How to Do Active Recovery

When it comes to active recovery, not all practices and products are created equal. Scorca Chiropractic would like to go over a few dos and don’t when it comes to active recovery, which will help set you up for success in exercise and in your day-to-day routine.

First, stretching is extremely important. Take 30-45 minutes each day to build a yoga practice, or incorporate a stretching routine after your workout at the very least. This will increase your range of motion and help release tension in the body.

Acupressure mats and pillows are also amazing investments that will help your body relax, setting you up for an amazing night of sleep as well.

On your off days, try to go for a hike or do a yoga routine outdoors, that way you’re not vegging-out in front of the TV when you’re not active. In other words, you can still be a little active on your off days, which will help you feel more productive while also giving your body the time and space it needs to recover properly.

Proper sleep is also considered active recovery in our books. Invest in sleep technology, like white noise makers, weighted blankets, sleep masks — whatever it takes to get your requisite 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Anything less is hazardous to your health. 

Contact Scorca Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more about how our treatments make a fantastic cornerstone of an effective active recovery plan.

How to Spend Your Memorial Day in a Quality Way

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You might be wondering how to spend time with your family while engaging in some sort of Memorial Day-like activity while also observing your responsibilities that come along with successfully navigating our current pandemic.

Below, Scorca Chiropractic goes over a few ideas that will help you get the most out of this holiday weekend without feeling the pangs of quarantine life too much.

Make Good Food!

Make some good food. If you have a yard, have a BBQ for your family. Prepare clean, whole foods to keep your nutrition in check, that way your body doesn’t have to spend precious energy digesting processed foods.

Take a Hike or a Drive

It’s okay to go for a hike or take a drive as long as you plan on staying away from the masses. Make sure to travel the road less trekked upon to limit exposure.

Stay in the State of Gratitude

Make sure you remember that, whatever your situation, there is probably someone out there in the world struggling significantly harder, chances are. Make sure to count your blessings and appreciate the things and people in your life currently. What we don’t appreciate we are almost certain to lose.

Contact Scorca Chiropractic today if you’d like to learn how our treatments will help you get the most out of your body and mind after Memorial Day weekend. Our services are considered essential during this time.

Protecting Yourself Against Getting Sick

As more and more businesses go back to work, this means people getting back to work is pretty much inevitable. Staying at home and staying isolated has taken a toll on all of our health, whether we know it or not. Combine that with stress from possibly being out of work and reliant upon government assistance that is unreliable and fickle at best.

We’re seeing a lot of information about masks and staying at home and whether or not we should be worried about ever getting back to any sort of normalcy. Instead, at Scorca Chiropractic, we’d rather give our patients and readership information that will help empower them to stay healthy and well during these times.

First, go outside. And, if you’re outside and away from people, you do not need to wear a mask. Only sick people need to wear masks or people who are going into public spaces. Washing your hands a little more but not going overkill with the hand sanitizer is a good idea, moving forward.

Eat good foods. Incorporate things like elderberry, turmeric, ginger, oranges, red bell peppers, and healthy veggies into your diet that will improve your immune system, keep you healthy, and help stave off free radicals and inflammation.

Exercising is also important. And it’s probably even a good idea to start meeting with people here and there. No large groups, of course, but seeing a friend who is not affected and has shown no symptoms is probably going to be okay at this point — and much needed, considering you’ve been isolated for so long, which is hazardous to your health.

Contact Scorca Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation. Our chiropractic treatments will help boost your immune system in these uncertain times, giving your health and peace of mind.

COVID-19 Update — Getting Back to “Normal” Again

We know that when we say that society is getting somewhat back to “normal” this term is pretty loose. In some ways society will be changing from this point forward — but that isn’t such a bad thing. Many folks are going to be more conscious about the spread of bacteria and germs, and our country as a whole seems in a lot better shape to respond to something like this if (or when) it happens again.

As more businesses begin to open up for curbside service, it’s important to think about where you stand and where your health is at before you acclimate yourself back into society.

First, eat well and get good sleep. Get plenty of Vitamin C and eat plenty of vegetables which are chock-full of nutritional essentials that will help build your immune system.

Get outside a little more, but limit your exposure to others. It’s probably okay to come into contact with someone who you deem as a low-risk individual, someone who is not in the age range that is most susceptible to COVID-19. If you haven’t been sick at all, chances are you’re in the clear. Make sure if you’re going to see someone in person that they also have shown no signs of viral infection.

If you have any questions about how our treatments can give your immune system a serious boost, contact Scorca Chiropractic Center today to schedule your consultation. We’re here to provide our essential treatments in a safe and sanitized environment where the focus can be put on you.