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Write Your Way to Better Health
Health care professionals have long praised the benefits that keeping a journal has on one’s mental health. It’s an aid to self-development and self-awareness, as it records information about one’s innermost feelings and ideas. In addition, it can be helpful in keeping track of your health, including things like what triggers your migraine headaches, for example.
In fact, much has been written about the benefits of keeping a journal, including:
• Helps clarify goals and dreams • Helps quiet the mind and allows you to focus • Gives you “ME” time • Lends a written account of where you are and where you’re going
Tight on time? You don’t need much to give journaling a try—aim for a few minutes each day and see how it makes you feel.
Athlete? Choose Chiropractic
If you’re an athlete, you understand the importance of keeping your mind and body in tip-top shape with exercise, healthy foods and plenty of rest. But did you know that many Olympic athletes and professional sports teams make chiropractic care a part of their routine?
Better mind-body awareness. By reducing nervous system disturbances, your body can function to the best of its ability. This means proper, free-flowing signals between your brain and body.
Improved coordination. Chiropractic is a completely natural solution to bringing your body into peak performance mode, which means you’re moving with ease exactly how your brain is telling you to.
Heightened flexibility. Proper movement on the field or court can help prevent future injuries, keeping you in the game longer.
Know an athlete that could benefit from our care? Give us a call.
Relief from Neck Pain
Discomfort, soreness and stiffness can make it hard to turn your head and difficult to get comfortable while doing almost anything. To put it simply, neck pain can be a real pain in the neck! Even minor neck pain can affect your quality of life – but relief is available, and it doesn’t come from a bottle.
While most neck pain is related to emotional stress like worrying about a deadline, physical stress is also a contributing factor. Here are a few ways to reduce physical stress on your neck.
1. Take frequent breaks from sitting in front of a computer. Keep your head aligned with your spine and relax your jaw—the same goes for when you’re texting. 2. Sleeping on your stomach can stress your neck. Try a side or back position with a supportive neck pillow. 3. Move. Shrug your shoulders up and down. Pull your shoulder blades together to prevent the neck from stiffening. 4. Make regular chiropractic care a part of your routine