Did you know that many injuries are related to fatigue and lethargy?
Yep, it's true. When we're tired we're more likely to fall into being lazy or clumsy, which means we may not be focusing so much on our form, posture, and coordination. There are moments throughout the day that we're all on autopilot, which actually makes us more susceptible to an injury, whether it occurs in the workplace or on your off time. Below are a few ways you can tweak your nutrition to energize you throughout your day.
1.) Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
You should try to drink a quart of water when you wake up in the morning. Try to drink half your body weight in ounces -- for instance, if you're 150 pounds, you'd drink 75 ounces of water daily. Hydration is key to functionality and will also help your body function at optimum capacity.
2.) Eat Protein-Rich Foods
Making sure to eat foods high in protein, like eggs, clean meats, quinoa, spirulina, greek yogurt, etc. will help you fuel your day. Focusing on the times of day you eat as well as the amount of food you take in at each meal is paramount to fueling your body properly as well.
3.) Get Those Greens!
Try to start having a veggie smoothie every day and try to incorporate vegetables into EVERY meal. If you have a scramble in the morning, try to put it on a bed of kale, for instance. Fruits are great, but they're loaded in sugar, so add fruit to your smoothies with caution, and try to make sure you get maximum health benefits from said fruit (we recommend berries -- which are rich in antioxidants -- as well as bananas).
Back and neck injuries are often avoidable through being cautious and alert to your surroundings and being in touch with your body and its relations to the space it occupies. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today if you've experienced an injury. Read our blog for more valuable tips and information to optimize your wellness.