We all know that we should be making healthy decisions and trying to put our health first as much as possible. However, knowing and doing are often very different things. Busy daily routines, or too many commitments and a seemingly never-ending time crunch make losing sight of your health goals and slipping into bad habits all too easy.Read More >
For many of us a resolution to try and get – and stay – fitter in 2018 is certainly one likely made as the ball drops on 2017. And to help in those efforts you may be tempted to invest in a fitness tracker. Or you may have even found one among your gifts this holiday season.
Most wearable fitness trackers are rather small and lightweight. Necessity says that they must be in fact, in order for them to be usable during physical activity. And yet despite their small stature they can all do quite a lot, thanks to just a few tiny sensors nestled inside.
But just how do fitness trackers work? How is this little electronic bracelet actually tracking the metrics it claims to? Here’s a brief look:Read More >
Your Grandmother probably used to tell you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day – and doctors and dietitians agree that she was quite right. However, if you do not have a lot of time in the morning it can be tempting to skip it or to buy an unhealthy snack when you pick up that morning coffee to go.Read More >
Fall brings so many wonderful things along with it. Gorgeous fall foliage (have you checked out the color at the Overland Park Arboretum? It’s incredible) crisp but not too cold weather that is perfect for sunlit strolls, amazing fall fruits and vegetables and of course, these days, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. Fall also however usually signals the beginning of cold and flu season, and, let’s be honest here, that part is not so much fun.
The chances are good that you have heard all the standard advice for helping to ward off cold and flus; eat lots of fruits and vegetables, take some extra vitamin C and/or zinc, get plenty of exercise balanced with plenty of rest and of course, frequent hand-washing. And yet it seems like every year you still have to suffer through at least a few days trying to drag yourself around while dealing with the miseries of a cold or a bout of flu.Read More >
Lower back pain can have an impact on your daily life in many different ways, but it can be especially bothersome at night. All too often people find that having retired to bed in the hopes of getting some much needed sleep their back pain keeps them awake, leaving them wide awake, in pain and frustrated.Read More >
For any athlete, of any age and any level, small strains and sprains can bring their game to a screeching, and painful halt. Often, the standard advice for treating such minor injuries is to make use of either heat or ice to help relieve pain, reduce swelling and generally shorten the time it takes to heal an injury. But, the one thing that many people don’t really quite understand is when the use of ice is appropriate and when they should use heat instead.Read More >
If you sometimes think like it seems that the summer seems to bring along with it more headaches for you then you’re probably not wrong. Researchers have discovered that as the temperature rises so does the risk of headache in many people. Read More >
It’s vacation time! Whether that means packing up and heading for a beach resort, taking on the challenge of a camping trip or simply exploring a new city, at home or abroad, a break from your ‘normal life’ is usually a wonderful thing.
The one potential downside however of any vacation is that it can be tough to stay fit. Extra meals, a few more cocktails than usual, those comfy sun loungers by the pool and more can mean you may just return home from your trip in less than the best shape. Staying healthy is often key to staying pain free for those chronic pain issues – back pain, neck pain etc. – especially when you are going to be away from your favorite chiropractor for a little while.Read More >
How much of your day is spent sitting? No, really, it’s a serious question, and for many the answer is a lot longer than they think. Let’s add it up:
First, there’s the hour or so you spend sitting in a car, or bus, or train, on your commute to and from work. Eight or so hours sitting behind a desk. An hour or so’s sit down for dinner. An hour or so spent checking your personal email/Facebook page/reading the newspaper online. The hour or two spent watching television to unwind. And then, although it’s not technically sitting, you’ll be off your feet for another seven to eight hours when you head to bed for the night. That’s up to 21 of the 24 hours allotted to every day.Read More >
Spring is here and for most of us that means that our weekends are filled with spring cleaning, gardening and basic around the home maintenance, repairing some of the wear and tear that the winter months inevitably cause.Read More >
Spring is a wonderful season. The warmth of the sun, the longer days, the return of flowers, shrubs and that odd green stuff in your backyard you haven’t seen for a while (aka grass), it’s all wonderful stuff. For some. For others, though, spring isn’t so much fun, as it’s the season that brings with it the return of their spring allergies. And it’s hard to enjoy the spring when your nose is running, your throat is scratchy or you are sneezing your head off.Read More >
Most people know by now that remaining properly hydrated throughout the day is a must for overall good health. Many people however only really pay attention to the amount of water they consume in the summer, when they know that the summer sun will be depleting their body and dehydration is a risk. What many don’t realize is that dehydration can be a problem in winter too.Read More >
You’ve heard it time and time again and in your sensible brain, you know it’s true; you should be doing everything you can to make sure that your health is a priority. But it always seems like real life just does not cooperate.
For instance, you finally make an appointment with a chiropractor to get that nagging back pain checked out and then have to cancel at the last minute because there is a mandatory meeting at work. Or you spend so much time taking your kids to their various activities and yes, to their doctor’s appointments, that you never actually think of seeing one yourself. Read More >