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Move More, Dial Down Digital Time & Support Your Sleep Pt. 2

woman using her phone in bedThe last time we posted, we shared some tips so that you can get a better night’s sleep.

Make Sure You Move regularly

You may have heard the term “sitting is the new smoking.” That’s because too much sitting is bad for your health and can contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and other health conditions, as well as back pain. Joint motion and activity also can help alleviate an aching back.

It’s important to stand up and move every 15 minutes. If you work from home or are a retiree, walk around your house. Work in an office? Take the stairs versus the elevator, or take a walk around your building during your lunch break. There are easy ways to sneak movement into your day.

Unplug from all electronics an hour before bed

So many people suffer from insomnia or have a hard time shutting down. One of the culprits is time spent on digital devices. That’s because the light coming off our phones, tablets and PCs tricks the brain into thinking it’s sunshine. Power down your devices an hour before bed and start reading under a dim light for the last hour before bed. It’s also a good idea to turn off or cover up any electronics to reduce sleep-disturbing light. Consider using red light, as it helps the brain think that it’s dusk.

Find a great chiropractor

Although many people equate chiropractic with back and neck pain relief, it does so much more. Chiropractic care helps the body function at its highest level. Chiropractors are nervous system experts. The nervous system controls every cell in your body, so when you have a healthy nervous system, you have clear communication to those cells. Your body then can function at a higher level.

Check out Dr. Lee Ann’s YouTube video for 21 Essential Healing Tips!

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