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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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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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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Crown Jewel of Nutrition

The Crown Jewel Of Nutrition

Probably one of the healthiest single foods to eat is Broccoli. It’s a good source of vitamin A, potassium, folacin, iron and fiber. Most of us get our vitamin C from oranges and their juice. But one cup of cooked broccoli has as much vitamin C as an orange! Plus, ounce for ounce, broccoli has as much calcium as milk. It contains important phytochemicals and other nutritional agents that help prevent cancer causing substances from forming in the body.

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Shoulder Pain

Managing shoulder pain with chiropractic adjustments can be key to a healthier, pain- and drug-free life. #ThinkChiropractic

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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Most people are not aware that the chiropractic philosophy of staying well, as well as getting well by natural means, dates back to ancient Greece. Holism, manipulation and natural healing all were emphasized by Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”. He said “Nature must heal; the physician can only remove the obstruction” and “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite to many diseases”. Heridicus, a contemporary of Hippocrates, was the first great drugless healer and the “Father of Kinesiology”. He conditioned athletes and ill people through therapeutic manipulation and exercise and was so successful that Aristotle once complained; “He made old men young and prolonged their lives too greatly”. Over two thousand years later, wellness has become a critical focus of health care efforts, treatment and research. Chiropractors specialize in the treatment and maintenance of the muscle, nerve and skeletal systems of your body so that you are pain free and feeling well and also so that you can maintain an active lifestyle and enjoy a high quality of life.

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Sports Injuries

Chiropractic And Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Often we hear of professional athletes suffering a traumatic, possibly career ending, injury. The public debate on whether or not they can resume play can go on for weeks. However, it isn’t only the professionals that sustain injuries while practicing the sport they love. Weekend warriors, amateur athletes and those living active lives also run the risk of getting hurt. Most of the time, with a proper warm up, awareness to form and appropriate equipment, athletes of all are able to play safely. Yet, injuries can happen when you least expect it due to an accident or even an underlying condition that may necessitate treatment.

How Do Sports Injuries Happen?

Sports and exercise are great ways to keep healthy, but there are often risks involved. Most often, excessive training, inappropriate training methods or perilous exercise equipment can be a cause of injury, but structural abnormalities and muscle imbalances/weakness can also be culprits leading to injury, including the ankles, knees, elbows, shoulder or spine.

Commonly, sports injuries are caused by traumatic force to a joint in motion causing hyperextension or hyperflexion. Such injury, and others, may cause significant pain and debilitation taking you away from the sports that you enjoy. Chiropractors, as musculoskeletal experts, can help prevent and manage sports-related injuries.

Chiropractic Treatment for Sports Injuries

Chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnose and manage sports-related injuries. In fact, through a comprehensive history and physical examination, chiropractors can help determine the cause of pain and dysfunction as well as recommend an appropriate plan of management. Conservative care offered by chiropractors, dependent on the injury and mechanism, may include joint manipulation and mobilization, soft tissue therapies, adjunct modalities, rehabilitation and individualized exercises and lifestyle advice to restore proper function, enhance healing of damaged tissue and reduce pain. Chiropractors can also help, in partnership, determine the best strategy to return to play.

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Top 10 Reasons Not To Eat Sugar

Top 10 Reasons Not To Eat Sugar

Here are the top ten reasons to avoid refined (white) sugar in your diet:

1. Sugar causes tooth decay because it decreases the effectiveness of a particular type of white blood cell that “eats” bacteria.

2. Sugar causes the body to release more adrenaline, which may expalin hyperactivity in young children.

3. Calcium loss in urine occurs when a person consumes a soft drink containg sugar.

4. Ingesting sugar makes the pancreas work harder to produce insulin. Diabetes results when the overworked pancreas can no longer eliminate sugar from the bloodstream.

5. White sugar is bleached with chlorine.

6. Sugar can hinder weight loss because high insulin levels cause the body to store carbohydrates as fat.

7. Sugar increases the likelihood of chronic fatigue.

8. Sugar increases mood swings, irritability and anxiety.

9. Sugar compromises the immune system.

10. Eating sugar can decrease helpful HDL cholesterol and increase bad LDL cholesterol.

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Did You Know ….

Did You Know …

1.Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you or why that stubbed toe hurts right away? It’s due to the super-speedy movement of nerve impulses from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa, bringing reactions at the speed of a high powered luxury sports car.

2.The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb. The cartoon image of a light bulb over your head when a great thought occurs isn’t too far off the mark. Your brain generates as much energy as a small light bulb even when you’re sleeping.

3.The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica. Or any other encyclopedia for that matter. Scientists have yet to settle on a definitive amount, but the storage capacity of the brain in electronic terms is thought to be between 3 or even 1,000 terabytes. The National Archives of Britain, containing over 900 years of history, only takes up 70 terabytes, making your brain’s memory power pretty darn impressive.

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