Participation in sports or exercise is a crucial step in maintaining your quality of life. Exercise strengthens your heart, bones, and joints and reduces stress, among many other benefits. Unfortunately, exercise related injuries are all too common. Often, these injuries derail someone’s exercise efforts, keep coming back despite episodes of rest, and take the joy out […]
While some fitness enthusiasts relentlessly seek out the latest, trendiest exercise crazes, many others are returning to good, old-fashioned walking to help them feel great and get into shape. Whether enjoying the wonder of nature, or simply the company of a friend, walking is a healthy, invigorating experience. And thanks to its convenience and
This time of year the internet is all abuzz with advice about New Year’s resolutions. Dr. Mike Evans’ latest video, entertaining and informative as always, answers the important question, “Do New Year’s resolutions actually work?” Dr. Evans reports on the research of John Norcross, psychologist and author of Changeology.
The holiday season is when sleigh bells ring and choirs sing; but not everyone can enjoy the peaceful and celebratory nature of the holidays. Instead, most people scurry about, taking care of last-minute shopping, running between parties, and meeting year-end deadlines at work. The result is the unwelcome holiday stress. “Stress is so often manifested physically […]
Sleep habits (referred to as hygiene) are the most important factors dictating our sleep health. Sleep hygiene is a variety of behaviors necessary for healthy, quality nighttime sleep and full daytime alertness. By these behaviors, we can affect directly our neuropsychology for improved health.
Acetaminophen—the main ingredient in medications such as Tylenol®—is the most widely used pain reliever. While generally considered safe when taken occasionally and in small doses, acute overdoses and chronic consumption of acetaminophen can cause liver toxicity. According to research, 50 percent of all acute liver failure
Years ago, doctors hardly ever told arthritis patients to “go take a hike” or “go for a swim.” Arthritis was considered an inherent part of the aging process and a signal to a patient that it’s time to slow down. However, recent research and clinical findings show that there is much more to life […]
So often when a patient comes in with a neck or back complaint, they state that they can’t recall anything happening that caused the problem. That’s because they are thinking that nothing happened recently– car accident, fall off a ladder, etc. What tends to be the case in the majority of patients is that […]
Mobile tech devices have made our lives more convenient and efficient. As of Feb 2012, nearly 50% of Americans owned a smart phone. While gadgets make it easier to accomplish tasks without being physically tethered to an office, this has also increased the amount of time we spend using
Partnering with your chiropractor in the effort to get your pain under control and keeping the pain away is important in common sense pain management. The optimum approach to a problem is to find out what led to it and then, after successfully treating the pain, provide the advice and direction needed in order […]