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4 Ways to Engage in Active Recovery

In this day and age many of us engage in super active lifestyles on top of working a 40+ hour week. In such cases it might seem like it's a good idea to take one full day off and do nothing. However, that one day off you take is actually a perfect opportunity to stay active while giving your body a rest from the abuse you've been putting it through all week. Below are a few ways to engage in active recovery, which will help you be more productive and experience new levels of wellness. 1.) Do Yoga Yoga is a great way to engage your body while also stretching out your muscles and giving your joints some much-needed TLC. 2.) Go on a Hike If you run, maybe taking a day off can mean going up to the mountains and going on a 5-mile hike. You'll still feel the burn without pushing yourself to exertion. It will still count as a day off! 3.) Paddleboarding Paddleboarding is actually a fantastic way to engage your core while at the same time enjoying nature. Runners, athletes, and martial artists can all count a day of paddleboarding as a day off. 4.) See Your Local Chiropractor Seeing your local chirorpactic care specialist is a great way to engage in active recovery on your day off. If you have any questions about how you can boost your wellness the drug-free, all natural way, contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today.

Exploring Headache Causes: Is Your Lifestyle to Blame?

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Sitting for a living makes your headache-prone

There are countless physiological reasons you may be experiencing headache and each can be compounded by abstract factors and the lifestyles we lead. Many people work jobs that require long deskbound periods combined with extreme mental exertion, or physically demanding jobs, taxing the body to its breaking point. Stress is accumulating all the time, and if you are not giving your brain and body proper nutrition, sleep, and exercise, the cards will stack against you, commonly resulting in a headache. They are fickle and personalized: each person’s headache is a manifestation of your lifestyle.

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Walking is the Ultimate Preventive Medicine

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What is the power contained within a simple walk?

The power is profound: walking for just half an hour per day can be a godsend to joints that are silently crying out for movement. It frees your body and your mind, fighting back against both physical pain and mental anxiety. It allows you to re-focus your thoughts and gain perspective that cannot be gained through sitting around doing nothing! Let's take a look at the power of walking from a chiropractor's perspective.

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The Problem of Body Weight Bearing Down On Your Joints

Joint pain is one of the first and most noticeable health problems caused by being overweight

Your joints have it tough. Even at your target weight, they are still under near constant pressure to facilitate movement without giving in or giving out. But when you surpass your target weight, the burden can become unbearable. Take your spinal joints for example: those in the lumbar are responsible for bearing and stabilizing the weight of your upper body while still allowing for a modicum of movement. Piling more and more weight on top of these joints means reduces their capacity to provide this function, while also causing them to degrade. 

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