Omega 3

According to WebMD, omega-3 fatty acids can lower blood pressure and reduce the likelihood of heart attack and stroke. Doctors of chiropractic are spinal health and well-being providers trained to counsel patients on proper nutrition and diet. Talk with your DC today about incorporating omega-3 foods into your diet to improve overall health.

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Heat Related Precautions

How to avoid heat-related illnesses

When you exercise in hot weather, keep these precautions in mind:

· Watch the temperature. Pay attention to weather forecasts and heat alerts. Know what the temperature is expected to be for the duration of your planned outdoor activity. In running events, there are "flag" warnings that correspond to the degree of heat and humidity. For example, a yellow flag requires careful monitoring, and races are canceled in black flag conditions.

· Get acclimated. If you’re used to exercising indoors or in cooler weather, take it easy at first when you exercise in the heat. It can take at least one to two weeks to adapt to the heat. As your body adapts to the heat over time, gradually increase the length and intensity of your workouts.

· Know your fitness level. If you’re unfit or new to exercise, be extra cautious when working out in the heat. Your body may have a lower tolerance to the heat. Reduce your exercise intensity and take frequent breaks.

· Drink plenty of fluids. Dehydration is a key factor in heat illness. Help your body sweat and cool down by staying well-hydrated with water. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink fluids.

If you plan to exercise intensely, consider a sports drink instead of water. Sports drinks can replace the sodium, chloride and potassium you lose through sweating. Avoid alcoholic drinks because they can actually promote fluid loss.

· Dress appropriately. Lightweight, loose fitting clothing helps sweat evaporate and keeps you cooler. Avoid dark colors, which can absorb heat. If possible, wear a light-colored, wide-brimmed hat.

· Avoid midday sun. Exercise in the morning or evening, when it’s likely to be cooler outdoors. If possible, exercise in shady areas, or do a water workout in a pool.

· Wear sunscreen. A sunburn decreases your body’s ability to cool itself and increases the risk of skin cancer.

· Have a backup plan. If you’re concerned about the heat or humidity, stay indoors. Work out at the gym, walk laps inside the mall or climb stairs inside an air-conditioned building.

· Understand your medical risks. Certain medical conditions or medications can increase your risk of a heat-related illness. If you plan to exercise in the heat, talk to your doctor about precautions.

Heat-related illnesses are largely preventable. By taking some basic precautions, your exercise routine doesn’t have to be sidelined when the heat is on.

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

Health Tips For Golfers

Health Tips For Golfers

Many avid golfers contort their bodies into oddly twisted postures, generating a great deal of torque. Couple this motion with a bent over stance, repeat 120 times over three or four hours, add the fatigue that comes with several miles of walking, and you have a good workout and a recipe for potential lower back trouble.

Purchase equipment that fits. Do not try to adapt your swing to the wrong clubs: A person six foot tall playing with irons designed for someone five inches shorter is begging for back trouble.

It is a good idea to spend some extra time performing quality stretches before and after your game to increase your trunk flexibility. Players need to improve their flexibility to maintain a more even and consistent swing plane and thus improve the likelihood of more consistent performance and less stress on the spine.

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

Diet

Doctors of chiropractic are spinal health and well-being providers trained to counsel patients on proper nutrition and diet to enhance your health.

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

Combating Pain

Combat your pain with drug-free chiropractic care.

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

Hydration

Staying hydrated is essential for healthy joints.

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

Work Injuries

More than one-third of employed individuals report work-related health problems, with back pain being the most commonly reported. Chiropractic care offers a drug-free and effective solution to manage neuro-musculoskeletal pain in the workplace. #ThinkChiropractic

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

Sleep

For a more restful sleep, reduce light exposure two hours before bedtime. Your doctor of chiropractic can provide tips on proper sleep positions to promote a better night’s rest.

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

Well Being

Chiropractic patients report positive outcomes for overall health and well-being.

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