It’s February, the perfect time for Heart Health Awareness! Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds, and every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. dies from a heart related event. Taking care of your heart should be a priority, and being educated on facts and prevention can help you to avoid a life threatening event.
January is usually a time to make resolutions and aim for big changes. Our goal this year is to strive to find joy and happiness in what we already have, and in whatever may come into our lives as the year progresses. Did you know that we can actually reshape our brains so that thinking positively becomes easier and easier?!
Yesterday I learned of the loss of a dear friend to cancer. My husband works long hours and travels 15 days of the month. I have kids that always need help or a ride. I am rehabbing a shoulder injury that has left me unable to work as much as I’d like. My family adopted a new dog that our older dog is having a hard time accepting. Planning a trip, working, trying to find time to cook and clean, the list can go on and on. Why am I telling you this? Because all of these things are stressors; and all of these things are common events or issues that EVERYONE will deal with. So, how does stress affect us, and what can we do to ensure our bodies are in optimal condition to deal with and process stress?
Some days it may seem impossible to find the time to plan, shop, and cook healthy meals for your family, but it can be easier than you think. Read on to learn more about the benefits of meal planning and shopping for local and organic food.
As a Chiropractic Wellness Office, we believe chiropractic is a lifestyle that involves all aspects of wellness; including exercise, nutrition, personal development and relief from stress. Wellness care taps into our body’s innate ability to heal itself. When given the right environment, our bodies can not just heal, but also prevent some illness and chronic disease from happening in the future.
With so much to do and so many responsibilities it’s easy to forget to take care of ourselves. While it’s hard to put yourself first when you have so many other priorities, self-care is an important aspect of stress management. Self-care can improve your physical and emotional health. Certain types of self-care can trigger the relaxation response which can prevent chronic stress from damaging your health. Remembering that your needs are important makes you feel good about yourself and can contribute to long term feelings of well-being. Most importantly, people who neglect their own needs and forget to nurture themselves are in danger of deeper levels of unhappiness, low self-esteem, and feelings of resentment. Constantly taking care of others puts you at risk of getting burned out from all of the giving. Taking time to care for yourself regularly can make you a better caretaker for others.
Therapeutic massage provides a number of health and wellness related benefits. Massage is a safe, non-invasive method of therapy and healing with no harmful side effects. With so many types of massage, how do you know which one is right for you? We’ve listed some of the most common modalities of massage therapy to help you better select the best option for your specific needs.