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Wellness

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Wellness Center

Our Wellness Center is meant to provide valuable wellness information which you can add to your lifestyle so you may improve your quality of life and those close to you. Please, share what you learn with others by referring your loved ones to our website and practice.

Wellness

Baby Boomers and Beyond

  • The spine and changes that occur with aging
  • How regular chiropractic treatment can take off years of pain and discomfort and improve your health and well-being
  • Exercise and fitness tips for maturing individuals
  • Dietary and nutritional advice 

Children and Infants

We can provide parents with useful information to raise a healthy family. Healthy habits are learned at an early age. Because of this, we urge parents to take an active role in their children’s health and lead their children with healthy examples.

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Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use for people and things to interact as efficiently and safely as possible.

There are five aspects of ergonomics: safety, comfort, ease of use, productivity and aesthetics. Based on these aspects of ergonomics, we can work with you to determine the best recommended practices for your work and home environment.

Posture

Posture is the attitude taken by the body either with support during the course of an activity, or as a result of the coordinated efforts by a group of muscles working to keep stability. There are two types:

  • Dynamic posture is your position when you are moving, like  walking, running, or bending over to pick up an item.
  • Static posture is your position when you are not moving, like sitting, standing, or sleeping.

Posture is significant as a chief cause of chronic conditions like ongoing back and neck pain.  You can greatly improve your well-being by being mindful of your posture during routine activities, like watching television, washing dishes, or walking.

Exercise

Fitness and Exercise Programs

Participating in regular physical activities has been proven to improve health for members of all age groups.

Our recommendation?

  • Stay active. Any exercise can help improve your health, but certain types of exercises can be especially helpful.  Yoga, tai chi, and other classes that focuses on body awareness are especially helpful. It is also a good idea to do exercises that strengthen your core.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Extra weight can weaken your abdominal muscles, cause problems for your pelvis and spine, and eventually, contribute to low back pain.
  • Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes. High heels can throw off balance and force you to walk differently. This puts additional stress on your muscles and can harm posture.
  • Make sure work and play areas are at a comfortable height for you, whether sitting in front of a computer, making dinner, or eating a meal.
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According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise has the following benefits:

    • Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss.
    • Regular exercise helps prevent or manage many health problems and concerns, including: Stroke, Metabolic syndrome, High blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, Many types of cancer, Arthritis, Falls.
    • Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier, more relaxed and less anxious.
    • Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance.
    • Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster, get better sleep and deepen your sleep.
    • Regular physical activity can improve energy levels and increase your confidence about your physical appearance, which may boost your sex life.
    • Physical activity can also help you connect with family or friends in a fun social setting.

The Bottom Line

Exercise and physical activity are great ways to feel better, boost your health and have fun.
For tips and recommended exercise routines, please schedule a  consultation today!
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