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What Are “Extremity Adjustments” and How Can They Help?

Many people think chiropractic care is all about the spine, and it is true that spinal adjustments are a central component of what chiropractors do. However, the chiropractic approach can also be used to treat problems with other parts of the body, in particular, with the joints. In the simplest terms, joints are the places where your bones meet, such…

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No Fitness Equipment? No Problem. 10 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

You don’t need a gym membership or a garage full of equipment to get in shape. You can build a strength training routine around these ten bodyweight exercises no matter where you are. 10 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere The Pushup: An effective whole-body work out, a proper pushup requires you to keep your back straight and your elbows…

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Inside the Great “Calories-In” Debate

It is no secret that the prevalence of obesity in America has increased dramatically over the last few decades. Since 1980, the obesity rate in American adults has doubled from 15% to 30%. The reason behind this upswing might seem obvious at first: people are simply eating too much food. Recent research, however, suggests that caloric intake might not have…

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How to Reduce the Risk of Snow Shoveling Injuries

When the snow starts to fly, your trusty shovel is often the only thing between you and a day spent snowed in. If used improperly, however, that same shovel could leave you with a painful (and maybe even debilitating) injury. Statistics from emergency room and primary care visits provide plenty of evidence that it happens to lots of people every…

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Why Preventive Care Makes Sense

An ounce of prevention is probably worth a lot more than a pound of cure when it comes to our own health and the health of our families. Fortunately, the core concepts of prevention aren’t difficult to grasp and can be incorporated into many areas of your life simply by being more thoughtful and disciplined about your environment and lifestyle….

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Aging and Posture

As with changes in skin and hair, changes in posture are common with aging. Your bones give your body structure and support, joints attach your bones and allow movement and muscles give you the strength to move your body. Your brain coordinates these and many other body parts that are affected by aging. Over time, older adults might notice changes…

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Kids and Weight Training: How Young is Too Young?

Weight training has a number of benefits for adults, including increased bone density, muscle strength, and physical work capacity, but can it have the same benefits for kids? Most health and fitness experts say “Absolutely, yes!” However, there are a few important caveats. Strength training for kids can be very beneficial, but certain limitations should be kept in mind. Weight…

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Occupational Hazard – Whole Body Vibration and Risks to Your Musculoskeletal Health

Chronic pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Not only does this pain create untold suffering for millions of people, but its treatment also costs individuals and employers billions of dollars every year. Given these stakes, it’s not surprising that teams at the world’s leading medical institutions are trying to understand the reasons for chronic pain and what can…

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Innovations in Bed and Mattress Design: These Might Make a Difference

How many years has it been since you last replaced your mattress? If your answer is in the double-digits, chances are good that it’s time to at least start thinking about a new one. Mattress design, construction and materials have come a long way in recent years, and taking advantage of the latest innovations may help you get a better…

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A Brief History of Back Walking

A new and increasingly popular form of massage therapy called “Ashiatsu” is actually anything but new. This type of massage—in which the therapist manipulates the patient’s back by walking on it—has its roots in the East. Although stories of exactly where and when this form of “back walking” massage began vary, its origins can safely be traced back to ancient…

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A Brief Patient’s Guide to Atlas Orthogonal Technique

The Atlas Orthogonal Technique is a highly-specialized form of chiropractic treatment focused on restoring body balance through upper cervical spinal corrections. In particular, the manipulations concentrate on the first bone in the neck, which is also known as the atlas vertebra. Misalignment of this vertebra can lead to both physical and mental stress throughout the body. What is the objective…

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The Benefits of Life-Long Sports

Not only can playing sports at any age help you maintain your strength, stamina, balance, flexibility and coordination, the benefits are actually cumulative over time. That means the more adults participate in sports throughout their lifetime, the more they will benefit as they reach the age where joint problems and declining energy become a problem. For people to enjoy the…

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