When it comes to exercise, it's just as important to have as active a recovery plan as you have a workout plan. Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over a few at-home recovery essentials for your consideration, which will help you bounce back from a hard workout, get a better night of sleep, and more.
Foam muscle rollers and plastic muscle rollers are good for getting rid of muscle tension after a workout. Spend 10 minutes or so on your legs and your lower back for better recovery and for a relaxation boost.
Acupressure mats and pillows are great investments. It might be uncomfortable your first few times, but you'll immediately start to notice a difference in muscle tension relief. This product is sure to become a staple in many fitness guru's recovery repertoires.
Investing in your at-home yoga practice is a good idea. There are tons of resources online that make in-person yoga classes a thing of the past.
Chiropractic treatment is considered essential during this time and is available for patients seeking drug-free pain relief and muscle tension relief. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn about the many benefits our treatments have to offer.
If you're one of the millions of Americans who are working from home as most of us shelter in place, it's important that you get into a groove and show your employer you're not one of the countless people who are slacking off while working from home.
On the contrary, you can actually show your employer that working from home has you getting more work done... and at a higher quality as well.
Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over a few tips that will help you get more out of yourself during COVID-19 closures.
Get Up Earlier
Getting up earlier will have you likely starting your morning off the way you like -- maybe with a little exercise, some yoga, a light breakfast (if you're not intermittent fasting), and some mindfulness exercises. Set the tone for your day right away, then swing into work mode and watch yourself feeling inspired and the opposite of sluggish.
Eating clean, whole foods (and plenty of veggies) will help energize you throughout the day. Eating processed carbs and refined sugars will only gum up the works for you -- and you'll bog your body down with digesting complex foods, which will make you tired.
Pick the Right Soundtrack
Listen to classical, jazz, heavy metal -- whatever gets your engines going when it comes to your work. Try to avoid having the television on, unless it's part of your highly productive routine already.
Here's another free suggestion: Try Chiropractic Treatment! At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we provide treatments that help optimize your body and brain, which will help you get more stuff done! Contact us today and let's get started.
If you're using a smartphone or a smart device for an extended amount of time during work or at home -- or while working from home for that matter -- then you've likely experienced some side effects that have to do with tech neck, symptoms that you may or may not even be aware of.
Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over tech neck as well as a few ways to counteract the effects that staring at smart devices has on our neck, spine, and posture.
First, try stretching throughout the day. At the top or bottom of every hour, try to take about 5 minutes to get out of your seat and stretch your body. Your neck and spine will thank you for it!
Next, try to limit screen time. Try to only be on your computer for x amount of time each day and counteract that time with good old fashioned exercise.
Instead of craning your neck to look down at your phone to text and surf the web, hold your phone slightly above your eye line and keep your chin slightly raised -- we know this may look strange, but it's best to stop looking down at your phone now to avoid having some serious neck and spine problems down the road.
Visiting your local chiropractic care specialist is another great way to release tension related to tech neck, helping your spine and other essential bodily systems function at optimum capacity. We're only as healthy as our spines, after all. Contact Barton Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation if you'd like to learn more.
Now that we're starting to see the COVID-19 curve begin to flatten out, it's okay to start thinking about your own wellness protocol, since your immune system is now likely compromised by months spent in self-quarantine.
Those of us who are still wearing masks everywhere can begin to calm down a little bit. The people who should be wearing masks outside are now the sick and those who have a propensity to be affected by Coronavirus. It's probably also okay to start meeting with someone you haven't seen in awhile, as long as they're low risk and have not been exposed to COVID-19. Human contact is essential in many ways, including the biological informational exchange that occurs. When we come into contact with people we help build each other's biome, so our immune systems can be in great shape to ward off infection.
Start building your cardiovascular system again and get outdoors so you can get some Vitamin D, which you need in order to keep your body and immune system working properly.
If you have any questions about how our essential treatments can help facilitate your new wellness protocol and build your immune system at the same time, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.
As most people in this great country of ours have been observing social distancing and shelter in place regulations, it's likely that many of us might have put our own health protocols on the backburner, especially those of us who undergo physical therapy or visit a specialist on anything close to a normal basis.
If your neck, your back, your legs, or even your sinuses are out of whack, chiropractic treatment is considered essential during these times. As more businesses start opening up, it's okay to start thinking about continuing with your wellness protocol if you've put it on hold.
If you have any questions about how you can safely get back to your normal chiropractic treatment, we're here to help. Contact Barton Chiropractic today to learn more. Our treatments have been shown to help boost your immune system, promote a good night of sleep, reduce anxiety, and much, much more. Chiropractic treatment offers a plethora of great benefits during these uncertain times.