Since many of us are taking our fitness routines indoors and at home, it's a good idea to invest in the products and workouts that get the best results for you. Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few at-home fitness essentials that are well worth the time and price.
First, kettlebells are an amazing tool that will open up a plethora of workouts for your legs, arms, and even your core muscle group.
A jump rope is a good tool, especially if you have wood or tile floors that you're comfortable skipping some rope on. This will add much-needed cardio into the mix while also giving your calves a serious burn.
A pull-up bar -- one of those kinds that you can install on a doorway simply and easily -- is another good investment, just as long as it doesn't mess up the crown molding. This way you can get a serious upper body workout while also hitting your lats as well.
A yoga mat and a muscle roller are both excellent fitness tools to have at home as well, that way you can get your stretch in while relieving any tension in the body.
Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic if you need any additional quarantine tips. We're here to provide our essential services to our community in a safe and regulated environment.
Too much screen time is a big issue as most Americans are following through with their civic duty and staying home for the lion's share of each day.
It's still important to limit your screen time even though it might be tempting to binge-watch your favorite TV shows all day. Pair that with many folks working their jobs remotely on their computers -- not to mention handling our smartphones all day -- and we have a major problem on our hands.
As more and more of us in the community are trying to get our work done online, it's important not to clog up your provider by being online for anything other than necessity.
Try reading a hard copy of a book you have -- it's a good way to rest your eyes from damaging blue light that comes from TVs, computers, and our smartphones.
As an antidote to our time spent staring at the computer and TV, do some neck stretches and neck exercises, making sure to keep perfect posture throughout the day.
Play music and listen to podcasts, which will enable you to get other things done, like clean the house, or be more productive for your employer. Listen to audiobooks to break up the monotony.
If you have neck tension or back pain resulting from this new lifestyle, chiropractic treatment can help. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic to learn more about how we're providing essential treatments in a safe environment, not to mention helping our medical community by taking in non-emergency patients who need assistance during this time. Call today to learn more.
Aside from treating neck and back pain, chiropractic treatment helps calibrate the body to perform in an optimum capacity.
Tension in the neck and spine can cause the sinuses to become congested, interrupting your normal breathing rhythm.
One way that chiropractic treatment helps our patients is that it boosts the immune system, which helps your body ward off colds and infection more effectively. Chiropractic adjustments, especially in the targeted at the upper cervical area (which is at the neck), has been shown to relieve tension that occurs in the brainstem. This tension can cause headaches and congestion, which is why the adjustment can often improve your sinus passages and inspire them to drain.
Chiropractic treatments have been shown to improve breathing and respiratory system functionality -- even for those with lung disease and asthma.
As we learn more about the body and particularly the sinuses, we're learning that bacteria and germs like to hide in the nose and sinuses -- it's one way that COVID-19 has been attacking people. Keeping clear sinuses and working to improve your respiratory system will work hand-in-hand in keeping you healthy and active.
Please take care during this time. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more about how we're helping local hospitals by treating patients with non-emergency issues, not to mention providing our drug-free, all-natural, essential treatments that help treat a variety of health conditions. We're taking every measure to keep our patients, our staff, and our community safe during this time.
As we all hunker down in our homes amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to ensure we're staying healthy, and nutrition plays a huge role in how we feel and how our body functions on a day-to-day basis.
First, it's important to eat clean, whole foods. It's also crucial to ensure you're getting your daily dose of vegetables.
It's also a good idea to eat smaller portions, and then to maybe split your food consumption over 4-5 meals per day, that way you stay fueled and never bog your body down with too much food to digest, which will help you stay energized throughout the day.
Eating clean in easier on your digestive system. The simpler and cleaner the foods you can put into your body, the easier your body digests them. Processed foods put extra strain on the body to digest and often cause inflammation, which will make you feel cruddy in all sorts of ways.
Chiropractic treatment is considered essential during these times, and Espinosa Family Chiropractic is providing treatment to those who need it while taking every possible measure to keep our community safe and prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Contact us today to learn more about who we are and how we keep entire families healthy and active.
As regulations tighten up over the coming weeks and we get a better idea of how this COVID-19 pandemic is going to affect us, we're starting to learn that a surprising amount of people have not observed the Shelter in Place rule.
At Espinosa Family Chiropractic we believe that education is what empowers people to do better. And we can't do better until we know better. Below, we go over a few best practices to adopt during this time when it's our job to look out for ourselves and especially for others.
First, it's important to maintain cleanliness. Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face. Wear protective gloves and use hand sanitizer whenever you're in high-traffic locations.
Second, make sure that you only go outdoors unless it's ABSOLUTELY necessary. This doesn't mean feeling entitled to go on a walk outside every five minutes... we're not supposed to be doing this. Limit your walks to less obvious times. Try to only go out once or twice a day, and only if you must.
Third, stop having gatherings at your home. If you have other people in your household already, that's fine. No new people should be introduced to your environment during this time unless it's a health professional or something that is absolutely mandatory.
At Espinosa Family Chiropractic we're here to answer any questions and we're still able to provide our drug-free treatments that provide relief for so many of our patients. We're taking every measure to keep our patients and staff safe as well as our facility clean and 100% up to regulation.