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Resolutions or Goals???

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  Yup--It's that time of year again.  2020 is winding down and we are setting our sites on 2021.  This is the time of year where many sit down to write their New Years Resolutions....  And in the end statistics show that 8% of people who set resolutions will actually achieve them.  2020 has definitely been a year that we will never forget.  I feel like I was thrown a curve ball, got thrown off track and then never really recovered.  My plans were changed, and changed again.  Resolutions?  I don't even remember them!  As I sit here reflecting on 2020, I want to make some big changes.  To make big changes I know I have to do things differently...  This year, instead of making resolutions that will be forgotten before January is over,  I am setting goals.   Resolutions.  Goals.  Aren't they the same thing????   While many will use these words interchangeably, they actually are quite different.   A resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something.  Meanwhile a goal is

Holiday Blues????

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The holiday season is a time that is often filled with great joy.   It is also a time where many experiences feelings of stress, anxiety, and sadness.   Seasonal Affective Disorder increases during this time and increases negative thoughts and emotions.   And then there are the Covid restrictions, which can lead to feelings of isolation, loneliness and negative thoughts.   Just because it’s the holidays, emotional health issues don’t magically disappear.   Here are some of my Top Tips to avoid the Holiday Blues in 2020.   1.   Exercise: Physical activity can boost your mood in both the short and long term.   It   And by exercise, I don’t necessarily mean “work out,” you can do fun, easy things like go on a short walk or have a dance party around your kitchen.   Exercise can help to   improve your mood. 2.   Get enough sleep:   While it may seem like a little thing, sleep can help you be   healthier and happier.   Lack of adequate sleep can affect your emotions and contr

Face Mask driving you CRAZY?????

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Face Masks are becoming a new normal.  More and more people are choosing (or have to) wear them and many stores are requiring customers wear them.   I am also seeing people touch their face masks, trying to pull it down out of their eyes.   If you keep touching your face mask, then anything on your fingertips will be transferred to the mask.   Here is a quick tip to keep your mask out of your eyes so you don't need to touch it!  In health,  Dr. Kristen 

Happy Earth Day

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Happy Earth Day! 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and it's falling in the middle of some unusual times--where states and countries are on lockdown, where travel is restricted, and an unprecedented number of people are working from home.  With this we are witnessing first hand how changing our behaviors can have a profound impact on the Earth in a very short amount of time. This doesn't just hold true for the Earth, but for our bodies as well.   What we eat, drink, consume, put on our skin--these things all impact our bodies.  Drinking out of plastic can affect our hormones.  Eating poor quality, sugar filled food impact not just our weight but also HOW our bodies function.  On this Earth Day, I encourage you to look at your habits.  Consider ways that you can change your lifestyle to protect Mother Earth.  Recycle, Compost, Use reusable containers and bags, reduce your carbon foot print...  We only have 1 Earth... We also have only 1 body.  Again, look at

Mom I'm bored...

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It’ s Friday and shel ter in place has become our new normal.   If your house is like mine, stir crazy has set in!   And then there is this home school fun.   I mean, seriously???   Teaching, working, cleaning, cooking, and being the Entertainment Director for the kids!   I have put together 20 fun & free activities to alleviate the boredom, complete with links to the websites.   While we can’t go to the zoo in person—we can watch the Koalas in San Diego!   Working on numbers with your toddler?   How about some Gold Fish.   Don’t have kids?   We’ve got you covered.   There is entertainment for everyone!   I mean, who doesn’t love PUPPIES???   Check out the puppy cam!   Happy Wednesday!   In Health,   Dr. Kristen

How's the Ergonomics in your Home Workplace?

Life as we know it has changed a lot in the last few weeks. As I saw on a Facebook meme, it’s like we changed the clocks and entered the Twilight Zone.  I wanted to reach out, check in, and provide everyone with some important information while we all navigate this new reality. In the coming weeks look for information from Care More Chiropractic that is now more relevant than ever. Home Ergonomics Due to the recent climate, most people have been asked to work from home for the foreseeable future.  While this comes with a myriad of challenges (home schooling , managing working in the same space as your spouse, trying not to go stir crazy), we don’t want your ergonomics to be one of them!  Setting up or finding a comfortable space to work at home can be difficult, so we have some simple tips for you! Dr. Kristen says: “If You Have a Home Office”… Lucky you!  You actually have a space to set up and spread out to get some quality work done!  Here are a few ergonomic tips to m

How Clean Is Your PHONE?????

In the current climate we are washing our hands and cleaning surfaces more than ever.   I know that the door knobs in my house have never been cleaner!   But there is one item that is often overlooked, that never leaves our side, that touches everything our hands touch, our smartphones.   Perhaps you saw my FaceBook live?  If you didn’t you can find it on our Facebook page or here:   https://youtu.be/cmKuTwVxjX4 .  You can also find it in our new private Facebook group, Care More Chiro Community. Did you know that according to a 2011 study done by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Med, fecal matter is found on 1 out of every 6 smartphones?   Other studies have found serious pathogens such as Strepococcus, MRSA– which is a type of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics – and even E. coli on smartphones.   To put this in another perspective, research shows that a public bathroom toilet seat is cleaner than most phones….   Ewwwwwww…….   Gros