Is Exercise Taking a Toll on Your Body?

As we advance in age one thing is true for all of us: we begin to feel the effects of our activity far more than we did when we were younger. This means that it’s important to double-down on your fitness recovery plan. Having a plan and being as actionable in your recovery process as you are during your workouts is called “Active Recovery.”

Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few ways to address the effects that over-training and/or under-recovering has on your body.

First, it’s important to make the distinction as to whether you’ve experienced an injury or your body is under tension and strain. If you do have an injury, it’s important to address this immediately with a doctor.

If you’re just feeling the effects of getting your body in shape or pushing your body to its limitations, then that’s okay. Doing things like yoga and intensive stretching will help you relax and ease any tension experienced from working out. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep is also crucial to ensure your body can repair itself after grueling workouts.

Chiropractic treatment is also a great way to give your body all-natural healing health benefits. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn about how our treatments help active patients recover more effectively.

Chiropractic for Kids!

When many folks think of chiropractic treatment, people with back injuries come to mind, not to mention patients more advanced in age seeking drug-free pain relief, not to mention all-natural ways of alleviating the effects the aging process has on our bodies.

Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over some of the benefits that our treatments offer our younger patients, especially kids and teens!

First, chiropractic adjustments help kids who are experiencing growing pains, which can happen in elementary, middle, and even high school. Chiropractic adjustments also increase range of motion and decrease your child’s chances of injury if they take part in athletics.

Chiropractic treatment will help your child feel more comfortable in their own body, which really helps during awkward growth stages as well.

One simple visit with the chiropractic care specialist can help boost your child’s mood and increase their chances of achieving a good night of sleep on a nightly basis.

Spinal adjustments will also help boost brain activity and functionality, which will help your child focus better during class and while doing homework.

Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more about how our treatments can help your entire family.

How Important is Staying Properly Hydrated?

Although it’s pretty easy to sit down and drink a 16 oz glass of water, many Americans walk around lacking the proper hydration that their body needs in order to function properly.

As adults, we should be drinking half our body weight in ounces of water each and every day. If you’re 150 pounds, for instance, your daily water allotment should be somewhere around 75 ounces.

Staying properly hydrated helps your joints stay lubricated, which will keep your body comfortable as you stay active. Dehydration will create pain and discomfort by creating sort of a “creaky body” situation.

Proper hydration also helps your internal organs function properly, not to mention will help you achieve a good night of rest. Dehydration can promote insomnia, depression, and continue to drive down your mood. 

If you have any questions about how chiropractic treatment can also help your body function at optimum capacity, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more.


How to Get Better Sleep

In this day and age, it might seem like a night of peaceful sleep is hard to come by, however, it’s our duty to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night or we face dire consequences in the immediate and distant future.

Lack of sleep can lead to a lack of performance at work and in other areas, not to mention increased irritability. Getting anything less than 7-9 hours of sleep on a consistent basis has been shown to promote heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and even Alzheimer’s.

Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few tips to achieve better sleep at night.

First, deck out your bedroom. Get a white noise machine, an oil diffuser/vaporizer, and invest heavily in your bedding, since you plan on spending more time there anyway. Explore any means there is for you to let your body and mind know that your bedroom is a sanctuary of sleep.

Exercising on a regular basis will also ensure that you’re tired at the end of the day, which will decrease the likelihood of sleep troubles, not to mention reduce anxiety.

Chiropractic treatment is also a great way to improve your sleep on a nightly basis. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more!

Reducing Anxiety During Times of Crisis

During uncertain times many of us have unchecked anxieties that turn out to harm us physically, whether it’s through lack of sleep, stress, muscle tension, and more.

Successfully dealing with anxiety is important for all of us, and finding natural and healthy ways to curb anxiety is of interest to anyone who is looking to live a more peaceful and serene life. Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few tips for reducing anxiety, even during times of crisis.

Exercise to Exhaustion

Make sure you push yourself during your exercise routine and workouts in order to ensure you’ve burnt off all that excess energy that can certainly turn into anxiety, especially at night when we go to sleep — which is when many of us take it upon ourselves to worry about our life’s biggest troubles. Exercising 3-5 times a week will help you reduce anxiety and stress.

Yoga and Meditation

Yoga and meditation are a great one-two punch for dealing with tension in the body, not to mention clutter in the mind. Both will drastically help reduce anxiety and stress, helping you develop a more peaceful inner life.

Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment remains as one of the best drug-free treatments for stress and anxiety. Call Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn about how our treatments can help you reduce stress and anxiety for good! We’re taking every measure and precaution to keep our patients and staff safe as the world begins to open back up after COVID-19 closures.