Did You Know

Did You Know …

Every square inch of human skin consists of twenty-five feet of blood vessels.

On average, women say 7,000 words per day. Men speak just over 2,000.

A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60mph. A sneeze can exceed speeds of 100mph.

Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself while standing still.

The eye of a human can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.

The width of your arm span stretched out is equal to the length of your whole body.

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St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is the feast day which annually celebrates Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is the national holiday in the Republic of Ireland. The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland is part of a five day festival, with over 500,000 people attending the parade. The parade in New York City was first held in 1766 when Irish soldiers marched through the city. In Chicago they dye the Chicago River green every year on March 17.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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One In Three Youths Experience Back Pain

Study: One In Three Youths Experience Back Pain

Kids and adolescents with a higher body mass index (BMI) or who participate in sports are more likely to experience back pain, according to preliminary research presented this week at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ annual meeting. The survey of 3,700 young people between the ages of 10 and 18 found that one in three experienced back pain in the past year. More girls reported back pain than boys. In addition, nearly half of respondents said they experienced pain in the evenings and about 15 percent said it interfered with their sleep. Heavy backpacks and improper use of backpacks were also cited as factors contributing to kids’ pain.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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Anti Aging Tips

Five Daily Anti-Aging Tips

None of us are getting any younger, you can’t change your age, but you can change the way you look and feel by following a few simple guidelines:

1. Hydration is important for cellular functioning, so make sure you remember to drink liquids regularly throughout the day.

2. The phytonutrients in plant based foods are essential for health and wellness for our body and mind. Eat plenty of vegetables and low sugar fruits every day.

3. Rest is necessary for your body to run optimally. The way to figure out how much sleep you need is to think about how much you sleep on a relaxing vacation, when you naturally fall asleep and wake up naturally without an alarm. The amount is generally how much time your body is craving for sleep

4. Take time to have fun with loved ones. Social support and positive experiences are beneficial to your health.

5. Make sure to keep your body moving every day, even if it’s walking up and down the stairs at work or taking a noon time stroll around the block. Exercise is one of the keys to living a long and healthy life.

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Running

The feet are the foundation of the body. Custom orthotics, in combination with chiropractic care, has been proven to significantly reduce low back pain.

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Pain Management

Doctors of Chiropractic Provide Alternative to Opioids for Pain Management

"Chiropractic services are an important first line of defense against pain and, in some cases, can lessen a patient’s reliance on addictive painkillers or prevent their use altogether," said ACA President David Herd, DC. "It makes sense to exhaust conservative forms of treatment such as chiropractic before moving on to riskier, potentially addictive pain medications."

Statistics show that as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids long-term for non-cancer pain in primary care settings struggles with addiction. In addition, every day more than 1,000 people are treated in the emergency room for misusing prescription opioids.

Using treatments such as spinal manipulation, chiropractic physicians take a drug-free approach to treating back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal disorders. High-quality research has found spinal manipulation to be effective for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

In the wake of the opioid epidemic, many respected health care organizations now recommend non-drug treatments. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in its 2016 guidelines for prescribing opioids, notes that nonpharmacologic therapies are preferred for treating chronic pain. In addition, the National Pain Strategy, an initiative by several federal agencies, recognizes chiropractic’s value as a method for pain management.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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Did You Know ….

Did You Know…

• Earwax production is necessary for good ear

health.

• The inner ear is the main organ of balance.

• A human ear contains about 24,000 fibers in it.

• It only takes 7 pounds of pressure to rip your ear

off.

• You have no sense of smell when you’re sleeping.

• You burn more calories while sleeping than you do

when watching television.

• Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your

life expectancy.

• In a year on an average person sleeps for 122 days

out of 365 days.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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Improve Your Posture

Improve Your Posture

When standing, think of a wire attached to the top of your head. Some people tend to slouch and have an excessive curve in the lower back. The imaginary “wire” will help to prevent this. When standing for long periods, frequently shift weight from one foot to the other, always keep moving and changing positions. This will minimize the tension and compression on the spine. When sitting, especially at a work station for long hours, bring your chair close enough so that you are not bending forward. Utilize a chair that has good low back support and is adjustable to fit your build. If your feet do not touch the floor use a foot rest so the knees are slightly higher than the hips. Get up and stretch, move around every half hour or so if possible. While driving, strive also to have your knees slightly higher than hips. Adjust the seat to easily reach the pedals. If possible periodically on long drives tilt the seat at slightly different angles. Stop every couple of hours to stretch and walk around. Sleep on a supportive mattress, preferably not on your stomach. Choose shoes that are a good fit and offer proper support for daily wear. High heels are only for short periods of time and not for walking any distance.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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Did You Know …

Did You Know …

Feeling stressed? Read. Getting lost in a book can lower levels of cortisol, or other unhealthy stress hormones, by 67 percent.

Maintaining good relationships with family and friends is good for your health, memory and longevity.

Smelling rosemary may increase alertness and improve memory so catch a whiff before a test or important meeting.

Writing things out by hand will help you remember them.

Chewing gum makes you more alert, relieves stress and reduces anxiety levels.

Yoga can boost your cognitive function and lowers stress.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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