New Year's resolutions are a popular subject at the beginning of each year when we set out our annual goals. If we make more informed resolution choices, there's a far better chance that we'll be able to achieve our goals throughout the year. Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over a few New Year's resolution tips.
Making more specific goals will help you remain focused on the task at hand. For instance, simply saying you want to get into shape might not be a clear enough objective. Instead, make a specific goal, like taking a yoga class twice a week, or running a half marathon. When you choose a specific goal or activity, this will inherently force you to get into shape.
Bring a Friend
Make a resolution with a close friend, that way you both hold yourselves accountable. Peer pressure can be a powerful tool!
Set Quarter Checkpoints
Make sure that you monitor your progress throughout the year and make any key adjustments along the way to ensure you're in a proper position to achieve your New Year's resolutions.
Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn about how chiropractic treatment can help you achieve your health and wellness goals this year.
It's no secret that the holidays can be a stressful time for many of us, whether we're stressed out about paying end-of-the-year bills, springing for lavish gifts for family and friends, not to mention having relatives over for celebrations and gatherings that take effort and planning.
No wonder so many people feel stressed and anxious during this time of year. However, there are ways you can deal with and cope with your stress and anxiety, so you don't end up becoming a Grinch this holiday season.
Tip #1: Exercise
Don't put off exercising in lieu of working extra hours and especially don't put exercise on the backburner in favor of binge-watching your favorite trash TV show. Make sure you get your workouts in. Go for a run or a hike, especially if you feel like stress is setting in. You'll feel better about most things after a workout!
Tip #2: Don't Over Do It
It might be tempting to create that all-elusive "Best Christmas Ever" but the reality is that nothing is perfect. You might spend a lot of time, money, and put your peace of mind at risk by trying to create and manage the perfect holiday. Instead, just be present and do what you're able. Be there for your family, because that's what counts!
Tip #3: Visit a Chiropractor
Visiting a chiropractic care specialist is a great way to offset the stress and tension that the holiday season brings on. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more about how our treatments can help you live a healthier, more enjoyable life.
If you've engaged in Black Friday festivities this past weekend, it's a good idea to make self-care a part of your wellness protocol this coming week. There's actually a lot you can do, even if you keep a busy schedule during the week, in order to stay on top of your health and wellness protocol.
Below, Barton Chiropractic goes over a few recovery tips that will be sure to set you up for success this week after Black Friday shopping.
Eat Clean, Whole Foods
Replenish your body with clean, whole foods, and make sure to stay hydrated leading up to Black Friday and afterward. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water and eat plenty of veggies, not to mention clean sources of protein.
After a hectic shopping day, try to take a few minutes to meditate and practice mindfulness. This will help your mind reset and help chip away at any anxiety you're experiencing.
Visit Barton Chiropractic Clinic
Visit Barton Chiropractic Clinic for post-Black Friday recovery. Chiropractic treatment has been shown to provide drug-free pain relief, increase flexibility, increase range of motion, and more.
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.