We all know exercise improves physical health and lowers the risk of many illnesses such as diabetes and cancer. However, the benefits of exercise for mental health are not as obvious or well publicized. We already know that inactivity can cause depression but now evid...

After reviewing the current research, the American College of Physicians (ACP) updated a 2007 guideline to suggest conservative treatments that includes spinal manipulation and exercise as the initial choice for low back pain patients.

Low back pain is one of the most...

February 24, 2017

Proper breathing is important for improving your core and stabilizing your spine. This will create the foundation you need to deal with the postures and movements of daily life, as well as during exercise and sports. If breathing and stabilization are incorrect, then y...

February 9, 2017

The next time you see your physician for a checkup you may want to inquire about cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). According to the American Heart Association, CRF should be measured by doctors routinely because it is an independent factor that gives vital information o...

January 26, 2017

However, having a strong core is not the same as having a stable one. A stable core is the foundation we need to do all types of movement such as lifting weights, walking, carrying groceries, getting up from a chair, and playing any sport.

The lumbar spine (low back) is...

January 11, 2017

Simple Questions to Ask Yourself In 2017

  • Are you happy with your current health?

  • If you keep doing what you're doing, will your health improve?

  • If you could support or improve one area of your health, what would it be?

These questions are meant to provok...

December 9, 2016

“I thought it would get better on its own.” Have you ever said this to yourself when you’re in pain? Sometimes problems get better with time, but in most cases there are some lingering aches or pains that never really go away. The best time to seek treatment is immedia...

November 24, 2016

Well it’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dipping lower and before we know it, it’ll be winter. For most of us, that means spending less time outside in the cold and more time inside where it’s warm and cozy. Vitamin D (also...

October 26, 2016

New science shows that it is not just how much muscle you have that’s important - it’s what’s inside that matters most. The metabolic activity of your muscles influences your body weight, energy levels, and your risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. Youthful,...

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