The first snow of the season has fallen! But unfortunately, colds and sickness are falling too. How many of your coworkers and peers have been sniffling and coughing over the last few weeks? If you’re lucky, you too haven’t fallen ill yet. But if you’re feeling drained lately, you may find yourself surrounded by Kleenexes too! In addition to handwashing, there is an immunity health formula you can follow to increase your immune health this holiday season. It consists of exercise, hydration, sleep, and chiropractic care!
Everyday tips to reduce inflammation. Inflammation is a part of the body’s natural defense. When a cut swells up and turns red, that’s your body starting the process of healing. But sometimes, our natural response goes into overdrive. This overdrive is caused by a number of factors such as poor diet, obesity, and smoking. This can cause a lot of health problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and arthritis. However, there are a number of everyday steps you can take to minimize inflammation in the body. If you suffer from symptoms such as joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, try these tips!
The benefits of juicing. Let’s be honest. Sometimes being healthy is really hard. Not all of us can be kale loving yogis who only drink water and green tea. Enter the juicing craze. New Juice bars are popping up on every corner. More and more people are buying juicers to make concoctions on their own. Fresh-squeezed and freshly bottled juices have become a popular way to get the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. They are also favored by dieters looking to “cleanse” their way to weight loss. But what other benefits does juicing have?
Experts recommend at least 6 to 8 servings of vegetables a day. If that sounds like too many veggies, juicing can help fill that void. For regular folks like you and me, we all struggle to get enough greens and fruits in our diets. How does juicing help us? Well…
Boosting your immune system. Uh oh. A germ invades your body successfully. And as result, you get sick. Is it possible to intervene in this process? Is there something you can do even before you get sick to boost your immune system? What if you improve your diet? Take certain vitamins or herbal preparations? Or make other lifestyle changes?
The blood sugar solution. Blood sugar, or blood glucose, is the main kind of sugar found in the blood. Our bodies get glucose from the foods we eat. This sugar is an important energy source. And also provides nutrients to our organs, muscles, and nervous system. The absorption, storage, and production of glucose is regulated through the small intestine, liver, and pancreas. Having a healthy blood sugar level is crucial for our health. And likewise, having too much of it, or too little, can result in a number of issues.
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.
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.
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?