When we all first started this COVID-19 closure thing, it's definitely true that some of us were better prepared for working from home than others. Now that we're a couple of months into self-quarantine and sheltering in place, even with many businesses beginning to open up for curbside service, many of us continue to work from home.
Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few ways to trick out your home workspace and give yourself the self-care you need to set your body up for health and success during this time.
Office furniture can be notoriously uncomfortable, so it's a good idea to invest in ergonomic office accessories, products like standing/elevating desk or elevating desk converter kits that help you switch up the monotony of sitting around in a chair all day.
Investing in a chair that gives you proper neck and back support is a good idea, and alternating between using that and an exercise ball chair will help you support your back while activating your core throughout the workday.
Building a yoga and a meditation practice will also help you fortify your body and mind against the pressures you put on them throughout the workweek. They're a great one-two punch for stress and tension.
Know what else is the perfect antidote to the at-home work week? Chiropractic treatment! Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation with us.
As more and more counties begin to lighten up on their social distancing regulations, it's important to consider your own health and how much it might have declined, even without you knowing or feeling it. The truth is, by isolating ourselves and staying indoors we've compromised our own health and immune system in order to serve the greater good. Now that the numbers are in and the COVID-19 curve is flattening out, it's a good idea to take responsibility over our own health as social distancing regulations begin to slowly lift.
Eating good foods and getting plenty of sleep will help your immune system work at optimum capacity. By limiting sugar, processed carb, not to mention alcohol and smoking, your body will respond by working well. Sugars and processed carbs promote inflammation, which makes your body more susceptible to infection.
Exercise a little more and get outdoors a little more. We need Vitamin D to live out healthy lives, and we've all been a little sun-deprived during the COVID-19 pandemic, and understandably so. Remember to wear sunblock to limit UV exposure.
One of the big takeaways from this experience is that we should all change our habits to live out healthier lives. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn about how our treatments go hand-in-hand in promoting a healthy lifestyle.
The health benefits of a good night of sleep go beyond simply setting you up to take full advantage of the next day, ready and alert for the things you need to do. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night is actually crucial in more ways than one.
One distinct benefit of a good night of sleep is the effects on your body. As you get into that restful sleep you want to be getting, your body relaxes totally and completely, which supports healthy blood flow, which targets areas of the body which need repair.
Another important benefit of getting a good night of sleep is its effect on your brain. A good night of sleep supplies energy to your brain and helps it replenish itself and rid itself of chemicals and toxins that can be introduced to you from things that might be out of your control, like your environment. Alzheimer's and Dementia are believed to come about from plaque which builds up in the brain, which has been shown to be one of the results of consistently not getting your requisite 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
Tips to get good sleep include eating healthy foods, restricting the times you eat (and never eating too close to bedtime), and limiting the amount of caffeine you consume each day. Exercising 4-5 times per week for 45 minutes to an hour will also help your body know when it's time to rest.
If you have any questions about how chiropractic treatment helps boost your ability to get a good night of sleep in, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more.
As many counties begin to brace for reopening certain nonessential retail spaces, government-imposed restrictions will begin to be less extreme and severe as COVID-19 begins to wane on its societal effects. Granted, people are still getting very sick, but it's now time for those who are healthy and well to get back to work as soon as it's proven safe.
This means that more and more people will be getting outside for activity. That means you should get your outdoor stuff in before rush hour -- which occurs at 9 am and at 5 pm. If you're more advanced in age or susceptible to COVID-19, this goes doubly true for you.
If you're sick, continue to stay at home. Moving forward, it's a good idea to practice new standards of cleanliness, not to mention wear a mask in public if you're sick while staying at home whenever possible. It's time to get a little more serious about health standards... even in our biggest and most popular cities.
Protect your own immune system by eating healthy and by getting outdoors when you can. It's safe to have interactions with those in your household and it's also probably not as unsafe as the media tells you to come into contact with someone who you deem as a low risk for carrying, contracting, and being harmed by this infectious disease.
We've all been doing great and now we see the light at the end of the tunnel. We have a feeling this summer is going to shine extra bright. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic to learn more about how our treatments can boost your immune system.
When it comes to your immune system, there are many factors that can either bolster your defense against infection and viruses, or make you more susceptible to getting sick.
Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few ways you can boost your immune system at home.
First, get plenty of Vitamin C, whether it's from supplements or from the foods you're eating. Red bell peppers have even a larger amount of Vitamin C than an orange -- and none of the sugar. Vitamin C protects your cells from harmful free radicals and has replenishing effects on your body.
Limiting smoking and alcohol intake will also greatly improve your immune system. Partaking in either or both will significantly increase your chances of getting sick.
Exercising is also of great importance. When your body is in good shape you're in a far better position to ward off infection than you are when you're out of shape.
Limiting food consumption to 8 hours out of the day will also help your body fight off inflammation due to the fact that you're no longer bogging down your immune system. Limiting sugar and processed carbohydrate consumption will also limit inflammation.
If you have any questions about how our treatments give our patients an immense immune system boost, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more.