Do you worry you will end up immobile and in chronic pain like your parents or grandparents? Does your child keep getting injured or sick? Do you want your child to perform optimally in school or in their sport? Do you feel like you are hunched over and have poor posture? Do you feel your balance and strength are failing you? Do you worry about falling? These are important questions to ask yourself in regards to the present and future heath of you and your … [Read more...]
Improve Your Posture
Improving your posture is vital if you want your spine and nervous system to be working optimally. Good posture, body alignment, and body movement feed the brain a healthy dose of nerve signals so the brain can send a healthy dose of nerve signals back to the body to coordinate proper function. Some of these functions include movements, muscle strength, pain sensations, healing, thoughts, perceptions, heartbeat, and digestion.
Furthermore, if you improve your posture, the joints in your spine and extremities will bear weight more equally. In turn, this will allow you to have better flexibility, movement, and less stress on your joints.
The following articles explain how you can improve your posture from treatments like chiropractic care and lifestyle strategies like exercise.
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...]
Contrary to popular belief you don’t need to supplement with calcium to have strong bones and prevent osteoporosis. You can get all of your daily calcium needs through food. There are many foods high in calcium if you eat a nutrient dense whole food diet. In the last article, we discussed that calcium supplementation does not increase bone density and does not decrease the risk of fractures. In fact, calcium supplementation may even increase the risk of hip fractures. Taking calcium … [Read more...]