Delayed onset muscle soreness
Known in the shorthand as DOMS, the period of post-exercise pain and fatigue has varying degrees and it is important to stay tuned in to how exhausted and painful your body feels post-exercise. Low-grade DOMS is nothing to be concerned about- given enough rest and attention to diet and recovery, your body will repair and be ready to go again quickly. However, if the pain and stiffness persist, it is likely that there is some muscle damage present. Read on to find out how to discern whether your DOMS is normal or if there is something to be concerned about.
Many of our clients are asking us about healthy options to provide at their table for Thanksgiving. If you plan on making your Thanksgiving socially distant, you still have to have an array of foods for those who are within your home bubble for an important meal with family.
Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over a few healthy Thanksgiving options that will both satiate and energize you.
Salad, Salad, Salad
Include more than one salad option, and make sure you get more creative than iceberg lettuce, which has remarkably little nutritional value. Instead, choose nutrient-dense spinach and kale for your salad base. Throw in carrots, beets, cucumbers, celery, sprouts, avocado, and/or nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, just to name a few) to make your salad next-level.
If you're eating turkey, try to opt for organic. Try to also include a plant-based protein source (bean patties, for instance) for those in your clan who do not eat meat.
Include creative vegetable options, like sweet potatoes, broccoli dishes, veggie casseroles, stews, and more. You want to make sure that your offerings are predominantly vegetable if you are going to truly have a healthy spread for Thanksgiving.
Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more about how our treatments go along with a healthy diet to keep you in the game long-term.
As a chiropractic treatment practice, Barton Chiropractic Clinic recognizes the fact that we have a responsibility to uphold within our community. We provide treatments that get honest results for our patients, all-natural adjustments that unlock untold health benefits.
Our treatments help our patients avoid prescription drugs, which we hold at a premium, considering our current opioid epidemic that only seems to be getting more pronounced.
At Barton Chiropractic, we honor the inborn potential of everyone to be truly healthy. We address the whole patient rather than simply masking adverse symptoms.
We desire to help newborn patients, children, the well-experienced and advanced in age, and especially those who are low on hope.
We choose to care for the patient with the disease instead of simply treating the disease itself.
We would rather assist than intrude; we give our patients freedom to choose rather than try to exert any form of control.
Barton Chiropractic Clinic will always seek to correct the underlying cause of the problem, not its effect. We deeply understand and never underestimate the body's ability to heal itself.
To serve others -- we see that as a calling. We're here to make a difference, one patient at a time, and we've witnessed more than a few miracles in the process.
Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today if you believe chiropractic treatment is the right avenue for you. We're here to answer any and all questions. Here's to a healthy new year.
Working out brings a host of benefits to those who engage in physical activity, whether it's at the gym, at home, or outdoors. However, working out outdoors yields certain health benefits that can't be found in a stuffy gym. Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over a few ways that outdoor exercise helps make you healthy.
An All-Natural Mood Boost
Getting some fresh air and sun is good for your mind, body, and your respiratory system. An outdoor workout can also do a lot to boost mood -- outdoor exercise releases healthy endorphins. Sunshine has healthy Vitamin D and helps naturally increase serotonin, which is a hormone that profoundly affects your mood.
Challenge Your Body
Running on the treadmill is one thing, but running outdoors requires full self-propulsion, which will have you working slightly different muscles in your legs. Focus hard on form -- you don't want to develop any bad habits or nagging injuries as a result.
Lower Your Expenses
Put that crowded gym membership on hold until this global pandemic passes through. Work out at home and outside and save money that you'd normally spend on gym fees.
Since your workout is getting the old change-up, it's important to listen to your body. If you experience any tension, aches, and pains, we're here to set everything straight. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.
Staying active in the Fall might seem like a chore -- and it might be getting a little boring doing that at-home routine. Gyms in particular have a sort of homogenous, dull feeling to them, and taking your workout outdoors will do a lot to activate new muscles in your mind and your body. October is a great month and Fall is a fantastic season to get after it outside. Do some trail running and hiking to switch up your routine. Skiing and snowboarding are also just around the corner.
Make sure you hydrate plenty and try not to overdo it with the pumpkin spice lattes this fall season. Eating plenty of healthy fall-inspired veggies (carrots, cabbage, zucchini, squash, etc.) will help power you through the fall season, which will bring you one step closer to achieving your end of the year wellness goals.
Chiropractic treatment is another great way to activate your wellness during the fall season. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more about how we provide our drug-free health and wellness treatments year-round.