The snow is back. And unfortunately, colds and sickness are making a strong comeback too. How many of your coworkers and peers have been sniffling and coughing over the last few weeks? If you’re lucky, you too haven’t fallen ill yet. But if you’re feeling drained lately, you may find yourself surrounded by Kleenexes too! In addition to handwashing, there is an immunity health formula you can follow to increase your immune health this holiday season. It consists of exercise, hydration, sleep, and chiropractic care!
Having proper hand hygiene is one of the most important things we can do for our health. Proper hand washing helps us avoid getting sick. Not to mention stops the spreading of germs to others. There are a number of diseases and conditions that are spread by not washing your hands with soap and clean water.
How often do you find your neck and shoulders sore at the end of a long day? If it’s a lot, you may have “text neck”. Text neck is the term used to describe neck pain and other damage sustained from looking down at your devices. When holding your head in this position, excessive amounts of tension are created in the deep muscles of your neck and across the shoulders. As a result, they cause both acute and chronic neck pain. Chronic headaches have also been linked to this condition.
Let’s talk about lower and upper cross syndromes. What are these? They are syndromes with various complications that can wreak havoc on the average person. Cross syndromes can decrease strength, flexibility, range of motion and lead to further degenerative processes (wearing down of the body – arthritis, etc.). Upper cross syndrome refers to the upper part of the body, namely the neck/upper back/chest/shoulder areas. Lower cross syndrome refers to the lower part of the body surrounding the pelvis/lower back/abdominal/upper thigh areas.
Everyday tips to reduce inflammation. Inflammation is a part of the body’s natural defense. When a cut swells up and turns red, that’s your body starting the process of healing. But sometimes, our natural response goes into overdrive. This overdrive is caused by a number of factors such as poor diet, obesity, and smoking. This can cause a lot of health problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and arthritis. However, there are a number of everyday steps you can take to minimize inflammation in the body. If you suffer from symptoms such as joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, try these tips!
The benefits of juicing. Let’s be honest. Sometimes being healthy is really hard. Not all of us can be kale loving yogis who only drink water and green tea. Enter the juicing craze. New Juice bars are popping up on every corner. More and more people are buying juicers to make concoctions on their own. Fresh-squeezed and freshly bottled juices have become a popular way to get the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. They are also favored by dieters looking to “cleanse” their way to weight loss. But what other benefits does juicing have?
Experts recommend at least 6 to 8 servings of vegetables a day. If that sounds like too many veggies, juicing can help fill that void. For regular folks like you and me, we all struggle to get enough greens and fruits in our diets. How does juicing help us? Well…
Stop slouching and poor posture woes. How long has it been since someone told you to “sit up straight”? Kids get advice on their posture all the time, but some adults could definitely use a reminder. People who slouch throughout the day can be vulnerable to a wide variety of problems, including back pain.
Boosting your immune system. Uh oh. A germ invades your body successfully. And as result, you get sick. Is it possible to intervene in this process? Is there something you can do even before you get sick to boost your immune system? What if you improve your diet? Take certain vitamins or herbal preparations? Or make other lifestyle changes?
School is back in session. And we’re trading flip-flops, popsicles and pool noodles for heavy books, piles of paper, and heavy extracurricular equipment. More than 40 million American students use backpacks to carry their heavy workloads. Many of these same students overload their packs. Or their backpacks aren’t fitted properly, to begin with. Both situations result in a variety of injuries. These injuries include neck pain, muscle spasms, and tingling hands. Not to mention headaches and lower back pain. This pain may result in the possibility of damage to posture and development of the spine. Which is why today, I want to discuss backpack fitting and posture!
Fish oil is one of the most commonly consumed dietary supplements today. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These acids are pretty crucial in aiding in optimal health. Most importantly, omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are important in preventing and managing heart disease. However, they provide a number of other benefits as well. If you don’t eat a lot of oily fish, taking a fish oil supplement could help you get enough omega-3 fatty acids.