YES, ProWellness Chiropractic has remained open during this time and we take great pride in our role for taking care of our patients, community and healthcare workers during this time.
As we look ahead to what our future holds, there is a lot of uncertainty. BUT there is one thing that is certain. This too shall pass.
Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. We have to FOCUS on the things that WE CAN CONTROL. That is our stress (both positive and negative).
Outside of the obvious health concerns going on, my biggest concerns for social distancing/quarantined people are how this is going to effect them physically, chemically and emotionally.
I wanted to send a few things that I think everyone, including myself, should be focusing on and being more aware of at this time.
Positive Physical Stress (sufficiency) - Moving your body is vital for your brain and body function. Weight training, cardio, resistance bands, work ergonomics, yoga, stretching, chiro adjustments, massage, awareness of sedentary positions, getting enough sleep.
Negative Physical Stress (toxic or deficiency) - This can vary from chronic injuries, to damage from old injuries or from new injuries. Sitting, driving, sedentary life, lack of sleep, weak core, computer posture, phone posture, doing the same job or habits/hobbies over and over. Poor lifestyle choices at home and work are going to be going through the roof.
Positive Chemical Stress - sufficient water intake (I recommend at least 80 oz/day), eating organic fruits and vegetables, Grass-fed meats, supplements for deficiencies in your diet (I would definitely be getting Vitamin D in right now or trying to go outside for more walks).
Negative Chemical Stress - Deficient amounts of water, Drinking soda, side effects from prescription or OTC drugs, processed foods, smoking.
Positive Emotional Stress - reading books, listening to podcasts, having uplifting conversations with positive people, meditation, breath work.
Negative Emotional Stress - worldwide pandemic (out of our control), watching the news/Netflix/TV/social media constantly, surrounding yourself with negative people
80% of your thoughts today are the same as yesterday. Now is the time more than ever to be aware of what you are fueling yourself with physically, chemically and emotionally.
I hope this finds you well.
We’ll see you soon.
Yours in health,