Mid Year Health Check-In    

Renewing health goals Huron Church Chiropractic Many of us may find it hard to believe that we’re nearly half-way through the year, but the calendar doesn’t lie!

With the bounty of summer nearing and all the fantastic outdoor activities available to us in Windsor and Essex County, now is a great time to review and renew our commitment to improved health.

How are you doing with your health goals? Are you more active? Healthier? Happier? Less stressed? Here are some considerations and healthy inspiration for you:

We’re here for you! If we can help you, please reach out to us. 519-258-8544

National Health and Fitness Day

National Health and Fitness DaySaturday, June 3rd is National Health and Fitness Day in Canada: What a great opportunity to get your family active and take stock of your overall wellness!

Good health is more than just eating right; it’s about general wellbeing. Here are some suggestions to commemorate National Health and Fitness Day:

  • Plan some outdoor activities with the family
  • Enjoy quality down time together; keep the electronic devices away and have some real conversations
  • Prepare healthy meals together
  • Start a discussion with your family on how you can all be more active, healthier and happier

Enjoy!

One Visit, Many Therapies

Cold Laser Therapy Windsor Ontario Dr. Scott ColasantiIf you have visited us for a chiropractic appointment, and depending on your condition, you may have experienced that a chiropractic visit at Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre usually entails more than just a chiropractic adjustment.

We believe in treating the root cause of the problem, and that often entails the use of other non-invasive therapies.

These therapies may include:

  • Heat Therapy – Helps reduce muscle pain and stiffness by improving blow flow to the area of focus.
  • Electrical Stimulation – By sending light electrical pulses to the affected area of the body, circulation improves, muscle spasms reduce and the endorphins are released (the body’s natural pain reliever).
  • Ultrasound – Helps reduce pain, stiffness, improves blood flow and accelerates the healing process with pain-free sound waves creating a deep heat therapy.
  • Massage – A brief soft tissue massage performed by your chiropractor or with an electrical appliance, helps reduce muscle tension, improve circulation as well as the many other benefits of massage therapy.
  • Trigger Point Therapy – Muscle tension can often immediately be relieved by applying heavy pressure to a particular area using fingers or thumbs.
  • Cold LASER Therapy – Is a fast, safe, and effective healing modality, which helps speed up healing, as well as reduce pain.
  • “Take Home” Recommendations – Chiropractors are trained to give recommendations to help your body heal and keep it healthy. Recommendations may include exercise, stretches, ergonomic improvements, lifestyle changes and nutrition and supplement advice.

Depending on your ailment, we often utilize multiple therapies in one visit to give you the best value for your time, money and health. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or to schedule your next visit: 519-258-8544

Volunteering is Good For Your Health

The Benefits of Volunteering Windsor Essex April is Nation Volunteer Month. Volunteering not only benefits your personal cause; it’s also good for your health!

Emotional

When we give to others, we feel better about ourselves. Volunteering can help create a sense of purpose in our lives and improves happiness.

Reduce stress

Focusing our time and energy on others helps put personal challenges in perspective. Reducing stress has many physical and psychological benefits.

Good example

Your commitment to volunteering sets a positive example for your family, friends and your community.

Extend your network

Volunteering to a cause you care about will place you in contact with like-minded people. These bonds can help create a sense of belonging, which will benefit you personally and professionally.

Learn and grow    

Volunteering can help with personal growth as you may learn a new skill, be challenged, mentally stimulated, meet new people and be more active in your community.

It may be hard for you to find time to volunteer, but the effects of your commitment will have far reaching positive implications for you and for your community!

If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities in Windsor – Essex, here are a few resources for you to check out.

WEVolunteer
Indeed.ca
Kijiji Windsor – Essex

Family Day – Creating a Healthy Tradition

Family Day Healthy Fun IdeasFamily Day is a relatively new holiday in Ontario. While many of us are grateful to have this day off, we may not have any traditions established with our families, and we know that traditions are very important to create a positive family culture.

We’d like to recommend initiating happy and healthy Family Day traditions.

  • Disconnect to reconnect – Request that your family completely disconnect from all the distracting electronic devices on Family Day to help keep the focus on what’s important – your family; the people right in front of you.
  • Choose an activity – Explore Windsor – Essex together, choosing a healthy activity to do every year. Take a hike on the Greenway, explore the Windsor Riverfront Sculpture Park, visit Point Pelee or check out a local museum.
  • Plan and prepare a healthy meal together – Children learn from example, and a healthy meal is a great way to demonstrate the importance of good health.
  • Play games – Break out the traditional board or card games and enjoy quality time with the ones you love.

Family and good health are the two most important aspects of a good life. Creating great memories with a healthy focus is the perfect way to spend Family Day.

Have any other suggestions for Family Day activities? Please leave a comment below.

Wellness in the Workplace

Casual employees gathered for a work meetingIs your business ready to move toward a happier and healthier workplace? What is workplace wellness?

Workplace wellness is the promotion of practices which support healthy behavior and wellness in the workplace.

Creating a wellness plan in a business does not have to be an expensive endeavor, nor does it have to be a company policy (although it is recommended). Improved health in the workplace can be initiated by an employee, management or the business ownership.

Whether you are a business owner or an employee; everyone benefits from a healthier workplace. Employees who participate in workplace wellness plans:

  • Take less sick time off work
  • Have higher rates of productivity
  • Are happier in general
  • Enjoy an improved work-life balance

A good place to start is by addressing current health issues within your workplace. Do most employees have a sedentary job? Are there healthy snack or food options on hand? Is it a stressful work environment? Is worker safety an problem?

Understanding and addressing the most common issues first will encourage participation and continued growth of a workplace wellness plan.

There are many resources available to business owners and employees who are looking for a healthier workplace. A great place to start is by visiting this website, where you can find great ideas for improved wellness in your workplace, develop SMART goals and find support. Good luck!

Get Out and Enjoy the Bounty of Summer

Longer days, warm weather, fresh air, kids out of school… Are you taking advantage of summertime?

Essex County Ontario Windsor Chiropractor Dr Scott Colasanti
Photo: County of Essex

Summer is our chance to relax and enjoy after enduring the cold harsh winter. For most of us summer is the time to enjoy activities like biking, hiking, camping, swimming, barbecues, etc. – not to mention the multitude of festivals and events to be experienced.

In Essex County, our seasons can change quickly and this seems to be especially true for summertime… so here are some ways to take advantage of the summertime.

Get out and be active

Why be cooped up in a stuffy gym, or in lounging in front of the TV or the iPad?

There are so many ways to exercise outdoors, from running to swimming to biking, golf, kayaking, paddle-boarding, etc.

It’s the perfect time to ‘change up’ from the same old routines, and our bodies definitely benefit from these kinds of changes.

Of course, when we are braving the elements we should definitely use sun block and avoid full sun exposure. Injury prevention is also important; take note of uneven terrain and use caution with more ‘extreme’ environments. As with all exercise, proper warm up is essential.

Enjoy locally-produced fresh produce

When we buy produce from the grocery store, it is generally ‘old’ by the time it hits those shelves. Fresh and local food not only tastes better but it has a higher nutrient content because it is fresh. It is not only a good thing to support local farmers, but it is also great to enjoy food that is in-season.

Check out local farmer’s markets by clicking here.

Unwind

Summer is a great time to enjoy the more important things in life like family. Summer activities are a perfect way to spend time with the ones that you love.

Watch a sunset, go for a walk, eat a Popsicle, play catch… sometimes the simplest activities can create lasting memories.

We believe that wellness and good health is about balance, so take the time to enjoy the bounties of summer.

The days are getting shorter and before we know it, fall and winter will be upon us before we know it… Make sure that you can look back and say, “I had a great summer!”