Alameda Chiropractor: Nurture Yourself and Your Partner on Valentine’s Day
This Valentine’s Day, instead of stressing about gifts for your significant other, why not make it a day to love and nurture yourself (and, if appropriate, your other half as well)? Book some time on your calendar to rest, relax and recover from the stress of your busy life.
Chiropractor Dr. Cynthia Boyd of Symmetry Health Center offer some stress relievers – which you can take advantage of throughout the entire year:
- Instead of making reservations at a dining establishment that is likely to tempt you to a high caloric content, why not cook up a tasty meal at home – with the help of your loved one? Don’t want to spend time at the stove on a holiday? Prepare your meal the day before, and reheat it on Feb. 14.
- Go for a walk or a hike with your significant other. Pick a place you haven’t hiked before, and enjoy the opportunity for a leisurely look at some new scenery, along with your healthful exercise. Then keep it up with a 15-minute walk every day: park a couple of blocks from work or make time during your lunch hour or break for a circuit around your office location.
- Make it a habit to take five minutes at the end of the day and wind down. Concentrate on your breathing: take deep breaths in through your nose, then slowly exhale out through your mouth.
- Reward yourself with a taste of dark chocolate. The healthiest is organic chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao. Perhaps surprisingly, dark chocolate offers plenty of health benefits. Along with fiber, it contains a variety of minerals, including iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium. The flavanols in unsweetened chocolate stimulate the release of a nitric oxide, which can lower your blood pressure. Chocolate is also higher in antioxidants than most fruits. Of course, you don’t want to consume the chocolate in large quantities. Moderation is key.
Of course, taking care of yourself can also include a chiropractic adjustment by Dr. Cynthia Boyd or her team at Symmetry Health Center. Chiropractors correct spinal misalignments, or vertebrae that have shifted out of alignment – sometimes as a result of stress. Misalignments can lead to many health complaints, from headaches and back pain to ear infections and even attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
Chiropractic adjustments repair the misalignments and the disorders associated with them. Chiropractic can also protect weekend athletes from injuries.
What’s more, chiropractors trained in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) take that one step further, correcting spinal misalignments by remodeling and realigning the spine to restore normal nerve flow.
Dr. Cynthia Boyd and her team at Symmetry Health Center are among only a handful of Oakland, Alameda and East Bay chiropractors certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics. Take advantage of our no-charge consultation to determine whether you or a loved one is a candidate for care at one of our Symmetry Health Center locations in Oakland or Alameda.