For many of us, we spend a good part of the work day confined behind a desk, an electronic device or a steering wheel. Too much of any one thing is never good – especially a lack of movement.
Problems related to prolonged sitting have reached epidemic proportions
When we sit, our joints aren’t moving, our digestion slows down and our blood isn’t flowing as it should – which even impairs brain functioning!
“I’ll take the stairs next time.”
Certainly great in theory, but along with prolonged sitting, we’re also time-crunched and busy people. So when you think, ‘tomorrow I’ll move more’ or ‘next time I’ll take the stairs’, remember:
“Either we control our own health, or allow someone else to manage our sickness.”
Make a plan of action and add more physical activity to your day
Here are some tips:
- Set the alarm on your cell phone to ring every hour. Stand-up, stretch, take a brisk one minute walk and drink some water.
- Stand up and if possible walk around when having a phone conversation
- Park at the back of the parking lot
- Commit to taking the stairs at every opportunity
- Wear a pedometer and set step goals for yourself
- Enlist friends and co-workers to become more physically active at work
- Hold, or ask your employer to have a ‘walking meeting’
- Visit a co-worker as opposed to sending an email or text
If you’re able to reduce stress, you’ll feel more willing and able to move more throughout the day. Always remember what’s really important in your life – good health and healthy relationships.
We are now well into the New Year. How are you doing with the health goals you made for yourself?
It’s been a tough two months weather-wise in Windsor Essex. The extreme cold and abundance of snow have kept many of us indoors and perhaps more inactive.
It’s a great time to review your overall health goals. Here are some considerations:
- What has been working for you so far this year?
- What has been your biggest challenge?
Moving forward, now is the perfect time to recommit to becoming more healthy. Here are some tips:
- Re-evaluate your goals and be realistic, even small changes can result in big rewards.
- What is one simple change you can make? Focus on a new healthy goal every week and in no time it will be a habit.
- Breaking down your goals into smaller, attainable chunks is easier than looking at the big picture.
- Focus on your accomplishments and if you have a bad day, don’t let it become a bad week or month.
- Changing up your healthy routines regularly will help you stay motivated.
- Do something good for yourself, try acupuncture, see your chiropractor or have a massage.
We can help you attain your goals – start today! Please call us for an appointment and discover how we can help you be your best in 2014. 519-258-8544.
Neck pain is a fairly common complaint and can vary from mildly annoying to debilitating.
There are numerous causes of neck pain: muscle strains and tension, problems with the small joints in the vertebra, disk related conditions, neck sprains, or a problem somewhere else in the body resulting in ‘referral’ neck pain.
It’s always important to remember to treat the problem and not just symptoms of neck pain.
Chiropractic care is very effective in diagnosing and treating all types of neck pain.
Please call our office in Windsor for an appointment or more information – 519-258-8544.
No one wants to be sick with the cold or flu. Many of us simply can’t afford to miss time away from work or school… not to mention enjoyable times!
We have homoeopathic supplements to help you and your family during flu and cold season.
There are 3 tinctures taken together; VAC-Tox, DRG Milieu and Fl Milieu.
These products can be taken by the whole family during cold and flu season to help prevent or lessen the symptoms related to a cold and flu in a natural way.
Please refer to Dr. Colasanti for direction on how, when and the dosage to take. Give us a call for your appointment or for more information: 519-258-8544
What is wellness?
It is the state or condition of being in good physical and mental health.
Wellness is more than just exercise or proper nutrition, overall wellness can also include:
- Social wellness
- Emotional wellness
- Spiritual wellness
- Environmental wellness
- Occupational wellness
- Intellectual wellness
- Physical wellness
Here are some famous quotes to inspire your wellness journey.
“A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.” Joan Welsh
“Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.” Joseph Addison
“My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass.” Terri Guillemets
“Live in rooms full of light. Avoid heavy food. Be moderate in the drinking of wine. Take massage, baths, exercise, and gymnastics. Fight insomnia with gentle rocking or the sound of running water. Change surroundings and take long journeys. Strictly avoid frightening ideas. Indulge in cheerful conversation and amusements. Listen to music. ” A. Cornelius Celsus
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” World Health Organization
“If you are able to see the interrelatedness of mind and body, sensitivity towards your body becomes much sharper. Therefore, the maintaining of good health also becomes easier.” Lobsang Tenzin
Anytime is a good time for a review of your overall health.
Here are the actions to take:
- List what you do on a daily/weekly/monthly basis to maintain your good health.
- List the unhealthy activities you engage in.
- Write a plan to eliminate the unhealthy aspects of your life.
The first step will help you feel accomplished by documenting the ways you maintain good health such as by regular exercise.
By writing down the unhealthy activities in the second step, you’re acknowledging that there are areas for improvement.
By making a plan to eliminate the less-than-desirable aspects of your wellbeing, you’re documenting the steps and taking action.
Here are some articles to help you make your goals a reality:
Be sure to hare your plan and your goals with supportive loved ones, so they can help you.
All the best to you!