Skincare seems to be a popular topic these days. You may see ads for regimens on social media. Popular YouTube videos cover morning and nighttime skincare routines. You may even see Korean inspired skincare trinkets and masks in the aisles of Target. And this is all for good reason. Our skin is a nifty organ as it is capable of both the processes of elimination and absorption. Everything we put on our skin (or expose it to) either enhances or hinders its function. Before you even leave your home for work in the morning, you’ve exposed your skin to nearly 300 chemicals! This is why it’s crucial to take care of your skin and to be mindful of the things we put it through!
We know how great a good, long hike on a beautiful day can be. We also know how much back pain an incredible trail can spur. It doesn’t matter if you’re a casual walker or an advanced hiker. Here are a few tips to help alleviate current hiking back pain and prevent future back pain.
According to the largest consumer sleep study, ResMed has found that 79% of Americans are getting less than the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Regardless of how much you take care of yourself during the day, if you don’t sleep enough, you’ll never be able to obtain optimum health. Now is a better time than ever to begin regulating and resetting your sleep habits.
Long road trips can be a lot of fun. You get to eat the best snacks, play games, find new music, and bond with the people you’re with. But a long road trip can instantly turn miserable if you suffer from back pain. If you have a long trip coming up, consider the following advice and see if it helps you out.
Back pain can be miserable. Whether it’s that chronic low pain or spasms and aching neck, any kind of back pain can ruin your day, weekend, or an entire week. Unfortunately, back pain has become quite common. So much so that roughly 8 in 10 people deal with some type of back pain during their lives. Low back pain, in particular, is responsible for 2.6 million visits to the emergency room each year and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Today, we want to review holistic back pain treatments you can try before you resort to drastic measures.
When you have to juggle work, family, friends, social engagements and other commitments, it’s easy to become stressed out. There are a number of ways to reduce tension and relax. However, some are much more effective for some than others. It’s important to find positive methods though. Even though some negative methods still bring stress relief, they actually bring more harm than good in the big picture. Holistic stress management looks at the big picture in regard to stress. It also takes a broader view of natural stress relievers and strategies.
It’s probably safe to say that most of us know the statistic that our body is comprised of 60% water. But even with that fact as “common knowledge”, there are a considerable amount of people that don’t meet their hydration intake. Did you know that water is the medium for practically every process in the body? Water helps regulate our temperature, mood, and detoxification. It also transports nutrients, helps us to think cognitively, and even oxygenate the body. And while we may be made up in general of 60% water, our blood is actually 80% water and our brains are 70%! Water is a crucial part of our being. Are you getting enough hydration this hot summer?
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.