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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

If you have a smartphone and spend prolonged amounts of time staring at either a computer, TV, or device screen, chances are you may be suffering from varying degrees of tech neck.

Tech neck occurs when your neck becomes stiff and your spine gets misaligned due to staring downward at a screen or phone. If you spend any amount of time looking at your devices with anything but perfect posture, then it’s likely you’re experiencing side effects you might not even be aware of.

How to Combat Tech Neck

A good way to counteract tech neck is to set up your workplace in an ergonomic fashion. Convert to a standing desk, or at the very least elevate your computer screen, so you’re not starting down at it.

Try things like stretching or joining a yoga class to counteract the damage you put your body through during your daily grind.

Chiropractic for Tech Neck

Chiropractic treatment is another great way to combat tech neck due to it’s drug-free pain relief benefits, not to mention the fact that we aim to re-align your spine, which helps your body function at optimum capacity.

Visit a Chiropractor in Westwood, NJ Today!

Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic today to learn more about how our treatments can benefit you in your everyday life. We have a long track record of providing expert chiropractic treatment in Westwood, NJ for the entire family.

Therapeutic exercise is a great addition to any health and wellness plan. In case you didn’t know, therapeutic exercise (also called corrective exercise) can help re-align your body, helping you function at optimum capacity. Below, we go over the benefits of therapeutic exercise.

Drug-Free Pain Relief

Corrective and therapeutic exercises are geared toward correcting bad posture and any wear and tear that occurs from your daily grind, resulting in drug-free pain relief in many cases.

Engage Your Core

Corrective exercises are generally geared toward engaging your core muscle groups, not to mention utilizing your own body weight to get the work done.

Relieve Tension and Stress

Therapeutic exercises aim to correct displaced muscle from the daily abuse we put our bodies through. Corrective exercise will help relieve tension and stress that occur from day-to-day life.

Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic to schedule your consultation to learn more about chiropractic treatments and corrective exercise. We have a long track record of keeping our patients of all ages happy and healthy.

You might not think of your job (whether you work in an office or you’re out on your feet all day) as something that is contributing to your body’s overall wear and tear, but it’s the things we do every day, the things we do habitually that have the biggest effect on our health. The same is true for overuse and repetitive motion that jobs often have us doing, whether it’s on an assembly line or staring at a computer for long periods of time.

Below, O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic goes over ways that our treatments benefit hard-working individuals.

Drug-Free Pain Relief

Chiropractic treatments will help you deal with pain which comes along the way without having to resort to prescription medicine.

Improve Cognitive Function

Chiropractic treatments are great for your brain, helping your central nervous system communicate more smoothly with the rest of your body.

Boosts Immune System

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to improve internal systems like the GI tract, your sinuses, not to mention your immune system.

The Perfect Counter to Tech Neck

If you spend lots of time in front of a screen or on your smart device, chiropractic treatments offer the perfect relief for your neck and back.

Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic today to learn more about how our treatments can help you in your everyday life.

It might seem like the more convenient idea to train within the confines of your local gym, but you might be short-changing yourself if that’s your only experience when you work out.

It turns out that you actually gain more than a few distinct benefits from taking your workouts outdoors. Below, O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic goes over a few ways that exercising outside can benefit you.

Improved Mood

Getting outdoors, getting some fresh air, and perhaps getting back in touch with nature is a great way to improve your mood immediately. Exposure to sunlight also enhances Vitamin D production.

Cost-Effective

You don’t have to pay any monthly fees to run on the beach or take a nature hike. You could theoretically cancel your gym membership and get into the best shape of your life with a pull-up bar, a few kettlebells, and a good outdoor training regiment. You’ll pay the upfront cost for purchasing minimalist equipment, but you’ll start saving the cost of a monthly gym membership immediately.

Less Crowds

If you have a gym membership you likely show up at times when you believe that the least amount of people there. If you’re limited to going to the gym right after work (around 5 or 6 pm) you’ll likely see the worst crowds of the day at the gym. You won’t have those kinds of problems if you go for a run in the hills or in your neighborhood. In some cases, you’ll experience perfect solitude as you train.

Training outside can cause a little more wear and tear as your muscles and joints get used to new ground. Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic to schedule your consultation and learn more about how chiropractic adjustments can provide drug-free pain relief and enhance athletic performance.