How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

When you exercise, endorphins are released into your bloodstream. The “feel-good” hormones can elevate your mood, which is why many people regularly exercise. However, a new study found that exercising also produces another hormone, one that may improve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

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Is Popping Your Own Back Bad?

Is Popping Your Own Back Bad?

Some of us have formed a habit of “cracking” or “popping” our own backs or necks. And some of us will actually get some temporarily relief from doing so. We often get asked the question:” Is cracking my back bad?”

The popping sound that one hears, or as we say in Chiropractic, an “audible release” is called cavitation. It is caused by the sudden release of gases (primarily nitrogen and carbon dioxide) from the joint fluids that surround each joint, when the joint space is suddenly increased.

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Best Exercises for Your Brain

Best Exercises for Your Brain

Being healthy is not just focusing on the physical side of things, you have to stimulate your brain as well if you want to live a long, healthy and prosperous life. Exercise will have a serious positive effect on bulking up your brain.
But what type of exercise is most effective? Is it weight training, high intensity interval training or endurance exercise, like running?

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Chew Your Food or Swallow a Pill?

Chew Your Food or Swallow a Pill?

Nothing can substitute eating a well-balanced, healthy diet for an adequate supply of vitamins to fulfill the nutritional needs of the body. The pills and supplements industry continues to tell us different reasons why we need to consume them, but these can never take the place of food!

We are told we need them to stay healthy and could be harmed if we do not take them. However, it’s not wise for a person to become wholly dependent on these supplements for the supply of vitamins and nutrients the body requires for proper functioning. It is therefore important to be wary of the profit-driven supplement industry when making health-related decisions.

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Top 5 Chiropractic Myths Busted

Top 5 Chiropractic Myths Busted

It’s possible you’ve heard a few myths about chiropractic. Maybe at one point, you may have even believed a few of them yourself. That’s ok! We want to shed a little light and share some information on some of the more common chiropractic myths.

If you have any questions that aren’t listed on this infographic, please give us a call at 303-776-6767. We love answering questions and helping you feel as comfortable as possible before coming in to see us!

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Do you know Tabata?

Do you know Tabata?

You've probably heard of High Intensity Interval Training. And you've probably heard of Tabata. But what is a Tabata? Tabata is a 16 minute workout developed by a researcher in Japan named Dr Tabata, of course. It's 4 exercises that are each 4 minutes in length intervals of 20 second on and 10 second off. These are all exercises that can be done at home to increase your strength and speed.

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5 Low-Back Stretches You Can Do at Home

5 Low-Back Stretches You Can Do at Home

Many people suffer from back pain. These five stretches can help you improve the uncomfortable effects of subluxation. Though regularly visiting the chiropractor is one of the best ways to prevent subluxations and back pain, there are other tools you can implement at home to feel your best. Eating well, meditating, and spending time outdoors have all been proven to contribute to optimum health. The following 5 stretches will help, as well.

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How to Choose the Best Mattress for Spinal Support

How to Choose the Best Mattress for Spinal Support

Ashely Little, our friend over at Mattress Advisor , wrote us this great article on helpful tips for choosing the best mattress for your spine. You spend a significant portion of your life in your bed. It’s important to choose a mattress that will best support you and not be a detriment to your health!

“We think about our posture during the day while we’re sitting and standing, but it’s not something we can be conscious of in our sleep. Keeping correct posture is vital to protecting our back, neck, and joints from strain. How are we supposed to take care of that while we sleep?

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How a Visit to the Chiropractor Can Help You Sleep

How a Visit to the Chiropractor Can Help You Sleep

Difficulty falling and staying asleep, restlessness, and early waking are all problematic symptoms of insomnia. If you're struggling to get the seven to nine hours of sleep you need, a chiropractor can help you identify the source along with a treatment plan. While a chiropractor takes a holistic approach to your sleep health, we’re covering just three areas – pain, sleep position, and breathing issues – where chiropractic treatments may bring relief.

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