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Exercise Does Repair Aging Skin

Posted on: November 17th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Exercise Does Repair Aging SkinIn a study that has provided quite a surprise, it was found that those people who used exercise regularly were able to prevent and reverse the aging and damage of the skin.

The study took a number of people in their 40s and older and had them do some exercises for a few times a week and had a control group of the same age and in some cases culturally and genetically similar and had them exercise while the others were sedentary.  As a result it was found that the exercising group did indeed look a decade, sometimes half their present age.

This is because the skin has an outer layer and inner layer.  The outer layer is composed of dead skin cells, sort of like armor.  Without exercise this layer thickens and the inner layer of fresh, youthful skin cells gets thin.  When exercise is engaged in the opposite effect occurs. The inner layer of fresh skin cells thickens and the outer layer thins.  This provides for better elasticity and the ability of the skin to better protect the body.

The skin is our first major line of defense against disease, radiation, chemicals, dirt, and grime.  Keeping it healthy means it can operate at higher efficiency.  Not only that, but skin helps to regulate certain vitamins and metabolism.  With damaged skin these processes are compromised and the body is put in peril.

With this new data, the various doctors should look at how your skin can be improved by this.  It may well fall into a chiropractic venue as well.  It would be negligence to not engage in sound physical fitness and engage in a healthy diet regimen.  Not just to revitalize the skin but to also live a healthy lifestyle.  Exercise prevents many maladies and helps to remedy others.  It doesn’t take a lot of effort either.  Just three times a week of 30 minutes of walking can do the trick.  More is better but not to overdo it.

Now that the jury is in regarding exercise and skin rehabilitation further studies can be conducted to see which exercises do the best job.

Finally, talk to your doctor before engaging in an exercise regimen.  The doctor will check you out and give some recommendations as to which exercises you should and shouldn’t be doing.  In addition they might also suggest other techniques like chiropractor or resistance training.  It’s always wise to consult a qualified physician when starting an exercise regimen.

Top 5 List of Beneficial Foods to Integrate into Your Diet

Posted on: January 21st, 2014 by admin No Comments

weight-loss-blueberries-wikiThere are many foods that have been declared functional foods. But what are these foods and which ones will benefit you the most? In 2009, the American Dietetic Association released a statement that said enriched, fortified, and enhanced foods can be beneficial to a person’s health when they are consumed as part of a varied diet. This is good news for many. When these foods are combined with chiropractic care and other medical interventions designed to improve your health and well-being, your lifestyle improves.

Basically, functional foods are foods that are nutritious and offer certain health benefits. For instance, a functional food may provide biologically active components or extra essential nutrients that promote healthy body functions. When going through any kind of physical care regimen, such as that administered by a chiropractor, eating right can contribute to the success of that therapy.

The following are the five most functional foods today:

  1. Oats – The fiber content is high. Fiber is known for fighting disease and helping with digestion. It also helps lower the risk for heart disease, high cholesterol, cancer, and diabetes. The average amount of fiber that Americans get each day is around 15 grams, but 30 grams per day is needed to effectively fight disease.
  2. Salmon – Salmon is well-known for the fact it contains omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 lowers the bad LDL cholesterol weight-loss-Oatmeal-wikiand raises the good HDL cholesterol. This can lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. The American Heart Association suggests that individuals with coronary heart disease around 1 gram of omega-3 fatty acids per day.
  3. Low-fat milk – Calcium and vitamin D are very important in lowering blood pressure, which helps keep the heart beat regular and contributes to the building of strong bones. Your chiropractor will tell you that strong bones are very important. Most Americans are not getting enough calcium and vitamin D. It has been found that vitamin D has a great number of health benefits, such as the prevention of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
  4. Blueberries – Blueberries contain antioxidants and they are thought to help protect the body against free radicals and the chronic diseases associated with them.
  5. Low-fat yogurt – Probiotics are contained in low fat yogurt. Probiotics live in your digestive system and this will keep them healthy.

Whether you are undergoing chiropractic care or another type of medical care, ask your doctor about the foods that can help your specific situation.

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How Seeing the Chiropractor Affects Your Overall Health

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by admin 1 Comment

Chiropractor serviceGoing to the chiropractor might seem like something that isn’t essential. At least upon first glance. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, regular chiropractic care can have a direct impact on your overall health. This form of holistic therapy improves the health of your bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. But it can also affect the nervous system and how your organs function.

Several recent studies indicate that adjustments can treat neck pain and problems better than prescription medications. This is excellent news because drugs are only a band-aid for the problem. Adjustments can actually fix the problem that’s causing you pain in the first place!

By reducing your dependence on medications, you improve your overall health. While prescription drugs are good at relieving pain, they can carry negative side effects like nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Tolerance can also develop over time, which means the drug’s effectiveness is reduced, so patients require a higher dose. People can even become dependent on these medications as a result. (more…)

How to Choose a Chiropractor

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013 by admin No Comments

When you suffer from chronic  pain, especially in your back, neck, or shoulders, you likely seek out any sort of treatment that can be of help. That’s why so many people choose to see a chiropractor to get symptom relief. It’s often the only thing that actually provides relief and allows them to get back to a normal level of functioning.

But what do these professionals do, exactly? To be specific, they are doctors who are trained in how the joints and spine function and know how to adjust and manipulate the spine to provide pain relief and proper body structure. It’s a relatively safe practice that doesn’t involve surgery or prescription medications, which greatly reduces the chances of negative side effects.

When you decide you want to see a chiropractor, you need to follow a few guidelines. That is, you need to know what to ask them in order to weed out the good from the bad. To get a good pool of practitioners to choose from, ask your friends and family if they have any suggestions first. This should provide you with a solid starting point.

The next step is to schedule a consultation. Meeting face to face can provide you with the peace of mind you need to fully trust a practitioner. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to ask questions that can shed light on whether or not he or she is right for you. (more…)

Things That Might Be Preventing Your Weight Loss

Posted on: June 26th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Weight loss Brandon treatmentWhen you’re trying to lose weight, it’s imperative that you be honest with yourself. Honest about your motivations and honest about your food decisions. If you fail to do these things, you could sabotage your weight loss efforts. Don’t let this happen to you!

One thing people tend to do is tell themselves that that know how much they’re eating. That is, they think they only eat when they’re hungry and they instinctively know when to stop because they’re full. But this just isn’t true! In fact, people tend to think they’re eating when they’re hungry when they’re actually not–they’re eating out of social obligation or for emotional fulfillment.

Another thing people claim is that they don’t drink a lot when they actually do. They think that only drinking on the weekends counts as moderation but if you drink a whole bottle of wine in one sitting or binge drink, you could be ruining your weight loss efforts.  Instead of binge drinking, attempt moderation on a daily basis, regardless if it’s the weekend or not. (more…)