April Health News you can use

WHY CHIROPRACTIC CARE IS IMPORTANT

Sometimes I think I talk too much, trying to explain to my patients how and why the body works the way it does, and why it just failed that person. I want you to “get it”; I want you to know as much about the body as I do, but I have concluded that most of you don’t really want to know more about the body; you just want to stay out of pain.

So here is the problem – know that poor posture, repetitive action and prolonged inactivity are the three primary causes of pain and discomfort to the musculoskeletal system. The answer is to get up and move every hour, stretch at the end of the day, have some exercise involving cardio, strength and balance three times a week, and get your spine aligned and muscles balanced every 500 miles. When the body, like any other vehicle, is operating at or near 100%, there is less wear and tear on the parts and it operates more efficiently. So, is it time to see your “biomechanic” and get tuned-up?

Save lives. Stop opiod abuse. Use chiropractic.

News shows are mentioning chiropractic as a safe alternative to pain relief, and the Foundation For Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) offers you information on how to talk to your friends about the drug abuse.

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/5377667897001/?play…

http://cts.vresp.com/c/?FoundationforChiropr/d74bfcaf95/ef84080364/9337cc112a

USEFUL WEBSITES:

Online communities discuss treatments, research, etc., regarding cancers, heart disease and other maladies.

https://www.smartpatients.com

CALCULATOR (for everything):

http://www.calculator.net provides fast, efficient and free calculations for almost everything, from finance to health care.

NUTRITION

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/benefits-of-ginger-for-menstrual-cramps/?utm_source=NutritionFacts.org&utm_campaign=4f16747954-RSS_VIDEO_DAILY&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_40f9e497d1-4f16747954-24003457&mc_cid=4f16747954&mc_eid=33b1bd906a

EXERCISE FOR THE MONTH

Now that the days are getting longer, there is more light out for us to go hiking after work or after dinner. This can lead to sore feet as you increase the amount of walking. Two easy stretches you can do are:

1) kneel on a soft surface on your hands and knees and curl your toes under your feet, feeling a stretch on the bottom of your feet and toes. Hold this position for 15 to 20 seconds. Do daily.

2) Massage the bottom of your foot with a tennis ball or rubber ball. Stand on your left leg and put the ball under your right foot, and gently lean on to the ball and roll it slowly up and down your foot. You may lean more weight onto the ball to increase the pressure. Do this for 20 to 30 seconds, then switch to the other foot. Do daily.

THOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH

The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility. – Charles Franklin Kettering

On the human chessboard, all moves are possible. – Miriam Schiff

In the long run, the pessimist may be proved to be right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip. – Daniel L. Reardon

All things are possible until they are proved impossible – and even the impossible may only be so as of now. – Pearl S. Buck

I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible. – Henry Ford

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