Are you frustrated by that feeling like your leg is weak when you're walking or running? You try to shake it off, do some stretches and start back up again only to have that feeling come back. Or perhaps you notice your leg is weak when doing squats or pushing with your leg when you play tennis or curl? Weak legs is a common complaint many of my patients, including myself, have experienced. In fact, I find many of my patients have pinched nerves in the spine that cause weakness in one or … [Read more...]
Increase Your Strength
Increasing your strength means boosting 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.
Are you struggling with low back pain, headaches or another physical problem that won’t go away or keeps recurring? Or perhaps your energy levels are low or your strength has decreased? If your body has the ability to heal itself what strategies can you take to make yourself heal better? In the first article of this series, I discussed the important concept that your body has the ability to heal itself. I followed that up with a second article where I wrote about why your … [Read more...]
Are you struggling with low back pain, headaches or another physical problem? Or perhaps your energy levels are low or your strength has decreased? If your body has the ability to heal itself why is your health problem not getting better? In the last article, I shared the important concept that your body has the power to heal itself and make itself strong and resilient. However, 65% of Canadians at present time have a chronic health problem and that number is expected to grow to … [Read more...]