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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: The 8 Dimensions of Wellness: Physical Wellness
Wellness
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

The 8 Dimensions  of Wellness: Physical Wellness

Hello again, my peeps! You may remember last month we talked about the 8 dimensions of wellness. As a reminder, this refers to a theory about personal health and wellness that dictates that there are many factors that make it up, 8 to be exact. While there are other theories, we like this one the best because we feel it encompasses whole person wellness thoroughly while not overdoing it on the amount of “categories”.

In July, we covered social wellness, today I thought we’d continue the conversation by discussing physical wellness.

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: Social Wellness
Wellness
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

Social Wellness

On-The-Go-Wellness subscribes to the theory (or rather – theories) of dimensional wellness: meaning wellness and personal “health” is like a tree, with many branches. A tree with no branches or a singular branch would look pretty weird, in fact, it probably would be sick or dying. On a less exaggerated note, that’s what I believe wellness is like. Without all of our branches growing and flourishing, our tree is not fully well.

Which is why we’re a chiropractic practice that talks about all parts of wellness with our patients. We’re invested in your personal wellness, not just your pain.

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: Herniated Discs-5 Ways To Prioritize Mental Health
Mental Health
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

5 Small Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Health 

Another year, another Mental Health Awareness Month (that’s May). While the observance doesn’t change, the ways in which we honor it do. In every season of life, and every year of our ever evolving world, mental health – and our experiences – evolve too. In 2022, the world is recovering from a devastating pandemic (that is not fully over, by the way), and dealing with a burnout epidemic as well as a change in the way the world views work.

The pandemic as well as new technology created a shift in the way we work; we work more, we work longer, and we often work from home. Current and recent world events have added stress, and new challenges to the way we maintain our mental health. It’s a hard world out there, and our mental health has suffered because of it. That’s just the hard reality.

So we have less time, more things to worry about, and in many cases less resources to care for ourselves. How can we prioritize our mental health? Here’s the thing; there are always things you can do to prioritize your mental health. Here are just a few small ways you can take action any day:

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: Herniated Discs-6 Tips On Achieving Work Life Balance
Wellness
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

6 Tips on Achieving Work Life Balance

Work-life balance, burnout, and mental health have all been hot topics in recent years, especially with the pandemic and the resulting rise in remote work. While the flexibility to work from anywhere (or a hybrid schedule allowing some work from home days) is wonderful, it does come with its drawbacks. With remote work has come not only increased flexibility, but also decreased boundaries and work-life balance (for some, not all).

I believe that remote work is the future for many industries (though I can’t yet give you a spinal adjustment remotely – maybe one day), however I ALSO believe that work-life balance is not a goal to be achieved, or a nice to have, but a necessity. So here are 6 tips to ensure that you achieve and retain yours, so that you can be your best both in and out of work.

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: The Women Who Had Your Back
Wellness
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

The Women Who Had Your Back

Get it? Because chiropractors work with your back?

Anyway, February was Black History Month, in March the observance is Women’s History Month, where we take a special look at not only the contributions women have made throughout history, but in the field of medicine, particularly the field of chiropractic care. Because you know, we’re biased.

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: What Do Valentines Day and Coronary Heart Disease Have in Common
Wellness
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

What Do Valentines Day and Coronary Heart Disease Have in Common?

February is the month of hearts and love. Teddy bears, chocolate, flowers, and heart shaped gimmicks line the aisles at your neighborhood stores, happy couples are all over Instagram, and awareness campaigns are everywhere promoting American Heart Month.

Valentine’s day is about your loved ones, and American Heart Month is about, well, America’s heart health. However, interestingly, this year the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute centered their campaign around not everyone else’s hearts but your heart. Their page on the annual observance displays the headline
“When we take care of #OurHearts as part of our self-care, we set an example for those around us to do the same.”

This represents a welcome change in the marketing tactics that are being used during this month and it’s observances; the most important heart, your biggest valentine, will always be you.

Yes, this is a blog on self -care and self love in honor of the month of hearts. Mostly, it’s a blog on how to be the best you both in your relationships and for yourself.

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: 6 Home Techniques That Make Our Job Easier, and You Happier
Wellness
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

6 Home Techniques That Make Our Job Easier, and You Happier 

Hey there, peeps! Happy tax season, am I right? Wrong. Taxes aren’t fun. Anyway, this blog has nothing to do with taxes, and everything to do with home care techniques that actually work. Honestly if you google “how to ___ at home” a million results will come up. Some reputable, some less than, and some…really not. I’m not here to tell you there are home techniques that can replace medical/chiropractic care. However, I WILL say that I recommend supplemental home techniques to almost every patient of mine in order to ensure they are getting the best results from their treatment and keep their body as healthy as can be. After all, coming in to see us once a month/week/etc is not a magic pill. We can help, but we need your help.

Don’t worry, we’re all friends here, so I’ll share my secrets with you.

Kidding, I’m not reinventing the wheel here. The home techniques I recommend are extremely simple. However, that doesn’t take away from their importance.

Here are my favorites:

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: To Imbibe or Not To Imbibe
Wellness
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

To Imbibe Or Not To Imbibe

Ragrets.

No, that’s not a typo. Please tell me you get the reference.

Anywho.

It’s January 1st…and you’ve got the hangover to end all hangovers. You think to yourself “well it’s a good thing I’m doing Dry January” or better yet “I’m NEVER drinking again.”

Sound familiar?

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: The Only Resolutions You'll Need This New Year
Wellness
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

The Only Resolutions You Need This New Year

2022 is days away…and you know what a new year means. New year, new you, right? It’s the season of New Year’s Resolutions. I know there are many opinions on this New Year’s tradition. Some think New Year’s Resolutions are great; an opportunity for growth and self-improvement. Some think they’re a marketing ploy. Others think they are a fallacy which leads to disappointment and unmet goals.

The truth? The truth is…they’re all true. It just depends on YOUR mindset, and YOUR attitude. Personally, I can see all sides. I think marketers have a field day during this time of year. I also think that if there are things you want to change, it’s best to start with small actionable changes immediately instead of waiting for a big change at an arbitrary point in time. However, I also think the idea of a fresh start, a new season of hope, is a beautiful thing, and honestly can’t hurt.

So, if you want to make New Year’s Resolutions, girl have at it. Just hear me out first, so that you make the RIGHT ones.

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: How to Stay WELL This Holiday Season
Wellness
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

How To Stay WELL This Holiday Season

Tis’ The Season

Christmas is this week!!! How is that even possible? I feel like just yesterday we were talking about how 2020 was **rough** and 2021 would be our year. Now, was it? I don’t know about you…but my 2021 felt like a bit of a 202o encore, so I’m not opposed to enjoying the holiday season with my loved ones and waving goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 (I feel old).

A key part of this season for me (and just about everyone else who’s lucky enough to be able to do so) is traveling. Going home to see your parents? Taking a trip out of sunny South Florida to see some snow? Wherever your holiday travels are taking you, don’t forget to take care of yourself. As wonderful as traveling can be, it can also be quite stressful and take a toll on your mind and body.

Nuff said. Let’s get into how to travel in style…Wellness Style that is. **Mic drop**

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