Today Barton Chiropractic Clinic would like to speak from the heart -- your heart! Did you know that 1 in 3 people live with some form or another of cardiovascular disease? It's actually the leading cause of death in men in America. It's now more important than ever to pay attention to what is going on with your heart. It's important to know what risks there are and what you can do to curb cardiovascular disease in your life.
Read on for 3 ways to help prevent heart disease.
When you exercise regularly you're giving your heart a great workout. Exercising 3-4 times per week at an average of 45 minutes will make a big difference in your heart health. High-intensity interval training is an excellent way to go. Even walking for an hour a few days a week will help immensely.
2.) Controlling Your Weight
This is a big one. Making sure that your weight is under control is hugely important for heart health. Eating a diet based in leafy greens and whole foods while reducing sugar and processed carb intake will also help you control your weight. If you're sedentary at work, make sure that you're budgeting time to get your stretch or your walk on.
3.) A Chiropractic Adjustment
Did you know that one of the best all-natural ways to combat heart disease is by a visit to the chiropractor? After just one chiropractic adjustment to a misaligned Atlas bone can cause a major decrease in blood pressure.
If you have any additional questions about how a chiropractic adjustment can help your heart and overall wellness, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today.
Nerves are important message carriers that transmit from your brain and your spinal cord. When you have a pinched nerve, this means that this communication system has been damaged and that minor or severe problems can come as a result. Nerve compression can be the result of repetitive motion, or even from inflammation.
Below are 3 telltale signs that you have a pinched nerve.
1.) Pins and Needle Feeling
You may have a pinched nerve if you're experiencing that all-too-familiar pins and needles feelings, especially in your extremities. Radiating pain can also come as a result.
If you experience weakness, especially during your everyday activities, this may be cause for concern. Sometimes your symptoms might even worsen as you try certain types of movements, movements like turning your head or flexing your neck.
3.) Pain in Area of Compression
If you're experiencing any sort of pain in your area of compression, then it's a good indicator that you may have a pinched nerve that needs treatment. How long each patient experiences symptoms will vary from case to case. Certain patients may benefit simply from resting their injured area, while others may need to seek chiropractic care.
If you do decide to go the chiropractor route, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.
At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we're in the business of keeping our patients active and living their best lives. A big part of that is providing chiropractic care and advice that helps our patients navigate their everyday lives, including the work place.
Below are a few tips you can incorporate into your daily routine to reduce your chances of getting an injury on the job!
1.) Invest in a Good Chair
If you're sitting for long periods of time, make sure that you have a good chair with just the right amount of support. Spending a little extra in this department might be a good idea.
Just like with your chair, shoes are an equally important investment that need to be considered. Shop for both comfort and support again. If you're standing for long periods of time, make sure you pick something with a thick sole.
Making sure that you do a quick stretch routine at the top of every hour will set you up for a smooth day and help you avoid getting an injury on the job.
4.) Incorporate Conscious Breathing
Breathing deep will help you stay relaxed and help you improve your posture. You'll also increase your calmness and collectedness, which are two great qualities in a coworker!
If you have any addtional questions about how to reduce work-related back pain, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.
If you work at a place that has you sitting for long periods of time, your posture may be in jeopardy. But, the truth is, everyday activities like driving, lifting weights and heavy objects, even exercises themselves can cause your posture to be out of whack.
Below are a few quick and easy tips to perfect your posture on your own.
1.) Keep Your Alignment
Make sure that your ears are aligned over your shoulders, and make sure your shoulders are aligned over your hips -- this is a good rule for both standing and sitting. When you lean or hunch forward you can cause misalignment in your spine, which will lead to back problems.
2.) Sit With Your Feet Flat on the Ground
Instead of sitting with your legs crossed, make sure you sit with your feet flat on the ground. If you're able to, make sure you have a chair tall enough to leave your knees slightly lower than your hips when rested.
3.) Pull Back Those Shoulder Blades
Avoid getting rounded shoulders, which can lead to back and neck problems, by pulling your shoulders back (and down) while pushing your chest out (and up).
If you have back or neck pain that persists even in the face of taking the measures listed above, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.
It's doesn't matter if you're an ultra marathon runner or a server at a restaurant, choosing the right shoe is paramount to your back and your joint health.
There are certain qualities that you should look for in a shoe. You'll want to consider what you'll be doing in the shoe. For instance, if you'll be working at a restaurant, you'll want to get a slip-resistant shoe. If you're going to be running 5 miles a day, you'll want a lightweight shoe that provides the right amount of cushion for your needs, not to mention something that fits like a glove.
Below are 4 factors that go into choosing the right shoe.
1.) Comfort Level
You don't want a shoe that is too stiff or too small for your foot. Sure, there will be a certain amount of "breaking in" that needs to be done, but, generally, when you choose a shoe, you should feel good about its level of comfort right off the bat.
You'll want a shoe that helps reduce wear and tear on your joints. Make sure there is a good amount of cushion, but make sure to stay in moderation, because too much cushion can actually work to weaken your operating joints and muscles.
Pay attention to the level of support your shoe offers when you're walking briskly and running. Your foot needs to stay in proper alignment and your shoe plays a big part in this.
4.) The Right Fit
Making sure your shoe is the right fit is hugely important. You don't want something that your foot will be swimming around in, which can lead to blistering and discomfort. You want at least a centimeter or two between the tips of your toes and the end of your shoe.
At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we provide our patients with chiropractic treatments and educational materials that help them deal with injury and prevent future injuries. If you have any questions about choosing the proper shoe for you, or any other ways you can reduce back pain and stiffness, contact us today.