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As we continue to face the effects of COVID-19 as it continues to run its course across the globe, it's a good idea to custom-tailor your Labor Day plans to ensure you limit your own exposure and limit the risk of infecting those who come into contact with you.

Chances are, by now, you've begun to see close friends and close family, and maybe you've taken to enjoying the outdoors on your weekends.

Maybe you'd like to avoid going hiking, since that is probably what a lot of people are going to be doing -- many folks seem to forget the whole "Let's all limit our exposure," thing.

Instead, try something more remote. Paddleboarding is a fine option. The chances that anyone invades your six-foot bubble are virtually zero -- same if you decide to go rock climbing. Remember to pack all proper safety gear to ensure you're not injured (or worse).

Staying active over Labor Day as opposed to, say, vegging out on the couch is always a better idea. Take a yoga class over the weekend if one is available to you.

Avoid wakeboarding this weekend -- unless it's only a once-a-year type of thing for you. Your chances of being injured are exponentially higher with so many other people on the water.

If you do experience an injury or discomfort as a result of your Labor Day activities, we're happy to help provide drug-free pain and injury solutions. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic to schedule your consultation.

Did you know that one of the most common reasons that people tend to do away with a healthy diet is due to lack of variety? It's true! When we get used to eating the same old thing, whether it's that grilled chicken and kale salad, those Brussels sprouts, or even that weird oatmeal creation you keep in the fridge overnight so you can "enjoy" it the next morning.

Switching Up Your Diet for the Fall Season

Instead of falling victim to one of the most common predators to a healthy diet, let's shake things up a bit.

Remix Your Salad Options

Instead of that boring chicken salad, make some quinoa and throw some roasted pear, walnuts, beets, and chard in there. Toss this fresh, new creation in a Fall-friendly dressing why don't you? Maple-cider vinaigrette might be a fun option.

Suh-Suh-Suh Soup-Making!

Next, why not explore the interesting world of soup making? Tomato soups are great for this time of year, not to mention creamy baked potato. If you're staying away from starch and carbs, opt for a pumpkin-style soup.

Your crockpot is your friend during the Fall season. Dump a bunch of healthy ingredients over a nutritionally-sound base, turn on its slow-cooking capabilities, and set off on your day. When you get home, your creation will likely be waiting for you in a state of yummy completion.

A Chiropractor in Sacramento, CA That Stresses Healthy Living...

Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn about how our treatments go hand-in-hand with a healthy diet and can help you avoid injuries during the Fall season, not to mention provide drug-free pain relief for injuries and aches and pains you experience along the way.

You've likely heard of the term "Superfood," as our society starts to become a little more health-conscious and a little more aware of what the food we take in each day does to our body. But maybe it still might be a mystery to you what makes a food "Super," which is exactly why Espinosa Family Chiropractic is providing you with this article!

A superfood is generally termed as a food that is rich in certain compounds, like antioxidants, fatty acids, etc. that are known to be exceptionally good for a person's health.

However, in today's marketing-ridden culture, many foods are being dubbed "Super" merely to increase sales numbers, without actually delivering much in the nutrition realm.

What we do know is that when people think of food as medicine, it will be less likely that they experience health conditions that will put them on permanent medication.

Blueberries, kale, walnuts, turmeric, garlic, spirulina, and many other foods have been labeled "Superfoods" while also delivering some serious nutrition to your body in the process.

Many of these superfoods can help reduce your risk of getting heart disease or cancer. But, when it comes down to it, your body is your body. Try some superfoods on for size and see if you get any noticeable results.

Wanna know what goes hand-in-hand with a good diet with ample amounts of superfoods? Chiropractic treatment, that's what! Our treatments help heal entire families.

It's likely that for most of us our yearly health and wellness goals have been somewhat sidelined due to the many closures and restrictions that we're all living with right now across the United States.

However, even though COVID-19 is still running it's way through the world, life doesn't stop. It's important to take stock of our own health and wellness during this time. The end of the summer is an excellent benchmark to see where you're at!

How Do You Look?

First, take a quick look in the mirror. How do you appear to yourself? Are you a little overweight or are you happy with your body? Are you looking tired and fatigued or are you looking like you're ready to successfully run a marathon? Be honest with yourself in order to properly recalibrate your goals in order to ensure you're at the spot where you want to be when this rocky year is said and done.

How Do You Feel?

Again, are your energy levels feeling high or low? Chances are, if you've been eating healthy this summer, you should be feeling energized and ready for whatever this crazy life is going to throw at you next. If you've been eating junk food, you might be feeling more on the lethargic or bogged-down side. Let's fix that!

If it's hot outside, that's the perfect chance to prepare a fresh green salad with clean, whole ingredients, not to mention a glass of crystal-clear water to wash everything down with. Changing your diet, exercising, and exploring chiropractic treatment will all help make you feel energized and revitalized.

Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic Today!

Getting a chiropractic adjustment is a great way to end the summer. We'll help recalibrate your body and mind, not to mention provide drug-free pain relief. Our treatment help our patients avoid prescription drugs during an opioid epidemic. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

CTS (Carpal tunnel syndrome) is a condition brought on by pressure that is put on the median nerve in a consistent or aggravating fashion. The most common activities that cause CTS are activities like typing at your keyboard, hammering/construction, automotive work/wrench work, as well as many actions inherent in many sports and leisure activities.

Pressure on your median nerve can often be caused by repetitive motion in a certain area -- which explains why typing, chopping, hammering, etc. can often contribute to CTS.

Essentially, performing tasks over and over again is going to create a ton of wear and tear on the body. However, there are things we can do to alleviate the pain and wear and tear, chiropractic treatment being one of them.

Chiropractic and Carpal Tunnel

A majority of those who take advantage of chiropractic treatment show a significant improvement in things like range of motion, hand and finger sensation, not to mention overall pain reduction. These are problems that people who have carpal tunnel have to live with every day. One simple chiropractic treatment can do a lot to improve any lingering pain and discomfort.

Drug-Free Pain Solution

Those of us who would like to avoid prescription medication might seek chiropractic treatment to alleviate carpal tunnel problems. It's a great alternative to surgery and drugs, especially in our current opioid crisis. Chiropractic treatment does its part on a daily basis to keep people away from opiates.

Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic Today!

If you have any questions about how our treatments have gotten great results for patients with CTS, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more.