age or socioeconomic class.
So, what’s the deal? Why are so many people sleep deprived? I may not have all the answers to exactly why, but I’m here to give you 10 tips that hopefully will not only help you fall asleep faster, but also stay asleep!
Stress is defined as ‘A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.’ Yet, it is SO much more than that. The way stress affects the body can be detrimental and we see it every day with our patients (especially since Covid-19 reared its ugly head).
We often see patients who aren’t improving 100% with their treatment because of the intense amount of stress that affects them in their day-to-day lives.
So just how much can stress affect your body?