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Category: Health Basics

Drink More Water!

At some point, someone has probably told you to “drink more water!”  But is it really that important?

Simple answer…YES!

According to Nestle Waters, the adult body is made up of ~60% water…60%!  Water has many important roles in your body, including…

  • Regulating your body temperature
  • Lubricating your joints
  • Protecting your spinal cord/brain
  • Ridding your body of wastes through urination, perspiration & bowel movements
  • Delivering oxygen and nutrients throughout your body
  • Forming saliva and aiding in the breakdown of food & proper digestion

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McKenzie Therapy – Myths vs Facts

McKenzie Therapy – Myths vs Facts

If you have ever had back, neck, or other joint pain, you may have heard about “McKenzie therapy” but are confused as to what that is.  Is it a treatment that can help you? Is it only for certain conditions?  

As a certified McKenzie therapist, I want to help you better understand what McKenzie therapy is, what conditions it is used for, how it can help prevent injuries, and to dispel the most common myths floating around the community.   (more…)

A New Year’s Exercise Resolution

Every year around this time a list is published with the top New Year’s Resolutions. For example, last year nbcnews.com (January 1, 2017) published this data:

Health and Organization beat out Travel and Reading according to data pulled from Google by iQuanti.

Get Healthy: 62, 776,640 searches, a 13.77 percent increase over last year during the same time period, when it was searched 55,177,290 times last year. (more…)

3 Health and Fitness Tips for Winter

1. Frequent Mobility in the Day…Prolonged sitting results in negative effects on our body such as muscle stiffness, back pain, neck tightness, and decreased motion.  One way to counteract the effects of sitting is by incorporating more movement throughout the day. (more…)

Heavy Bags Are Hurting Our Backs!

Did you know, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, as many as 75-85% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. One of the many reasons can be from over-stuffing purses and book-bags. (more…)