Coronavirus Facts and Fiction

COVID-19 (commonly referred to as Coronavirus) is currently labeled as a pandemic, and there’s a lot of input from the media, which has often been charged of sensationalizing news as an effective ratings-boosting tool. However, it’s important to glean the facts from the fiction being tossed around. Below, Scorca Chiropractic attempts to provide factual information about the Coronavirus while also dispelling any myths.

Fiction: Nothing Like This Has Ever Happened Before

Quite the contrary, there have been quarantines and pandemic/epidemics before. In the early 1900s, The Spanish Influenza Pandemic had many people sheltering in place before that phrase was coined.

Fact: Coronavirus is Airborn

COVID-19 is an airborne virus and can be transmitted at distances closer than six feet or less. Although humans are highly susceptible to the virus, pets are not.

Fiction: COVID-19 Only Affects the Elderly

People of all ages are being affected by COVID-19 and people in their 30s have been struck down by the illness. People with obesity, respiratory problems, and other preexisting conditions are being shown to be more susceptible to Coronavirus.

Fact: Hospitals Are Bogged Down

No matter which way you slice it, hospitals are simply not ready for the influx of patients that could potentially result from this pandemic. Efforts are being made round to clock to provide space, equipment, and personnel for COVID-19 treatment and prevention.

At Scorca Chiropractic we try to keep our patients and readership educated on the latest developments, not to mention provide essential treatments in a safe and clean environment. Contact us today to learn more.

Getting in Shape at Home

For some, the transition to being quarantined for most of the day might be easier than others, especially those who have taken initiative in making their homes workout friendly. Those who are already in shape and engaged in committed workout routines will find it easier to get their exercise by jumping rope, doing bodyweight resistance exercises, and maybe incorporating some kettlebell workouts into the mix.

For those who are out of shape and looking to use this time to get in shape, it might be a little more of an uphill battle, especially having to stay indoors for long periods of time.

However, it’s not impossible. First, cardio will be the most important thing to lockdown. You can jump rope, do jumping jacks, and run in place. If you have an exercise bike or a cardio machine of some sort at home, start making good use of that.

Shadowboxing is another fantastic cardio workout — you can look up some workouts on YouTube that are guaranteed to make you sweat.

You can also incorporate some more rigorous yoga routines into your at-home practice if you’re up to scratch in that department. If not, start with beginner classes and work your way up. Turn up the heat in your home to make yourself and your muscles more pliable.

In these times where we all have to hunker down and get back to basics, this is the perfect time to make a transformation. Contact Scorca Chiropractic to learn about how our treatments go hand in hand with your new active lifestyle.

Working the Smart Way from Home

As many of us retreat to our homes to start working remotely as a way for each of us to do our parts in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to start thinking about how our workstation is set up at home.

In many cases, our home offices might be more for show than they are for functionality. For freelancers, it’s probably more likely that their work setups at home are more dialed in than that of people who work at brick-and-mortar establishments. Those new to the work-from-home life can benefit from some of the tips listed below to make your experience working from home the best it can be.

Invest in a Good Desk and Chair

If you’re going to work from home and you have the extra means, invest in a good, sturdy desk, possibly even a standing/elevating desk that will allow you to switch up the monotony that generally comes from sitting in an office chair for 8 hours a day. Investing in an ergonomic chair that has good spine support and comfortable armrests will help you sit with better posture and minimize the tension in your spine. 

Team Stretch

Whether you’re on a conference call or you’re flying solo, take a ten-minute break to practice some yoga poses, which will help you stretch out your spine, your hips, your legs, and any other area of the body where you’re feeling tension. Yoga is a great way to recalibrate your body and activate your mind.

Routine, Routine, Routine

Now that you’re working from home, there are going to be far more distractions and temptations that will take you away from your work, which is why it’s extremely important that you develop a routine. Work in the morning, then take a break. Work again in the afternoon, then take another break. Maybe save a little bit of work for the night time when everyone else in the house is fast asleep, just to get a little more productive time in.

Chiropractic adjustments are a great way to help your body recover from the work-from-home transition. Contact Scorca Chiropractic today to learn more about who we are and what we do. Please stay safe and healthy out there.

Limiting Exposure in Time of Coronavirus

For some of us, the Coronavirus might not be a major threat, especially if you’re young in age and in generally good health. However, those of us who are more advanced in age tend to be more vulnerable to sicknesses like the Coronavirus. As a matter of fact, Coronavirus victims are mostly infants and senior citizens, by and large.

But it’s all of our jobs to do our parts to limit the spread of germs and to take care of those who stand at higher risk of getting this unfortunate illness.

First, it’s important to wash your hands after coming into contact with foreign surfaces, especially in public places. Clean and sanitize the surfaces of your home and workplace to limit the spread of bacteria.

Eating healthy foods and staying away from self-destructive behavior like smoking and drinking will also help decrease your chances of getting sick while at the same time giving you a much-needed immune system boost.

If you’re feeling under the weather in any way, it’s important to stay at home! It’s not worth the repercussions going into work and risking getting others sick. Now more than ever it’s important for all of us to look out for each other.

Chiropractic treatments have also been shown to help boost the immune system and help the body function at optimum capacity, which will certainly help you fight off sicknesses, helping you to stay healthy and well. Contact Scorca Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.