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To say it's been a stressful and impactful year is an understatement. Right now we're dealing with a global pandemic that doesn't seem to be easing up. Some of us are separated from loved ones and have been for the better part of the year by now.

Pair this with the fact that we're in an election year and this election will be happening in just a few short weeks -- people on both sides of the coin are extremely on edge during these times. 

That's why it's extremely important to make sure that you take care of yourself, especially your mental landscape during this time.

Exercise

We tend to think of exercise as only benefitting our bodies, but when we don't exercise, this means that we have built-up energy that we're not using, which means it will get used in other ways or show up in other ways. Anxiety will often be the culprit here. When you have extra energy to burn, a lot of times you'll spend it thinking about all of your life's worries at night instead of sleeping soundly after a day of hard work and hard exercise.

Meditate

Meditation has been shown to provide an immense amount of benefits to those who choose to practice. Meditation has been shown to reduce anxiety, boost mood, not to mention increase mental focus. When you sit down to meditate, try your best to let your restless thoughts settle. Try your best to think of nothing for 10-20 minutes. When you catch yourself thinking, simply become aware of it, and make yourself stop. Do that over and over again until your time allotment is up. As you build your meditation practice you'll catch yourself thinking less and less as you go along.

Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment has been shown to help promote a better night of sleep, boost mood, reduce anxiety, not to mention ease tension in the back, neck, joints, and other areas of the body. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation during the month of October in order to double-down on your mental wellness protocol.

The "Terrible Twos" is what a lot of people describe a time in a child's life when they begin to experience mood shifts and shifts in behavior, perhaps mixed with a dash of coming into their own power and stretching the margins of that power.

Since you're likely staying at home during these uncertain times of pandemic, it's a good idea to have some handy solutions ready that will help your child create a space where they can be healthy and well year-round.

One way to set your child on a path to wellness early on is to cultivate a relationship with your local chiropractor. Chiropractic treatment provides an immense amount of benefits to infants and children, benefits that speak to the terrible two-year-old in all of us.

First, chiropractic treatment will help your child get a better night of sleep, which will help them get the rest they need to function at 100% the next day.

Chiropractic treatment has also been shown to improve mood and reduce depression, not to mention boost brain cognition -- all benefits a cranky two-year-old can certainly benefit from.

As your child grows, chiropractic treatment can come through in the clutch, helping relieve growing pains the all-natural way.

If you'd like to know more about how our treatments can benefit your entire family, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

When it comes to your workouts, warming up before your workout and cooling down afterward are both essential.

Warming Up

Your warm-up should include a routine and movements that are essential to your workout, while at the same time not pushing your body anywhere near the realm of what you do during a workout. Boxers might warm-up for 45 minutes before the start hitting the bag, simply working on footwork, dancing around to get the blood flowing, and perhaps shadowboxing here and there to get the muscles prepped for a workout.

Cooling Down

Cooling down is important in order to avoid post-exercise hypotension, which has to do with the blood pressure drop that will likely occur after an immediate stop after a workout. When you come to a complete standstill post-exercise this can cause blood to pool in the legs, which can result in dizziness, fainting, lowered blood pressure, and more.

Cooling down will also ensure that lactic acid doesn't build up in the muscles, which can result in cramping and pain.

Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic Today

If you have any questions about how our treatments go hand-in-hand with an active lifestyle, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

Today the honorable profession of chiropractic turns 125! Yes, that's correct, chiropractic specialists have been providing their drug-free treatments in order to alleviate or in some cases even cure a variety of health conditions, abnormalities, and maladies alike.

Back in 1895 D.D. Palmer provided an adjustment for Harvey Lillard in a quiet place in downtown Davenport, Iowa -- the rest is history!

Over the last century-plus, the chiropractic profession has evolved and refined itself, helping patients from all walks of life live happier, healthier lives.

Moving forward, chiropractic treatment is only going to be more important. As we continue to face our current opioid epidemic, chiropractic adjustments provide the drug-free solutions that help patients avoid prescription drugs and opioid use.

At Espinosa Family Chiropractic we have a firm sense as well as a great appreciation for our rich history as chiropractic specialists. Contact us today and we'll see about constructing a custom-tailored treatment plan that will help you get the sort of results you have to experience in order to believe.

At Espinosa Family Chiropractic we see many patients who experience the unfortunate event of an automobile accident, which can cause all sorts of injuries -- or worse...

Below, we go over some of the more common reasons that automobile accidents occur in hopes that we can help people avoid experiencing an accident that could yield and injury that will make it necessary to see the chiropractor.

Driving While Distracted

Driving while distracted is perhaps the number one cause of automobile accidents, whether it happens because a person is looking at their phone, dealing with a child in the back, putting on makeup, or even something as seemingly innocuous as changing the song playing in the car. Accidents can occur within the blink of an eye, so it's important to always keep your eyes on the road.

Driving While Impaired

Driving while impaired is one of the most common reasons accidents occur. If you take a prescription drug, have adult beverages, or do anything that impairs your ability to drive, you have no business being on the road. Make sure to get a designated driver. Let's all keep each other safe out there!

Speeding

Speeding is another common culprit when it comes to automobile accidents. Observing regulations and street signs, not to mention making sure that you do not go over the posted legal speed limit.

Espinosa Family Chiropractic is here in the event that you do experience an automobile accident and seek drug-free pain solutions. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.