Our bodies have evolved to move

The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move, yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work. David Suzuki

This thought isn’t new. You have heard it all before and you will continue to hear it. You need to move more and you need to make better choices at what you eat.  You don’t have to make it complicated. You don’t have to go to extremes to be healthy.  But you do need to make an active contribution to your health.  No drug or supplement is going to make you healthy.

Now, you don’t have to jump into it all at once.   You don’t need to be completing a Crossfit workout tomorrow. It is alright to take your time. And you don’t need to be changing your eating drastically.

Make small changes.

Find a physical activity that you enjoy and start doing it.  This can be as simple as going for a walk each day.  Even if you went for a walk for 5 minutes a day you are starting to be active.  As time goes by add more time.  You don’t have to work so hard that you are sore for 3 days. I found that if I was too sore I would often avoid activity until I was feeling better. This often would lead to days, weeks, years of no activity. Take is slow.

Change one eating habit at a time.  Again, you don’t have to be extreme. Just pick one thing and then work at it.  If I ever fall off the wagon my go to habit is to eat to 80% full.

Once you have a habit going, and this might take a number of weeks, then add in another habit. Don’t worry, you will fall off the wagon a few times. We all do and I’d never judge you if you did. Just get back on and keep going.

If you have pain that is stopping you from being active, you need guidance on being active or helping in making changes to your eating habits I would be glad to help you.

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Exercise: Z-lying position

Z-lying Position

The z-lying position, lying the supine lie,  is often an exercise I use for those dealing with back pain.  While in this position, you are to focus on relaxing.  If this isn’t comfortable then another position may be needed. As you relax in this position focus on breaking from the belly. When you inhale you should feel your belly rise and your sides expand out.  As you exhale these collapse in.  Spend some time here relaxing and breathing.

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it

 

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it. So often people take their pain and avoid it at all costs. So much so that they start avoiding the things they love. You don’t need to do that. I can work with you to get you back to where you want to be.

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Chiropractic care helping the medical system

This is how Chiropractic care an help with the medical system.  We can help take the stress off of the medical system in Canada for those with headaches, back and neck pain.  In the USA, we can find Chiropractors in the hospitals, working along side medical doctors. I would love to see the day that we could work along side each other to help our mutual patients.

This study was performed in the United States so the numbers would not be the same but the evidence shows how Chiropractic care can help reduce the stress and burden on the medical system.

Collectively, these studies suggest that coverage of chiropractic care among adults is associated with reduced spending on medicine and use of diagnostic tests in the population with private insurance.