When it comes to joint pain, it's likely the stuff we're doing each day that winds us up feeling the lousiest. For instance, if you spent everyday washing and waxing your car, by the time you're in your 50s, you can rest assured that you're going to have some amount of joint pain, especially in your shoulders.
Take a look at former athletes, especially the ones from the 70s and 80s -- when people didn't know so much about recovery and setting up your body for success. Many of these former examples of athletic superiority can hardly make it up a flight of stairs if they can make it up at all due to extensive joint pain, inflammation, and overall wear and tear.
There's gotta be a better way, right? You don't want to look like Bill Walton trying to get to the next event once the world opens back up, right? Right!
Instead, chiropractic treatment is one viable way to help rid yourself of joint pain, not to mention give your body an active recovery protocol that it needs and deserves.
One simple adjustment can help reduce joint pain, reduce joint tension, surrounding muscle tension, not to mention target spine misalignments that can affect and incite pain in just about all other areas of your body.
Chiropractic adjustments also help reduce inflammation and is considered active recovery. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more about how our treatments can set you up for a healthy and active life long-term.
If you're feeling a little uninspired this summer when it comes to setting and completing health and wellness goals, you're not alone. Many of us experiencing the brunt end of the COVID-19 shutdown have resorted to eating comfort food and not demanding too much of ourselves, resulting in low energy levels and low productivity rates.
Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few ways to stay motivated this summer.
First, set a big goal, like running long-distance, or maybe doing a hike that is longer than you've ever done before. Work out to ensure you're body is ready for this test. Then, complete the test! You'll end up feeling great, not to mention accomplished.
Right now is also a great time to learn a new skill. The summer season represents one quarter, which equals three month's time to learn something new and useful, which will make you more attractive on the job market.
Eating right should be another priority. Eating a poor diet will surely impact your health and your mood. It's better to set yourself up for success by eating clean, whole foods and staying hydrated throughout the day.
Chiropractic treatment is a fantastic gateway to untold new health benefits that will help you achieve your health and wellness goals this summer. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more.
If you're planning on heading out this Fourth of July, you're definitely not going to be alone. Droves of people will be heading outdoors this July 4th due to the fact that many businesses are still closed and many normal Fourth of July activities will be restricted.
Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few smart ways to do the outdoors this holiday weekend.
First, make sure you head out early and try to make sure that you take to places that other people and commoners might not be privy to. This might mean doing a little research or maybe even taking a bit of a drive to a more remote location, that way you're not going to the easy-picking locations that everyone else is sure to be crowding into.
Remember that we're still dealing with COVID-19 -- this means that you probably shouldn't go out on a hike with a baker's dozen. Try to limit your group to 2-4 individuals. If you absolutely must travel in groups -- DO NOT HIKE AS A GROUP. It's very inconsiderate toward other people to have to make way for twelve hikers hiking at the same time. Try to use good judgment.
After you get outdoors this Fourth of July, make sure to head into Espinosa Family Chiropractic for a top nitch adjustment, which will help you feel better, improve your immune system, and even help you achieve a more restful night of sleep. Contact us today to learn more about who we are and what we do.
For those looking to get active this July 4th, Espinosa Family Chiropractic provides a few ideas in the following article.
First, it's a good idea to get your outdoors fix early on, that way you avoid any crowds that might have the same idea. Eating good food while on your hike will help you stay fueled throughout the day. If you get going super early, you might even be able to peak the mountain by sunrise!
Paddleboarding is a nice idea that will help you stay socially distanced throughout the day. You can even bring someone from your household with you for some extra company!
After you get your activities done, take the time to build your yoga practice at home. Stretch out any tension you have from the week and from living through this whole pandemic thing.
Stay hydrated throughout the day for added bonus points. At the close of the day try to practice some sort of mindfulness exercise for 10-20 minutes. Meditation, deep breathing, or positive visualization are all acceptable options.
If you have any questions about how to get the most out of your extended weekend, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more.
As we advance in age one thing is true for all of us: we begin to feel the effects of our activity far more than we did when we were younger. This means that it's important to double-down on your fitness recovery plan. Having a plan and being as actionable in your recovery process as you are during your workouts is called "Active Recovery."
Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few ways to address the effects that over-training and/or under-recovering has on your body.
First, it's important to make the distinction as to whether you've experienced an injury or your body is under tension and strain. If you do have an injury, it's important to address this immediately with a doctor.
If you're just feeling the effects of getting your body in shape or pushing your body to its limitations, then that's okay. Doing things like yoga and intensive stretching will help you relax and ease any tension experienced from working out. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep is also crucial to ensure your body can repair itself after grueling workouts.
Chiropractic treatment is also a great way to give your body all-natural healing health benefits. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn about how our treatments help active patients recover more effectively.