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Be Proactive For Better Health Feb 3rd, 2020

The number of people experiencing some sort of chronic pain every day of their lives is alarming. In fact, many Americans have resigned themselves to pain because they simply feel it’s a normal condition. According to a recent survey by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), close to one in two Americans...

Healthy Living Habits Feb 3rd, 2020

The start of a new season brings awareness of the things that you may like to do in the coming months. Along with the goals you set and plans you make this fall, take time for yourself and make HEALTH part of your every day for the upcoming months. We...

New Year Fitness Plan Without The Pain Feb 3rd, 2020

Year after year, we find ourselves indulging during the holiday season and then we are left to make New Year’s resolutions. One of the more popular resolutions is to get in shape but very often, February rolls around and this is a real challenge.  Motivation may be a factor but...

Do Not Ignore Scoliosis Feb 3rd, 2020

It is estimated that 5 to 7 million people in the United States are affected by scoliosis. Although there are many common back conditions, scoliosis has the most potential to create a great amount of discomfort and immobility. Luckily, chiropractors can provide relief for patients and getting proper care for...

Boost Your Immunity With Chiropractic Care Feb 3rd, 2020

Studies have shown that chiropractic care can have a positive effect on the immune system. A study found that people under chiropractic care had a 200% greater immune competence than those without! Another study conducted at Life University took a group of HIV positive patients and applied chiropractic care on...

Spring into Action: Treat Allergy Symptoms with Chiropractic Care Feb 3rd, 2020

When spring rolls around many people get excited over the thought of warmer weather and longer days.  However, those who suffer from allergies mainly dread the thought of runny noses and itchy eyes.  They never stop to smell the roses because the consequences would be unbearable for them.  When people...

Stand Up For Health Feb 3rd, 2020

For many students and people in the workplace, it may require sitting at a desk often working on a computer for long stretches of time. The negative effects of prolonged sitting have been reported in numerous recent health studies. Researchers theorize that the slow-down of blood flow and decreased metabolism...

Travel Tips For The Summer Feb 3rd, 2020

George Gershwin famously wrote that “It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy…”  Indeed, many of us take time off in the summer months and hit the open road. Unfortunately, the time spent traveling to and from our destinations can be a real pain in the neck and back (literally)! Keep...

Stressed Out? Feb 3rd, 2020

The demands of our modern world provide lots of things to stress out about. Job anxieties, health difficulties, money problems, and social pressures can weigh heavily on us. Sometimes we create our own internal stress with unhealthy life habits such as poor nutrition and lack of sleep. No matter where...

Maintain A Healthy Spine Feb 3rd, 2020

Countless people are affected by back pain every day.  In fact, back pain is among the top reasons for doctor visits and missed work days. To maintain a healthy spine, start with good habits for a routine that becomes a healthy lifestyle. Adults and children with a healthy lifestyle are...

National Chiropractic Health Month Feb 3rd, 2020

October is National Chiropractic Health Month! The mission is to raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) notes that the theme this year is Move4Life encouraging people to move more now so they...

Don’t Irritate Your Nerves Feb 3rd, 2020

The word “pinch” doesn’t usually bring a smile to our faces. In fact, it probably makes us think “ouch!” A pinched nerve is caused by too much pressure from surrounding tissues. The compression irritates the nerve and interrupts its ability to function properly. Pinched nerves most commonly occur in the...

Resolutions for Self Improvement That Are Specific, Measurable & Attainable Feb 3rd, 2020

A new year is approaching and with it comes the urge to accomplish new goals, make improvements in our lives, and break bad habits.  Many of these resolutions are related to our health. A New Year’s resolution can be the starting motivation to improve our overall well-being and that’s a...

Health Tips for 2019 Feb 3rd, 2020

It’s the middle of January…how are those resolutions coming along? Don’t be discouraged if you haven’t succeeded in accomplishing all those goals. Rather than throwing in the towel, try following these simple tips to improve your everyday health. Stay Hydrated.  Drinking water is essential to staying healthy. Every cell, tissue...

Creating a Diet Plan – Where to Start? Feb 3rd, 2020

With work, family and social obligations, finding time to construct a solid diet plan that can fit seamlessly into your lifestyle may feel like an onerous task. Here are some tips to help you improve your dietary choices that will eventually become a regular part of your daily life! Plan...

Corn Syrup vs High-Fructose Corn Syrup Feb 3rd, 2020

Americans love food that tastes good and we find that food and drink companies are adding high-fructose corn syrup as a sweetener to enhance flavors. Why are companies choosing this over other sweeteners?  Is there a difference between corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup? Why is it that some brands...

Choosing the Right Workout Shoe Feb 3rd, 2020

Athletic footwear is meant to prevent injury and optimize performance. Decades ago, the sports shoe consumer had very few options other than the all-purpose sneaker. Today’s athletes have hundreds of choices designed for every sport and activity. It is important to find the correct shoe that will match the needs...

Do You Snore? Feb 3rd, 2020

Have you been waking up feeling tired?  Do you have trouble concentrating during the day due to fatigue? Does your spouse complain that you are raising the roof with your loud snoring? Snoring is noisy breathing during sleep. As you doze off, the muscles of your throat relax and your...

The Art of Napping Feb 3rd, 2020

It has been found that incorporating a 10-15 minute nap into your afternoon schedule can improve your overall focus and productivity, thus leading to greater happiness and success. An afternoon nap gives one a chance to unplug from the demands of the day. It’s an opportunity for the brain to...

Soluble & Insoluble Fiber Feb 3rd, 2020

When we think about dietary fiber, most of us think primarily about digestive functions. However, consuming foods high in fiber can do a lot more than keep us “regular.” Incorporating plenty of fiber into our diets can lower the risk for heart disease, stroke, some cancers and diabetes, improve the...

Wearable Fitness Technology Feb 3rd, 2020

Fitness technology has become increasingly popular. Wearable technology has evolved from simple pedometers and wrist watches to devices that connect to the internet or your smartphone for long-term tracking of your fitness data.  Not everyone may need or want to use trackers with sophisticated technology, but even the simple ones...

Nutrition Labels Feb 3rd, 2020

If you have a clear understanding of the nutritional value of packaged food that you are considering, you can make healthier choices. Here are a few tips to help navigate Nutrition Facts labels. Start by checking out the Serving Size. The label will identify how many servings are in the...

Boost Your Brain Power Feb 3rd, 2020

Can’t find your keys?  Having trouble remembering the name of the restaurant you were at at last month?  Perhaps you need to improve your brain power.  Better memory, sharper thinking and enhanced creativity are just a few of the benefits of boosting your brain power. Try these tips to train...

Skinny on Dietary Fat Feb 3rd, 2020

Believe it or not, you shouldn’t try to eliminate all fat from your diet. Some fats actually promote good health. Fat is a major source of energy and it helps the body absorb vitamins and minerals. Fat is needed for blood clotting, cell development and nerve function.  But there are...

Tips For Stretching Feb 3rd, 2020

Flexibility is the ability to extend or stretch without breaking. Improving your flexibility is important for preventing injury. It can also improve performance. Loss of flexibility can lead to permanent changes in posture and normal muscle function. There are countless benefits for all aspects of life in maintaining and improving...

Sleep Deprivation Feb 3rd, 2020

Far too many Americans don’t get enough sleep. When we feel pressed for time and have too much to do, we often sacrifice hours of sleep in order to cope. Maybe you’re someone who actually boasts about how little sleep you need each night. But many of us don’t understand...

Proper Walking Techniques Feb 2nd, 2020

Walking is such a great form of exercise for people of all ages. Walking is low impact and can provide the most health and longevity benefits. Over 80 million Americans consider themselves walkers. We see people walking day and night – indoors at malls, at parks and around our neighborhoods....

For Better Heart Health Feb 2nd, 2020

February marks the observance of American Heart Month (visit @American Heart). All of us can use this month to become better educated about heart disease and how to prevent it. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States?...

Don’t Be a Slouch! Feb 2nd, 2020

“Sit up straight!” Most of us probably had parents and teachers direct that timeless bit of advice to us as children. Well, it turns out that they were on to something! Good posture and how you hold your body is very important for many reasons. Poor posture leads to back...

Stretch Every Day And Avoid Low Back Pain Feb 2nd, 2020

Low back pain is a common complaint among so many people today. For many, it is ‘normal’ to have low back pain on a daily basis – chronic low back pain. Chronic pain is often defined as pain lasting more than 12 weeks. A National Institute of Health Statistics survey...