Is your desk job 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.

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

Spinal Health Care Class

Our next Spinal Health Care Class is Wednesday May 15 at 6:15 P.M.

This class is about 45 minutes in length, reviews what you can do to avoid back and neck problems, how to get better quicker, preventive measures, spinal function and physiology, exercises for a stronger back and neck, and a question and answer segment. This is free of charge, all are welcome, please call the office and let us know you will be attending!

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

Tech neck

Tech neck can cause chronic low back and neck pain, as well as early degeneration of the spine.

See your doctor of chiropractic for preventative measures. #ThinkChiropractic

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

Gardening

Gardening

The weather is warming up and many people will spend more time outside working in the yard and gardening. Your body may not be ready for all the bending, twisting, reaching and pulling, remember you haven’t done those motions in months. It’s not a matter of fitness but of using muscles differently, very similar to changing your exercise program. It feels great to be outside and everyone tends to over do it initially, what you can do comfortably in July is different than what you can do in March. Begin in moderation, take breaks and make sure you stretch and loosen up. Work into longer periods of time as your body gets used to working in the yard again.

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

Sleep

2 Of The Easiest and Best Things To Do To Improve Your Health

Everyone can improve their health by drinking more water and getting more sleep.

Sleep

Most people don’t get enough sleep. Your body needs sufficient sleep to rest and regenerate, it is vital to the regular daily cycle for good health. You can’t survive on four hours of sleep a night. Many people think they can get along with not much sleep but your body needs it. Without a sufficient amount of sleep people became irritable, have joint aches and pains, experience weight gain, and become generally lethargic and less mentally sharp. Research has shown time and again when you get more sleep, mood improves, physically you feel better and cognitive ability improves. When they do this research with college students getting more sleep, test scores always improve!

Here are several benefits of getting more sleep:

1. Better health – Study after study has found a link between insufficient sleep and some serious health problems, such as heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, and obesity.

2. Less pain-Getting enough sleep may actually make you hurt less. Many studies have shown a link between sleep loss and lower pain threshold.

3. Lower risk of injury-Sleeping enough might actually keep you safer. Sleep deprivationhas been linked with many accidents and disasters.

4. Better mood-You have probably noticed that when you’re exhausted, you’re more likely to be cranky. Not getting enough sleep affects your emotional regulation.

5. Better weight control– sleep loss goes along with an increased risk of weight gain.

6. Clearer thinking– Sleep loss affects how you think, it impairs your cognition, your attention, and your decision-making

7. Better memory-Studies have shown that while we sleep, our brains process and consolidate our memories from the day. If you don’t get enough sleep, it seems like those memories might not get stored correctly.

8. Stronger immunity– People who got seven hours of sleep a night or less were almost three times as likely to get sick as the people who got at least eight hours of sleep a night.

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

Posture and Mobile Devices

IN, UP, BACK & DOWN – Get into this routine to practice proper posture when using your mobile device. #ThinkChiropractic

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

Headaches

How Does Chiropractic Work For Headaches?

Headaches are one of the most common complaints that we see at our office. Although there are many causes of headaches we have found that many different types of headaches originate from mechanical problems in the neck. Some headaches such as migraine and cluster headaches are related to vascular problems. These often include nausea and/or vomiting and can be quite disabling and require rest in a dark, quiet place sometimes for a half or a whole day. Other headaches can be categorized as "tension" headaches. These usually result from tightness in the muscles in the neck and upper back caused from stress, work, lack of sleep, sinusitis, trauma such as whiplash, and others. Pain can be felt in the upper neck or the back of the head as well as in the frontal, sinus region, top or sides of the head. It can vary from a throbbing pain to an ache to just a constant pain.

What most people don’t realize is that mechanical dysfunction of the vertebrae of the neck will cause increased muscle tension as well as irritate the delicate nerves that control blood flow into the head. Improving the movement or alignment of the bones in the neck can relieve the pressure and irritation that results in headaches. How do we get misalignments or dysfunction in the joints of the neck? This can be due to trauma such as falls or car accidents. Repetitive stress such as hours of work on a computer, poor posture or stress can also take a toll over time. In many patients it is a combination of activities that took place often years before which has led to chronic and recurring headaches. The examination evaluates these issues as well as attempts to rule out other more serious causes, which can occur but are more rare.

A thorough evaluation will be performed so headache patients can be properly managed. Treatment approaches include: adjustments, soft tissue therapy (trigger point stimulation, myofascial work), posture correction exercises and other exercises, education about job modifications, co-management with other health care providers, if medication or injection therapy is needed.

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

Easter Traditions

Have A Great Easter Weekend!

Easter traditions and there origins.

DYEING EASTER EGGs

The tradition of decorating eggs of all kinds—even ostrich eggs—may go all the way back to the ancient pagans. It’s easy to see why eggs represent rebirth and life, so associating them with spring and new growth isn’t much of a stretch. To celebrate the new season, it’s said that people colored eggs and gave them to friends and family as gifts.

THE EASTER BUNNY

At first glance, it’s hard to imagine what a giant rabbit has to do with any type of religious holiday. But according to Time, the tradition again dates back to the pagans. They celebrated a goddess of fertility named Eostre—and you may recall that fertility is exactly the trait rabbits are most famous for. It’s thought that German immigrants brought their tradition of an egg-laying hare called "Osterhase" to the U.S. in the 1700s.

EASTER BASKETS

If you squint at an Easter basket, especially one stuffed with faux shredded grass, you can totally see its origins as a nest. Remember the German Osterhase tradition? Well, there was more to it—to encourage this mythical bunny to stop by their houses, children would fashion nests for it to come and lay its colored eggs. Over time (and maybe to contain the mess), the nests evolved into baskets.

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

Bad Diets

Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths

Unhealthy diets may have contributed to as many as 400,000 premature deaths from heart disease and strokes in 2015, a new study estimates.

And, it’s not just the things you should be avoiding, such as salt and trans fats, which are contributing to these deaths. The excess deaths may also be caused by what’s missing in your diet, namely, nuts and seeds, vegetables and whole grains, the researchers said.

Cardiovascular disease is the number 1 cause of death in the United States, killing more people than any other cause. Poor diet is the top risk factor for cardiovascular disease death and therefore needs attention when setting health agendas. Debates on dietary policies tend to focus on cutting out unhealthy foods and nutrients, such as trans fats, salt and sugar sweetened beverages. But this study shows that a large number of heart related deaths may be due to the lack of healthy foods.

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