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Stress can come in a variety of forms and come about from a variety of stimuli. However, it's always up to us as individuals to decide how we respond to exterior forces and events. Below Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few simple ways to reduce stress. We say "simple" because practicing these principles in your life might not be easy, but they will always be worth the effort and pay off in dividends when it comes to your mental and physical health.

1.) Stay Active

Our ancestors got something like 15,000 steps in hunting and gathering. It was a necessity. As a result, we're genetically wired to need a certain amount of activity per day. 10,000 steps is a reasonable goal every day. If you can, exercise during the week or on the weekends, whenever you can get it in. When you work yourself to physical exertion, you'll earn better sleep.

2.) Meditate/Practice Mindfulness

Sitting in silence and letting your thoughts settle is a great way to get to know yourself and observe the way you think. Let thoughts pass like driftwood. You'll entertain some, but remember that you're not supposed to think during meditatin, so bring yourself back to your mental silence. It's hard not to think of anything, you might find, but doing this 10-20 minutes daily will bring you a newfound peace of mind. Combining meditation and deep breathing is great for reducing overall stress.

3.) Do Yoga

Take a yoga class or build your yoga practice at home. Your body responds to stress just as much as your mind does, after all. Yoga will give your body the relief and decompression it needs to recalibrate for the day.

Speaking of recalibration, chiropractic adjustments have also been shown to reduce stress and help with conditions like anxiety and insomnia. Give Espinosa Family Chiropractic a call `today to schedule your one-on-one consultation.

In observance of the NBA Finals, Espinosa Family Chiropractic would like to go over some special ways that chiropractic care can benefit the basketball player.

It turns out that basketball players in particular put extra pressure on their back, legs, and joints. There's a lot of running on hardwood floors, jumping, and falling to the ground when crashing for rebounds or diving for the ball that can take a serious toll on anyone's body.

Chiropractic is Good for Your Joints

Chiropractic care has been shown to improve joint functionality and reduce joint pain the all-natural, drug-free way.

Chiropractic is Great for Pain Relief

After a game chiropractic care can be an excellent part of a recovery protocol, providing drug-free pain relief benefits to those who take the time to pursue it.

Avoid Future Injury

Chiropractic care will help your body and brain function at optimum capacity. With new and increased flexibility and range of motion you'll be less prone to injury.

If you have any additional questions about how chiropractic care can benefits athletes and baskeball players, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today.

Not many athletes go to chiropractic care when they think of useful recovery methods, but it can be a very worthwhile pursuit, especially for the athlete trying to recover quickly and drug-free, not to mention up their game on multiple levels.

Below Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few ways that chiropractic care is beneficial for athletes.

Relieve Back, Neck, Spine, and Joints

Your back, neck, spine, and your joints are all going to take a considerable amount of abuse in any athletic pursuit, and chiropractic care is an excellent way to make sure your body is getting the stress relief and regenerative time it needs to function at optimum capacity.

Improve Cognitive Function

Chiropractic care also improves the mind/body connection, improving the communication between your brain and the rest of your body, which can get seriously jammed up due to spine misalignment. 

Improve Recovery Time

If you're having to spend significant time recovering from your workouts and athletic activity, then chiropractic care can be an excellent way to get back in the game faster and perform more effectively from day to day.

If you have any additional questions about how chiropractic care can improve your life, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today.

At Espinosa Family Chiropractic we like to keep our diverse patient base updated on the latest health trends, which are relevant during the work week, and also relevant when you're at play. Memorial Day weekend is a perfect opportunity to clear your head, stay active, and treat yourself well.

Below are a few ways to stay active and healthy over the holiday weekend.

Get a Massage

Instead of hitting the beach, why not hit the massage table. Give your body some much needed TLC.

Stay Active

Go on a run. Go on a hike. If you're hitting up the beach, take a swim or paddleboard. Memorial Day weekend is a great opportunity to stay active on top of the normal festivities.

Stay Hydrated

One of the best things you can do for yourself on Memorial Day is protect yourself from the sun. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water for good measure. It's great for your spine, joints, and your body and brain at large.

If you have any questions about how to optimize your health with chiropractic care, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic. We provide chiropractic care for the whole family.

Taking better care of our bodies -- especially when it comes to exercising and (almost equally important) stretching your body -- is something we all tend to put on the backburner. But, the truth is, giving our bodies the relief it needs after the daily grind should be a top priority.

Yoga is a great way to boost your overall wellness and a fantastic way to give your muscles, bones, and joints a tremendous amount of relief. Below Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few ways to make yoga a part of your daily routine.

1.) Work Yoga

Getting some stretching in at work will serve you well. If you're on your feet a lot or sitting at the desk for hours on end, try to take certain times out of the day to do a few poses and a few stretches. A little goes a long way. Your coworkers might even start to join in!

2.) At-Home Yoga

Create a space in your home where you can do your yoga practice. Even if you only take 10 minutes a day, your body will thank you in many ways.

3.) Join a Class

Joining a yoga class or an exercise class of any sort will hold you accountable for showing up. It's a great investment that will keep on giving back.

If you have any questions about how to incorporate yoga into your routine, or if you have any questions about how chiropractic care can be an excellent supplement to any wellness routine, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today.