Thanksgiving is almost here! A time when we overindulge, watch football and parades, and spend much needed quality time with family and friends. While this time of year is something millions look forward to, some are less enthusiastic. It’s not that Thanksgiving isn’t enjoyable, it can just throw a huge wrench in your healthy habits. To get prepared for the Thanksgiving holiday, we’ve put together some tips to protect you from Turkey Day pitfalls.
Halloween is finally here, which means we’ll be carving pumpkins, watching scary movies, and trick-or-treating! Lots of people love the chilly nights and spooky atmosphere, along with delicious treats. What we don’t necessarily love is the way those treats make us feel or the negative health impacts they have. Weight gain is incredibly common at this time of year, and also incredibly frustrating. Take a look at our tips on how to enjoy a healthy Halloween this year.
Falls are indicators of morbidity among the elderly with two-fifths of those aged 75 and above at a greater risk of falls. An article on Fall Prevention by Carol Marleigh shows that falls have been attributed to visual impairments, dizziness and diseases of the blood vessels. Chiropractic care can help!
We’ve all been there before…you’re simply walking along and BOOM! You slip and fall. Even the most coordinated of people suffer from slip and fall injuries, and it would be amazing if you found someone who hasn’t experienced a slip and fall at some point in their life. According to the CDC, more than one million Americans slip and fall each year. Though it is common, most people don’t realize how serious slip and fall accidents can be. 20%-30% of individuals that slip and fall will have moderate to severe injuries, which can include bruises, head injuries, and hip fractures. Here is some information on slip and fall accidents and how we can help.
An excellent way to be proactive in terms of maintaining balance in your body is by stretching and strengthening. If you are to maintain a strong and limber back, there are several exercises you can to do for your legs, core, and back. Focusing on stretching and strengthening those muscles will improve your spine’s support system. A strong spine reduces the risk of back pain and the complications that come along with it. Keep reading for our suggestions!
From the very moment you first tasted sugar, feel good endorphins flooded your brain and boosted your mood. As time goes on, it takes more sugar to replicate that feeling and without even knowing it, many of us are consuming the equivalent of 53 heaping teaspoons of white sugar every day! We want to help you live a happy and healthy life, and one way to do that is to reduce your sugar intake. Here are our tips.
Millions of people spend a great portion of their day sitting at their desk job. That can lead to a number of negative side effects from strained eyes to a sore back. Why not make life a little bit easier (and make your body feel better) by improving your work space? Here are our tips to better the ergonomics in your office.
As exciting as a new school year can be, it can also be stressful. Kids not only have to deal with first-day jitters, but their bodies are also put under added stress from the weight of their books and supplies. This often results in pain, either in the low back, shoulders, or even headaches. These factors can lead to poor health outcomes, and each of these stressors can negatively impact the nervous system. Here are our tips for keeping your child (and his or her spine) healthy as they go back to school.
Have you every experienced knee pain? If so, you know that even the most basic activity can feel nearly impossible. Whether you're bending down to pick up your bags from the store, climbing the stairs to your office, or just rolling out of bed, knee pain is a problem that has negative effects on your ability to accomplish your day-to-day activities.
There's plenty of information out there about how detrimental over-sitting can be to your health. But what if you have to deal with the opposite problem, and are required to spend the majority of your time standing? We're sharing our tips so you can stand with proper posture.
You're most likely experienced them before; they can be throbbing, dull, and even debilitating. Some occur on only one side of the head, whereas others are so severe they produce sound and light sensitivity or nausea. There is a commonly held belief that everybody suffers from headaches. While they may be common, they definitely aren't normal.
Do you regularly feel exhausted at the end of the day? Is your neck constantly hurting? Are you suffering from constant headaches, and maybe even fibromyalgia? Here's something to consider: your head posture might be to blame!
According to the Centers for Disease Control, asthma affects approximately every 1 in 13 individuals. It is the leading cause for chronic disease in kids, and is a top reason for absences from school. Asthma causes more than 2 million ER visits each year, and the average overnight hospital stay is over three days. With so many suffering from asthma, chances are you or someone you know is suffering too. The questions is: can chiropractic help?
We've all been there before: you're doing the same everyday tasks you always do, and all of a sudden, you are experiencing back pain. You, along with so many others think, "But I didn't even do anything!". What you probably don't realize is that what you did five minutes ago or even five days ago isn't always the cause of your current problem.
Though millions of people visit chiropractors throughout their lifetime, many expecting mothers don't realize just how beneficial chiropractic can be during their pregnancy. Chiropractic care can help moms-to-be better deal with the changes in their bodies, and prepare for the upcoming birth. Here is why we suggest chiropractic care for pregnant mothers.
Have you recently experienced an injury? In most cases, people either go for a heating pad or an ice pack and there is usually some confusion around which to use for what injuries. We're here to put an end to that confusion. Here are some tips for whether you need heat or ice.
If you are one of the many millions of people suffering from sciatic pain, you've probably heard chiropractic can provide relief. Unlike medication or surgery, chiropractic helps sciatic symptoms without all the uncomfortable side effects or risky procedures. Though chiropractic care is effective, it requires time. Healing, repair, and relief don't just happen overnight. So what can you do to promote faster relief?
You probably don't think anything of carrying around your heavy backpack, bag, or purse with you throughout the day. But those bags can all cause your muscles to be off balance. Over time, muscle tension accumulates, which can lead to spinal misalignment. Fortunately, we know the signs you need to look for.
Have you ever experience that moment where you're reaching to grab something up high, or bending down to pick something from up off the floor, and all of a sudden your entire back wrenches in pain due to a muscle spasm? You feel like you can't even move and all you were trying to do was get something! How could such a small and simple task result in such terrible pain?
According to Mayo Clinic, over 3 million people are diagnosed with TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) in the United States each year. TMJ is when the joint that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull (the bones just in front of your ear) is compromised, leaving you with limited movement.