Tips for Black Friday Recovery

If you went out shopping on Black Friday in order to take advantage of huge savings, then you likely put your body through the gauntlet. You might not even be feeling the total extent of the damage you’ve put your body through sacrificing sleep, sitting in the car, and standing in line, not to mention lifting objects to put into your cart.

Below, O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic goes over a few recovery tips that will help you recalibrate and regenerate your body.

1.) Do Yoga

Take an evening yoga class after Black Friday — you’ll be glad you did. Yoga is a great way to ease the muscles and joints after a workout and a hard day of shopping.

2.) Eat for Fuel

Pack healthy snacks like trail mix and try to satiate yourself with a good meal after your last stop on the Black Friday trail.

3.) Visit Your Local Chiropractor

Visiting your local chiropractic care specialist in Westwood, NJ is a great way to recalibrate and decompress after a hard day of shopping. Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

Staying Active Over Thanksgiving Weekend

It might seem like a challenge stying active over Thanksgiving weekend, especially since there will be plenty of comfort food, snacking, and family gatherings to attend to. However, it’s still important to stay active over the holiday weekend, especially since the end of the year is so close!

Below, O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic goes over a few ways to maintain your wellness and stay active over Thanksgiving.

Take a Hike

Go out on a nature hike over the weekend, even if you have to wake up a little early. It will feel good to get in tune with nature and steal some solo time.

Eat for Fuel

Try not to get bogged down with all the snacking that will be going down over the holiday weekend. Try to make healthy choices when it comes to your diet, which will end up paying off when it comes to the amount of energy you’ll have throughout the weekend.

Visit Your Local Chiropractor in Westwood, NJ

Stopping by your local chiropractor in Westwood, NJ for a pitstop is a great idea to recalibrate your body and mind in order to fully enjoy the holiday weekend. Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic today to learn more about the many health and wellness benefits chiropractic treatment can bring to your life.

3 Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment You Probably Don’t Know About

Most of us know the undeniable benefits seeing the chiropractor brings to your spine, but there are a host of additional benefits of chiropractic treatment that you might now be privy to. Below, O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic goes over some of the lesser-known benefits getting a chiropractic adjustment can bring to your life.

Sinus/Congestion Relief

Getting a chiropractic adjustment can often clear up your sinuses. When our spine and necks get jammed up, this can really mess with the passageways of our body, including our sinuses. Spinal misalignment has also been linked to certain types of headaches, certainly, those that come along with sinus congestion.

GI System Functionality

Chiropractic adjustments help the internal systems of the body function at optimal capacity, including your gastrointestinal system, which is inextricably linked to mood and behavior.

Instant Mood Boost

To put it simply, you’re going to feel great after your adjustment, even if it’s your first one! Chiropractic treatments offer drug-free pain relief and have been shown to improve mood and even promote a better night of sleep, even for those who live with insomnia.

Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic to learn more about how our treatments can benefit your everyday life.

3 Must-Do Diet Tweaks that Will Change Your Life

When it comes to your diet, it’s important to start looking at the food and beverages you consume as potential fuel for your body, not to mention nourishment designed to sustain your health and wellness.

Once we start thinking about the fact that we are what we eat, we might be a little more selective about what we consume. Below, O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic goes over a few diet tweaks that will have a major impact on your health and your overall productivity on a daily basis.

1.) Go with Your Gut

Your digestive system is one of the most hardworking systems in your body, breaking down all the foods we consume and deriving the vital nutrients we need. As a result, the GI tract uses a tremendous amount of energy. When you eat clean, whole foods you’ll be giving your body the easiest stuff to digest. Processed foods confuse the body, throw it out of its natural routine, and takes excess energy to digest.

2.) No More Fast Food

Just stop eating fast food. Period. Fast food is a plague upon our society, omnipresent, and always ready to take advantage of our laziness. It’s harder to go home and cook a fresh meal with fresh ingredients, but you’ll ALWAYS feel better after you do. Fast food is being shown more and more to promote adverse health conditions, slow you down, and drastically heighten your chances of being outside of your target body weight.

3.) Eat All the Greens

Eating clean proteins is important, but it’s also crucial to get good leafy greens in, not to mention cruciferous veggies as well. Kale, broccoli, avocado (okay, that’s a fruit — but it’s still good for you!), and okra are all worth your consideration.

Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic to learn more about how our treatments can compliment a healthy diet and improve your wellness and productivity in a short amount of time.

Happy Veteran’s Day from O’Connor Family Wellness

We just wanted to take the time to say “Thank You” to all of our veteran patients in observance of Veteran’s Day today.

Chiropractic for Vets

Chiropractic treatments offer a host of benefits to veterans who are interested in pursuing drug-free pain relief as well as experiencing the regenerative benefits of chiropractic adjustments. Treatments will simply have you feeling better and moving better throughout the day.

Sleep and Mood Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatments also offer sleep benefits that help you get more rest on a nightly basis, not to mention improve your overall mood and reduce gloom and depression.

Drug-Free Pain Relief

In this day and age, it’s important to take every measure you can to ensure you don’t get wrapped up in prescription medication should you experience discomfort or injury. Chiropractic treatments will help you feel better and move better on a daily basis, which will help you avoid future pain and injury.

If you’d like to learn more about the many ways our treatments help the entire family, contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

More On Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy is one of the many health and wellness services offered by O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic, where we provide chiropractic adjustments and additional wellness treatments for the entire family.

Below, we go over Trigger Point Therapy a little more in detail.

What is TPT?

Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) has to do with targeting an area of pain within the muscle that may be causing referral pain in other areas of the body. For example, a pain in your back muscle can produce referral pain in your neck, which may then cause further pain and discomfort in the form of a headache.

How You Participate in TPT

As we alleviate your pain through cycles of concentrated, isolated pressure and release, you’ll participate in the process by practicing deep breathing. You’ll also be helping your chiropractic care specialist locate the true source of pain.

Contact Your Local Chiropractor in Westwood, NJ Today!

Trigger Point Therapy can often reduce or eliminate pain in one treatment. Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic to schedule your consultation in order to learn more about how TPT helps with drug-free pain relief.