Improve Your Workstation!
As summer vacations come to a close, it can be tough to get back into the swing of long 8 hour work days. Sitting for long hours at a desk, especially with poor posture, can have a lasting negative effect on your spine resulting in back pain or discomfort.
The most important thing to remember when sitting at your desk all day is to give your body some movement. Try these ideas:
*Take walking breaks. Set a timer on your phone to go off every hour or so, and take a 2-5 minute walk. Get coworkers together for accountability. See if you can rope some others into walking with you on your breaks!
*Ask for a standing desk. When possible, working at a standing desk is often a much better option for your body than a sitting desk.
*Stretch it out. Find some neck and shoulder stretches you can do while sitting at your desk. We have a worksheet for some great desk stretches–ask us about it on your next appointment!
The Essentials of Sleep
We should spend over one third of our lives sleeping, but many don’t understand the significance or importance of getting a good night’s rest. Sleep is an integral part of the wellness lifestyle. With summer winding down and school starting again, make it your goal to begin the year well rested by following these easy tips:
Skip the afternoon pick-me-up Caffeine is the culprit for countless cases of insomnia. Try staying away from beverages such as black tea, coffee, or soda at least 3-4 hours before bedtime. Remember, even “decaf” has small amounts of caffeine!
Unplug before bedtime There are cells in the eyes that can affect the ability to fall asleep by registering whether it’s night or day. These cells cannot differentiate between natural and artificial light, so watching TV or staring at your phone right before bed could be the reason you are unable to fall asleep. Try eliminating these light sources at least an hour before bedtime.
Rely on your internal clock A regular sleep schedule is conducive to a good night’s rest. Going to bed and waking up around the same time each day will help support your internal clock. When your body says it’s time to sleep, listen to it!
Tuesday, June 30th we are having Patient Appreciation Day at our office. Come by to help us celebrate 7 YEARS in practice!
All existing patients and any family members can come by on June 30th to receive a complimentary adjustment.
Thank you for always choosing Discover Chiropractic in your time of need.
Don’t miss out on receiving your complimentary adjustment–call today to schedule your appointment!
We proudly support our troops by providing chiropractic care at a discounted rate and have pledged to treat 1 active or retired military member at no charge every week!
This is a great and informative video on chiropractic to get you started!