Importance of Self Care

Self-care is one of the most ignored aspects of keeping ourselves healthy. Life is not the same as it used to be, and many of us face multiple stressors regularly. Job changes, moving, divorces, getting married, and dealing with loved ones passing on are some of the most stressful situations imagined. Combine these things with job-related stress, lack of physical movement, financial pressures, poor diet, and more, and you’re looking at ongoing pain. At Dewald Chiropractic in Palmdale, CA, we know that self-care can take a back seat to all these things. We also know how to help you get your health back.

Recognize Your Current Reality and Accept It

We know there might be several moving pieces, several challenges you might be facing, in addition to ongoing personal and family dynamics. The first step is to accept your current situation, no matter what it is. If you accept it and fully feel what that means for you, you allow yourself to be open. Fear can begin to disappear, and space can be made for clarity that can help you move from one situation to the next. Part of recognizing your current reality and accepting it is acknowledging that you also deserve the love, care, and energy you're providing to others.

Hydrate: Water Is Your Friend

The simplest thing anyone can start doing to reclaim health is drinking more water. If you don't like to drink water, then you'll need to find a low-calorie or no-calorie flavoring to add to it to help you drink more. Supermarkets sell different varieties. Put the water in a water bottle of your choice and take it everywhere with you. Fill it up before you go from one building to another or leave work to return home.

Eat Healthier

Eating better can be difficult when you are on the go. When you plan your meals at home, try choosing better quality ingredients for your recipes, avoiding processed foods as much as possible. Add more greens to your plate. Try cooking in bulk and freezing the leftovers for quick reheating on days where things just aren't coming together for you. Keep premade salad mixes on hand for easier availability. If cooking isn't your thing, try making simple recipes and adding a cooked chicken from your local supermarket to supplement your meals. Take multivitamins daily.

Move More

If you don't exercise currently, you'll want to check with your doctor to see what you might need to do to ease back into it without hurting yourself. Exercising regularly has numerous health benefits. Try walking more by parking further away, taking the stairs when you can, or using a walking treadmill under your desk at work if your employer allows it.

Contact Our Trusted Wellness Chiropractor in Palm Dale

If given the option to be healthy, we find that most people would love to be and, more importantly, stay that way. Working with a chiropractor who focuses on your overall wellness as a person can help provide acceleration to your health, mindset, and the way you move through life. When looking for a "chiropractor near me," keep us in mind. Contact Dewald Chiropractic in Palmdale, CA, today for an appointment!