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At Barton Chiropractic Clinic sometimes we think it's best to tell it like it is. 2020 has been a real mulligan of a year and as we take this roller coaster ride to its finale, it doesn't seem like things are getting any less stressful. We're in the middle of a very important election year and no matter on which side of the line you stand, you're likely stressed about how things are going to go down.

However, we'd like to remind our patients and readership that there's only ever been one thing you can control in this life, and that's YOU. So, let's take a moment to think about some healthy things we can all do for ourselves to get the most out of October, regardless of what's going on in the world around us.

First, build a yoga practice, which will release tension in the body, not to mention help you get in tune with your mind/body/breathing connection. It's therapeutic as all get out.

Next, try to meditate for a few minutes each day as a way to let your mind settle. Think of the inside of your head as a busy snow globe -- all you're doing is letting those little snowflakes (restless thoughts) settle. The more you do it the better you'll get. Eventually, you'll be able to sit for your allotted time without much thought interruption. Meditation will help build an inner calmness that you never thought was possible, not to mention help increase focus and mental clarity.

Lastly, chiropractic treatment is a great way to reduce anxiety, get a better night of sleep, not to mention get the drug-free pain relief you need -- without prescription drug intervention, which is hugely important during our current opioid epidemic. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more about how our treatments make our patient's lives better on a daily basis.

We know it's Fall season and the weather is getting a little more chill. Seasons change and we tend to hibernate, or at the very least hunker down a little more, eating comfort food, and maybe binge-watching a few too many meaningless TV shows.

During the Fall season, there are a few rampant bad habits that Barton Chiropractic Clinic would like to raise awareness about. If you can avoid these bad fall habits, you'll likely have a more productive season and feel healthier through it all.

1.) Ditch PSL Lattes

We know that pumpkin spice is life during the Fall season, so maybe it's a good idea to have one huge PSL latte at the beginning of fall, then pretty much write them off. Drinking sugary coffees in the morning loaded with high-fructose corn syrup is a horrible way to start the day. Cut out all processed sugars this Fall season for a boosted immune system and other health benefits.

2.) Have Active Recovery Days

Instead of sitting in front of the TV with a big bowl of mac and cheese every weekend, make it a point to get outdoors, whether you go on a nature hike or a simple neighborhood stroll. Take a yoga class, meditate, and get a full body massage. Find creative ways to be productive while giving your body the space it needs to recharge itself.

3.) Overworking

We know Fall season means winter (and the end of the year) are right around the corner. Many of us attempt to force a ton of things into the last quarter of our year, grasping for straws as a way to close out the year productively.

Instead, try to set one simple work goal that will carry you through the year and work diligently at that. When the new year starts, create a new simple goal that will carry you through the next quarter.

As Fall season commences, it's natural that old aches and pains might start to show up. Give us a call at Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more about how our treatments can get the best out of you.

As of today, September 18th, the chiropractic profession turns 125 years old.

Back in 1895 D.D. Palmer performed the very first chiropractic adjustment for Harvey Lillard. Up until that point Palmer had specialized in alternative treatments and would eventually perfect The Palmer Method, which a majority of chiropractors incorporate into their practices to this day.

Palmer would start Palmer College of Chiropractic two years later in 1897, which also is still in operation today.

This means that chiropractic treatment has been serving patients who seek drug-free solutions to a variety of health conditions and maladies for one and a quarter-century. At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we're so very proud to be a part of such a rich history of service.

And chiropractic treatment is only going to be more relevant and necessary in today's opioid epidemic. We have a ton of drug-free options that will have you feeling happy and healthy on a daily basis, not to mention help you deal with any injuries and work out any kinks that show up along the way.

Contact us today to learn more about how our treatments can help get the best out of you and your entire family.

When it comes to your workouts, it's important to prepare your body properly before you put it through a demanding routine, not to mention set your body up for success after your workouts. Failing to properly warm-up and cool down before and after a workout can result in a serious injury or at the very least an unnecessary amount of soreness after your workout.

Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over the importance of warming up and cooling down when it comes to your exercise routine. 

Warming up is important in order to get your body ready. Start with simple movements and start getting your body moving. Incorporate movements you'll be doing during your actual workout and try to activate the muscles you know you'll be working. When you're warmed-up your body is more pliable, more flexible, and less likely to experience an injury.

Cooling down is just as important as warming up. If you simply stop right after your workout and lie down, your body will get tense as lactic acid gathers in the muscles, which can cause discomfort and soreness. Going on a walk or a quick nature hike is a great way to cool down. Follow that up with a little yoga routine for extra cool-down/active recovery points.

Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn about how our treatments pair extremely well with an active lifestyle.

Labor Day Weekend means for many days spent at the lake, the beach, the mountains -- what have you. Many of us have huge barbecues and spend a significant amount of time around friends and loved ones.

That's all great and we highly encourage safely stretching your legs this Labor Day. However, if you're wondering how to get active during the weekend in order to earn that burger, hotdog, mac & cheese, and the other comfort foods you might be partaking in.

Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over a few ways that you can get your exercise in over Labor Day Weekend.

First, if the weather and air quality permits, it's a great idea to go on a hike this weekend. Take a 5-10 mile trek in the wilderness to reboot your brain and get back in touch with nature.

Holiday weekends are also a great time to continue to build your meditation and yoga practice, both of which help harmonize the body, mind, and spirit. You'll find yourself calm and having a new sort of inner peace if you faithfully build both practices, taking some time over Labor Day to work on your own self-care.

If you make it to the lake, instead of just sitting on the beach or on a boat, paddleboarding is a great exercise and you'd be far less likely to sustain an injury paddleboarding than you would, say, wakeboarding.

After you get active this Labor Day Weekend, we'll be here if you need to relieve your body from any tension related to your Labor Day activities. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more about who we are and how we can help optimize your health and wellness.

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Phone: (708) 922-1400
email: BartonChiro@att.net

Address: 
18665 Dixie Hwy, 
Homewood, IL 60430

Barton Chiropractic Clinic

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 Monday:  8:00am - 12:00noon
 Tuesday:  8:00am - 6:30pm
 Wednesday:  8:00am - 12:00noon
 Thursday:  8:00am - 6:30pm
 Friday:  8:00am - 12:00noon
 Saturday:  8:00am - 11:00am
 Sunday  Closed