It's astonishing how many Americans walk around each day not being properly hydrated. Instead of grabbing a large glass of water in the morning, many of us are eager to reach for that cup of coffee -- it has water in it after all!
Barton Chiropractic Clinic would like to go over the health benefits of proper hydration, which means drinking about half our body weight in ounces of water each and every day. Proper hydration leads to a more functional body and to a better mindset.
Conversely, dehydration can seriously disrupt your performance and put you in a poor mood.
When our bodies are properly hydrated, this regulates body temperature, which will have you running at optimum capacity. Drinking plenty of water also helps lubricate the joints, which will have you feeling better as you move about the world.
Proper hydration also ensures that your body's internal organs are functioning correctly as well.
If you don't get the right amount of water in your body each day, your quality of sleep can end up diminishing, not to mention your quality of mood.
It's funny how chiropractic adjustments can also help improve your mood, your nightly sleep, and the way your body functions on a day-to-day basis. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more about how our treatments can make your life better.
It seems like we, as a society, are dealing with one traumatic event after another -- which can create a lot of stress and anxiety. In many cases, our stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on our mental health, but stress can also create tension in the body that can lead to pain and injury.
Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over a few ways that chiropractic treatment helps patients deal with stress.
First, chiropractic treatment can help release tension in the body, which includes your muscles and joints. One simple adjustment can help with body aches and lack of flexibility. Chiropractic adjustments also help release tension that results in headaches.
Your spine is connected to your central nervous system, and spine misalignment can lead to mind/body communication issues. One chiropractic adjustment can help ensure that your brain is firing on all cylinders.
Lastly, chiropractic treatment has been shown to boost mood, reduce insomnia, and improve the GI system, which will help reduce your overall stress on a daily basis. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more about how our treatments can help you get through the most trying times with grace and ease.
Deciding on topics to write about at a time like this, as a chiropractic care specialist, can be a challenge at times. But we here at Barton Chiropractic Clinic believe that times like these are crucial for spreading accurate and valuable information.
Right now, it might seem like the world has been experiencing turmoil after turmoil. Whether that's actually true or just our perceptions doesn't actually matter, because what really matters is how we handle these events that occur in the world.
Getting right with ourselves has to do with being healthy, making healthy choices, and finding a way to achieve some sort of inner peace and serenity, even when the world seems to be more than a little out of sorts around us.
Below, Barton Chiropractic gives 3 key mindfulness techniques that will help you stay mentally well during this time.
1.) Build Your Meditation Practice
Taking 10 minutes out of each day to meditate is extremely beneficial for mental health and wellness. It might seem difficult to get "down to nothing" -- as in thinking of nothing. Whenever you catch yourself in a familiar thought pattern, simply stop yourself without judgment and continue with your meditation. As you practice, you will get better at calming down the mind during this time and even throughout the rest of your day.
2.) Start Thinking of Others
Since you're with yourself 24/7, shouldn't you be given a break from that from time to time? Well, the only way to do that is to start investing in and thinking of others, perhaps even more than you think of yourself. By now, you should be kind of boring to yourself anyways, right? Watch your life begin to enrich, open up, and you'll also find that your mind is healthier when you're not indulging in selfishness.
3.) Consider Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractic treatment might not seem like a path to mindfulness upon initial glance, but spinal adjustments can seriously improve mental cognition, helping your mind and body fire on all cylinders, which is sure to boost your mindfulness efforts at the same time.
Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more about how our treatments can unlock the best version of you.
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.