Finding Time for Fitness

How do you find time for fitness when so many things are competing for your attention? It’s a common problem. The good news is that as little as 15 minutes a day can start a fitness habit – and deliver health benefits!

A recently published study conducted over a span of 12 years with almost half a million people found that 15 minutes a day of moderate-intensity exercise increased life expectancy. Every additional 15 minutes of exercise a day further improved the health outlook of the participants in the study.

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Yoga for Low Back Pain

Yoga can help you reduce muscle tension, increase flexibility and strength while improving your balance. Warm up before trying yoga, as you want to help your back pain, not make it worse.  

Here is a list of yoga poses that are great for beginners and can be done at home! Always listen to your body and do not continue a pose if it is painful. If you’re unsure if yoga is right for you or feel pain once you try it, talk to your chiropractor.  

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Acupuncture for Anxiety Relief

Acupuncture combined with herbal medicine is effective for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Ganzhou City Third People’s Hospital researchers conducted a clinical trial and confirm that not only is Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbs) effective, but it is also more effective than a popular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).

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Pregnant Meghan Markle turns to Acupuncture

According to Vanity Fair, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle is receiving regular acupuncture treatments to maintain health and wellness, and to improve overall blood flow. A long time believer in acupuncture, Meghan had received treatments for her debilitating migraines and wanted to use acupuncture to holistically maintain her body during pregnancy.

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Sitting On The Job

Does your job find you sitting most of the day? While sitting can seem restful, keep in mind that staying in any one position for long periods of time can cause strain and injury to your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Sustained sitting can take a toll on your neck and lower back – steady compression on the spinal discs hinders their nutrition and can contribute to premature degeneration.

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Think Twice Lift Once

Preventing Workplace Injury

Spine and notably low back related injury accounts for approximately 25% of workplace injury in Canada. Lifts and positions are only two common examples of preventable causes. When accidents do occur on the job, early return to work in less than 1 week is noted by approximately 70% of injured workers attending their family chiropractor. Injured workers should contact their family chiropractor immediately when hurt on the job.

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