Call Us Today! (916) 457-8825 | Directions | Contact Us |

Sometimes at work people tend to coast, which is why it's important to build and keep healthy work habits that will ensure you're on top of your wellness game. Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few work habits that will boost your overall health.

1.) Stretch Each Hour 

If you sit at a desk for work, make sure you get up and stretch it out every hour or so. Your coworkers might end up joining in!

2.) Bring Healthy Snacks

Bring veggies, fruits, and nuts to eat for snacking, which will help fuel your day.

3.) Go On a Walk for Your Break

Instead of going to the break room to gossip or watch TV, go for a walk outside -- you'll be amazed how good you feel after. You might even get your next great idea!

4.) Hydrate

Drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day. Since you likely work 8+ hours 5 days a week, work is a perfect opportunity to get a few glasses of water in.

5.) Bring a Healthy Snack for Your Boss

Keeping your boss in mind will always help when you're negotiating for a raise. Bring them a healthy snack to let your boss know you have their back.

Visiting the chiropractor is another way stay healthy in spite of a rigorous work schedule. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

Running might be something you're interested in pursuing, but it's important that you do it the right way in order to avoid unnecessary pain or injury. Below are a few ways to maximize your experience as a new runner and hit the ground... running!

Invest in Good Shoes

Invest in the right kind of shoes for what you plan to do. If you plan to run 5+ miles each day, it's important to get shoes that provide support. Shoes will last anywhere from 300-500 miles.

Never Sacrifice Form

It might be tempting to grind it out and sacrifice your form, but you could seriously affect your posture, your joints, and your spine. Make sure to practice running with good strides and try to incorporate all of your leg power. Make all those leg muscles go to work.

Listen to Your Body

Taking a rest is a good idea if your joints or your back are aching. You'll be surprised how strong you come back after a day or two of rest.

Visit the Chiropractor

Visiting the chiropractor is a great idea as you get into running because you'll experience pain and discomfort from training your body to be able to perform on-demand. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

Practicing good posture is one of the keys to keeping your back and spine healthy. Exercise, yoga, chiropractic treatments, a good diet, getting good rest, and staying hydrated are also key factors in keeping your body and your spine healthy, but we'd like to focus on posture for today.

Continue reading for a few places where it is key that you practice keeping good posture.

1.) In the Car

If you live in a big, congested city (like, say, Los Angeles) you might spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours each way on your daily commute. That can end up exceeding 10-20 hours a week in extreme cases, which makes it crucial to keep good posture in the car. Make sure to adjust your seat to an upright position where your back and neck feel supported.

2.) At Work

You likely spend anywhere from 4-8 hours at work depending on if you're employed full or part-time, which is why it's important to practice good posture at your place of employment. Invest in an ergonomic chair that has your neck and back in mind. Stretch every hour or so to get your body away from staying in the same position for long periods of time.

3.) At the Gym

Practicing good form goes hand-in-hand with having good posture. More importantly, having bad form and bad posture while lifting can result in injury.

If you have any questions about how to establish and maintain great posture, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today.

When it comes to happiness, some people might think it's a state of mind while others might suspect it's a byproduct of living a good life and doing good things for yourself and your fellow men and women. Happiness can certainly be elusive to some more than others. In this day and age, many people are finding themselves dug into their respective ruts and are looking to live a more positive and fulfilling life.

Below are a few keys to inner happiness that might serve as a springboard for making healthier decisions that make you happier on a daily basis.

Work Out Hard

When it comes to staying active, you're always going to have an excuse not to. You have to ignore that, take your butt to the scene of the crime, and get yourself in gear. Focus on your workouts and never skip out on them early. Work out to exertion, whether you're running, rowing, lifting weights, kickboxing, or whatever you decide to do. Healthy endorphins get released in the brain and we burn reserves of energy that, if unchecked, can turn into worry and anxiety.

You Are What You Eat/Drink

If a scientist looked at the inner parts of your body, what would they be looking at? Eating junk food changes our internal landscape, not to mention influences our thoughts and behaviors in a negative way. Eating clean, healthy foods will make you feel better and, therefore, happier.

Stay Connected

No, we don't mean to the internet. Actually, we mean quite the opposite. The internet might provide useful information and avenues to connect with those all over the world, but the connection made with our neighbors, our families, and those within our communities is far more important. Sharing our lives with others is what creates rich human experiences.

Take Care of Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Meditate, do yoga, and find places and things that make you feel more spiritual and put your thoughts on a higher plane. Chiropractic treatment is also a great way to help you strike the mind/body balance. Chiropractic adjustments have also been shown to reduce anxiety, depression, and relieve symptoms of insomnia. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation in order to learn more.

For those of our patients raising children, it's important to set them up for success in this ever-changing world. Test scores aren't the end all be all when it comes to your child's progress, but it is a good indication if your child is engaged and on track with their studies.

Below are a few ways to get the best out of your children without seeming like a drill sergeant. 

Get Good Sleep

Make sure your child is getting 8 hours of sleep or more each day. Make sure to moderate caffeine intake and make sure they get the right amount of active time so they are tuckered out at the end of the day.

Eat Well

Feeding your child clean, whole foods will help make sure their body and brain are functioning at optimum capacity. We are what we eat, after all.

Balance Study Time and Play Time

It can't be all work and it can't be all play. Make sure to balance study time with playtime, maybe something like a 2:1 ratio. If you can incorporate games into studying, that's some next-level stuff.

Chiropractic care is also a great way to make sure that your child's body and brain are firing on all cylinders. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to reduce growing pains, improve sleep, reduce moodiness, and more. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule you and your child's consultation.