The motions of daily life, if done incorrectly, can result in injury to the spine. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), wellness is defined as “an active process that promotes health and enhances the quality of life.” We all stand, sit, lift, sleep, talk on the phone and partake in some sort of physical activity on a daily basis. At Ft. Lauderdale Chiropractic, Dr. Maryam Jafarieh, DC, wants patients to utilize wellness tips so that they can improve their everyday lives. Disconnect for at least two hours – disconnecting from your phone will eliminate anxiety and help regulate sleep patterns. Limit your social media time to be more mindful. Schedule a nap – this may sound impossible, but as long as you can squeeze in a short 30 minutes of shut-eye during your busy day, you will feel rejuvenated and alert. Get a massage – a massage will help relax the muscles, ease joint pain, lower stress, and bring more relaxation to your everyday life. If you have questions
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We advocate a preventive approach to injuries at Dr. Maryam Jafarieh’s chiropractic office in Fort Lauderdale. When the muscles are strong, they help to keep the back in line and support the weight of other tissues. But when exercising, people should be aware of how to warm-up properly so as not to incur soft-tissue injuries. When muscles have blood flowing into them, they are less likely to fray or tear. For this reason, they should be warmed up using dynamic stretches. Dynamic stretches are those which keep them in motion while people get their heart rates up. Some examples would be arm circles and butt-kicks, as well as yoga routines that put the body through a series of postures. Static stretches are those which require a person to hold a pose while still. These stretches are better saved for the cool-down at the end of a work-out. The warm-up and cool-down should each take about five minutes, with the central portion of the work-out taking at least twenty minutes. Dr. Maryam Ja
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Do you find it difficult to schedule time for yourself, because you have children or you spend too much time pleasing others? Dr. Maryam Jafarieh, DC, encourages patients to give his or her brain a chance to replenish and rest. Being by yourself with no distractions allows you to reflect on your goals, your progress, and changes you want to make in your life. Moments by yourself give you time to recover your resources from the stress of being around others. In addition, “me time” also allows the opportunity to improve concentration, make you more productive, give space for self-discovery and provides you with the chance to reflect on situations that are happening in your life. Quality “me” time doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be alone, either. Just doing activities and things that you love counts too! If you have questions or concerns regarding overall wellness advice, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at the practice, visit www.ftlauderdalechiropractic.