The 25 Second Balance Challenge

  Since falls are a major cause of serious injury, especially for older adults, here's a simple way to objectively measure and improve your sense of balance... First, stand in a place where you can catch yourself from falling (like behind a chair or in a corner). Place your feet side by side for ten seconds. Then, place the heel of one foot next to your big toe for ten seconds. Finally, rest the forefoot fully in front of the other (like standing on a tight rope) and wait ten seconds. … [Read more...]

Exercise and Posture Training for Neck Pain

A quick look around any airport, mall, or auditorium/theater will reveal that poor posture is common. There's forward head posture, rolled forward shoulders, and uneven/misaligned heads/shoulders/pelvis-hips. Some people even limp or shuffle while walking. Research shows that when a person adopts an abnormal posture, it can place added strain on various areas of the body, which can elevate the risk for musculoskeletal pain, including neck pain. The good news is that when combined with … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Stay Healthy All Winter

Winter is the height of cold and flu season, but with the right combination of healthy habits and smart strategies, you can strengthen your immune system and keep thriving all winter long. The 6 tips below will help you head into winter prepared to defend against illness and feel your best. 1. Dial down inflammation: It's critical to reduce inflammation in your body to prevent illness. Fighting chronic inflammation suppresses your immune system, making it tough to defend against germs. … [Read more...]

A New Year, A New You!

With the New Year almost here, it's time to take a look back at 2017. Did you hit your health goals? Are you getting close? It's never too late to modify our eating, exercise and sleep patterns. Here are a few tips to keep you on track in 2018! 1. Decorate your plate: Aim for seven colors each day. Prioritize dark leafy green salads and colorful veggies. Try to find a way to get some deep purple beets in your next holiday potluck lineup. Seasonal pureed pumpkin, yams and sweet potatoes make … [Read more...]

Use your 2017 Insurance Benefits

As the end of the year approaches don't forget to use your chiropractic benefits. Most insurance policies operate on a calendar year basis. Don't let any chiropractic benefits go unused for needed care. Same holds true for new X-rays. After the last of the year new deductibles must once again be met. So if you need chiropractic care or are considering starting as a new chiropractic patient the time to do it is now. Don't let your yearly benefits expire unused. … [Read more...]

Survival Tips For The Holidays

Healthy eaters can often find the holiday season difficult to navigate. There are parties to attend, extra holiday stress, and an abundance of sweets that make it easy to fall into unhealthy habits. Here are a few tips that will help you make it through the holiday madness. 1. Pay Attention to Breakfast - Filling up on a portion packed, healthy breakfast can help stabilize your metabolism and make it easier to resist sugary treats. 2. Move More - Exercise balances hormones and makes you … [Read more...]

Use Your 2016 Insurance Benefits

  As the end of the year approaches don't forget to use your chiropractic benefits. Most insurance policies operate on a calendar year basis. Don't let any chiropractic benefits go unused for needed care. Same holds true for new X-rays. After the last of the year new deductibles must once again be met. So if you need chiropractic care or are considering starting as a new chiropractic patient the time to do it is now. Don't let your yearly benefits expire unused. … [Read more...]

Avoid Fall Clean Up Injuries

During the fall, weekends are filled with annual chores of raking, bagging, blowing and mulching the leaves.  While it is a great workout, each year thousands of people need treatment for back, neck and shoulder injuries! To avoid injuries to your back, neck, shoulders and wrists while you're cleaning up leaves, here are some tips:   1. Choose a rake that is light and easy to use for your size/strength.  And if it's cold and damp outdoors, stretch more and make sure you're warmly … [Read more...]

The Bottom Line

When folks hear the term "Chiropractic" what frequently comes to mind are things like the spine, the joints, the nerves, drugless, etc.  Actually, Chiropractic embraces things "natural" and drug-free.  As such, our standard American diet begs to be addressed, as that underlies nearly every condition in the body. A healthy diet consists of food that has traditionally provided our bodies with needed nutrients.  Namely, that means eating real food. When you eat a variety of real food you are … [Read more...]

Some Signs that Your Body May Not Be Healthy

If there is an internal problem with our bodies, external signals often show up as a side effect. Sudden changes in the body are often good indicators of problems within. Check for the following signs in particular. Don't fret if any of these signs are present on your body. Many of the problems they indicate can be treated holistically. The Whites of the Eyes: The white in the eyes should be white. Yellow can be a sign of jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder, and red could be a sign of … [Read more...]