The months from October to December are invariably the most difficult for you and your patients to maintain a healthy diet. From that first mini Hershey bar that you sneak from Halloween candy bowl to that last glass of champagne to ring in the New Year, there are endless opportunities to overindulge in fattening foods and calorie-laden drinks. By the time the holidays are done, you are ready to start over with a clean slate and a bunch of New Year’s resolutions to get back on track with your healthy lifestyle.
We all have certain habits that we know are bad, but we aren’t sure how to change. Whether it’s that chocolate glazed donut that calls your name from the bakery box that your coworker left in the break room or continually hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock, you know you shouldn’t be indulging these habits, but you just can’t seem to help yourself. However, the key to swapping out bad habits for better ones is to keep the new habits small.
There are any number of books, websites, articles, and seminars that are all dedicated to helping you improve your practice. Such guides to helping you grow your practice include everything from marketing your services, to setting up your first practice, to expanding your menu of services or your client base, to bringing in complementary therapies such as massage therapy or acupuncture. Of course, each of these topics is vital for helping you not only have a chiropractic practice that is sustainable, but one that can actually thrive and grow.
Practice Central If you live in or around Orlando, Florida, the world appears to be about characters. Yet the truth is, no matter the city, every business is filled with a cast of characters performing a daily show. Consider their performance and management like the making of a movie. There is a director, a producer, a cast of characters, and special effects that together make up the trailer that precedes the movie. How do these parts relate to one another? How do they all manage to do the right thing to make the story rich and appealing? They each play their part.
Your body’s ability to control breath rate is considered to be an autonomic function, much like your ability to control your heart rate or blood pressure, or digest food. These types of functions are automatically controlled by the autonomic nervous system. In essence, such functions occur without much in the way of conscious thought on your part most of the time, provided that your autonomic nervous system is functioning normally. In fact, although the human fetus does not breathe inside the womb, it will begin breath-like movements once the lungs have fully developed, which happens sometime during the second trimester.