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The Power of Movement

Energize Your Health: The Power of Movement and the Outdoors

Let’s talk about something we often take for granted – moving. Now, you might be wondering, “Why moving?” Simple! Movement, from walking to exercising, is vital in keeping our bodies healthy. Let’s dive into the fascinating world of training and its importance.

The Downside of Sitting Still: What Happens When We Don’t Move?

You’ve probably heard that sitting too long isn’t the best for our health. But why is that? When we’re inactive, we tend to feel sluggish, and our posture may suffer. We also start to lose muscle strength. In the long run, a sedentary lifestyle can lead to more severe health issues like obesity and heart disease. That doesn’t sound like fun, does it?

The Magic of Movement: Why Should We Keep Moving?

On the other hand, when we get moving, we breathe in more oxygen, our heart rate increases, and we release endorphins. These are chemicals in the brain that act as natural mood lifters. Pretty cool. And there’s more – regular movement helps to keep our bodies in shape, promotes better sleep, and boosts our overall health.

The Role of Chiropractic Care in Movement

One more thing to consider is chiropractic care. It plays a crucial role in maintaining good movement, keeping our spines aligned, and managing the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. So, while talking about moving, remember the significance of regular chiropractic check-ups.

The Power Of Movement and the Great Outdoors: The Perfect Duo

Remember how refreshing it feels to be outdoors? Outdoor activities are an excellent way to incorporate movement into our daily lives. Whether it’s a morning walk, biking, gardening, or a game of frisbee, being outdoors offers us the space we need to move freely. It also allows us to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine!

Exercise: The Power Of Movement 

Let’s take a closer look at the exercise. It’s one of the best ways to get our bodies moving. Regular exercise strengthens the heart, boosts energy levels, and lifts mood. It’s a great way to counteract the health risks of being inactive.

Your Journey Towards Better Health Starts Today!

So, how can we add more movement to our everyday life? It’s easier than you think. You can dance while making breakfast, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or walk during lunch break. And, of course, try to spend as much time outdoors as possible!

That’s the magic of movement and the outdoors, my friend. They’re the key to a healthier and happier you. So, let’s make a pact to keep moving and embrace the incredible benefits that come with it. Your journey to better health begins today!

Need help getting started? You can schedule with us online or call us at: 727-522-1900

 

Shape Your Spine’s Future

The Backbone of Well-being: How Posture and Chiropractic Care Shape Your Spine’s Future

The importance of posture goes beyond aesthetics.

While standing tall and sitting up straight can certainly make you appear more confident. Therefore, the true value of proper posture lies in its impact on your spine health.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the connection between posture and spine health, the effects of sitting on the spine, and practical ways to improve your spine health.

In addition, we’ll discuss how chiropractic care can help maintain a healthy spine.

The Crucial Connection: Posture and Your Spine

When it comes to maintaining a healthy spine, posture plays a crucial role.

Poor posture can lead to various spinal problems, such as abnormal wear and tear on the spinal joints and muscle imbalances. In addition, this can lead to increased stress on the discs between your vertebrae.

Over time, these issues can result in pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility, ultimately affecting your overall quality of life.

Sitting and the Spine: A Risky Relationship

In our increasingly sedentary society, many people spend a significant portion of their day sitting.

Unfortunately, sitting for extended periods can have detrimental effects on the spine.

Slouching, hunching over, or adopting other poor sitting habits can lead to muscle strain, compressed spinal discs, and imbalanced spinal alignment.

This makes it essential to pay attention to your posture, even when sitting.

Section 3: Standing Tall: Practical Ways to Improve Spine Health

Improving your spine health starts with being mindful of your posture.

Here are some practical ways to maintain proper posture and support a healthy spine:

Shape Your Spine’s Future – Strengthen your core: A strong core supports your spine, helping to maintain proper alignment. Incorporate core-strengthening exercises, such as planks and Pilates, into your fitness routine.

Stretch regularly: Tight muscles can pull your spine out of alignment. Incorporate daily stretches to keep your muscles flexible and promote better posture.

Ergonomics matter: Optimize your workspace by adjusting your chair, desk, and monitor to promote proper posture. Consider using a standing desk or an ergonomic chair to reduce strain on your spine.

Be mindful of your posture: Regularly check your posture throughout the day and make adjustments as needed. Avoid slouching, crossing your legs, or leaning to one side when sitting or standing.

Aligning Your Spine: How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Chiropractic care is a proven, non-invasive approach to maintaining a healthy spine.

By focusing on spinal alignment and musculoskeletal health, chiropractors can help to alleviate pain, restore mobility, and promote overall wellness.

Here’s how chiropractic care can benefit your spine:

Spinal adjustments: Chiropractors perform manual adjustments to correct misalignments and improve joint function, reducing pain and inflammation.

Posture correction: Chiropractors can provide personalized recommendations for posture improvement, addressing your specific needs and helping to prevent future spinal issues.

Therapeutic exercises: Chiropractic care often includes prescribed exercises designed to strengthen and stretch the muscles supporting your spine, promoting better posture and spinal health.

Preventative care: Therefore, Regular chiropractic check-ups can help to identify and address potential spinal issues before they become problematic, ensuring long-term spine health.

Embrace a Healthy Spine and a Brighter Future

A healthy spine is essential for overall well-being, and it all starts with posture.

By paying attention to your posture, incorporating spine-friendly habits into your daily routine, and seeking chiropractic care, you can take charge of your spine health and pave the way for a pain-free, active future.

Make the decision to prioritize your spine today, and experience the benefits of improved posture and chiropractic care for years to come.

Remember, a strong and well-aligned spine is the backbone of a healthy, vibrant life.

Shape Your Spine’s Future With Action

By taking the necessary steps to maintain good posture, engaging in spine-strengthening exercises, and seeking the help of a chiropractor, you can ensure that your spine remains in optimal condition.

With a little effort and mindfulness, you can enjoy a future free of spinal issues and full of well-being.

So stand tall, sit up straight, and embrace the power of good posture for a brighter, healthier tomorrow. Call us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bond: 727-522-1900

Start your journey to a healthy spine and overall well being today.

 

Take Time For You

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Relax, take a breath and take time for you. In this busy world, we sometimes get so caught up in life that we forget to focus on our own wellness. Between work, family, relationships and other responsibilities our own well being often gets overlooked. Remember being your best can only happen when it starts with you. At Bond Thomas Chiropractic of St Petersburg we are here to make sure personal wellness is a part of your life.

It’s Ok To Put You First

Make sure not to over commit to others. Many of us want to do everything we can to help everyone. This often comes at a cost to our own well being. Helping others is great as long as your own health is not compromised. Make sure to know when to draw the line and say no. If it’s at work or home make sure that time you have designated for you is just that, your time.

Plan How to Spend Your Time and Stick To It

Make sure you know how and what you want to do during your time. Whether it is taking naps, a daily walk, activities you enjoy or just going outside. Knowing what you would like to do and making sure time is allotted for you. In addition, It is important to know how to meet your own needs. When planning make sure to focus on time and how the plan works for you.

Don’t Do It All On Your Own

Work and family bring many responsibilities. This is where you may need to draw the line at certain times. Make sure the burden of responsibility at work or home is not all on you. In addition, Delegate and make sure others are contributing as well. It may be difficult to do at first, but it is best for your wellness.

Benefits of Alone Time

The importance of finding time in a busy world cannot be stressed enough. Whether you want to read or just sit and do nothing at all, me time is essential for internal balance.

During Me time you can:

– explore your interests

– work on emotional and mental strength

– just relax

– exercise

– get to know yourself better

Take Time For You: How Much?

It doesn’t have to be a week vacation or hours at a time. During the day make a point to focus on you.

– short walk

– get up and stretch

– daydream

– some short reading

These little breaks can go a long way towards optimal wellness

Take a Day Off

Make it a me day. Even if you take a day off to do absolutely nothing, it may be just what was needed. Sounds pretty good doesn’t it? It isn’t hard either. Whether you work at home or have a boss, make a plan for a day just for you. Sit and watch movies, get some extra sleep, take a beach day or just go with the flow. Above all, Make it about you and enjoy the day.

Take Time for You: Exercise

There are many reasons why exercise is important. Regular exercise can improve our physical health and decrease our risk for serious health conditions. Exercise is proven to help us feel better and more confident. All great reasons to get up and get moving. It is really quite easy to overlook the importance of exercise and miss out on opportunities. Therefore, Find a few minutes in your day – 10 to 15 minutes – for exercise. In addition, make time for a walk in the neighborhood, park or a jog on the treadmill. Anything that gets you moving and takes your mind off your normal routine.

Remember to take time out for you. If you need help getting started, we can help. We are here to provide individualized wellness plans and assist you in reaching your wellness goals. In addition, If you need help or guidance please call the office of Bond Thomas Chiropractic to schedule a consultation: 727-522-1900

 

 

Spring Clean Your Health

Now is the perfect time to spring clean your health. A good strategy for better health will incorporate eating right, movement, hydration and sleep among others. By evaluating your health plan and eliminating bad habits you will only improve. We have put together a list of ways to enjoy the Spring season and stay healthy.

Spring Clean Your Health Eat Right

Good Health Starts with Diet and it isn’t that hard. Make sure you are adding good foods and eliminating the bad ones. Add a variety of fruits and vegetables that you enjoy to your diet plan. Make sure to include healthy fats from produce and whole foods like avocados, nuts, and seeds. Stay away from foods that include refined oils and fried foods.

Healthy Foods to Include:

– Leafy Greens

– Salmon

– Cruciferous Vegetables- Lean Beef and Chicken Breast

– Boiled and Sweet Potatoes

Below are some inexpensive foods that make a great choice for a healthy meal:

– Brown rice

– Whole wheat pasta

– Whole wheat bread

– Oats

– Tomato sauce

– Canned tomatoes

– beans lentils

– Frozen vegetables

– Canned tuna

– Canned vegetable soups

– Water

Foods to Eliminate or eat in Moderation:

Poor Food Choices

– Soda and Sugary drinks.

– Pizza

– Bread

– Sweetened breakfast cereals

– Fried foods

– Bakery Items

 

Remember when it comes to eating healthy, regardless of age, the choices you make will have a major impact on your health. Choosing to eat a balanced diet will provide the nutrients to maintain good health. It is important to get the right amount of nutrients including fats, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals.

Spring Clean Your Health With A Good Night’s Rest

A good night sleep is so important to good health that it cannot be understated. During sleep many things are happening to our bodies. We energize, heal and strengthen when we sleep. Sleep is essential for optimal wellness and without it we could not function. This spring we urge you to clean up your sleep habits and get some rest.

Some tips for better sleep include:

– stop spending lots of time in front of a computer or phone before bed

– do not exercise right before bed time

– try not to eat a large meal right before bed

– try to stay on a sleep schedule

– keep your room cold and dark

– read before bed time

Sleep and Health

A lack of sleep often leads to a bad mood and a person being on edge. Lack of sleep is hard on the brain. Attention, memory and attention are all significantly affected. The brain has a chance to perform important functions that are essential for optimal health. Sleep helps the brain to processes complex stimuli during sleep, and uses this information to make decisions while awake.

Make sure to clean up your sleep habits this spring and enjoy a better healthier you.

Hydrate For Best Health:

Drinking water consistently is a very important healthy habit you can create. Therefore, Drinking water can help prevent dehydration. In addition, upping your water intake will keeps your joints and muscles lubricated, and fight aging.

Water fights fatigue

Since about 75% of the human body is made up of water, dehydration affects most of the body’s functions. In addition, dehydration has been associated, by scientific studies, with increased fatigue, anger, and confusion. It is also associated with mood problems and decreased vigor. For your cells to work properly, it is important you are well hydrated. In addition, Drinking water also helps retain a healthy heart rate, blood pressure, and good metabolism.

Water is good for the immune system

You need adequate fluid to produce lymph, an essential bodily fluid, and a significant immune system component. Therefore, All systems of the body work better with adequate hydration, including the immune system. For an improved immune system, drink more water.

Get Moving and Spring Clean Your Health

Getting enough physical activity every day is essential to good health. Regular exercise can improve our physical health and decrease our risk for serious health conditions. Living in St Petersburg we are blessed with so many options. Parks, beaches, gyms and even our own backyards. Getting outdoors and exercise go hand in hand for good health.

Try these outdoor exercises to get you moving:

– Walking. Simple, easy and effective.

– Hiking. Pick a place and let the adventure begin.

– Jogging

– Biking

– Jumping Rope

– Swimming

Spring is a great time to make changes and improve your health plan. Make sure to evaluate and be honest. In addition, look at your goals and don’t be afraid to eliminate what isn’t working. If you need help creating a wellness plan, the Team at Bond Thomas Chiropractic is here to help you.

Cal our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bond: 727-522-1900

 

Chiropractic Care for Injuries

Many of our patients enjoy the benefits of Chiropractic Care for injuries they have. Whether the injury happened in a recent auto accident, slip and fall, while at work or a sports injury, chiropractic treatment will help. We understand that each patient has different needs. At our wellness facility, we look at the needs of each individual and compose a custom plan just for you.

During your first visit you can expect to meet with your chiropractor when you will discuss assessment, treatment and wellness goals. Most often specific questions related to your particular injury will be asked and you may be asked to demonstrate some movements. Your diagnosis and treatment plan will be discussed with you as well.

At Bond Thomas Chiropractic of St Pete we provide chiropractic care for injuries that our patients sustain in many ways. Our goal is to eliminate pain and return our patients to full activity as soon as possible.

Chiropractic Care for Injuries Sports related

Dr Bond is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of any sport injuries. Injuries sustained during athletic participation can be mild to severe. From ACL or rotator cuff tears to tennis elbow, rehab and treatment will vary. The best approach is to see an expert and let them determine the therapy needed.

We offer sports injury treatment for the following:

– Knee Injuries such as a sprained knee, MCL sprain, ACL tear and common knee pain.

– Back Injuries such as lower back muscle pull or strain. Chronic back pain, upper back pain, muscle spasms

– Foot Or Ankle Injury. Sprained ankle or foot. Heel pain.

– Hip Pain or stiffness

– Neck Injuries such as neck pain, stiff neck, and chronic neck pain.

– Ankle Injuries, sprains, high or low.

– Elbow Injuries such as golf and tennis elbow.

– Shoulder Injuries. Rotator cuff tears and strains.

– Hand and wrist injuries. Sprains, breaks.

– Pulled muscles. Excessive muscle use during performance can lead to breakdown. This can lead to stretching or tearing.

The main focus is full rehab to ensure you are 100% and ready to get back in the game.

Chiropractic Care After Auto Accident Injury

If you’re in an auto accident, it’s important that you seek chiropractic care immediately. Signs of an injury don’t always reveal themselves at the scene of the accident. Symptoms injuries may take weeks, or even months, to show up. The longer you go without seeking treatment, the more complications may arise and the more likely these injuries will become permanent injuries. So even if you have slight pain right now it is better to be safe than sorry.

 

Your neck, back, and spine are some of the most susceptible areas of the body during an auto accident and finding a chiropractor who can document and treat your injuries is very important. The most commonly reported are soft tissue injuries that will likely worsen over time. These are tears in the ligaments and muscles that can cause you pain and swelling if not treated. All natural Chiropractic Care for Injuries is how we treat our patients.

Work Related Injuries

Work related injuries can happen quickly or through repetitive movement. Whether your workplace injury has occurred due to an accident or use, we can tailor a program specific to your needs. Our goal is to treat the issue and get you back to normal. Make sure to notify your employer and document everything. The next call is Dr Bond Thomas.

Chiropractic is a lifestyle that involves all areas of health & wellness. This includes exercise, diet & nutrition, personal goals and how we handle stress. We invite you to begin your journey to wellness with us.

Have a Healthy New Year

Yes you can have a healthy new year and feel better than ever. It all starts with a plan and putting that plan into motion. Every year people make resolutions and fail to be consistent. This year we are here to help you make goals and crush them all year long. We understand that no everyone’s goals will be the same. What we do know is that the formula to success is the same and that will make all the difference.

Getting Started Healthy Habits

You can start by making a list of healthy habits that you want to implement. Eating healthier and starting an exercise routine should definitely be included in this list.

Eating Healthy should include:

– Incorporate Vegetables with Every Meal

– In addition, Make sure to eat 5 or more servings of fruits/vegetables daily

– In addition to fruits make sure to up your protein and eliminate sugar

– Hydrate! Drink plenty of water

– Eliminate Processed Food

– Leafy Greens

– Salmon

– Cruciferous Vegetables- Lean Beef and Chicken Breast

– Boiled and Sweet Potatoes

Make sure that you don’t forget foods to avoid. Foods that are bad and you wish to eliminate or limit from your healthy lifestyle:

– Soda and Sugary drinks.

– Pizza

– Bread

– Sweetened breakfast cereals

– Fried foods

– Bakery Items

Exercise & Have a Healthy New Year

Regular exercise can improve our physical health and decrease our risk for serious health conditions. Health and exercise go hand in hand, make sure to exercise daily and reap the benefits.

At Least 30 minutes a Day

Find a few minutes in your day – 30 to 45 minutes – for exercise. In addition, make time for a walk in the neighborhood, park or a jog on the treadmill. Anything that gets you moving and takes your mind off of the usual daily routine.

Great Exercises For A Healthy Year

Skipping Rope: Skipping rope burns up to an estimated 200 calories within 15 minutes.

Squats: Squats are a great exercise to build foundation and support muscle groups. The reason is that they serve multiple purposes. Many people believe that squats are a leg only exercise. They would be wrong. Done properly, Squats engage every muscle in the body.

Push Ups – Done correctly push-ups are a great way to build strength and stay active. Even better they can be done anywhere.

A Good Night’s Sleep For A Healthy New Year

Everyone knows a good night’s sleep is great for your mood and appearance. In addition, a good night’s sleep does so much more to promote good health.

Above all, Sleep plays a key role in the retention of information. In addition, Long periods of sleep help our bodies to repair and hormones to synthesize.

Benefits of a Good Night’s Rest:

Concentration at work – The more you sleep the more apt you are to take in and retain important information.

Lower risk of heart disease – In addition, Getting a good night’s rest on the regular, lessens your chance of getting heart disease.

Depression – Those who can’t sleep (Insomniacs) including others that don’t sleep enough, are ten times as likely to develop major depression as those who sleep through the night.

Weight Gain – Missing out on sleep and staying up all hours often lead to bad eating habits. Overall wellness is impacted with the combination of sleep deprivation and weight gain.

Sleep Reduces Inflammation – Inflammation is thought to cause the body to deteriorate as we age. Stress increases hormones and raise the inflammation levels in our body. Therefore, This happens when we don’t get enough rest.

Make Time for You and Have a Healthy New Year

Whether its reading a book, taking a vacation or just getting outdoors for a walk, time for you is very important. It may not seem possible but it is easier than you think. Make sure to plan time for your needs every day.

If you’re caught up in taking care of all of your responsibilities and not sure what me time is, take your time.

What works for someone else may not work for you. Stop for a minute and think about a few things that would make you happy. Start off with just a few and implement those in to your routine. After you get going experiment and find new things that fit in with yourself care routine.

Build On Your Health Plan

Remember, the most important thing you can do is to get started. The perfect plan will not happen overnight. Above all, Don’t be afraid to try new things and eliminate ones that do not work for you.

You can have a healthy new year with a little planning and determination. Above all, the team at Bond Thomas Chiropractic is here to help you every step of the way. From planning to putting the plan in to motion. call us with any health and wellness needs:

Call us today to learn more: 727-522-1900

Maintain a Healthy Immune System

Maintain a healthy immune system by following our guide and living your best life. With all of the research that has been done on the immune system, we know that we still have so much to learn. No one remedy will give you the perfect immune system for life. What is evident is that we can build our immune system so that it is strong and we are better prepared and as healthy as we can be.

Making healthy lifestyle choices that improve our immune system is the first step and a very important one.

Diet and the Immune System

Making sure that your diet is designed for a healthy lifestyle by incorporating a good amount of fruits, fiber, and vegetables is important.

Eat your Vegetables

We can’t emphasize this enough; vegetables are the key to a healthy, balanced diet.  We know that all vegetables have health benefits; some bring a little more to the table. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, are just a few of our favorites.

Make sure to cut down on sugars, salts and fatty foods. Make sure to drink a gallon of water a day at a minimum to stay hydrated and flush toxins. Your diet and the nutritional benefits go a long way towards optimal wellness.

Drink Plenty of Water & Maintain a Healthy Immune System

Drink More Water Daily

Drinking water consistently is a very important healthy habit you can create. Therefore, Drinking water can help prevent dehydration. In addition, upping your water intake will keeps your joints and muscles lubricated, and fight aging.

Water fights fatigue

Since about 75% of the human body is made up of water, dehydration affects most of the body’s functions. In addition, dehydration has been associated, by scientific studies, with increased fatigue, anger, and confusion. It is also associated with mood problems and decreased vigor. For your cells to work properly, it is important you are well hydrated. In addition, Drinking water also helps retain a healthy heart rate, blood pressure, and good metabolism.

Get Some Sleep

During sleep many things are happening to our bodies. We re-energize, heal and strengthen while we rest.  Sleep is essential for a strong immune system and without it we could not function. We encourage you to read on, but hey if you get a little sleepy, feel free to take a nap and continue after.

Make time for rest and you will feel better and therefore live better. From creativity to memory and muscle repair, sleep is the key ingredient that you cannot function without.

Stress and Immune System

Taking action to manage and reduce stress will have a positive impact on your immune system. The state of mind of each person can have a significant impact on the immune system.

Tips to help reduce stress

– Exercise– We all know the physical benefits of exercise. Strong physique, slender waistline, enhanced sex life, and even add years to your life. However, most people exercise because it makes them feel better. Energy, sleep, and an outlet for stress. A normal routine with exercise incorporated can do wonders for your mental health. It can have a extremely positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. In addition, when you exercise endorphins are released in the brain. Exercise also allows the muscles to relax and relieve tension. By making the body feel better so too will the brain.

– Positive Thinking We all have times when negative thoughts creep in. When this happens catch it and make a habit of replacing with a positive healthy thought. Positive thoughts allow for good mental health. Doing this will change your attitude, the world around you and make for a happier you.

Maintain a healthy immune system Everyday

– Relax your mind – Meditation or Prayer can put your mind at ease and place you right where you need to be. In addition, they can improve your outlook on every aspect of life.

– Surround yourself with positive people that maintain a healthy lifestyle are the ones to gravitate to. Having a good network of like minded people will help keep you on track. People that value family and make good choices are a great support system. Break away from people who tend to be negative in their thinking.

The lifestyle choices we make directly impact the way we live and feel. Each of us can make changes that will have a positive effect on our wellness including the immune system. Do your best to live well and maintain a healthy immune system. Take time out for you and if you need help getting started reach out. The team of Bond Thomas Chiropractic is always here for you.

Benefits Of Pediatric Chiropractic

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Understanding the benefits of pediatric chiropractic will allow parents to make the best decision for their children. Chiropractic care can help kids in a number of ways from improved behavior to better sleep.

Pediatric chiropractic care does wonders for children during the development stage. Proper spinal alignment is essential for the body and brain of each child. Pediatric chiropractors use special techniques for children that are safe and aimed at health, wellness and development.

Chiropractic treatment starts with an overall health and spinal examination of each child. At Bond Thomas Chiropractic of St Petersburg we understand that stress and misalignment of the spine can have serious impacts on your child’s overall health, behavior, and development.

We encourage parents to bring their children in to have their body and spine checked on a regular basis. Routine checkups are best, whether or not the child is experiencing any problems. With routine exams our pediatric experts may detect issues early on and treat them to prevent problems from ever occurring. If we determine your child’s spine is out of alignment, we perform gentle and non-invasive adjustments to the spine.

Sleep Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Sleep is very important to children’s development. In addition, sleep is essential for daily activities, growth and overall wellness of children.  A spine that is not properly aligned can lead to tight muscles and back pain. These symptoms can have a very negative effect on your child’s sleep. Chiropractic adjustments for children will keep the spine aligned and allow them to sleep soundly.

Pediatric Chiropractic Immune System

Pediatric chiropractic care is a great way to support the immune system and improve a child’s immunity to diseases. Treatment can also help improve the digestive system and help with stomach problems like constipation.

Never Too Early For Chiropractic

Trauma and stress to your child’s spine and body begin as early as birth. As children, they start walking, bumping into objects and falling, leading to some level of impact on their under developed bodies. Without the ability to communicate as an adult would, it may be hard to understand why the child is uncomfortable. Our pediatric team has experience with children of all ages. We can safely evaluate your child’s health and spine to determine any problems.

With growth comes more movement

More bad habits such as bad posture and improper use of mobile devices. Your child may participate in contact sports, greatly increasing the chances of a spine that is out of alignment. Responsibilities and daily living bring their fair share of stress to your child’s body and spine. Early visits to the chiropractor are essential.

Brain Development and Pediatric Chiropractic

Chiropractic care for your child will release pressure on bones and joints, as well as the spine. Treatments will have a very positive effect on neural brain development. With increased brain development your child will have better concentration.

As your St Petersburg pediatric chiropractor, Bond Thomas will evaluate and treat your child with natural non invasive chiropractic. More and more parents understand the benefits of pediatric chiropractic for their children.

Call us today to learn more: 727-522-1900

Year Round Wellness Plan

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With our year round wellness plan we will keep you feeling your best. What good is that New Year’s resolution if it only lasts a month or two? Many of us make resolutions and some stay on track while others become distracted. With a little help planning and motivation to stick to it you will reach and maintain your wellness goals. Let’s get to it!

Eating and Year Round Health

Did you know that the foods we choose to eat will impact feel physically and emotionally? Eating nutritious foods can improve your brain function and improve conditions such as depression or anxiety.

Choose healthy foods you like and create a balanced nutrition plan:

Tips for healthy eating:

– Incorporate Vegetables with Every Meal

– In addition, Make sure to eat 5 or more servings of fruits/vegetables daily

– Up your protein and eliminate sugar

– Exercise Daily for at least 30 mins

– Hydrate! Drink plenty of water

– Eliminate Processed Food

Good Food Choices For Year Round Wellness

– Leafy Greens

– Salmon

– Cruciferous Vegetables- Lean Beef and Chicken Breast

– Boiled and Sweet Potatoes

Poor Food Choices

– Soda and Sugary drinks.

– Pizza

– Bread

– Sweetened breakfast cereals

– Fried foods

– Bakery Items

Making good choices when you eat is essential for good health and nutrition. Healthy eating habits have so many positive effects of your body inside and out.

Exercise and Self Care

Regular exercise can improve our physical health and decrease our risk for serious health conditions. Did you know that regular exercise is proven to help us feel better and more confident? What better reason to get moving.

Find a few minutes in your day – 10 to 15 minutes – for exercise. In addition, make time for a walk in the neighborhood, park or a jog on the treadmill.

If you don’t belong to a gym these home exercises are perfect to get started:

Skipping Rope: Skipping rope burns up to an estimated 200 calories within 15 minutes. By reducing calories, the skeletal system becomes more fragile. Hence, skipping rope is good for bone health. It also warms up your body by increasing your heart rate.

Squats: Squats are a great exercise to build foundation and support muscle groups. The reason is that they serve multiple purposes. Many people believe that squats are a leg only exercise. They would be wrong. Done properly, Squats engage every muscle in the body.

Calf Raises: A great home exercise for runners is calf raises. It stabilizes the feet and ankles by activating the two muscles that run down the back of the lower leg. Calf raises help to prevent most injuries that using gym equipment causes, especially soreness in your leg.

Shoulder Press: In addition, a great shoulder exercise for home is the dumbbell shoulder press. This exercise is the warm-up that prepares you for heavy lifting at the gym. Its benefits include strengthening and increasing the strength and size of the upper arm muscles, shoulder muscles, and neck muscles.

More home exercises:

Glute Bridges: In simple terms, glute bridges warm up and strengthen the pelvic and hip area. The glute muscles are quite important for everyday activity. Glute muscles are referred to as the strongest and longest muscles in the body. These muscles are often summarized as the hip and butt muscles. But the benefit of glute bridges extends to building a strong back.

Plank: This exercise is similar to regular push-ups. The distinguishing factor here is that planks do not involve movement. Instead, you have to maintain a push-up position for an extended period. To do this exercise, get into the push-up position and retain it for an extended period. In addition, The benefits of planking include improved posture and metabolism boost.

Leg Raises:

As simple as it sounds, leg raises offer core strengthening by targeting the anterior hip flexors. The effect of this is a strengthening of the internal and external oblique muscles. This exercise is quite straightforward. It is done by lifting your legs into the air, suspending them, and then dropping. Therefore, This cycle is repeated, resulting in enhanced leg and abdomen strength.

Drink More Water Daily

Drinking water consistently is a very important healthy habit you can create. Therefore, Drinking water can help prevent dehydration. In addition, upping your water intake will keeps your joints and muscles lubricated, and fight aging.

Water fights fatigue

Since about 75% of the human body is made up of water, dehydration affects most of the body’s functions. In addition, dehydration has been associated, by scientific studies, with increased fatigue, anger, and confusion. It is also associated with mood problems and decreased vigor. For your cells to work properly, it is important you are well hydrated. In addition, Drinking water also helps retain a healthy heart rate, blood pressure, and good metabolism.

Water is good for the immune system

You need adequate fluid to produce lymph, an essential bodily fluid, and a significant immune system component. All systems of the body work better with adequate hydration, including the immune system. For an improved immune system, drink more water.

Stretching For Year Round Wellness

Last but certainly not least, make sure to stretch often. Stretching is definitely not high on the list for many people and may take extra effort to become routine. Frequent stretching will improve your blood flow, energy and attitude. Good stretches are beneficial to everyone. If you can incorporate stretching into your daily routine you will notice a healthier pain free life.

Increased flexibility with routine stretching:

Good stretches help the muscles to be less tensed and relaxed. With this, you are less likely to experience aches when you carry out physical activities, as the muscles are more loosened.

Warm up before you stretch: Get the body moving first and get the blood flowing. In addition, adding a good warm up routine to your year round wellness plan will the ensure tissue is more flexible. This will allow for a better, safer stretch.

Routine stretching relieves Stress: Our bodies and muscles are usually tensed due to the strain and tension we experience in our day-to-day activities. Therefore, Stretching after a long day at work helps in the production of endorphins which stimulate relaxation. After stretching, the muscles are usually relaxed, and a signal is sent to the brain to reduce mental stimulation.

Stretching may not be high on your wellness list, but it will surely help with injury prevention. In addition it will contribute to longevity and a happier life.

Above all, Incorporating these wellness tips into your daily routine will create healthy habits. If you need a custom year round wellness plan we are more than happy to help. Call our office or book an appointment online:

We welcome you to start your journey to wellness with the team at Bond Thomas Chiropractic today.

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Make Your Health A Priority

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There is no better time than now to make your health a priority. We all know the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, but far too few actually take time to live it. Making the effort takes time that some of us just don’t want to take. A healthy lifestyle takes planning and execution and we are here to help you get started.

Planning is key to success

People who maximize their time often have a plan. Set aside time to schedule your days and try hard to stick to it. A good plan will help you save a lot of time within the week. Make sure to avoid and not give in to daily distractions. Identify exactly what you are trying to accomplish and emphasize this in your plan. Therefore, make your health a priority with proper planning and execution.

Prioritize Healthy Eating Habits

The cool thing about eating healthy is each individual can create a plan that works for them. From choosing the foods, shopping and preparation, the choices are all yours.

Make sure that you have a balanced nutrition plan and incorporate these tips daily:

– Incorporate Vegetables with Every Meal

– In addition, Make sure to eat 5 or more servings of fruits/vegetables daily

– Up your protein and eliminate sugar

– Exercise Daily for at least 30 minutes

– Hydrate! Drink plenty of water

– Eliminate Processed Food

 

Food Choices For Optimal Health

– Leafy Greens

– Salmon

– Cruciferous Vegetables- Lean Beef and Chicken Breast

– Boiled and Sweet Potatoes

  • Make sure to avoid sugar and processed foods and incorporate fruits and vegetables.

Make Your Health a Priority With Exercise

Health and exercise go hand in hand, make sure to get plenty and reap the benefits. Whether you Join a gym a group or exercise at home these simple exercises will improve your health and make you feel better.

Skipping Rope: Skipping rope burns up to an estimated 200 calories within 15 minutes. By reducing calories, the skeletal system becomes more fragile. Hence, skipping rope is good for bone health. It also warms up your body by increasing your heart rate.

Squats: Squats are a great exercise to build foundation and support muscle groups. The reason is that they serve multiple purposes. Many people believe that squats are a leg only exercise. They would be wrong. Done properly, Squats engage every muscle in the body.

Calf Raises: A great home exercise for runners is calf raises. It stabilizes the feet and ankles by activating the two muscles that run down the back of the lower leg. Calf raises help to prevent most injuries that using gym equipment causes, especially soreness in your leg.

Shoulder Press: In addition, a great shoulder exercise for home is the dumbbell shoulder press. This exercise is the warm-up that prepares you for heavy lifting at the gym. Its benefits include strengthening and increasing the strength and size of the upper arm muscles, shoulder muscles, and neck muscles.

Glute Bridges: In simple terms, glute bridges warm up and strengthen the pelvic and hip area. The glute muscles are quite important for everyday activity. Glute muscles are referred to as the strongest and longest muscles in the body. These muscles are often summarized as the hip and butt muscles. But the benefit of glute bridges extends to building a strong back.

Health and Stretching

Stretching is not just for athletes or those who exercise. Stretching will have a positive impact on your lifestyle and daily routine. In addition, frequent stretching will improve your blood flow, energy and attitude. Good stretches are beneficial to everyone.

Stretching Increases Your Flexibility

Good stretches help the muscles to be less tensed and relaxed. Be consistent with your stretching routine and involve every part of your body. Stretching Increases Your Range of Motion: As we age, we tend to experience more difficulty moving our joints, especially the hips and knees. This affects our day-to-day activities. Although not all joints move a lot, they must stay flexible to maintain a healthy injury free state. Stretching allows the synovial fluid responsible for coating joint surfaces to circulate and prevent diseases like arthritis.

Hydrate For A Healthy You

There are many benefits when it comes to drinking water. Water is a major component of our circulatory system. By drinking enough water, we encourage greater circulation of blood within our system. For instance, Blood carries food nutrients and white blood cells. Increased circulation means an increase in the rate our body parts receive needed nourishment and defense. Therefore, this will bring about an increase in vitality. In addition,

Water is good for the immune system. You need adequate fluid to produce lymph, an essential bodily fluid, and a significant immune system component. All systems of the body work better with adequate hydration, including the immune system. For an improved immune system, drink more water.

Mental Health for A Happy You

Make sure to think positive and work on eliminating negative thoughts. We all have times when negative thoughts creep in. When this happens catch it and make a habit of replacing with a positive healthy thought. Positive thoughts allow for good mental health. Doing this will change your attitude, the world around you and make for a happier you.

Keep a positive circle. Surround yourself with positive people – People that maintain a healthy lifestyle are the ones to gravitate to. Having a good network of like minded people will help keep you on track. People that value family and make good choices are a great support system. Break away from people who tend to be negative in their thinking.

In addition to the above tips make sure to take time to feed your mind with positive thoughts. Doing so will allow you to succeed in all avenues of life.

The best part about a successful health plan is that anyone can do it. The hardest part for most people is sticking to the plan. Make sure to take time to plan and then execute. At Bond Thomas Chiropractic we create custom health plans that for our clients. Make your health a priority with one call: 727-522-1900

 

 

 

 

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