Stayin’ Alive While “Safer at Home”
Back when we turned the corner into 2020, none of us knew what kind of year was in store. You have to take the good with the challenging, so here we are! The key is to make the best of whatever situation you are in. And today, we are spending a lot of time in our own homes. What can you do to help keep yourself feeling good and positive during these uncertain times?
Here are a few suggestions I’m following that I hope will be helpful.
• Keep moving. Movement is great support for avoiding mild depression. And taking a walk outside in nature can be a great stress reliever. If you aren’t able to go on walks in your neighborhood, there are lots of exercise and yoga classes online. Or just put on some music and dance!
• Move gently. If movement is difficult for you, search breathing exercises online. Qi Gong and Tai Chi are also great forms of gentle movement. Chair yoga offers many benefits without having to get down on the floor. Be open to new possibilities.
• Easy on the sugar. Limit the sugar and alcohol in your diet. While we all love sweets, in the long run, they will gunk up the liver and predispose us to depression. A little now and then is OK, but limit is the keyword.
• Don’t watch the news. You will feel better and have more energy. Limit your TV viewing to no more than two hours a day. Instead, pick up that novel you’ve been meaning to read. Play games with your family. Get back into your favorite craft project.
• Eat less than usual. Try to keep your diet light as we aren’t using the energy that we normally do out in the world. Crave crunchy? Go for fruits or veggies. It’s a great time to try out meatless Mondays, cook up a pot of chili beans, make stock from veggie ends and chicken bones, and more.
• Go virtual! Check out Zoom gatherings, virtual dance parties or even virtual game nights! Have an iPhone? Start utilizing your Facetime app. Looking for a spiritual connection? Many churches are offering their services online via Facebook Live. I hear that 12 Step meetings are also very active on Zoom now. There are lots of creative ways we can socialize and interact right from home. There is no need to completely isolate.
As always, we are here for you. Call today and come in.
What makes Dr. Charlene Thorburn so different from other Chiropractors? In addition to her Chiropractic degree, she is also a Registered Nurse (RN). Dr. Thorburn is also a nutritional professional with over 30 years of research and knowledge in the areas of nutrition and the healing quality of natural supplements. This gives her a well-rounded medical perspective and a unique ability to diagnose, treat, and get great results for her patients.