Keeping your bones strong and healthy requires more than eating foods high in calcium like dairy products. We already know from a previous article that taking calcium supplements will not increase bone strength. In fact, calcium supplements may even weaken bone and cause other serious health problems. There are other vitamins and minerals you need to be supplementing with in order to keep your bones strong and prevent osteoporosis. Vitamin D Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormone-like … [Read more...]
Getting stronger means increasing your muscle strength and increasing your resilience. Both are necessary to get you healthy and to keep you healthy.
Benefits of increasing your muscle strength
From a chiropractor’s perspective having good muscle strength keeps your spine stable, improves your alignment and posture, improves your athletic performance, reduces the chance of injuries, and helps improve your balance and coordination. Furthermore, increasing your muscle strength will help you withstand and continue to partake in physical activities around the house like gardening, yard work, home renovations, shovelling, and general house work.
Increasing your resilience
Resilience is your body's ability to respond effectively when you encounter stress. Building up your internal response to a stressful situation can help ensure you heal better and stay healthy.
The following articles explain how you can boost your muscle strength and resilience from treatments like chiropractic care to lifestyle strategies like eating healthier, exercises, sleeping better, and stress management.
You’ve been told that taking calcium supplements is going to keep your bones strong and prevent osteoporosis. Recent research tells us otherwise. In fact, taking calcium supplements can be harmful to your health. Learn why I decided to throw away all of the bottles of calcium supplements I used to sell and why my wife and I stopped taking them. As a chiropractor it’s important to know if my patients’ bones are strong. I don’t want to use a lot of force when I push on my patient’s spines … [Read more...]
Are you feeling weak and in pain? Do you feel pain after exercising and have a hard time recovering from exercise? Maybe you don’t even exercise anymore because it causes too much pain and now you’re gaining weight. No matter how much you exercise you just can’t increase your strength? Do you keep getting recurrent lower back pain on your right side and can’t bend over? You can’t play your favourite sport anymore or pick up your kids. You’re depressed and anxious about what you’re future … [Read more...]