It’s finally been feeling like summer! Que up the block parties, barbeques, and pool days. But just because vacation days are here doesn’t mean it’s time to take a break from our spinal health! While swimming is refreshing, it is also a great way to take care of your spine this summer. It puts little to now stress on the back and a great low-impact option. Swimming is great for every age and experience level. But what other links are there between swimming and chiropractic care?
Our bodies have always been designed to move. Our earliest ancestors walked and ran miles upon miles in order to hunt and survive. We’ve been jumping, climbing, swimming, pushing, and pulling our bodies for centuries. However, in the 20th century, we have shifted our relationship with movement in regard to weight loss and our physical aesthetic. We’ve taken the perspective that exercise is only synonymous with calorie burning and achieving our ideal physique. But movement is so much more than burning more calories than we consume. Movement is not only a function but also a mechanism for both transportation and detoxification.
Last week, we dove into the concept of “good bacteria” when we discussed the importance of the microbiome. It’s important to understand that these bacteria are actually our ally in most cases. Without beneficial bacteria, we are susceptible to intestinal damage, illness, mental and emotional stress, and so much more. Good news is that the health and wellness community has seemed to jump on the gut health topic. Which is why today we want to add to the gut health conversation by talking about essential oils to promote gut health.
We’re sure you’ve heard of the statistic that humans are comprised of 60% water. But you may not have known that we are also made up of something else – microbes. The average human has 100 trillion microbes, as they outnumber human cells ten to one. They are mainly found in the large intestine. And they include bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, etc., that live in and out of the human body. All in all, the microbiome may weigh as much as five pounds. Don’t let the size fool you, the microbiome packs a punch. So, let’s discuss different ways of taking care of it.
The term “toxins” is everywhere in the realm of health and wellness. We are told that eliminating these toxins from our bodies is essential to obtain optimum health. Social media platforms have jumped on this profitable trend through influencer pushed cleanses and detoxes. But we have now learned many of them are just laxative teas – which can be harmful when consumed in large quantities. Resetting our elimination can help reset our normal functioning baseline. Not to mention allow for the rest of our organs to also perform at full capacity.
Self-care and essential oils have both gained popularity as of late as they have been claimed to help with a person’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. Between so many different kinds of self-care and essential oils, the topics often feel overwhelming, and many are unsure of where to start. When it comes to essential oils, many are aware of the benefits of diffusing them. But did you know there are other ways you can incorporate them into your self-care routine? Try these DIY essential oil recipes when you’re in need of some self-care!
Emotional wellness is comprised of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. But more important than those is how we handle and manage them. Emotional wellness is the basis for which mental health trends are based. It has inspired the movement for self-care, stress reduction, and relaxation. This emphasis on emotional wellness has come at a needed time. We are all so stressed due to the high pressures, hurried lifestyle, and instant gratification of our society. We feel this stress in a physical way, whether that’s through high blood pressure, heart attacks, depression, and anxiety. Even the good kinds of stress, like starting a new job or planning your dream wedding, cause the same kind of chemical reactions in the body. Finding natural internal and external techniques can make all the difference in our continued health. Here’s how you can find some emotional wellness.
Being a woman is hard work. With Mother’s Day around the corner, we wanted to talk about chiropractic care for women’s health. Women can benefit from chiropractic care no matter their stage in life. Spinal adjustments, stretches, exercises, nutrition counseling, and other services are designed to improve spinal and brain communication. This can help reduce pain and improve quality of life. If you’re a woman trying to maintain good health, chiropractic treatment can help you combat a variety of issues.
Essential oils are powerful plant extracts have been used for thousands of years. They have aided many in regard to health, appearance, and mood. From cooking and cleaning to beauty and home remedies, essential oils can help you create a non-toxic environment for your family. Essential oils are a safe and green way to help you meet your goals. And as a bonus, your home is going to smell amazing without anything artificial. It finally feels like spring in Pittsburgh, so we have 5 DIY spring cleaning recipes to help you move away from using harsh chemicals and embrace warmer weather!
Cleaning is crucial when it comes to protecting our health. We’re exposed to toxins, bacteria, and other harmful invaders in our homes, schools, and workplaces. However, household and cleaning products often include harmfully harsh chemicals. The good news is that you can limit your exposure to these harsh chemicals. Not to mention that a movement of “green” and “natural” cleaning products is occurring now!