How to Live a More Positive Life

We can get stuck in a negative frame of mind from even one bad experience. This negativity can affect your outlook, personal interactions, and overall satisfaction of life.

Social psychologist Alison Ledgerwood demonstrates why we tend to focus on the negative and what can be done to have a more positive outlook on life.

Can you change your thinking for a happy, healthier life?

  • Look for the positive in all situations
  • Write down a few things each day that you are grateful for
  • Share positive experiences with others
  • Forgive, be compassionate and move on

We wish you health and happiness.

Happy Easter!

For some Good Friday and Easter Sunday hold deeply religious meaning and for others, Easter is a time to celebrate new life, health and happiness with family and friends.

However you celebrate Easter week-end, the team at Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre would like to wish you a happy and healthy Easter.

Happy Easter from Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre

Our office will re-open on Wednesday, April 19th.

Doing Your Best

You’re busy. You give it your all. Your to-do list seems endless. You’re pulled in a million directions, trying to keep up with work, family and household demands.

Are you truly taking care of yourself?

Windsor Ontario Chiropractor Scott Colasanti

Practicing self-care not only benefits you but also everyone and everything in your life.

Here’s a little inspiration for improved self-care:

  • Make good sleep a priority. It’s how your body recharges and heals itself.
  • Plan and prepare healthy meals in advance as a family activity. Give your body the fuel it needs to meet the day’s demands.
  • Take time for yourself every day. Exercise, take a walk, chat with a friend, try meditation or read.
  • Let go of comparisons. Everyone has unique gifts as well as struggles.
  • Be proactive with your health. Visit your doctor, get a massage and see your chiropractor regularly.

Remember that perfection is not only unrealistic, it’s also subjective. Instead of striving for perfection, congratulate yourself on doing your best.

Healthy Inspiration

We’ve compiled a short list of some healthy inspiration for you.

If you wait for perfection, you’ll never get anything done.

What would you try if you knew you wouldn’t fail?

Trust farmers more than chemists.

Health is not valued till sickness comes. ~ Thomas Fuller

Stress is the trash of modern life-we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life. ~ Danzae Pace

Don’t allow stress to steal the beauty from your life.

What keeps you working towards improved health? How do you stay motivated? We’d love to hear your advice… please leave a comment below.

Fall Family Fun Outdoor Activities

Sunset over Detroit River viewed from Windsor OnBefore your family settles in for a long, cold, Windsor-Essex County winter; be active! Get outside and enjoy these low or no-cost family fun outdoor activities.

  • It’s a great time to visit an apple orchard or pumpkin patch in Essex County. Many offer other family-friendly outdoor activities.
  • Take a walk or bike ride on the Windsor Riverfront. Enjoy the city scenery and immerse your family in the art at Windsor Sculpture Park.
  • Rediscover the beauty of one of Canada’s National Parks: Right here in our own county! Stroll the boardwalks, hike the easy trails and enjoy the nature at Point Pelee National Park.
  • Explore the calm beauty of the Chrysler Greenway. There is more than 50 kms of trails in Essex County with diverse natural areas and green space.
  • Enjoy the culture and history of Fort Malden in Amherstburg where there are many special events and activities happening; indoors and out!

If you have any other healthy outdoor activities for families in the Windsor-Essex area, please leave your comment below.

Enjoy!

Busy? Over-scheduled? Exhausted?

tired child looking out a rainy windowSo much of our days are over-scheduled. We spend our time running from one place to the next, hurried, harried and busy. Our brains are overworked from multi-tasking while rushing through our demanding day.

It’s really no wonder so much of our “downtime” is spend vegging out in front of the television, playing online games or checking out social media.

We need a break!

Likely there’s a few areas in your life that could use better time management, but;

What good is improved time management if you don’t have the energy or ambition to DO anything?

So many of us are exhausted by the end of the day and the reward for making it through another day is often an unhealthy choice: lounging on the couch, eating snacks or relieving the stress of the day with alcohol.

Our brains want to rest and our bodies are willing conspirators in what can become a very unhealthy habit.

What can we do to get past this unhealthy routine?

  • Get enough sleep
  • Eat fresh, unprocessed foods (feed your brain!) and remove unhealthy temptations from your home
  • Practice stress relieving techniques
  • Commit to performing some type of physical activity, even when it’s the last thing you want to do
  • Change your focus from “perfection” to “happiness”
  • Involve friends and family to help encourage your lifestyle change
  • Practice gratitude, remembering what’s really important in life
  • Take steps to live a more simple, satisfying life

We’re here for you on your wellness journey. Please reach out to us: 519-158-8544

Create a Healthy Habit Loop

A tempting sugary snackWhether we’re conscious of it or not, our days are filled with dozens of tiny habits. These habits have us functioning on ‘auto-pilot’ which results in decision making and general consciousness less taxing on our overworked brains!

Creating new healthy, habits can hard and breaking old habits can be even harder! But replacing just one unhealthy habit with a better choice can help motivate you and new habits can be more easily formed.

Let’s say everyday around 3pm, you’re at work and craving a sugary snack. On your break time, you usually walk to the vending machine or pop into the bakery down the street for your favourite afternoon sugar rush. On your way back to your work area, you might pause and chat with a few co-workers, check your text messages, fill up your coffee in the break room and start back to work.

How can this habit be changed?

Understand what you’re really craving

In this example, take a few moments to listen to your body. Are you really hungry? Is sugar what your body needs? Are you thirsty? Bored? Do you feel the need to move around, or are you just looking to break up the routine of the day with a little conversation with co-workers?

Have a plan in place

Knowing that around 3pm, you’ll be craving sweets and a little stimulation, go to work prepared with a healthy alternative.

Get support

Tell your friends at work that you’re committed to not indulging in your unhealthy afternoon habit. Ask them to make you accountable each day. Sometimes a little social pressure can go a long way!

Swap out the unhealthy habit

Try changing the one unhealthy thing you’re doing at that time: eating the sugary snack. Instead have a piece of fruit and a few nuts ready and go about your normal routine. Go for a little walk, check your text messages and visit with co-workers.

Eliminate the temptation

You’ll be more likely to succeed in changing this unhealthy habit if all temptations are eliminated. If you hit the vending machine or local bakery every day, then don’t bring money, debit or credit cards to work with you if possible. If the break room is loaded with tempting treats, avoid it altogether and ask a co-worker to grab a coffee for you.

When you can revise a bad habit into a good one, the effects may ripple into other areas of your life. Use the same loop to build upon that one healthy habit, setting new goals every few weeks.

Let us know how you do!