Health Tips – August 2014
Did you miss some of our Health Tips we shared with you in August? Check them out below!
Diet and Exercise
– Yoga stretches all of the soft tissues of your body such as ligaments, tendons, and the fascia sheaths that surround your muscles. No matter your level of yoga, you most likely will see benefits in a very short period of time.
– Summer barbeques can sabotage your waistline. A 20 ounce T-bone steak can weigh in at 1540 calories, with 124 grams of fat. Pork or beef ribs come from the fattiest part of the animal. Healthier options include pork tenderloin, skinless chicken breast and lean ground beef.
– Going for a hike, jog, or taking a brisk walk every day could reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke by 50%.
– Studies have shown that green tea consumption aids in both weight loss and lowering cholesterol levels. Green tea is full of antioxidants and has also been known to reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, depression symptoms, wrinkles and the risk of high blood pressure.
– The benefits of exercise are positive for all seniors, including those who are considered ‘frail’. The advantages appear just after a few months and include increased cognitive and physical abilities, as well as increase quality of life.
– Some fats (like animal fats) are linked to ailments like heart disease and diabetes while others (like those from fish, plants and nuts) have health benefits. Why the difference? Studies suggest some fats encourage the growth of harmful bacteria in the digestive system.
– Get moving! Joints that are not mechanically stimulated will atrophy, leading to degeneration.
– Water is you body’s principle chemical component and makes up 60% of your body weight. Water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat issues.
– Barbecued hot dogs and sausages are common summer time treats, but are they the right choice for your diet? It’s not just the high levels of fat or calories that are cause for concern; it is also the high amounts of sodium.
– Regular exercise maintains or improves joint flexibility, improves your glucose tolerance and reduces workdays missed due to illness.
– Active video games are not the perfect solution to the nation’s sendentary ways since most AVG’s provide only light to moderate intensity physical activity.
– Approximately 70% of pregnant women suffer from back pain, however, only about 30% report symptoms to their prenatal provider and only 25% of providers recommend treatment. A review of 17 pregnant women who sought chiropractic care for back pain found 16 of 17 women demonstrated clinically important pain improvement within 4.5 days of seeking care, with no adverse side effects.
– The activities of everyday living can cause micro-traumas to the musculoskeletal system. While these injuries may not result in pain, if left untreated they may lead to more serious problems such as back or neck pain. Regular adjustments can help prevent these micro-traumas from becoming bigger problems in the future.
– “Were it not for chiropractic care, I would not have won the gold medal.” – Dan O’Brien, Olympic Gold Medalist
– “I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.” – Voltaire
– “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin
– Looking at images of fatty, high calorie foods? This can stimulate the brain’s appetite control center, which leads to an elevated desire for food. This stimulation of the brain’s reward areas may contribute to overeating.
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