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Whether you believe the Coronavirus is something to be worried about or not, the fact remains that it's important to limit one's exposure to germs. One of the many things times of difficulty give us are lessons to learn moving forward, and the Coronavirus has exposed our society as more than a little relaxed as far as best practices go when it comes to limiting the spreading of germs.

Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few ways to limit your exposure during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Disinfect Surfaces

Clean all surfaces you come into contact with at home and at work. Make sure that you wash your hands, especially after coming into contact with handrails and surfaces that are open to the public. Avoid touching your mouth and face as well, for good measure.

Stop Shaking Hands

It might be a little awkward at first, but avoiding shaking hands is a good way to limit the spread of germs. American culture is one of the few cultures that holds on to this particular sign of acknowledgment and respect. A respectful bow in lieu of a handshake is always acceptable.

Stay at Home After Traveling and While Sick

If you're sick yourself, make sure to stay at home until you're healthy and well again. If you've been abroad, give yourself some sort of quarantine for a few days, preferably up to two weeks (if your vocation permits), this way you can ensure you're not carrying any germs or viruses.

Chiropractic adjustments are a great way to give your immune system an added boost. Find out more about how our treatments go hand in hand with being healthy and well by calling Espinosa Family Chiropractic today.

As times continue to get more serious with COVID-19 (also called The Coronavirus), it's important to know that your chances of getting sick or being overtaken by a virus are exponentially lowered when you're making healthy and conscious choices.

Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few ways to boost your immune system in an all-natural way.

Eat Lots of Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and veggies are packed with vitamins and minerals that go along way in energizing your body and helping it fight off infections. Those who are malnourished or forget to eat healthily often are more likely to get sick.

Disinfect

Be conscious of who and what you touch without being too much of a freak about it. Wear rubber gloves when you count money, keep your hand off of guard rails, and remember to cover your mouth if you sneeze or cough -- we all gotta live here, after all. If someone you know is ill, try to limit your contact with them while they're contagious.

Visit Espinosa Family Chiropractic for an Adjustment

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to improve digestive system functionality, not to mention boost your immune system, helping the body function in an optimum capacity. It's a great way to set yourself up for health and wellness. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

When it comes to many job settings, not a lot of them are designed with your health and wellness in mind. But there's a lot you can do to boost the wellness capabilities of your employment.

Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few ways to improve your work setting to optimize your health.

Ergonomic Furniture

Whether it's a new ergonomic chair that helps keep your posture tip-top or one of those standing desk converters to get you away from the sitting position for long periods of time, investing in furniture and accessories that keep your spine in mind is an ideal move.

Stretch it Out

Stretching at work is a good idea, no matter what time of day it is. Incorporate some yoga moves in the chair or do them while standing. Ask some coworkers to join!

Pack Your Lunch

Pack a healthy lunch instead of settling for fast food -- you'll feel better and more energized throughout the day.

If your job is putting unnecessary tension on your spine, we have your back! Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn about how our treatments help relieve your body from the daily grind.

For some, it might seem like a daunting task getting the requisite amount of vegetables in your daily diet. However, if you have a plan for how you're going to get your 3-5 servings of greens per day, the task becomes exponentially easier. If vegetables are deeply ingrained in your diet and routine, you won't have much of a problem at all getting your daily dose in.

Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic discusses a few ways to incorporate vegetables into your diet.

1.) Breakfast Vegetables

Putting spinach in your egg scramble and adding avocado into the mix will help you make sure that vegetables are a part of every meal you have throughout the day. Bonus points if you have a side kale salad with red cabbage, broccoli florets, and carrots. 

2.) Eat More Salads

Get used to having salads when you go out to eat, that way you'll be getting 1-2 servings of greens, even when you're eating at a restaurant! Make sure you have plenty of salad stuff at home -- kale, cabbage, carrots, onions, avocado, etc. Add sunflower seeds, walnuts, and even dried cranberries to crunch things up.

3.) Veggie Smoothies/Juices Over Fruit

Make sure to opt for that green juice or smoothie over a fruit juice or smoothie. Many fruit juices and smoothies have just as much sugar as a soda pop.

Once you start getting more greens in your diet, give Espinosa Family Chiropractic a call today to learn more about how our treatments go hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle. Contact us today and let's make chiropractic a part of your wellness protocol.

This Valentine's Day many of us will head out to restaurants, purchase floral arrangements, and maybe even spring for the traditional box of chocolates. However, the only problem is that most of the food and activities that surround Valentine's Day -- spa, mani/pedi, pasta, chocolate, etc -- aren't really the best things for us to be doing health-wise.

This Valentine's Day Espinosa Family Chiropractic would like to urge our patients and readership to think outside the box a bit.

This might mean going to the organic food store to pick up provisions for a nice, healthy, home-cooked meal instead of going out to a restaurant. Maybe a yoga gift pass might be a better idea that treating your special someone to a massage -- although we like massages, too!

Another great gift idea this Valentine's Day is a visit with us! Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to improve mood, reduce anxiety, provide drug-free pain relief, not to mention optimize the body and the brain -- in many cases just in one visit!

Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic to learn more about our treatments this Valentine's Day. We look forward to working on you!