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As many counties begin to brace for reopening certain nonessential retail spaces, government-imposed restrictions will begin to be less extreme and severe as COVID-19 begins to wane on its societal effects. Granted, people are still getting very sick, but it's now time for those who are healthy and well to get back to work as soon as it's proven safe.

This means that more and more people will be getting outside for activity. That means you should get your outdoor stuff in before rush hour -- which occurs at 9 am and at 5 pm. If you're more advanced in age or susceptible to COVID-19, this goes doubly true for you.

If you're sick, continue to stay at home. Moving forward, it's a good idea to practice new standards of cleanliness, not to mention wear a mask in public if you're sick while staying at home whenever possible. It's time to get a little more serious about health standards... even in our biggest and most popular cities.

Protect your own immune system by eating healthy and by getting outdoors when you can. It's safe to have interactions with those in your household and it's also probably not as unsafe as the media tells you to come into contact with someone who you deem as a low risk for carrying, contracting, and being harmed by this infectious disease.

We've all been doing great and now we see the light at the end of the tunnel. We have a feeling this summer is going to shine extra bright. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic to learn more about how our treatments can boost your immune system.

The health benefits of a good night of sleep go beyond simply setting you up to take full advantage of the next day, ready and alert for the things you need to do. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night is actually crucial in more ways than one.

One distinct benefit of a good night of sleep is the effects on your body. As you get into that restful sleep you want to be getting, your body relaxes totally and completely, which supports healthy blood flow, which targets areas of the body which need repair.

Another important benefit of getting a good night of sleep is its effect on your brain. A good night of sleep supplies energy to your brain and helps it replenish itself and rid itself of chemicals and toxins that can be introduced to you from things that might be out of your control, like your environment. Alzheimer's and Dementia are believed to come about from plaque which builds up in the brain, which has been shown to be one of the results of consistently not getting your requisite 7-9 hours of sleep each night.

Tips to get good sleep include eating healthy foods, restricting the times you eat (and never eating too close to bedtime), and limiting the amount of caffeine you consume each day. Exercising 4-5 times per week for 45 minutes to an hour will also help your body know when it's time to rest.

If you have any questions about how chiropractic treatment helps boost your ability to get a good night of sleep in, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more.

Since many of us are taking our fitness routines indoors and at home, it's a good idea to invest in the products and workouts that get the best results for you. Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few at-home fitness essentials that are well worth the time and price.

First, kettlebells are an amazing tool that will open up a plethora of workouts for your legs, arms, and even your core muscle group. 

A jump rope is a good tool, especially if you have wood or tile floors that you're comfortable skipping some rope on. This will add much-needed cardio into the mix while also giving your calves a serious burn.

A pull-up bar -- one of those kinds that you can install on a doorway simply and easily -- is another good investment, just as long as it doesn't mess up the crown molding. This way you can get a serious upper body workout while also hitting your lats as well.

A yoga mat and a muscle roller are both excellent fitness tools to have at home as well, that way you can get your stretch in while relieving any tension in the body.

Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic if you need any additional quarantine tips. We're here to provide our essential services to our community in a safe and regulated environment. 

When it comes to your immune system, there are many factors that can either bolster your defense against infection and viruses, or make you more susceptible to getting sick.

Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few ways you can boost your immune system at home.

First, get plenty of Vitamin C, whether it's from supplements or from the foods you're eating. Red bell peppers have even a larger amount of Vitamin C than an orange -- and none of the sugar. Vitamin C protects your cells from harmful free radicals and has replenishing effects on your body.

Limiting smoking and alcohol intake will also greatly improve your immune system. Partaking in either or both will significantly increase your chances of getting sick.

Exercising is also of great importance. When your body is in good shape you're in a far better position to ward off infection than you are when you're out of shape.

Limiting food consumption to 8 hours out of the day will also help your body fight off inflammation due to the fact that you're no longer bogging down your immune system. Limiting sugar and processed carbohydrate consumption will also limit inflammation.

If you have any questions about how our treatments give our patients an immense immune system boost, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more.

Too much screen time is a big issue as most Americans are following through with their civic duty and staying home for the lion's share of each day.

It's still important to limit your screen time even though it might be tempting to binge-watch your favorite TV shows all day. Pair that with many folks working their jobs remotely on their computers -- not to mention handling our smartphones all day -- and we have a major problem on our hands.

As more and more of us in the community are trying to get our work done online, it's important not to clog up your provider by being online for anything other than necessity.

Try reading a hard copy of a book you have -- it's a good way to rest your eyes from damaging blue light that comes from TVs, computers, and our smartphones.

As an antidote to our time spent staring at the computer and TV, do some neck stretches and neck exercises, making sure to keep perfect posture throughout the day.

Play music and listen to podcasts, which will enable you to get other things done, like clean the house, or be more productive for your employer. Listen to audiobooks to break up the monotony.

If you have neck tension or back pain resulting from this new lifestyle, chiropractic treatment can help. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic to learn more about how we're providing essential treatments in a safe environment, not to mention helping our medical community by taking in non-emergency patients who need assistance during this time. Call today to learn more.