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.
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.
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.
For many of us, we might fall into reductive reasoning and write off chiropractic treatment as something that only the injured or even the elderly pursue. Although it might be true that those who are injured or are more advanced in age stand to gain a tremendous amount of benefits from chiropractic treatment, so do those who are in their younger years, even elite-level athletes.
It’s true! Many of your favorite sports figures have close relationships with their chiropractor. Most professional sports teams have a chiropractic care specialist or physiotherapist on hand to treat any injuries that pop up, not to mention help athletes recover properly from daily wear and tear.
Scorca Chiropractic would like to remind athletes that chiropractic treatment is an excellent companion to an active lifestyle and serves as a drug-free alternative to performance-enhancing drugs that often end up coming along with a considerable amount of health risks.
Contact Scorca Chiropractic to learn more about how chiropractic treatment will help your body recover from your training regiment, helping you rise to the occasion each and every day with renewed energy and vitality. We have a long track record of providing effective chiropractic treatment for entire teams and entire families alike.
Tennis elbow (also called “lateral epicondylitis”) is a condition that comes about from overuse, and it’s something that can happen whether you’re a tennis enthusiast or not. Tennis elbow occurs when inflammation strikes the tendons that join the forearm. Damage occurs from repeating the same motion over and over again.
Possible treatment options for tennis elbow include icing, or hot/cold therapy in order to reduce pain and swelling without drug intervention.
Other treatments include elbow straps or other brace devices that can help protect your injured tendon, shielding it from further strain.
Yoga is another option that provides drug-free pain relief for your joints. Building your yoga practice will also improve your range of motion.
Chiropractic treatments are another great way to treat tennis elbow the drug-free way. At Scorca Chiropractic we use a number of techniques, including myofascial release as well as instrument-assisted soft tissue techniques (IASTM) to get you back to pain-free. We can also provide you with rehabilitative exercises that will get you far better results than drugs or injections.
Contact Scorca Chiropractic if you’re tired of hurting from tennis elbow. We have a long track record of helping entire families stay happy, healthy, and well.
Athletes are known to put their bodies under a particular amount of stress during practice and during competition. Whether amateur or professional, athletes spend a lot of time, energy, and resources on making sure that hey properly rehabilitate from workouts, not to mention from games themselves.
Below, Scorca Chiropractic goes over a few pain management tips for athletes.
Practice Tension Relief
Whether it’s yoga or a full body massage, it’s important to relieve your body from the daily tension it goes through, especially if you’re an athlete.
Visit Your Local Chiropractor
Visiting your chiropractor for a routine adjustment is a great way to give your body drug-free pain relief. A Scorca Chiropractic we provide treatments that are designed for both athletes and regular folks alike.
They say that you can’t overtrain but you can under-recover — or something to that effect, anyway. The truth is, your recovery plan should be given a fair amount of thought — just like your workout and training routines are given. Contact Scorca Chiropractic today to learn about how our treatments fit in with the most active of lifestyles.
When it comes to exercising your back, it’s unfortunate that not all workouts are created equal. That’s why it’s important to do the very best workouts for your back as well as your core muscle group, not to mention practice perfect technique in order to avoid injury and reduce wear and tear.
Below, Scorca Chiropractic goes over a few training tips to keep in mind when working out your back muscles.
Go Lighter Weight
Stop loading huge amounts of weight when working out your back. Instead, go for higher reps with a lower weight. Use kettlebells instead of barbells.
Pull-ups are great for your back, great for strength training, and even help improve your posture and decompress your spine. Again, make sure to practice perfect form.
If you’re working with kettlebells or thinking about getting some rowing action in, try to get your heart rate up during your workout to enjoy cardio benefits.
Contact Scorca Chiropractic to learn more about how our chiropractic adjustments go hand-in-hand with an active lifestyle. We’re ready to schedule your consultation today!
Training with a weight vest is a great way to build new strength and speed, not to mention power past a plateau.
However, there are good and bad ways to train with a weight vest, which Scorca Chiropractic goes over below.
Add to Your Body Weight Workouts
Pull-ups, push-ups, body squats, and other exercises that use your body weight are all complimented with a weight vest. You’ll find yourself doing higher repetitions and feeling stronger on a daily basis.
If You Run, Do Short Intervals
Try not to run for long periods of time with your weight vest, which will put a considerable amount of wear and tear on your body, mess with your body’s sense of balance and equilibrium, and could end up giving you back pain.
Try Not to Wear for Too Long
When you wear a weight vest for long periods of time, your sense of balance will start to recalibrate, which will seriously mess up your coordination and mobility when you take off your weight vest.
Contact Scorca Chiropractic to learn more about how our treatments complement an active lifestyle.
Some people question the efficacy of chiropractic because patients often have to come to see the chiropractor multiple times in order to recover from a specific injury or condition. The best way to think about chiropractic treatment is as a tool that you can use throughout your life to recalibrate your body, brain, and to decompress the body from the daily grind.
Why would you want to limit the number of times you experience just how good a chiropractic adjustment feels? Just like getting a massage, getting a chiropractic treatment is an amazing way to end a hectic workweek, not to mention an active fitness schedule.
When we treat our injured patients we can usually get a good idea of how many treatments will be necessary to get the results you’re looking for, but we encourage all of our patients to come and see us a couple of times a year for a body and brain reboot.
Contact Scorca Chiropractic to learn more about how our treatments can take your health and wellness to that next elusive level.
When it comes down to it, excellence is a habit, or, at the very least, we are what we do habitually. Habits are the behaviors we engage in each day whether we’re aware of it or not. We all have a few bad habits that might be holding us back in multiple areas of our lives, which is why it’s important to target negative behaviors and try to counteract them. Below, Scorca Chiropractic goes over 3 bad habits that may be holding you back and what to do about it.
1.) You’re Not Eating Clean Enough
Eat clean whole foods as often as you can. If you ever have a choice to make between having junk or skipping a meal until you can eat something healthier, go with the latter. Start looking at the food you eat as fuel for your body and brain.
2.) You’re Not Hydrating Enough
More than half the population walks around each day with some level of dehydration, which can disrupt overall physical and mental performance, not to mention put you in a crankier mood. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water for health benefits you have to experience to believe.
3.) Self-Destructive Habits
Smoking, alcohol consumption, and recreational drug use are all behaviors that do not have your best interests in mind on multiple levels. Try to stop engaging in these habits to gain new health and wellness.
Chiropractic treatment is a great habit to make in 2020, which will provide you with drug-free pain relief, improved range of motion, improved sleep and mood, and much, much more. Contact Scorca Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.
When it comes to the gifts we choose to give, many of us might opt for entertainment-centric products or items. The best types of gifts we can give are those that are meant to enhance a person’s life, which is why Scorca Chiropractic thought it would be a good idea to list a few gift ideas that are beneficial for your back, neck, and spine.
Yoga is a great way to ease muscle tension, not to mention improve flexibility and range of motion. Purchasing yoga classes for a loved one might be the ticket to a new year of wellness.
Kettlebells are extremely useful at home and can be utilized for several different core exercises. You won’t be able to fit these in the stocking, though.
Chiropractic treatment is an amazing gift idea that provides drug-free pain relief, not to mention helps the body and brain function at optimum capacity. Contact Scorca Chiropractic to learn more about how our treatments make the perfect holiday gift idea!