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Supporting Mental Health With Activity

May 16th, 2024

The US department of Health and Human Services recognizes the month of May as Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This annual event has taken place since 1983, and this year's focus is on the positive impact that physical activity can have on mental health. Their offical statment is as follows:"The Office of Disease Prevention and Health...

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Balance and Your Health

March 21st, 2024

Maintaining good balance is crucial for everyday activities, from walking and standing to more complex movements like climbing stairs or playing sports. However, many people overlook the importance of balance until they experience issues. Poor balance can have significant impacts on your health and well-being, affecting your ability to perform daily tasks and even increasing...

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Unlocking Health Insights: The Waist to Hip Ratio’s Impact on Metabolic Syndrome and Joint Health

February 20th, 2024

In the realm of health and wellness, understanding the body's proportions can offer profound insights into overall well-being. One such metric that has garnered attention is the waist to hip ratio (WHR), a simple yet powerful indicator of health risks that have been shown to be related to muscle and joint pain. What is the...

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Winter Safety Tips / Chronic Back Pain Guidelines

January 18th, 2024

With winter setting in, it is important to review a couple of things to keep you injury free and out of pain! The first is proper snow shoveling form. You can read a few tips on how to protect your back while clearing your walk and driveways here.  The second is how to minimize your risk...

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Youth Sports Considerations

October 18th, 2023

For the month of October, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is raising awareness about the importance of getting young people active through participation in youth sports.  A couple of things that they highlight that I found particularly helpful were sport specific considerations in regards to saftety and injuries, as well as info...

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Healthy Aging

October 18th, 2023
Healthy Aging

This September, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is raising awareness about healthy aging. The main focuses of the campaign are two-fold. One is centered around getting people in aging populations to hit well-established goals for activity on a week to week basis. The other is to get them to build healthier eating...

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The Cancer-Risk Reducing Benefits of Small Bouts of Vigorous Exercise

October 18th, 2023

I happened upon this article that discussed a recent study that found that performing daily bouts of 1-2 minutes of vigorous exercise was related to a reduction in risk for all types of cancer.  Check it out here to find out more. One thing they don't mention in the article is what "vigorous" exercise really...

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Ergonomic Gardening: A Chiropractor’s Guide to Reducing Pain and Injury

June 17th, 2023

Gardening is a rewarding and therapeutic activity that allows individuals to connect with nature and enjoy the beauty of their surroundings. However, the repetitive movements and prolonged periods of bending and lifting involved in gardening can lead to pain and injury if proper ergonomics are not practiced. As an expert chiropractor, I understand the importance...

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Hip Movement Routine

April 21st, 2023

I use this little hip movement routine at least a couple of times a week to keep my hips strong and mobile. It also makes for a great warm up on days when you are doing heavier squats, deadlifts, or Olympic lifting. If you are unfamiliar with the movements it is a good idea to...

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Why You Hurt Your Back Deadlifting

March 16th, 2023

If you ever wondered why you have hurt your back and have pain from deadlifting, then you should watch this video! In it, I describe some common mistakes that folks make when doing this lift. I also offer a couple of simple form corrections that can help improve your efficiency with the deadlift, and help...

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