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Dr. Steve’s Healthy Lifestyle Gift Guide 2016

December 7th, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! If you have found yourself scratching your head about what to get someone on your holiday gift list then I may have a couple of ideas for you. Gifts can be a great way to let someone know that you care about them, and the healthy …

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Standing Desks

October 4th, 2016

Recent research (if 2013 can still be considered recent), has outlined the health dangers associated with sedentary behavior, particularly in the workplace. The findings of these studies — which have lead people in the health industry to equate sitting to smoking — have left human resource directors, ergonomic specialists, and office furniture designers scrambling for …

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Sleeping Positions

September 6th, 2016

Chances are that if you have come to see me that you and I have discussed this topic, but I wanted to outline the different positions that I recommend, the one I don’t, and the reasons why. Let’s jump in with the absolute worst way to sleep. Stomach Sleeping The one position that has pretty …

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Avoiding Plane Pain

August 9th, 2016

For those of you who travel regularly for work, to those of you who occasionally fly for fun, we all know that sitting on a plane for a couple hours or more can be a real pain. I just wanted to share a few basic recommendations to help prevent in-flight and post flight neck and …

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Self Treatment for Tension Headaches

July 7th, 2016

A fair number of my patients come in for treatment of tension headaches. These headaches, which are aptly named, are caused by tension of the muscles of the head, neck, and shoulders. They tend to be described as a pressure or tightness across the forehead, sides, or back of the head. The causes of tension …

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Dynamic Warm Ups

May 3rd, 2016

Dynamic Warm Ups Within the last decade or so, static stretching for preparing for activity has fallen by the wayside, being replaced with what we refer to as a “dynamic warm up.” This is mostly due to evidence which has surfaced over the years that link static stretching prior to activity with decreased performance, and …

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Using the Hip Hinge to Prevent Back Pain

April 7th, 2016

Use the simple maneuver outlined in this video when picking things up, or when working at your desk to help prevent back pain!

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A Case For Backpacks

March 9th, 2016

Backpacks. They’re not just for kids anymore! I recently had my own little bout of back pain, which seemed to come on with no known cause. I went to stand up one morning and all of a sudden it felt like someone had a death-grip on my spine. Fortunately, I was able to work through, …

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Hacking Happiness

February 4th, 2016

Hacking Happiness First, my apologies for the click-baity title of this month’s health tip, but I just can’t pass up on an alliteration opportunity. We are fairly deep into the depths of winter, which means that a good deal of you probably have had the happy sucked out of you by now. Fear not though …

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Increasing Your Willpower

January 5th, 2016

Most of the resolutions that people make for the New Year tend to be focused on improving their health by increasing how much they exercise, and/or avoiding temptation in the form of unhealthy food or drinks. The strongest ally you are going to have in the fight to maintain these new habits, is willpower. Willpower …

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