Food for Thought…And Your Spine!
As we’re a few months into the New Year, now is a great time to reflect and refocus our hopes and goals for the remaining months to come.
If you vowed to live a healthier life in 2017, recharging your mind and body can be a helpful way to start. Consider these easy steps:
Make time for relaxation. Even if it’s just a few minutes each day, practicing mindful relaxation through breathing can reduce stress on your body.
Clean out your refrigerator. If you have accumulated some not so healthy foods, now is the perfect time to toss them.
Enjoy the outdoors. Aim for a twenty-minute walk each day.
If you need an extra push to stay well, consider booking an appointment with us to help restore balance and function to your nervous system. As your partner in health, we’re always on your team.
Beat Sciatica Naturally
We all want our children to grow up healthy and strong, which is why keeping an eye on their posture is so important.
When kids begin to slouch and develop poor habits early on, the long-term effects can turn into a lifetime of problems. Here’s why.
1. Strain. When their spine isn’t in proper alignment, extra muscle strain is placed on the neck and back, which can trickle out to the entire body.
2. Organ function. Our spine helps our skeletal frame protect our internal organs. When it changes shape, stress can wreak havoc on their organs.
3. Forward head carriage. Kids are spending more and more time slouched over on phones and tablets, which has been linked to “text neck.” This can cause constriction of their blood vessels and nerve issues.
If you’re concerned about your child’s posture, consider bringing them in for a check.
Stressed? Don’t Cancel On Us
For everyone, popping a pill is much easier than addressing the real cause of pain. If you deal with frequent aches in your body that typically cause you to reach for some type of over the counter pill, balm or electronic device, here are a few tips for overcoming the reliance.
Stretch each morning and evening. Stretching is a great way to loosen up our body and even releases endorphins that can make us feel better.
Be conscious of how long you’re sitting. If you’re sitting for long periods, set a timer on your phone to get up and move so your muscles get some much-needed activity. Over-sitting can actually lead to pinched nerves and pain.
Stay hydrated. Did you know that the majority of the world’s population doesn’t drink enough water each day? This can lead to dehydrated muscles, causing more aches and pains than you may realize.