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When it comes to diet, it's important to think with a clear head instead of following the latest trends. Below are a few tips for a smart and healthy diet that will last through the ages.

Eat Smaller Portions

Instead of cramming all of your nutrition into 2-3 meals per day, eat closer to 5 smaller meals throughout the day. Try intermittent fasting if it works for you for increased health benefits.

Eat More Vegetables

No matter how much veggies you eat per day, chances are you could eat more. Going as green as you can with your diet will help your digestive system, not to mention the fact that veggies are packed with essential vitamins and nutrients.

Stop Fast-Food

Instead of getting a few fast-food meals per month, treat yourself to an amazing meal at a good restaurant that uses fresh ingredients once a month. Cut out sugar and processed carbohydrates wherever you can.

If you have any additional questions about how diet can help fuel your healthy lifestyle, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.

As we get through the workweek, some days might go by faster than others and some days we might have more energy while others we might be sluggish and lethargic. Below Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over a few ways that you can stay energized throughout the day in order to achieve new levels of productivity.

Have a Soundtrack

While you're at work, play music with positive energy. When you get bored with the rotation, switch it up. You'll be surprised how much music can influence your mood and your energy.

Eat for Fuel

Stop eating for mouth pleasure and start eating for fuel. Eat clean, whole foods that are easier to process, so your body can spend its energy on other things besides digesting processed foods.

Hydrate

When we're dehydrated we can start to feel slow, tired, and we can also experience blurred vision and headaches. Drink the requisite amount of water each day to maximize your energy and make sure your body is functioning at optimum capacity.

Getting up and stretching is another good way to activate the body, not to mention a great way to switch up the monotony. Another great way to increase your energy is by undergoing chiropractic treatment regularly, which has been shown to improve cognitive function, increase alertness, and decrease anxiety and insomnia symptoms. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.

As parents, raising a teenager can often be the most challenging time. A teenager will have more questions about your decisions and the rules you enforce. A teenager has several more opinions moment to moment than, say, a baby does. That's why it's important to stay engaged as a parent and provide the guidance, structure, love, and support your teen needs to thrive in this fast-paced world.

Read on for a few tips that serve as suggestions to boost your teen's engagement and overall happiness in life.

The Pursuit Of a Skill

Putting your teen in a dance class, yoga class, or even a martial art will pay off in dividends when it comes to discipline and building your teen's self-confidence.

Let Them Choose

Giving your teen options will help them feel like they're a part of the process. Instead of giving them ultimatums, give them a few options when it comes to something you'd like to achieve. If you want your teen to play an instrument, let them pick which one. If you want your child to learn a new language, leave it up to them to choose which.

Develop a Metric and Reward System

Make sure that your teen knows they'll be rewarded for their hard work. You can give them added incentives that will motivate them toward achieving their goals -- like, say, a trip to Europe after graduating with honors, for instance.

Chiropractic care has also been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, not to mention provide a host of health benefits that will have your teen functioning at optimum capacity. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation in order to learn more.

At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we like to encourage our diverse patient base to stay active, but we also like to provide them with information that will help them get the most out of their workouts -- which becomes a combination of best practices, nutrition, getting good sleep, and reducing joint, muscle, and ligament strain. 

Read on for a few ways to maximize your output and your results at the gym.

1.) Train Smart

Don't overload the weights, which entails overloading muscles and joints. Instead, opt for lower weight at higher reps. Whenever you can, do exercises that utilize your own body weight as this is the least detrimental to your joints and your back.

2.) Make Hardcore Mixes

Exercise to the music that pumps you up, whatever that may be. You'll notice that your runs will get faster and longer. You'll also notice more energy coursing through your veins during your workouts.

3.) Eat Well and Hydrate

Eat clean, whole foods and remember to drink half your body weight in ounces of water -- you'll be more energetic and focused during your time at the gym. You'll also notice your body recover quicker and you'll feel better overall.

4.) Engage in Active Recovery

Instead of sitting on the couch and streaming endless TV, go on a nature hike, or take a yoga class. Do something that isn't so strenuous, that way you're engaging in what fitness gurus call "Active Recovery." You'll be giving the body the rest it needs without having to feel like you're being lazy.

Chiropractic care is another way to get the most out of your workouts. Call Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more. 

When it comes to choosing the right nutritional supplement, you may have so many options that you end up in analysis-paralysis mode. That's okay! That's why Barton Chiropractic Clinic is here to help with our handy-dandy guide to choosing the right supplements that compliment you and your lifestyle.

Keep reading for a few tips to utilize when choosing dietary supplements.

Research Your Brands

Make sure that you choose a brand with a good reputation that uses only the finest and highest quality ingredients.

Go Organic

Make sure that your supplement brand uses organic sourcing to ensure that you're getting the best product.

Consider Your Own Health and Wellness

Make sure that your supplements complement your diet and your fitness goals to ensure your dietary supplements pack the most punch.

Consult with a Physician

Make sure that you consult with a medical professional before taking dietary supplements. Those in the medical field can also give you valuable information about what you should and shouldn't take.

Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic if you have any additional questions about supplements. We have a long track record of keeping our patients healthy and well for the long haul.

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