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Back to School

Getting back into the swing of things can always be an exciting challenge, so here are a few great tips to keep in mind! 

Back-to-School

1) Get a Good Night’s Rest

With the hustle and bustle of life it is easy to become lenient and continually push bed times back. Sleep is instrumental to a child’s growth. With the excitement and stress of school, getting kids to bed at the same time every night helps keep their body in a rhythm, allowing the body to rest and reboot for the next day.

 

2) Limit Screen Time

So much of our everyday lives revolve around a television, computer, cell phone or some other gadget. Allowing your children a specific amount of screen time each day leaves room for other important things such as homework, playing outside, or any other activity they may be involved in.

 

3) A Healthy Diet

Eating a well-balanced meal with fruits and vegetables is essential for proper nutrition and development. One easy way to make cooking fun with the family is to pick meals that are age appropriate for them to help with. This is an excellent opportunity to teach them about nutrition and cooking. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day and limiting juices high in sugar content is also important.

 

4) Physical Activity

Kids need to be active, as well as, the entire family. It can be as simple as going for a walk around the block after dinner, enjoying a local park or playing catch. Get the family up and moving for at least 30 minutes a day.

Keeping children in a routine during the week can be a major key to overall health.

Dr. Stephanie Coleman, DC
www.SeattlePediatricChiropractic.com
 Helping the greater Seattle area achieve optimal health, happiness and wellness.

Pregnancy & Low Back Pain

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Being pregnant is such a new and exciting time in a woman’s life. As her baby is developing in the womb, a woman’s body is continually changing and growing. Added abdominal weight over the course of 40 weeks can put stress and strain on the low back. In most pregnancies, low back pain becomes more apparent as the pregnancy progresses. With that in mind, there are several natural ways to decrease or prevent low back pain during pregnancy. The following are three easy steps mothers can take to help prevent or decrease low back pain during their pregnancy.

MAINTAINING PROPER POSTURE & KINESIOLOGY TAPING

 Posture is especially important to keep in mind while pregnant. Making sure to take breaks when standing for long periods of time or sitting in chairs with proper back support is a necessity. Kinesiology taping can be used to compliment and support the growing abdomen as well. Rock Tape is used as a functional tape aiding in facilitating and strengthening the surrounding muscles.

SEEING A CHIROPRACTOR THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY

 Keeping your spine aligned, especially your low back and pelvis, can be extremely beneficial during pregnancy. Webster Technique is a diversified chiropractic technique that has been helping pregnant women with low back pain for decades. A conservative, non-invasive approach like chiropractic care can provide relief and give great comfort to the mother. The use of various soft tissue techniques (myofascial release, Graston Technique, massage, etc.) can also be used to relieve muscle tension and joint pain.

JOINING A PRENATAL YOGA CLASS

 Prenatal yoga classes are great ways to get some exercise while reaping the benefits of stretching and strengthening your body. Every week the body has to adapt to a new center of gravity. Yoga is a great way to relax and become more in tune with your body and baby. Exercises like yoga also strengthen muscles needed for birth. The stronger and more physically fit you are going into birth, the stronger you are coming out of it.

 These are some of the most beneficial ways to ENJOY being pregnant!