As many Americans (over 70 million, as a matter of fact) head into their homes in order to reduce COVID-19 exposure and spread, it's important to do what we can to ensure our bodies and minds get the attention they need. Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over a few ways to keep your mind in check during this time of quarantine.
Don't Hate, Meditate!
Instead of resisting the circumstances, embrace this free time you have and this new space to explore all sorts of mind-altering practices that you can take with you once we're allowed outdoors again. Sit down and clear your mind for 10 minutes each day. If you're feeling ambitious, try to build your way up to 20 minutes each day.
Mindfulness in the Morning
Right when you wake up is a great opportunity to sit and meditate or try to get on some sort of spiritual plane that will help guide your thoughts and actions throughout the day. Pray to a higher power or give thanks for your abundance. Think globally in terms of this. If you're an American, you have so much more than 99% of the world.
Practicing deep breathing is a great way to calm yourself and lower your heart rate. You can especially use this tool during stressful times of crisis in order to bring light to any situation.
Chiropractic treatment is another great way to recalibrate the mind and body, and our treatments at Barton Chiropractic Clinic have been shown to reduce anxiety, boost your mood, and even help promote a good night of sleep. Contact us today to learn more about how our treatments can help you.
During these uncertain times, you may have heard the term "Social Distancing" getting thrown around, which has to do with all of us doing our part to limit our exposure in an effort to stop the spread of The Coronavirus.
Social Distancing means staying away from highly populated high profile events and venues, not to mention practicing new standards of cleanliness.
If your job allows, try to work from home, especially while the virus is in full swing. Even if you're younger in age, it's important to do what you can to stay away from people who are of higher risks, such as the elderly and infants.
If you have children or a senior in your household, it's important to keep their places of dwelling as clean as possible, not to mention limit personal touch with those who are more susceptible to this disease.
Staying away from the grocery store during high traffic times is another good idea. There might be more supplies first thing in the morning, too, which will set you up for success when it comes to hunkering down.
Try not to hoard supplies -- we all have to stay healthy and safe during this time. If one person has to suffer based on you being more comfortable, this is not the way to go.
If you have the means to support local businesses, visit during low traffic times, or purchase gift cards online to show your support during these trying times.
At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we're doing our part to stay safe and keep our patients healthy during sickness and in health. Contact us today to learn more about how our treatments can give your immune system an added boost.
At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we're in the business of keeping our patients healthy and well for the long haul, and a part of that means educating our patients and readership about best practices and habits to adopt during times of strife. With the Coronavirus in full swing across the globe, it's important for each and every one of us to do our part to limit exposure and reduce the spread of this dangerous illness.
Below, Barton Chiropractic goes over a few tips to stay safe and healthy during this trying time.
Tip #1: Keep Your Hands Clean
Keep your hands off of surfaces that get used commonly by the public, such as door handles and handrails. If you must touch a surface commonly used, it's important to wash your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth in order to limit your own exposure to germs.
Tip #2: Make Healthy Choices
Eat plenty of greens and fruits to boost your immune system during these times. Stay away from junk food. Keep your cardio in check, because your respiratory system is hugely important. As we are finding now, viruses tend to affect those with poor respiratory systems, those who are obese, and those who are of inadequate health more frequently than those who are not.
Tip #3: Head in for a Chiropractic Tune-Up
Come into Barton Chiropractic for an adjustment, which has been shown to help your GI tract and immune system function better, which will help your body fight off infections more effectively.
If you're feeling under the weather, make sure you stay at home. Stay away from large events where 100 or more people are gathering. If you have an older family member who is more at risk, try to keep your interactions with them over the phone until these riskier times have been put behind us. It's time to weather the storm together. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation.
The Spring season is a great jumping-off point for creating a routine that incorporates your health and wellness at every turn. Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over a few ways to push yourself in a positive direction in the more temperate months of the year.
Eat Healthy Spring Foods
The great thing about the Spring season is there are all sorts of fun fruits and vegetables to incorporate into your diet. Eat plenty of salads and drink green smoothies to boost your health and give yourself some positive fuel for the day.
Take your yoga practice outdoors or start hiking or incorporating some outdoor runs into your exercise routine for positive results. Fitness is something that should be focused on year-round, and Spring is an easier season to stay active in than, say, the winter season.
Schedule a Spring Appointment with Barton Chiropractic
This Spring, it may be a good idea to come in for a chiropractic adjustment, which will help recalibrate your body and mind, not to mention provide drug-free pain relief and a host of additional health and wellness benefits for each and every patient. Contact us today to learn more.
Tendonitis is a condition that occurs when inflammation or irritation affects a tendon of the body, which is a thick, cord-like part of the body that joins muscle to bone.
Tendonitis symptoms include pain at the site of the tendon area, which can gradually build over time or suddenly explode with severity. The tendon in question will feel tense during any sort of movement, which will end up restricting functionality to some degree.
Drug-Free Tendonitis Treatment Options
Ways to reduce tendonitis pain include resting your injured tendon. Hot/cold therapy can also be beneficial for pain relief, as well as avoiding any activities that could potentially aggravate the problem.
Chiropractic treatment is also an incredibly beneficial option when it comes to arthritis, tendonitis, whiplash, sciatica pain, nerve disorders, and much, much more. Just one chiropractic adjustment will have you feeling better, not to mention increase your range of motion and restore your body to optimum functionality.
Chiropractic Adjustments in Homewood, IL
Barton Chiropractic Clinic is open six days a week and we're here to provide drug-free alternatives to surgery and prescription medication. We always aim to treat the whole patient, targeting underlying problems instead of just handling the symptoms. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.