Celebrate National Relaxation Day…No More Excuses!
Welcome back! The weather is lovely and my house plants are flourishing like never before! But sunshine is not the only thing August brings us. The 15th is National Relaxation Day, sounds like an easy one right? You would be surprised how hard it is to actually relax in today’s on-the-go culture. We’ll give you a few tips on how to be intentional about stress relief.
Relaxation is one of life’s personal states. Everyone’s idea of relaxation is different. It can be a classic image of minimal activity in a calm and quiet state; meditation, a nap, spa day, or hanging in a hammock. Relaxation day is a wonderful day to treat yourself to. Give yourself a break, and spend it re-charging and re-energizing yourself! Ahhhhh…You are using your mind to transport yourself to a different place. Both our minds and our bodies need time to rest. Create a quiet space where you can do what you wish. Calm your mind with deep breathing. Visualize a safe place. When we feel safe our minds can wander. In wandering, our minds are open to new ideas, images, or even memories of wonderful moments in our lives. This is a form of true re-creation.
Take the time and use this day to help reduce your stress and improve your life!
When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemonade!
Many medical experts have defined stress as a “nonspecific response of the body to a demand.” A major challenge in today’s stress-filled world is to make the stress in your life work for you, instead of against you.What happens to your body when it’s under stress? The brain signals the release of stress hormones. These chemical substances trigger a series of responses that give the body a “fight or flight” reaction – this is not good….
Blood-sugar levels rise
Heartbeat speeds up
Blood pressure increases
Muscles tense for action
Some stress we have control over, some we don’t. Here are some tips for juggling it all and moving to a STRESS -LESS life. S – See life from a different perspective. T – Take time to plan. R – Re-evaluate your plans regularly. E – Establish your priorities. S – Set your goals. S – Simplify your home and work systems.
L – List your plans. E – Eliminate clutter. S – Slow down. S – Stay the course.
Health Fairs and Free Screenings
We are in the process of scheduling this years community events. If you’re employer has annual health fairs or other employee related events, this can be a great way to share the good news of chiropractic! We can set up a booth at your health fair and offer free wellness screenings along with lots of good information. If this sounds like something you or your organization might be interested in, please let us know!
About Dr. Marina Zaré
I am a Chiropractic Wellness Consultant in NW Portland, OR, in the heart of the Pearl district in Portland. I focus on prevention and am extremely passionate about taking care of the young before damage occurs. I utilize numerous technologies in the field of Chiropractic such as Thermography, Electromyography, Heart Rate Variability, B.E.S.T. KST which enable me to help people with chronic pain, learning disorders, ADHD, allergies, injuries, depression, anxiety and other ailments that are caused by having vertebral subluxation