THAW Challenge: Spring Training

True Health And Wellness (THAW) Challenge:

Spring Training Program

April THAW is going to be setting up & adhering to a Spring Training Program. We recently did a health talk on the subject & now we will dive into it ourselves for the month of April!

We hope these challenges will give us first hand insights about how to bring a better, healthier lifestyle to our patients and ourselves. We want to be walking the walk & talking the talk of a true health and wellness lifestyle.

Anyone who is interested please let us know if you want to set a Spring Training Program up for yourselves. We hope our posts will let you know how to go about doing it. We would love to hear any tips you may have as well!

Here is a breakdown of this month’s challenge:

 

What: Set up & follow a Spring Training Program for April!

Who: True Health & Wellness

Where: Tustin, CA

When: The month of April

We will be documenting the struggles, successes, and insights we experience while striving to live the true health and wellness lifestyle. We will be posting all the latest updates on our blog, YouTube channel, Instagram, and Facebook.

Let us know if you have any recommendations for our next challenge!

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THAW February Challenge!

True Health And Wellness (THAW) Challenge:

21-Day Detox

 

That’s right, our THAW Challenges are back for 2017! We will be doing one challenge every other month in 2017.

We hope these challenges will give us first hand insights about how to bring a better, healthier lifestyle to our patients and ourselves. We want to be walking the walk & talking the talk of a true health and wellness lifestyle.

The THAW Challenge for February is going to be taking part in a 21-Day Detox Challenge!

Anyone who is interested to join us on this mission is welcome. Standard Process does a great purification program that we do at least once a year. Remember we can help you modify the program and are here to help with any questions. It’s not about a crash diet fad. This is about resetting your body and making solid lifestyle changes over a 21-day period.

Here is a breakdown of this month’s challenge:

What: Follow a 21-Day Purification Challenge

Who: True Health & Wellness

Where: Tustin, CA

When: The month of February

We will be documenting the struggles, successes, and insights we experience while striving to live the true health and wellness lifestyle. We will be posting all the latest updates on our blog, YouTube channel, Instagram, and Facebook.

Let us know if you have any recommendations for our next challenge!

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Joint Health 101

Joint Health 101

A common problem we see in our practice is people dealing with joint issues. Shoulders, knees, ankles, and even the spine (facet joints) are often prone to instability, imbalance, and injury. The best way to keep your joints healthy is to realize what common challenges your joints are facing, and what you can do to support good joint health!

Challenges:

Wear & Tear- Exercise is essential for good health & wellness. Living an active lifestyle may lead to minor injuries due to wear & tear on the joints. Athletes of all types and levels are always pushing for the next personal best! Be smart about how you’re going to reach that goal injury free.

Aging- As you age you are more prone to joint challenges. This is a natural part of growing older, but you can still be proactive about increasing quality of life in your older age.

Ergonomics (Tech Neck)- If you are a student who sits all day in the classroom, work a 9 to 5 desk job, or you’re someone who is staring down at your phone all day then you are probably suffering from improper posture (ergonomics) that can lead to increased joint stress, which over time can lead to joint pain.

How to Support Joint Health:

  1. Proper Diet- A Mediterranean diet is a great start towards a more healthy, balanced, and anti-inflammatory eating lifestyle. Remember to eat a variety of fruits & veggies. Choose complex carbohydrates like brown rice, quinoa, and whole grains. Go for lean proteins. Add healthy fats like olive oil, avocados, and fish to your diet.
  2. Proper Movement- Be sure you are using proper ergonomics & posture when sitting, sleeping, and working out. Remember that strong muscles help with joint stability. Improved flexibility will improve joint range of motion. Look at what movements you are doing in your daily exercises. Try to incorporate stretching, resistance training, and low impact activities into your plan to help keep your joints healthy.
  3. Chiropractic- Regular adjustments can help with proper ergonomics, posture, and any imbalances to the musculoskeletal system, and being sure your joints are moving properly.
  4. Nutritional Supplements- Supplements may help joint health in a proactive or reactive (after injury) way.
    • Boswellia- Anti-inflammatory
    • Turmeric- Anti- inflammatory
    • Glucosamine- May help with cartilage health
    • Omega-3’s (fish oil)- Anti-inflammatory
    • Gotu Kola- May improve blood circulation & reduce swelling

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Your Tustin Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic:

True Health & Wellness

  

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*Remember that this information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.