If you're looking for some fresh, clean dish options to include in your spread this holiday season, you're not alone! More and more of our patients at Barton Chiropractic Clinic are choosing to combine a healthy diet with chiropractic treatment in order to unlock hidden health benefits like better mobility, improved flexibility, restful sleep, peaceful mood, not to mention a cognitive boost.
Below are a few dishes that will keep your holiday season healthy.
Sweet Potato Lasagna
Sweet potatoes are a great substitute for starch-heavy bulk potatoes. Sweet potato lasagna will be a big hit with your vegan attendees, not to mention provide a healthy alternative to the normal Thanksgiving fare.
Kale, Fruit, and Nut Salad
Definitely include a salad at the table, and use kale in lieu of romaine for additional health benefits. Adding dried fruit and plenty of crunch (almonds, sunflower seeds, etc.) will diversify the flavor and give you additional healthy fats that will help your mind stay sharp.
Use Dark Chocolate
Try to be sensible when planning desserts and make sure you use dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Dark chocolate is believed to have nutritional value and serve has healthy fuel for the brain. Dark chocolate and all-natural peanut butter make an excellent combination.
Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic if you need a quick tune-up before Turkey Day. We're here if you need us!
When it comes down to it, our recovery routines should be given just as much thought as our workout routines. We can learn a valuable lesson from professional athletes from previous generations, athletes who now have trouble getting around and performing simple tasks because they've pushed their bodies to the limits.
When we work out, we put our bodies through tremendous strain. It's important to have a plan in place to recover properly.
Drink coconut water right after your workout -- it's a great way to get a quick hydration boost. Make sure to have at least half your body weight in ounces of water per day to stay properly hydrated.
Stretch it out after your workout. If you can develop a yoga practice, this is all for the better. For every hour you work out, you should stretch for half an hour. Your body and joints will thank you!
Visit Your Local Chiropractor
Your chiropractor can do a lot to increase your range of motion, help with drug-free pain relief, and provide you with treatments that help your body and brain function at optimum capacity. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.
It's likely that you have a friend out there who is raving to you about their essential oil collection. You might be interested in learning about essential oils, but maybe you don't know where to start. That means you're in the exact right place! Barton Chiropractic Clinic would like to go over a few things about essential oils that will help educate you before you make any commitments or purchases.
Essential Oils Go Way Back
Folks have been using essential oils since ancient times -- there are descriptions of essential oils throughout ancient texts, including the bible.
Essential Oils Have Healing Properties
Essential oils are derived from plants and seeds and have healing and regenerative properties.
Each Oil Has a Different Use
Lavender is generally used for soothing and calming effects while peppermint is used to revitalize. Sandalwood, on the other hand, calms the nerves and improves focus. Make sure you know the effect each essential oil produces for best possible results.
How Do I Use Essential Oils
Essential oils can be rubbed on the body, breathed in through a diffuser, or sniffed gently through an inhaler.
If you have any questions about essential oils, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.
As Veteran's Day Weekend gets underway, Barton Chiropractic Clinic would like to discuss ways that chiropractic treatments can help veterans who have faithfully served our country. Below are some of the distinct benefits chiropractic adjustments can offer.
Drug-Free Pain Relief
It's important to pursue pain relief options that are drug-free. In today's opioid crisis it's important to protect yourself by exploring healthier alternatives to prescription medication.
Those who experience the trials of war might have more trouble achieving a restful night of sleep on a nightly basis. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to help promote a more restful night of sleep, not to mention reduce insomnia symptoms.
Chiropractic Treatments in Homewood, IL
Chiropractic adjustments are a great countermeasure to wear and tear that soldiers experience from lugging around heavy equipment, which can really do some serious damage to your back, neck, and joints. Let's do something about it together! Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more!
The holiday season might present a few obstacles to your health and wellness plan, things like relatives coming to visit, large meals to prep and cook, dinner parties to host, and maybe even a work function or two to attend.
However, it's during these times especially that it's important to have a plan in place to keep your wellness program going strong. Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over a few ways to stay healthy and well during the holiday season.
Switch Up Your Fitness Routine
The holiday season might mean extra crowds in the gym, either just before holiday festivities or just after. Maybe switch to a more outdoor routine during the holidays to avoid crowds and maximize your time.
Prep Healthy Food
Meal plan for yourself (and your family, if applicable), and make sure to prepare healthy dishes for your holidays, that way you and the people you're close to have plenty of healthy snacking options available.
Visit Your Local Chiropractor
Visiting your chiropractor will bring benefits like enhanced sleep, improved mood, and increased energy, so you'll be able to spend more time preparing for the holidays and spending those special holidays that only come once a year with the ones you love. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your holiday chiropractic consultation.