During recent months, many of us are spending more time at home for health and safety reasons. This has made it difficult for some to maintain their health, both in physical and vital mental areas.
Chiropractic care has long been a method aimed at benefitting both these areas, and this time period is no exception. At Foundation Chiropractic, we’re here to provide careful, safe chiropractic examinations for those in need – but we’re also happy to offer tips and expertise for those staying at home and looking for ways to improve mental and physical health. Here are a few basic recommendations from chiropractors on keeping both the mind and body active and healthy during this tough period in time.
While outbreaks like COVID-19 have changed daily routines for many of us, there’s nothing saying you can’t alter these in prudent ways – and areas like exercise and overall health are great examples. It’s very important for those who function on structure and routine to maintain it, even if it’s very different from normal periods.
For instance, we strongly recommend continuing to wake up at consistent times to begin each day. Do your best to fill your day productively, whether you are or aren’t working – eat a balanced breakfast and consider a morning stretch session or workout if you need something to get the blood flowing and shake off the cobwebs. Find a routine you can stick with and that helps you stay positive.
Importance of Stretching
Stretching is vital during this period as well, either as part of an overall exercise program or on its own. This is particularly true for those continuing office jobs at home – if you normally did stretches a few times a day to keep your muscles from getting too sedentary, keep this practice up from home.
In addition, specific stretching programs like yoga or others are often great pursuits to pick up during a period like this. Not only are they enormously beneficial to physical health and balance, they also are soothing to the mind and often help reduce stress.
Workout and Exercise Methods
For those missing the ability to hit the gym for a workout, there are plenty of at-home methods available online today, including those from well-known fitness sources. Even if you do not have any dedicated workout equipment in your home, there are numerous ways to keep yourself fit and strong during this period with a little creativity.
In addition, many take on hobbies or additional activities to help them stay active. Even limited-motion activities like sewing, scrapbooking, puzzles or playing music can be both entertaining and moderately physically stimulating.
For more on staying active both mentally and physically during this stretch in time, or to learn about any of our chiropractic care, whiplash treatment or other services, speak to the staff at Foundation Chiropractic today.