We know how great a good, long hike on a beautiful day can be. We also know how much back pain an incredible trail can spur. It doesn’t matter if you’re a casual walker or an advanced hiker. Here are a few tips to help alleviate current hiking back pain and prevent future back pain.
Summer sun and fun can create a lot of buzz and excitement. But for many, summer can often be a letdown. During the rest of the year, kids are on a structured routine. They have access to a plethora of activities and extra-curriculars. Not to mention they see their peers and friends on almost a daily basis. Once school lets out, that all changes. The days and nights are long. Kids find themselves moving less and eating more (especially more junk food). These changes can have a serious effect on your kids. Summer is a great time to re-establish and create new healthy habits. Which is why today we want to check in on your summer rundown to keep kids healthy.
Long road trips can be a lot of fun. You get to eat the best snacks, play games, find new music, and bond with the people you’re with. But a long road trip can instantly turn miserable if you suffer from back pain. If you have a long trip coming up, consider the following advice and see if it helps you out.
Back pain can be miserable. Whether it’s that chronic low pain or spasms and aching neck, any kind of back pain can ruin your day, weekend, or an entire week. Unfortunately, back pain has become quite common. So much so that roughly 8 in 10 people deal with some type of back pain during their lives. Low back pain, in particular, is responsible for 2.6 million visits to the emergency room each year and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Today, we want to review holistic back pain treatments you can try before you resort to drastic measures.
It’s finally been feeling like summer! Que up the block parties, barbeques, and pool days. But just because vacation days are here doesn’t mean it’s time to take a break from our spinal health! While swimming is refreshing, it is also a great way to take care of your spine this summer. It puts little to now stress on the back and a great low-impact option. Swimming is great for every age and experience level. But what other links are there between swimming and chiropractic care?
Our bodies have always been designed to move. Our earliest ancestors walked and ran miles upon miles in order to hunt and survive. We’ve been jumping, climbing, swimming, pushing, and pulling our bodies for centuries. However, in the 20th century, we have shifted our relationship with movement in regard to weight loss and our physical aesthetic. We’ve taken the perspective that exercise is only synonymous with calorie burning and achieving our ideal physique. But movement is so much more than burning more calories than we consume. Movement is not only a function but also a mechanism for both transportation and detoxification.
The term “toxins” is everywhere in the realm of health and wellness. We are told that eliminating these toxins from our bodies is essential to obtain optimum health. Social media platforms have jumped on this profitable trend through influencer pushed cleanses and detoxes. But we have now learned many of them are just laxative teas – which can be harmful when consumed in large quantities. Resetting our elimination can help reset our normal functioning baseline. Not to mention allow for the rest of our organs to also perform at full capacity.
Resetting Our Health. According to research done by Mayo Clinic, it has been found that nearly 70 percent of Americans are at least on one prescription drug. Nearly 50% take two. And close to 25% are on five or more prescription medications. I’ll let you swallow that pill again…close to 25% of Americans are taking five or more prescription medications every single day. We live in a time where health is continually talked about. Celebrities sponsor teas, resistance bands, magic diet pills, and recipe books. YouTube fitness influencers take us through extreme challenges and live workouts. Doctors have their own talk shows, are guests on podcasts, and some even have successful social media accounts in which they share their tips and tricks to getting healthy. In this 21st century so focused on health, I want to raise one question. Why is it that we are the unhealthiest we have ever been? And why is our life expectancy starting to decline (as suggested by The British Medical Journal, ABC News, Reuters Health, and The Washington Post)?
Heart disease is something that all of us face. As we age, our risk naturally increases. However, symptoms are becoming more apparent in postmenopausal women. To be clear, menopause does not cause cardiovascular diseases. Yet, a combination of lifestyle choices, family history, and unhealthy habits paired with menopause can cause certain risk factors to increase.
Winter is here! The snow is beginning to fall, giving us a break from the summer heat. The holidays are approaching. And in general, most of us are caught up in the holiday spirit. However, these colder months also mean pain for people who struggle with consistent inflammation or other spinal problems. Maybe you’re someone who feels a constant twinge in your back when temperatures are low. But is there evidence to support that cold weather cause back pain?