Well friends, the Pittsburgh Marathon is over. After the hard months and long weeks of training, the weekend came and went like The Flash. With so much anticipation and buildup, you may be wondering what to focus on now. Maybe some of you need a bit of a break from running. But maybe some of you have another run planned for this evening. Recovering from a marathon is actually just as critical as training for the marathon itself. Yet it’s something many runners tend to neglect. Which is why we want to take a deep dive into marathon runner recovery and discuss ways to start healing your body.
The topic of chiropractic care has started dominating the wellness sphere. Holistic means of healing are being chosen over traditional western medicine. It’s estimated that roughly 27 million Americans are now annually treated with chiropractic care. There are many known benefits of chiropractic treatment, which has made it such a popular treatment. However, when choosing a chiropractor it’s easy to be overwhelmed. To ensure you get the most from your treatment, lets take a look at some questions you should be asking. We hope they will help inform you, not simply about choosing a chiropractor but most importantly, how to choose the right chiropractor.
How to fuel for a marathon and marathon training. Well friends, we’re transitioning into another marathon season. Last week we started our preparation talks with a blog regarding chiropractic care in order to prevent injury. Running a marathon requires an ample amount of preparation. We’re talking both the physical kind of preparation but also mental. Yes your body has to physically be able to run those 26.2 miles. But it also has to mentally be able to get you through the mental walls. One way to ensure both your mind and body will make it to the end is through consuming the right fuel for a marathon.
As we have discussed before, chiropractic care can benefit anyone. And this is regardless of their age or fitness ability. The most commonly known treatment is the spinal adjustment. However, a well-rounded chiropractic wellness plan can be a great help to many of us. While some injuries are quick to recover, there are some that simply take longer. Some even involve surgeries. But good news! Those receiving routine, chiropractic care, decreases those odds! And if surgery is required, chiropractic care can aid in a faster recovery time.
Last week, we dove head first into the mindfulness discussion. We focused on overall mindfulness and a few activities to try at home. This week, we wanted to keep on the mindfulness trend and talk about a few different mindful eating exercises. Mindful eating is a powerful tool to gain control of your eating. These exercises have been shown to help with weight loss, help restructure “diet” thinking, reduce disordered eating, and help you feel better.
Mindfulness and mindfulness activities have been trending a lot lately. Health officials and mental health advocates discuss the benefits of mindfulness. Fitness influencers and enthusiasts mention mindfulness activities as part of their daily routines. Maybe you’ve overheard coworkers or neighbors talk about this trend. But the concept is still unclear – so what is mindfulness exactly?
In recent years sitting has been referred to as the new smoking. Typical Americans sit at a desk for eight hours a day. And those who work overtime are often sitting for much longer! With all that sitting, postural alignment tends to falter. Our backs get stiff, our necks get sore, and our shoulders hunch. Studies now show that bad posture can increase feelings of depression and zap your energy levels. And in some cases, poor posture can even cut off circulation! But before you start to stress, take a deep breath. Try incorporating these postural alignment tips and exercises that you can do at your desk to your workday!
Back pain while losing weight. Navigating the topic of weight and weight loss in today’s world can be a little tricky. Companies are constantly trying to sell us “magic” detox teas and pills, guaranteed to help us break that plateau. Our social media feeds are full of fitness models sharing “what they eat in a day” and their “fitness routines”. On the flip side, the body positive movement is in full force. Celebrities and influencers share their “flaws” and open up about their insecurities as a form of empowerment. Leaders of the movement are sharing their pride in who they are and opening up the acceptance conversation.
But even with a more engaging social conversation, there are still things being missed. One of those topics consists of some of the side effects that can occur when a person is losing weight and getting healthy. A specific side effect worrying some is back pain while losing weight. When we have more fat on us, it acts as a cushiony layer that insulates and keeps our insides in place. But when we lose that fat, those insides shift and we can find ourselves in more pain and discomfort than normal. When a person loses weight the curves in the spine may change and overall biomechanics will change. People may also increase their activities, which will cause greater stress and pain to the musculoskeletal system.
So how do we deal with this pain? What are the causes? How is it managed? Keep reading to learn more!
Are you trying to lose weight but feel like you’re in a constant plateau? Does the thought of a lifestyle change seem overwhelming and stressful? Are you trying to be conscious of diet and exercise but seeing less than ideal results? If any of these sound familiar, you might want to consider incorporating essential oils for weight loss into your wellness routine.
Weight loss on the keto diet. Can a person experience weight loss on the keto diet? How great would it be if butter and bacon were considered “health foods”? What if we could trade our side salads for fried eggs, extra cheese, and guacamole? Well, actually, advocates of the ketogenic diet (keto for short) are arguing exactly that. Through the consumption of a lot of fat and close to zero carbohydrates, you too can enjoy enhanced health, a greater quality of life, increased athletic performance and brain function, and abs you can grate that cheese on. But is it too good to be true?