January 2020 Health Education

Respiratory health serves a major purpose during these long winter days!  We have the ability to help improve our respiratory health, so that our body can reap the benefits. Try these stretches, exercises, and products to help:

Stretch of the Month: Doorway Pectoral Stretch

The pectoral muscles are located in the front of the chest and attach to the shoulders.  These muscles get very tight from sitting and slouching, especially in front of the computer or tv!  When performing the stretch, focus on opening the front and the back of the rib cage and breathing deep into the lungs.  The stretch will make it easier to keep your shoulders back and prevent slouching.  In turn, the airways open easier for better breathing and improved oxygen availability throughout the body

 

Exercise of the Month: Scapular Retraction

After performing the pectoral stretch, we focus on strengthening the back.  You can prevent poor posture that causes discomfort and challenges, including neck and back pain, and hindered breathing.  To perform this exercise, you need a light resistance band.  Don’t have one?  Just ask the front desk!  We have 2 different resistances bands for only $5.  Scapular retraction should be performed slowly and with purpose.  It’s not about how “strong” you are, it’s about how well you can maintain proper posture for your body’s benefit!

 

Product of the Month: doTERRA’s Breathe- oil, throat drops, and vapor sticks! Helps promote easy breathing when you feel like your throat is tight, sore, congested, or if you are experiencing difficulty breathing.  Luckily there are multiple products and applications to help ease the symptoms.

 

How can Body Logic help?

Chiropractic adjustments improve mobility of the thoracic spine, and rib cage to allow for deeper breathing.

Therapeutic massage enhances flexibility, especially through the neck and chest which also allows the back to relax for deeper inhalation.

Nutrition counseling helps identify causes for congestion and difficulty breathing.

We want you to move better, feel better, and live better!