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Tips for a Safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend

For many of us, Labor Day weekend represents an opportunity to forget about the drudgeries of work and have a fun, extended weekend. Unfortunately, for more than a few of us, this means eating unhealthy food, being less than active, and perhaps even having a few (or several) too many adult beverages. 

Read on for a few ways to have a healthier and more productive Labor Day weekend from Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center.

Eat Well

Instead of eating a bunch of junk, pack plenty of fresh fruit, veggies, healthy trail mix, clean protein, and plenty of water. Staying away from the normal Labor Day fare like burgers, hotdogs, and chips will serve you well.

Stay Active

Try to take a Labor Day hike. If you're at the beach, make yourself swim until you achieve a workout. Push yourself a little bit during this weekend to stay on top of your wellness.

Be a Designated Driver

Instead of partaking in countless beers, why not be the responsible one and ensure that others get home safely? You'll feel accomplished, and you'll be able to wake up early the next day hangover-free!

We know being good over the Labor Day weekend is easier said and done. If you put yourself through any amount of abuse and feel any neck, back, or leg pain due to the festivities, contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center to learn more about how our treatments can benefit you.

3 Quick Ways to Achieve Better Nutrition

Choosing what to eat, when to eat, and why you eat are all of paramount importance in establishing a healthy nutritional regiment, which will help fuel your body and your brain throughout the day and throughout your life. Below are a few guidelines that will serve as suggestions to help you in your quest to get healthier, which is what Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center is all about!

1.) Change When You Eat

Instead of eating whenever you feel any sleight bit of hunger, establish a routine of when you eat. Feel free to extend the time of having your first meal after a good night sleep to maximize benefits from short-period fasting. Try to make sure that you stop eating 2-3 hours before you go to bed to ensure a proper night of sleep and optimal digestion. If you can discipline yourself to only eat within an 8-hour window, you'll start to achieve the many health benefits that come from intermittent fasting.

2.) Change What You Eat

Try to only shop along the periphery of the grocery store. Clean, whole foods are the aim in achieving a healthy diet that will be easiest on your GI system. Eating lots of healthy veggies, some fruit, and some clean protein will have you immediately start to feel and function better.

3.) Limit Your Portions

Making sure that you eat closer to 5 small meals per day rather than 2-3 larger ones will help you stay fueled throughout the day without being overfed. Many Americans eat too much food on a daily basis. Moderating your intake is key to achieving a balanced, healthy diet.

If you have any additional questions about how a healthy diet and the pursuit of chiropractic treatment can help maximize your health, contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to schedule your consultation.

What to Expect from Your First Chiropractor Visit

Many people out there put off their first chiropractor visit because they're not sure what to expect. People putting off visits to the chiropractor can also be because people might think chiropractic treatment is only something to pursue after experiencing an injury.

Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few things you should expect from your first chiropractor visit. Chiropractic care can be used as a wellness tool for patients of all ages, body types, and physical circumstances.

Taking Your Health History

First, your chiropractor will talk with you about your health history. X-rays and other testing methods may be necessary as well. Diagnostic studies help your chiropractor decide if chiropractic treatments are right for you.

Considering Your Health Goals

A good chiropractor will ask you about your health and wellness goals to better custom-tailor their treatment plan to achieve your objectives.

A Custom-Made Treatment Plan

Based on testing and diagnosis, your chiropractor will let you know what the best course of action is, whether it be continuous treatment over a period of time, sporadic treatment, etc. After your first visit, you'll be on the right track to a new life of comfort and wellness.

Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center to learn more about what our chiropractic treatments can do for you.

How Chiropractic Care Gets the Best Out of Your Child

Chiropractic treatments bestow a host of benefits for patients ranging in age from children to seniors. Below are a few ways that chiropractic treatments will help get the most out of your child/children.

Better Sleep / Better Mood

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to help improve sleep, reduce insomnia symptoms, and reduce depression and anxiety in patients of all ages. A chiropractic adjustment will help reduce any growing pains, not to mention correct any misalignments, which can affect the way the brain and body communicate.

Better Circulation and Range of Motion

Chiropractic adjustments help the blood circulate throughout the body, not to mention increase your range of motion, making your child more effective in extracurricular activities.

Treat Growing Pains and Sports Soreness

Chiropractic adjustments help treat growing pains the all-natural way, not to mention relieve any soreness that occurs from activity.

If you have any additional questions about how chiropractic treatments can benefit your child/children, contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to schedule your consultation.

3 Lesser-Known Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment

There are a host of benefits that come along with pursuing chiropractic treatments that many folks out there are not aware of. Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center would like to go over some of the lesser-known benefits of chiropractic care.

Improves Digestion

Your gastrointestinal tract is crucial to the digestion and absorption of nutrients. Spine misalignment can put pressure on the digestive nerves. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to aid and improve the digestive system. 

Headache Relief

Tension in the neck can certainly lead to headaches. Chiropractic adjustments have also been shown to reduce or completely relieve certain types of headaches that occur due to misalignment.

Improved Immune System

Those who undergo chiropractic treatments have been shown to get sick less often than those who don't use chiropractic treatments in their wellness routines.

When the body and brain are firing on all cylinders, which is what chiropractic aims to accomplish, you'll be feeling a new level of wellness. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center to schedule your consultation.

When is the Best Time to See the Chiropractor?

You may have wondered when is the appropriate time to see a chiropractor. Maybe you're like many people who assume the chiropractor is only someone to see if you've experienced an injury or you're in pain of some sort. Truth be told, there are many occasions when it's a good idea to see a chiropractor, which Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center will go over below.

When You're Living an Active Lifestyle

Many athletes, MMA fighters, runners, and numerous other groups who engage in sport or strenuous activity benefit tremendously from chiropractic treatments which correct any misalignments and imbalances, not to mention provides drug-free pain relief. 

When Your Life Seems a Little Hectic

Chiropractic treatments have been shown to treat anxiety, depression, and other conditions that affect our well-being. Your brain and your body will be firing on all cylinders after a visit with the chiropractor.

When Your Body is Changing

If you're pregnant, a teen in their adolescent years and even a person advancing in age and experiencing changes with your body, chiropractic care is a viable and effective solution to help you through transitional periods. 

If you have any additional questions about how chiropractic treatments can benefit you, contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center to schedule your consultation today.