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Ways You Can Prevent Heart Disease


Regular Exercise
Being physically active is a huge part of heart health. Exercising 3-4 times a week, at an average of 40 minutes, will make all the difference. Physical activities that switch back and forth in intensity and interval, like HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) are great but even walking ten minutes more a day is a […]

Can Chiropractic Adjustments Lower High Blood Pressure?

One-third of the adult population, around 70 million Americans, have high blood pressure (hypertension). In addition, 1 in 3 Americans have pre-hypertension, which means higher than normal blood pressure numbers. Even more alarming: 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure do not know they have it, because typically there are no associated symptoms.
Thankfully, chiropractic offers […]

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Selfie Wrist? Say what???

If you’re taking too many selfies for the sake of social media, you may want to cut back a little.  A San Francisco doctor has seen a rise in “selfie wrist.”  Indeed it is a thing.  It’s the name given to the numbness and tingling sensation people can experience in their fingers and wrists, which sometimes develops into a sharp pain.  Think […]

Using your cellphone all wrong?

Just admit it, we are all on the phone or computer every day. Whether you’re uploading a picture to a social page, sending a text to a friend or typing away at a keyboard—you’re tapped into technology all the time. Prevent some long-term effects from these repetitive movements with our simple tips and tricks.
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Most Asked Chiropractic Questions Answered

Chiropractic is on the rise!
It’s true—the number of patients across the globe who’ve reaped the benefits of chiropractic care is now the highest it’s ever been. Amazing, right? And while that means more and more people are finding relief and embracing the importance of spinal health, it also means curiosity is at an all-time high. Let’s […]

HEALTHIER OPTIONS FOR A HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Dressing up, school parties, costume parades and trick-or-treating—these are the reasons Halloween tops the list of many kids’ favorite days. While no one wants to ruin this spooky and sugary celebration, with all the health concerns surrounding sugar and the poor diet habits of millions of Americans, can’t we find some ways to cut back on […]

TEN CHIROPRACTIC FACTS THAT WILL INTRIGUE YOU

The number of those benefiting from chiropractic care continues to rise as more and more people discover the importance of good spinal health and preventative care. If you’re a patient of chiropractic, you probably know a lot about what the therapy can do for you—but what about the profession itself? Here are some chiropractic fun facts […]

How to Harness Stress

Healthy stress? What? Isn’t that an oxymoron—but it’s true, stress can be healthy for you in certain doses and certain situations. Your body was built to create responses to stress, and this has been one of the keys to survival—but what good can it do for us in today’s time? Actually, more than you may think.
Fight […]

Why am I sore after an adjustment?

So, you started going to the chiropractor…awesome! These first few steps of your journey on the road to optimal health and wellness are crucial. But let’s say, maybe after a few adjustments where symptoms were initially improving, an old, possibly familiar soreness starts flaring up again. Or maybe even a forgotten injury has reappeared. What the […]