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Fitting Chiropractic Care into Your Wellness Routine

As people start to hone in on their wellness routine and really make the critical tweaks that help them get the very best results, it becomes more and more important to invest time and resources into what really works. Some active folks are on the fence about whether or not they need chiropractic treatments due to the fact that chiropractic treatment is generally seen as something that injured patients or patients more advanced in age exclusively benefit from.

However, many of the world's most active athletes, not to mention those who simply use fitness to stay in shape, use chiropractic treatments for a distinct mental and physical edge.

Chiropractic as Active Recovery

On one of your off days this month, try visiting the chiropractor to gain benefits like drug-free pain relief, increased range of motion, achieve a higher quality of sleep, reduce depression, and address wear and tear on your joints. Chiropractic treatments offer a host of benefits beyond back pain treatment and relief.

Work with Your Chiropractor

Let your chiropractor know about your daily routine and your wellness routine so they can give you professional input and help you zero in on a diet and a wellness routine that gets the best out of you.

Keep Your Spine in Line

Your neck and your spine experience a significant amount of tension and wear and tear, both from work and from your active lifestyle. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to learn more about how chiropractic treatments can complement your wellness routine.

What is Active Recovery?

When many of us take days off from work and strenuous activity, we might be inclined to think that gives us an excuse to do nothing. Many of us spend our off days eating the types of foods we shouldn't while sitting in front of the television binge-watching the latest hot TV show.

However, it's a much better idea to demand a little more out of yourself. On your days off you have an opportunity to engage in active recovery!

More on Active Recovery

Active recovery has to do with the idea of using your off days from working out to do less strenuous, yet still productive activities. There are multitudes of activities you can engage in that won't push your body too hard, so the next day you'll still be able to get after it like you intend to.

Active Recovery Examples

If you're wondering what counts as active recovery, we'll go over that for you right now! Hiking, taking a yoga class, taking a nature walk, or maybe even a casual dip in the pool are all activities that can be considered active recovery.

Chiropractic Care and Active Recovery

You don't have to save going to the chiropractor just for when you're in pain or feeling injured. You can actually combine chiropractic treatments with an active lifestyle to help your body function at optimum capacity, not to mention help you better recover from your workouts.

Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to schedule your consultation.

Chiropractic for Cage Fighters

In observance of UFC 242 Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center would like to go over a few ways that chiropractic treatments can benefit the cage fighter/MMA fighter in particular.

If you train in any sort of martial art there's a good chance that you experience pain as one of the many results of your efforts. If you decided to stop training and fully heal every time you had an ache or pain, you'd likely never advance in skill and knowledge at your craft. Chiropractic treatments are a great companion to any sort of active lifestyle because they provide effective drug-free pain relief and help keep you in the game longer.

Increase Your Range of Motion

Chiropractic treatments alongside stretching (preferably yoga) will help increase your flexibility and range of motion. You'll be able to land shots and evade shots that you couldn't before. You'll be far more adaptable to the many changes that can occur once the fight is underway.

Boost Brain Function

Your spine has an intimate relationship with your central nervous system and when your spine gets jammed up, so do the communication channels between your body and your brain. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to boost cognitive function, which will increase your fight IQ.

Work Out the Kinks

Chiropractic treatments aim to have your body, your mind, and many other major systems that help you operate functioning at optimum capacity. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to schedule your consultation.

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.