As millions of Americans in various cities begin to shelter in place, as week two of the COVID-19 pandemic finishes up, we're starting to get a little clearer picture of what we can expect in the coming weeks.
For many of us who live in bigger cities, this means more rigorous enforcement of shelter in place regulations, meaning that most people are to stay at home and only venture out for essentials, such as groceries, gas, and medical treatment.
We've witnessed kids on Spring break defiantly refusing to give up their fun for the greater good. We've seen people hoarding toilet paper. But we've also seen people coming together to help those less fortunate. In many ways, the country is coming together in efforts to manufacture ventilators and provide food, shelter, and medical equipment for those in need.
As week two finishes up, it's important to remember to keep a solid routine in these times. It's that sort of discipline that will keep you productive and in good spirits, which will help you make the most of this time we have.
Make sure to get outside for a walk when you can -- but make sure not to abuse your privilege. Keep away from others -- remain six feet away from anyone outside of your household. Avoid having people over during this time. It's for the benefit of everyone!
Many of us are getting notices that this will go on at least until April 19th, 2020, so it's important for us all to stay positive. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more about how our treatments can help improve your immune system. Our office is available to those who need us. Please know that we're doing everything required to keep our patients healthy and safe.
For those of us who are practicing safe social distancing, it's important for us to get the exercise we need, especially as many of us fight our bouts with cabin fever over the coming weeks as we figure out how life is going to proceed. Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over a few ways to get your exercise in at home, which will help you reduce anxiety and stay in shape.
Use Your Body Weight
Do body squats, push-ups, and, if you have the means, break out a pull-up bar that you can install in your doorway easily. You'll be able to get a total body workout as a result. Kettlebells are also a great investment and there are countless lifts/throws you can do that will incorporate your core muscle group.
Run in place, do jumping jacks, or jump ropes if you have a floor surface and space that permits. This way you can get a good cardio workout as well as a strength-training workout indoors.
Stretch it Out
After your at-home workout, make sure to get a good stretch in. Incorporate some yoga poses in order to help your body relieve the tension that is sure to come about from this adjustment. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn about how our treatments go hand in hand with an active lifestyle. We're open during this time to give our patients the drug-free health solutions they need to weather this storm. Our facility is the standard in cleanliness and up to code in all of our practices in order to provide the safest environment possible for our patients.
As many Americans (over 70 million, as a matter of fact) head into their homes in order to reduce COVID-19 exposure and spread, it's important to do what we can to ensure our bodies and minds get the attention they need. Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over a few ways to keep your mind in check during this time of quarantine.
Don't Hate, Meditate!
Instead of resisting the circumstances, embrace this free time you have and this new space to explore all sorts of mind-altering practices that you can take with you once we're allowed outdoors again. Sit down and clear your mind for 10 minutes each day. If you're feeling ambitious, try to build your way up to 20 minutes each day.
Mindfulness in the Morning
Right when you wake up is a great opportunity to sit and meditate or try to get on some sort of spiritual plane that will help guide your thoughts and actions throughout the day. Pray to a higher power or give thanks for your abundance. Think globally in terms of this. If you're an American, you have so much more than 99% of the world.
Practicing deep breathing is a great way to calm yourself and lower your heart rate. You can especially use this tool during stressful times of crisis in order to bring light to any situation.
Chiropractic treatment is another great way to recalibrate the mind and body, and our treatments at Barton Chiropractic Clinic have been shown to reduce anxiety, boost your mood, and even help promote a good night of sleep. Contact us today to learn more about how our treatments can help you.
During these uncertain times, you may have heard the term "Social Distancing" getting thrown around, which has to do with all of us doing our part to limit our exposure in an effort to stop the spread of The Coronavirus.
Social Distancing means staying away from highly populated high profile events and venues, not to mention practicing new standards of cleanliness.
If your job allows, try to work from home, especially while the virus is in full swing. Even if you're younger in age, it's important to do what you can to stay away from people who are of higher risks, such as the elderly and infants.
If you have children or a senior in your household, it's important to keep their places of dwelling as clean as possible, not to mention limit personal touch with those who are more susceptible to this disease.
Staying away from the grocery store during high traffic times is another good idea. There might be more supplies first thing in the morning, too, which will set you up for success when it comes to hunkering down.
Try not to hoard supplies -- we all have to stay healthy and safe during this time. If one person has to suffer based on you being more comfortable, this is not the way to go.
If you have the means to support local businesses, visit during low traffic times, or purchase gift cards online to show your support during these trying times.
At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we're doing our part to stay safe and keep our patients healthy during sickness and in health. Contact us today to learn more about how our treatments can give your immune system an added boost.
At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we're in the business of keeping our patients healthy and well for the long haul, and a part of that means educating our patients and readership about best practices and habits to adopt during times of strife. With the Coronavirus in full swing across the globe, it's important for each and every one of us to do our part to limit exposure and reduce the spread of this dangerous illness.
Below, Barton Chiropractic goes over a few tips to stay safe and healthy during this trying time.
Tip #1: Keep Your Hands Clean
Keep your hands off of surfaces that get used commonly by the public, such as door handles and handrails. If you must touch a surface commonly used, it's important to wash your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth in order to limit your own exposure to germs.
Tip #2: Make Healthy Choices
Eat plenty of greens and fruits to boost your immune system during these times. Stay away from junk food. Keep your cardio in check, because your respiratory system is hugely important. As we are finding now, viruses tend to affect those with poor respiratory systems, those who are obese, and those who are of inadequate health more frequently than those who are not.
Tip #3: Head in for a Chiropractic Tune-Up
Come into Barton Chiropractic for an adjustment, which has been shown to help your GI tract and immune system function better, which will help your body fight off infections more effectively.
If you're feeling under the weather, make sure you stay at home. Stay away from large events where 100 or more people are gathering. If you have an older family member who is more at risk, try to keep your interactions with them over the phone until these riskier times have been put behind us. It's time to weather the storm together. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation.