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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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
585-381-7724

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy

If you have been suffering from constant or intermittent pain or have felt tingling or numbness in your extremities that just won’t go away, you may be suffering from peripheral neuropathy. An estimated three to eight percent of the population suffers from this disease, a condition in which the signals traveling between the body and the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) are interrupted, causing sensations ranging from pain to burning, tingling and numbness, and can also involve weakness of the muscles. It is particularly prevalent among those who have diabetes and becomes more common as we age.

Although nerve damage can be tricky to treat, some forms of the condition are easier to treat than others. Peripheral neuropathy caused by diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, and cancer are the most difficult. However, a significant percentage of cases are due to more easily treatable causes such as vitamin deficiencies and compressed or trapped nerves. All of the above can be helped to a lesser or greater extent by applying a variety of treatment options; among the most useful of these are an improvement in diet and receiving regular chiropractic care.

Getting oxygen and nutrients to damaged nerves is key in treating peripheral neuropathy, which is why eating plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and antioxidants is important. These will feed the nerves and help to destroy the free radicals that cause damage to the body’s cells, leading to an interference with nerve transmission.

Neuropathy of the arms and legs is the second most common ailment treated by chiropractors, according to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. When the vertebral joints of the spine begin to degenerate (which is common as we get older) it can press on the roots of the spinal nerves, causing the classic symptoms of neuropathy. Chiropractors are trained to relieve this pressure, performing spinal adjustments to bring the vertebrae back into alignment, releasing trapped or compressed nerves.

Chiropractors also use soft tissue techniques to help release nerves that may have become impinged by the fascia (connective tissue) and to improve circulation to the affected area.

According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, chiropractic adjustments, “with or without exercise, improved symptoms more than medical care did after both 3 and 12 months.” And the Journal of Chiropractic Medicinereported “patients showed an 85.5% resolution of the nerve symptoms after a chiropractic treatment program.”

Chiropractic is a safe, gentle and drug-free treatment that is effective in dealing with many cases of peripheral neuropathy.

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Fish Prevents Fat

Fish Prevents Fat

Now there is more evidence that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish can reduce heart disease. In particular, eating fish seems to reduce the fat deposits on artery walls. A recent study conducted with 223 heart disease patients is revealing. One group received a fish oil concentrate and the other took a placebo. After two years, researchers compared their findings of the two groups. Not only did those taking fish oil have fewer heart related problems, their heart imaging showed twice as much improvement as the placebo group. Fish with the greatest supplies of omega-3 include salmon, mackerel, herring and trout. If you are a vegetarian, a small amount of flaxseed can be substituted.

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1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Drink More Water For Health

Drink More Water To Improve Your Health

Most people are in the low range of fluid consumption and are not hydrating properly. Everyone generally drinks at mealtime, but in between many do not drink anything. You need to consistently drink water throughout the day. There are many formulas for how much to drink but don’t worry about the details just drink! When you get up in the morning one of the first things to do is drink a glass of water. Here are a few reasons to drink more water:

·Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids: Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.

·Water Helps Energize Muscles: Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytesshrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue. When muscle cells don’t have adequate fluids, they don’t work as well.

·Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good: Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss.

·Water Helps Your Kidneys: Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate.

·Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function. Adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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Exercise for Heart Health

Exercise Essential For A Healthy Heart

Very few of our jobs today require vigorous exercise. We ride elevators, drive to work, use computers, and sit at home watching TV. Many of the activities we participate in require very little exercise. However, most of us are becoming more and more aware of how important exercise is to our cardiovascular system. A well designed and convenient program of exercise can help maintain a healthy heart and bring more energy into daily activities. Brisk and sustained exercise, especially interval type training contributes most to a healthy heart. It improves the efficiency of the heart and the amount of oxygen that the body can utilize in a given amount of time. To improve the efficiency of your heart and lungs, as well as to burn off extra calories, exercise must be brisk enough to raise the heart and breathing rate, sustained (performed at least 20 to 30 minutes without interruption), and regular (usually at least 3 or more times a week). Walking is an easy way to begin an exercise program because it does not require special facilities or equipment other than good, supportive shoes and a safe place to walk.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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Did You Know ….

Did You Know…

· The skeleton of an average 160 lb. body weighs only 29 pounds.

· The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

· A 4 month old fetus will startle and turn away if a bright light is flashed on its mother’s belly.

· Your fastest growing nail is the middle nail; the slowest is the thumbnail.

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724