Need a Summer Energy Boost? Try Chiropractic
By Sandy Schroeder
Summer can be deceptive. At first glance it looks cool and relaxed, but when you look closer there’s a lot going on. If you are a parent with active kids (is there any other kind?) you know summer keeps you moving, and you need as much energy as you can get.
If you can relate, the chiropractic advantage may be your best bet. Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out how health, fitness and energy come together every day.
Your Chiropractor Can Help
The Joint’s licensed chiropractors are ready to help you pull summer together with some smart energy moves. Whatever your lifestyle and immediate family demands, a gentle targeted spinal adjustment may ease your aches and pains and increase your energy. At the same time, you may sleep better and feel more alert.
Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be the best way to keep the summer moving. Together, you and your chiropractor can dial in the right diet and exercise specifics. At the same time, you may want to try these energy-making steps from EasyHealthOptions.com.
Create a sleep haven - Make sure the whole family gets 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep every night. Establish a regular bedtime without laptops, phones or TVs. Make sure mattresses and pillows are comfortable. Add light-blocking drapes and air filters to screen out noise. Close out the day with a sleep ritual such as soft music or a warm bath.
Drink enough water - As summer schedules and temperatures fluctuate, carry water with you and make sure everybody gets enough to drink. Add sugar-free juices, teas and lemon or cucumber waters. Women should drink nine 8-ounce glasses of water and men should drink 13 glasses.
Keep energy flowing with activity - As we all know, when we start to move, it’s perfectly natural to keep right on going. Set daily times to walk, jog, bike, or work out -- and stick to it. That can easily lead to swimming, tennis, golf or weekend hikes.
Choose proteins over carbs - Energize your days with lean protein fish, chicken, cottage cheese or lean beef, followed by healthy carbs.
Add some B vitamins - Underscore all of your efforts with a diet rich in B vitamins.
- Cottage cheese
- Grass-fed beef
- Salmon, sardines and mackerel
- Beef liver
Keep stress low and humor high - As the summer spins forward, enjoy the freedom to picnic, barbecue and linger over summer suppers on the patio. Take the time to just sit and talk, watch funny movies, read, swim or just take a long nap. Soon enough, autumn will arrive and you will be wishing summer was beginning again.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Caldwell, N.J.