3 Habits for a Healthy Back
Are your bad habits to blame for back pain? Incorporate these three ideas into your daily life to keep your back happy for years to come.
1. Maintain Good Posture: Just as looking both ways before crossing the street was engrained in our minds at a young age, so should proper posture. Good posture reduces the stress to the supporting muscles and ligaments of your spine.
2. Choose Your Fun Wisely: Some sports and popular activities have been aptly dubbed “disc risks.” While we aren’t trying to impede on your fun, be conscious of how things like roller coasters, water sports and jarring bounces can affect the covering of your spinal cord.
3. Stand More than You Sit: Let’s face it—most of us sit a lot. We sit at home, at work, and even during social events. Give your spine the best shot at health by staying active and walking each hour.
How to Heighten Your Immune System this Holiday Season
The holiday season is fast approaching and sometimes it brings more than joy. With important work deadlines, family plans and sometimes stress, it’s also a common time of the year for our bodies to become drained leading to illness.
Here’s how you can ensure peak holiday health:
Incorporate more Vitamin C into your diet organically. This means choosing foods like oranges, red peppers and broccoli in their whole forms, instead of popping synthetic vitamins.
Skip the sugar. We tend to lose sight of eating well over the holidays and indulge in things we usually wouldn’t, which can compromise our bodies.
Get adjusted. Chiropractic care can help keep your nervous system in balance. When your nervous system is working properly, so are other critical bodily systems important to your health. Make an appointment before you start to feel a cold or flu coming on!
Are You Fatigued at the End of the Day?
Well it's pretty obvious that our posture is our structural appearance. But it's not as simple as just the way we stand up.
Our posture can also affect how our body functions.
The brain and spinal cord are sensitive to poor posture, which can actually cause nervous system disturbances and lead to things like headaches and muscular tension, bowel disfunction or trouble breathing.
Our cervical spine has a natural 43-degree curve to it. When that is reduced or reversed the head is carried forward of the center of gravity.
For every one inch of forward head posture, the head effectively weighs ten more pounds and now muscles have to labor to keep our head up. This can cause neck pain, back pain, and muscle fatigue.
Correcting a problem like forward head carriage is a job for Chiropractic!
We can set up a plan that will soon get you moving in the right direction.
Don't wait to address issues in your body - Chiropractic Can Help: