Fitness Standards for Adults: Here’s What They’re Good For

President John F. Kennedy once said, “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” Since July 16, 1955, the American government has shown at least a political interest in the health of Americans. Under President Eisenhower, the President’s […]

Are Stand-Up Desks Really Any Healthier for Office Workers?

  Standing desks or stand-up desks are not a new fad. They’ve been around since at least the time of Benjamin Fra nklin, the founding father who used one over two hundred years ago. However, there remains a great deal of controversy regarding the benefits and drawbacks of stand-up desks. A number of sources agree […]

Look Who Else Uses Chiropractic Care: Ironman Triathletes

Regarded as one of the most difficult endurance sporting events in the world, the Ironman Triathlon motto is “Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life.” Since 1978, when the first Ironman Triathlon was held in Kon a, on the Big Island of Hawaii, dozens more have […]

More Good News About Walking: It’s Good for Lower Back Pain Too!

Lower back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints. It’s also one of the most common reasons that people visit their doctor or chiropractor. An estimated 60-80 percent of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. But luckily, exercise can help prevent or alleviate the condition, and a […]

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What Are “Posture Aids” and When Should You Consider Them?

Many people spend hours each day sitting at a desk, which has led to large parts of the  population developing bad posture and subsequent back and neck pain. Poor posture is actually the most common cause of low back pain, and there’s no doubt that sitting for prolonged periods is a major contributor. However, unless […]

Preventing Back and Neck Injuries in Young Football Players

When you’re young it’s easy to believe you’re invincible and that accidents and injuries are things that only happen to other people.  However, when kids play a contact sport such as football, there’s a very real risk of injuries that can affect them for the rest of their lives. Of the more than one 1 […]

Did You Know…

   About 7 percent of pregnant women develop abnormalities in their insulin production and blood glucose levels and are considered to have “gestational diabetes.” Diabetes in Pregnant Women    The condition I am talking about today can usually be managed through meal planning and physical activity, and when it is well controlled, the baby will […]

What Does it Mean to Be “Double Jointed” and is it Dangerous?

If you have ever seen a contortionist in a circus or know someone who can bend their thumb back far enough to touch their wrist, you have seen an example of someone who is double-jointed.  However, the term “double-jointed” is actually something of a misnomer, since the super-flexible person you saw most likely has the […]

Stress and the Mind-Body Connection

For many years, the medical profession considered the mind and body to be separate spheres with little effect on each other. However, researchers have begun to take much greater notice of the connection between the two in recent decades. Not only is it obvious that bad physical health will affect your mental well-being, but it […]