2014 June
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2014 June

Live a Long and Healthy Life

Father with son on back

You’re a leader. You’re a hero. You’re a brother, father and friend.

Everyone needs you around for a long time. So pay attention and set yourself up for a healthy life.

Take care of your heart. Cardiovascular health is crucial. Prioriti[z]e your cardio exercise, eat fib[er], monitor your salt intake and pass on the sugar so your heart can be as strong as possible.

Pay attention to prostate health. Prostate cancer is all too common for men, so get your zinc, vitamin C and limit the trans saturated fatty foods. Remember your prostate exams should start between ages 40-50 depending on your family history.

Maintain a sturdy spine. Long workdays, piggyback rides, heavy lifting and life in general are hard on the body but good for the soul.

So, remember to give us a call and schedule your maintenance checkup for your spine.

Cheers to a healthy and inspired life!

Too Much of a Good Thing: Caffeine

Coffee cup

It helps you go. It cheers you up. It’s everywhere.

It’s caffeine and most love it. Coffee, soft drinks, energy drinks and even some painkillers… caffeine is everywhere. And, while a little is fine, we often over-do it without noticing.

The good. Caffeine in moderation helps increase alertness, mood, concentration and performance, helps your bowels stay active and provides antioxidants.

The bad. Too much can amplify stress levels, blood sugar swings and irritability.

The ugly. Over time, caffeine can cause cardiovascular and gastrointestinal problems, adrenal exhaustion, increased aging and other specific health problems.

How much is just right?

While everyone’s body is different, they say that health benefits of caffeine begin around 250mg and become unhealthy at 400mg (roughly 4 cups of coffee) per day.

So find your balance and enjoy today’s tastiest brew.

Strong Core, Strong Back

Woman doing a situp

Have you experienced back pain in some form during your life?

Consider this…

Your body’s core, also commonly known as your torso, supports your entire body. Therefore, a strong core could mean less injury and pain elsewhere, including your back!

Your posture is also greatly affected by the strength of your core.

Without strong abdominal muscles to help hold your back, shoulders, neck, and head into their proper positions, you’ll find yourself slouching. This may cause pain and injury throughout your body.

Stretching and weight training are two ways you can help your core be as strong as possible. There are levels of exercises appropriate for anyone, from gentle yoga to heavier strength training programs.

Are you looking to get healthy and stay healthy? Start with a strong core. Talk to us and let us show you how you can help your own back!