There's a reason the acronym for the Standard American Diet is "SAD." Many of the western diet staples include junk food, lots of red meat or processed meat, candies and sweets, processed carbs, soda, high-fat dairy products as well as foods laced with high fructose corn syrup.
The Standard American Diet is a big reason why America has a serious obesity problem. If your diet largely consists of junk, it's time to rethink about what you're putting in your body day in, day out.
First, make sure that you're replacing sugary drinks and sodas with water. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water to make sure your body and brain function properly.
Eat plenty of clean, whole foods. Shop on the periphery aisles of the grocery store, where you can find fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid packaged and frozen foods. You can make an exception and purchase frozen veggies if you're needing those in order to make quick veggie smoothies on the go. Yum!
When you're out and about if the option is to eat junk food or wait until you get home to eat something better for you, then simply wait. Stop eating just for the sake of filling up on... something. Processed foods and foods high in sugar and complex carbohydrates bogs your digestive system down and causes serious inflammation, which can lead to all sorts of health problems.
Make sure that you also have your last meal at least 2 hours before you go to sleep, that way you can sleep more soundly, since your body won't have to worry about digesting a meal you've just consumed.
Chiropractic treatment is a great way to compliment your new healthy journey as you deviate from the SAD diet. You'll be surprised by how happy you'll start to feel... pretty much right away! Contact Barton Chiropractic Today to learn more about how our treatments keep families happy and healthy.
Chronic Pain is considered pain that lasts anywhere around 12 weeks and beyond, according to health and wellness sources like Healthline.
How does Chronic Pain manifest itself? Headaches, lower back pain, arthritis pain, pain related to other conditions like cancer and neurogenic problems, not to mention psychogenic pain that might not be caused by any sort of injury, damage, or disease.
Chronic Pain might not also be the result of an injury. It can be the result of underlying health conditions like TMJ, inflammation, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and more.
Even though Chronic Pain is something you maybe have to actively work through to achieve a manageable level of comfort, there's a lot you can do to alleviate Chronic Pain.
Yoga, diet, hydration, and chiropractic treatment have all been shown to help with Chronic Pain and will help your body function at 100%, helping you avoid further pain, discomfort, and even injury.
Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn how our treatments are helping entire families live their best lives.
Barton Chiropractic Clinic remains in the business of helping our patients achieve healthy lives, and a part of that is perfecting a healthy routine that has you exercising, eating right, hydrating, and getting the right amount of rest in between work and leisure.
Below, BCC goes over 3 crucial keys to wellness that need to be kept in consideration during your journey to better health.
1.) Eat Clean and Hydrate
Making sure to eat clean, whole foods will give your GI system a rest from having to digest complex sugars and carbs, which will take a toll on your energy levels and even cause inflammation. Eat plenty of veggies and clean protein for energy and vitality. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water to ensure you're properly hydrated.
2.) Exercise and Rest
Make sure to push yourself hard while you're exercising and give yourself the space to get proper rest. Take yoga classes, meditate, and make sure you're feeling good in your body and mind throughout the day. It goes an incredibly long way!
3.) Invest in Your Health
Make informed purchases and invest in products that will help you out health-wise. Invest in quality workout gear, spend the extra money to buy good food, and make sure to visit us at Barton Chiropractic Clinic from time to time. Our treatments have been shown to help our patients live happy, healthy lives in numerous ways. Chiropractic treatments are a great alternative to surgery and prescription drugs. Contact us today to learn more.
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.