5 Simple Exercises to Strengthen Your Core Muscles

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What is your ‘core’ and why is it important? There’s no specific definition of what the body’s ‘core’ is, but it’s usually a reference to the abdominal muscles. Fitness trainers place a major emphasis on exercises to strengthen your core. Your ‘core’ includes both the front and back muscles of the entire trunk and consists of the muscles running up your back and stretching down

Summertime – Celebrate the Sunshine with a Healthy Backyard BBQ

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Summertime is a time for friends and families to get together to celebrate friendship and the great outdoors. Whether enjoying a weekend camping or a backyard barbecue, food is usually the focus of the day. And it’s often a time when we feel justified in stuffing ourselves with our favorite great-tasting treats. Why shouldn’t we watch the kids swim while chomping on a juicy hamburger

Supplements to Reduce Fibromyalgia Symptoms Naturally

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Fibromyalgia is a syndrome most people know little about, unless you or someone you’re close to has it. The description of the disorder characterizes its nature: chronic and pervasive musculoskeletal pain, exhaustion, and widespread sensitivity in localized areas of your body. It’s a set of symptoms that, once they occur together, either signify the disease is present, or indicate there’s a good chance of developing

Nutrition and Your Joints: A Love Story

Life! From the very beginning it’s all about movement. You wiggle, crawl, and walk, your movements growing bolder with age. Eventually you run, jump, and leap! Movement is a marvel of energy, coordination, and strength. It’s required for everything you do, big and small, whether running a marathon or picking up a pen. But you couldn’t do anything if your limbs weren’t constructed to twist

Five of the Best Reasons to Keep Moving

According to the website, Just Stand, global studies show that the average adult sits a whopping 7.7 hours a day. Some results are even higher, with estimates up to 15 hours a day. With our sedentary lifestyles and service based jobs, these statistics aren’t really surprising. However, sitting and a lack of movement is associated with a wide range of health risks. From cardiovascular disease

Pregnancy, Chiropractic and Nutrition – One Woman’s Story

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When Sarah found out she was pregnant, she knew she wanted to make changes in her health. It was just weeks into her pregnancy and her back was already hurting. And as a former smoker, she was concerned about the impact that cigarettes might have had upon her body. Over the years, Sarah had relied on chiropractic treatment to take care her back pain, but now

Want to Protect Your Heart? Eat Red Meat Like Grandpa Used To

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By now, if you follow the latest diet trends you might be a little confused. What’s the best way to eat if you want to be healthy? Should you follow a low fat, high carb diet or just the opposite? Should you eat like a caveman or live on protein shakes? If you’ve always thought that Grandpa and Grandma ate what they wanted to and

Spicy Ways to Reduce Joint Pain – Garland Chiropractor

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If you frequently eat exotic dishes like chicken tandoori, or spicy curries, you may be doing your body a favor. Turmeric, a favored spice in Indian cuisine is what adds the wonderful rich, golden color to curries as well as the bright yellow to traditional mustard. It is an herb that has been used for centuries in both Indian and Chinese traditional medicine. But for

What Is Torticollis and Can It Be Helped By Chiropractic?

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Torticollis (also known as wryneck) is a disorder characterized by the extension, flexion, or twisting of the neck muscles beyond their normal position. With this disorder, a person’s neck tends to twist one side, which causes tilting of the head. Torticollis can result from trauma or develop slowly, especially for people with a family history of the condition. It can also occur due to an adverse reaction

5 Little Known Ways to Lower Cholesterol Without Statins

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High cholesterol is an all too common problem in our society. There are people whose genetic makeup predisposes them to unhealthy levels of triglycerides and cholesterol. But, for the vast majority of us, this condition is mainly caused by lifestyle choices. So the solution would seem to better eating and more exercise. But what if those habits haven’t been enough to get your levels back

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