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
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.
Is Getting Enough Sleep Really that Important?
The short answer to the title of this blog: Yes. A resounding “Yes” as a matter of fact. Scorca Chiropractic would like to remind our patients and readership that getting 7-9 hours of restful sleep is essential.
Why? Well, there’s more than one reason.
First, your brain needs to recharge after the days events and detoxify itself, not to mention cleanse itself of plaque that gathers from chemicals, environmental toxins, and even stress. This plaque that gathers around the brain can have detrimental effects.
Don’t believe us? Amyloid proteins (clumps of beta-amyloid — which is part of a protein found normally in the brain) can end up clumping together, forming plaque that can disrupt nerve cell communication and cause detrimental brain inflammation.
Second, your body is regenerating during the sleep process. Your blood flows at a rate that it doesn’t during your waking hours, which promotes rehabilitation, even in areas of injury. In short, we heal ourselves in our sleep!
Getting enough sleep will also improve your mood and promote a healthy lifestyle. Contact Holmes Chiropractic today to learn how our adjustments can even help insomnia patients finally get a restful night of sleep.
Outdoor Workout Tips for Quarantine Life
It might seem impossible to get your outdoor time in amidst all of these COVID-19 restrictions, but it’s not illegal to go outside and get a workout in last time we checked. In order to get a safe workout in outdoors, it’s a good idea to do so during low traffic times.
What do we mean by low traffic times? Getting a run in at 5 or 6 in the morning is probably going to put you in a better position to come into contact with the least amount of people possible, while choosing to take your run at 9 or 10 in the morning might add up to different results.
The whole idea is to get your outdoor time that you need without intruding upon anyone else, while also being considerate of others. This means limiting your outdoor workouts to only what is essential, rather than going for that 10-mile run you might be craving. 3-5 miles is a perfectly acceptable alternative during this time.
Utilize your yard or your driveway if you have one available. Kettlebell workouts are great for outdoor routines and so are bodyweight exercises.
If you have any questions about how chiropractic treatment goes hand-in-hand with a healthy and active lifestyle, contact us today. We’re still providing essential treatments to patients in a safe and regulated environment.
Quick and Easy Nutrition Tips
When optimizing your diet, it’s important to focus on the foods that get the best results for you — not all bodies are created equal, after all.
Scorca Chiropractic would like to take a time out from our normal “All Things Chiropractic” talk to focus on nutrition for a moment.
Right now it’s probably easy to fall into bad habits, eating takeout, and eating a lot of comfort food as we all shelter in place.
However, it’s important to remain vigilant. Now is the time to double-down on your dietary efforts to ensure you have a decent go at this COVID-19 pandemic business.
First, eat plenty of veggies. Make sure to eat plenty of clean — meaning, shop on the far sides of the grocery store and grab veggies, clean protein, fruits, and healthy carbs instead of processed foods.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Make sure you’re drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of water per day.
Eat plenty of berries for healthy antioxidants. Eat turmeric and ginger for anti-inflammatory benefits.
Chiropractic treatment is a great way to give your body a much-needed immune system boost. Contact Scorca Chiropractic today to learn more about how we’re providing essential treatments while helping the medical community during this trying time. We’re taking every measure and following every suggestion made by the CDC and other health authorities. We have a long track record of keeping our patients healthy and well for the long haul.
Tips to Keep Your Spine in Line
When it comes down to it, there are many activities we do each day and positions and distortions we put our body through each day that affects our spine alignment, which can result in neck, back, and even leg pain.
Below, Scorca Chiropractic goes over a few ways to keep your spine in line throughout the day.
Switch it Up
If you find yourself sitting at your desk often, try to stand more when you can while you’re working. Investing in an elevating desk or a standing desk converter will help you stay away from sitting throughout the day, which has an impact on your spine.
Stretch Throughout the Day
Try to incorporate an at-home Yoga routine that you can do each morning before you start your day — that way you’re feeling fresh and rejuvenated after a good night of sleep. Often, we sleep in awkward positions that leave us feeling like we just took part in a full-contact sport in the morning. Stretching the body will help you recalibrate your body for the day.
Establish a Relationship with a Good Chiropractor
Chiropractic treatment has been shown to be immensely beneficial in relieving pain and tension in the body the all-natural way. Scorca Chiropractic provides drug-free treatments that help treat a variety of conditions. We’re doing everything in our power to provide our essential treatments in a safe environment. We take every measure we’re tasked with and go the extra mile during this COVID-19 pandemic. Call today to learn more.
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.