5 Tips for a Healthy and Safe Spring Break

Thursday, March 20 marked the first day of spring.  Many college students have already had their spring break vacation while elementary, middle and high school students in South Florida are about to start their break.

Spring is wonderful time of year. We’re so fortunate to live in South Florida where beach living is a way of life everyday.  There’s no better time to be outside and enjoying the weather than in the spring.

Whether you and your family are staying local for spring break or traveling, here are some tips to help you have a memorable and safe break.

5 tips for a healthy and safe spring break

  1. Drink plenty of water and be sure to wear sunscreen or other protective gear if you’re going to spend time outside.
  2. Don’t overdo it with activities. Enjoy the time off by giving yourself time to really relax.
  3. If you’re going to consume alcohol, don’t drive. Plan for a designated driver, taxi service, or just plan to stay put. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every 31 minutes and injure someone every two minutes.
  4. Don’t overindulge on junk food.  Road trips, fairs, festivals, and vacation in general are great reasons to break your normal healthy diet.  Enjoy, but don’t overindulge. You could easily pack on pounds or wound up sick.
  5. If you’re spending time on or in the water, make sure you know how to swim. Be sure to use lifejackets and safety gear.

Don’t forget your chiropractic adjustment!

Regular chiropractic adjustments keep your body healthy by allowing it to heal or perform at its best. And when it comes to vacations, chiropractors can be your best friend.  Your body will be able to handle and rebound from an increase in activity.  Be sure to come by and see us for an adjustment during your spring break! Check out more health tips from our team.

Source:

cdc.gov, “Spring Break Health and Safety Tips

 

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How Chiropractic Care Can Help with the Flu

The flu season begins in November and is at its height between December and March. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of every 5 Americans will get the flu this year. Considered contagious, it is a viral infection of the respiratory passages, which often causes fever, severe aching and/or intestinal infection. The flu is often mistaken for symptoms of the common cold. Colds are usually due to bacterial infection that overwhelms the body, often resulting in fatigue, coughing, sneezing, mucous build-up and drainage, fever and sometimes body aches. Are you prepared for the flu season?
Chiropractic care may be your answer to a clean bill of health this season. Chiropractic can give your immune system a boost with a spinal adjustment. Chiropractic care can help raise your natural resistance to disease by removing a serious interference to your proper body function. Remember, an elevated temperature (fever) is one of your body’s defense mechanisms, helping you to destroy infection. Likewise, other symptoms of colds and flu are the body’s attempts to clear itself of bacterial and viral influences that attack the body.

According to the World Chiropractic Alliance, spinal adjustments can help your immune system function better. An adjustment by a Doctor of Chiropractic corrects what are called vertebral subluxations, which can cause interference of the nervous system. When an adjustment is performed, it releases pressure on the nerves and allows more efficient interaction between your body’s nervous system and immune system. When your immune system is healthy it is better prepared to prevent or combat the flu.

Preventing the flu is just one of the many positive side effects of regular chiropractic maintenance. Do you really need a flu shot? Or could great flu-fighting benefits accrue from taking a healthier and more natural approach to fighting the flu? Of course eating right, exercising, and having a healthy body are all-important issues in combating the flu as well. You make the choice-join the hundreds of people who come to County Line to get checked and adjusted as part of their life’s routine!

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Chiropractic Tips for Enjoying the Holidays

There is so much to be grateful for during the holidays; time with our families spent around home-cooked meals, vacations, days off, and late mornings (hopefully!). It’s the journey there that can get a little stressful, and a little cutthroat for some of our friends trying to grab the latest gaming console or smartphone. Your chiropractors at County Line Chiropractic have many tips to help you deal with the work deadlines and stress of holiday shopping, traffic and relatives with grace and aplomb.

Keep It Clean:

If you’re not shopping online, holiday shopping means rubbing elbows with hundreds of people. Add the stress of the holidays, and that makes it quite likely you may catch a cold if you’re not careful. Studies show that high levels of stress suppress the immune system, cause a rise in cortisol levels, and making us more susceptible to getting sick. Be sure to stay healthy, drink plenty of fluids, and wash your hands properly after touching surfaces, especially cash.

Holiday Stress Relief at Work:

You may be logging in more hours right up until your days off. Always remember to walk around and stretch your legs every hour. It is well-known that remaining seated for hours is terrible for our bodies. Proper posture is also incredibly important, going a long way to keep your mood levels high and your spine healthy. Please watch Dr. Cimerberg’s wonderful video with tips for proper posture.

Exercise through the Holiday Excess:

We know it is difficult to turn down your aunt’s holiday chocolate cake that she bakes once a year. Keeping in mind that we will all probably overeat, we must not skimp on the exercise. Studies have shown that exercise right after a meal- be it a simple 15-minute walk, playing with your dog, or even moving furniture around, is extremely helpful in reducing the negative effects of overeating, such as a rise in blood sugar after large meals.

Quick Tips: To keep the healthy in the holidays, consider swapping out potato chips for air popped popcorn, and caramel corn out for walnuts, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

For those of you valiant enough to keep the sugar off, you can swap high calorie items like cheesecake for dark chocolate covered strawberries. Don’t cut out sugar, just use it wisely!

Stay in the Moment:

How can you enjoy your company if you’re thinking about dirty dishes or the gift-wrap strewn all over the place? Practice staying in the moment every day. When something or someone gets to be too much for you, take twelve deep breaths, noticing the rise and fall of your stomach and chest. Focus on it to bring you back to the now. Another practice includes focusing on what’s right in front of you, common objects we take for granted. Stop and think about the texture, color, and other qualities of whatever is in front of you; feel wonder at what it took to make a simple toothbrush. Trust us, this works.

Keep these tips in mind and remember to maintain the proper perspective; holidays are for enjoyment. Set yourselves up for the best time of your lives.

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Happy Holidays from County Line Chiropractic Medical & Rehab Centers

Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. Thank you for entrusting County Line with your healthcare needs. We look forward to continuing you and your families’ care this coming year.

Our offices will close on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day to allow our team members time with their families. However, we will be open regular hours the remainder of the Holiday Season.

Make sure you stop by with your friends and family. We will be expecting you!

All the best to you and your family,

The Doctors and Staff at County Line Chiropractic Medical & Rehab Centers

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N Dade/S Broward
441 & County Line  Road (305-654-9797)
N Miami Beach
NE 19th Avenue & Miami Gardens Drive (305-940-6161)
Central Broward
441 & Broward Boulevard (954-584-9343)
West Broward
I-75 & Sheridan Street (954-252-5656)
North Broward
University Drive & Commercial Boulevard (954-741-4656)
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