Headaches and Migraine

Headaches and migraines are among the most common disorders of the human nervous system worldwide. Chiropractic care can be effective in reducing the duration and frequency of several different types of headaches.

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Winter Fun

Chiropractic makes winter more fun.
By improving balance and range of motion, chiropractic can prevent falls and reduce pain when accidents occur.

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Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
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Your Desk Job Is Killing You

Yes, Your Desk Job Is Killing You, New Study Confirms

Go on, take a break: Your life could depend on it. New research has found that sitting for too long can play a direct role in an early death. Don’t worry too much, though. Experts suggest that getting up to move around every half-hour or so may be enough to help counteract this risk.

Research published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine appears to confirm what has long been suspected: Your desk job is slowly killing you. The research found a link between sitting for too many hours during the day and risk of early death, suggesting that doing one may lead to the other.

"I think the simple message is sit less, move more, and move frequently," study co-author Keith Diaz says.

Unfortunately, between commuting and office work, it’s difficult for many to avoid sitting for extended periods of time. The study suggests that "interrupting sedentary time" would help reduce this risk and that even very short breaks can make a difference.

"We found that the longer your movement break the better (that is, the lower your risk of death), and the more intense your movement break the better," says Diaz. "Our minimum definition of a movement break was one minute."

For the study, researchers followed 7,985 adults over four years, noting everything from age, to how long the individuals spent seated, to how often they got up for breaks and how vigorously they spent that time. The results showed that individuals who sat for longer periods of time without any breaks were more likely to die early from all causes of death. Diaz hypothesizes that frequent movement may help to manage blood sugar levels and prevent the formation of blood clots in the legs.

The finding is likely not shocking to most, as exercise has been hailed as the solution to nearly all health problems.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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Winter Fitness

Winter fitness: Safety tips for exercising outdoors

Dressing in layers, protecting your hands and feet, and paying attention to the forecast can help you stay safe and warm while exercising outdoors in cold weather.

Frigid temperatures can discourage even the most motivated exercisers. Without motivation, it’s easy to pack away your workout gear for the winter. But you don’t have to let cold weather spell the end of your fitness routine. Try these tips for exercising during cold weather to stay fit, motivated and warm.

Stay safe during cold-weather exercise

Exercise is safe for almost everyone, even in cold weather. But if you have certain conditions, such as asthma, heart problems or Raynaud’s disease, check with your doctor first to review any special precautions you need based on your condition or your medications.

The following tips can help you stay safe and warm while exercising in the cold.

· Check weather conditions and wind chill

· Know the signs of frostbite and hypothermia

· Dress in layers

· Protect your head, hands, feet and ears

· Don’t forget safety gear — and sunscreen

· Drink plenty of fluids

Putting it all together for cold-weather safety

These tips can help you safely and enjoyably exercise when temperatures drop. Closely monitor how your body feels during cold-weather exercise to help prevent injuries such as frostbite.

Consider shortening your outdoor workout or skipping it altogether during weather extremes, and know when to head home and warm up. Also, be sure to let someone know your exercise route and your expected return time, in case something does go wrong.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the leading causes of disability. Studies show chiropractic care can help manage neck pain and headaches.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Headaches

50-75% of adults have had a headache in the last year and 30% or more have reported a migraine. Seeing a doctor of chiropractic has been proven effective for many types of headaches and does not involve medication to cover up the pain. #ThinkChiropractic

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Chiropractic Leads To

Chiropractic care can lead to improved health, better sleep, reduced stress and a sense of control over health, among other key benefits.

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Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724