For many, the winter season means cold season. Winter colds are often blamed on germ exposure during holiday travel at the airport, or more time spent inside. However, the cold virus is out there all year long. But the stress of the holidays (and the catch-up after!) leave you more susceptible due to lack of sleep, which leaves your immune system unable to function properly because of stress.
As a chiropractor, I regularly recommend stretches to patients to relieve tension and pain in areas that cause problems. Patients often ask if yoga will help. And, depending on the patient's condition, the answer is usually yes. Because there are so many different types of yoga, it's not as simple as just "doing yoga". Some styles are better for beginners, while other styles benefit those with certain conditions. Yoga is an activity that many find to be relaxing and stress relieving, so let's take a moment and review the top seven styles of yoga to help find the best one for you.
The holidays are here, which means travel is part of most of our plans. Vacationing and visiting new destinations is a lot of fun, but travel can cause a lot of stress on your body. We view traveling as the toll worth paying to get to the destination. And if there's something you can do to lessen the strains of travel, the better your experience will be! We've put together some common strains from travel and recommendations to reduce the toll they take on your body
We are all aware of how important exercise is, and most of us know that stretching is an important part of those exercises. But, that doesn't mean we all do it. Studies have shown that stretching improves workouts and reduces risk of injury. So, if you are going to take the time to work out, make sure you do it right, and stretch! It's an important exercise and requires no equipment and no special clothes.
Thanksgiving is a day where we take a moment and reflect on the year that has past, and recognize all that we have to be thankful for. It is also a day full of football, parades, family, and food! Many of us overindulge, and then hit the couch for a nap. If that sounds like your Thanksgiving routine, and you are left feeling groggy and tired, consider changing things this year with some of our tips to a healthier Thanksgiving.
A key component to your overall health is your nervous system. The stronger your nervous system, the better your health. It's that simple. This is because your nervous system plays a key part in many aspects of your overall health, from food digestion to your body's ability to fight illness. Should your nervous system become compromised, your ability to live your best life will become directly affected. Combined with a healthy lifestyle, chiropractic care can help keep your nervous system strong.