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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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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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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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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Why Do You Have A Headache When You Haven’t Had Your Coffee?

Why Do You Have A Headache When You Haven’t Had Your Coffee?

Check out this great guest blog from our friend, Alex, over at Coffee Abode!

“Most of us are used to a routine, especially when we wake up. For most of us, the very first thing we do when we wake up is to have a hot cup of coffee. It sends an instant boost of energy throughout the body and charges us up to tackle the rest of the day.

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Best Sleeping Positions

Best Sleeping Positions

Many people, regardless of age or physical stature, will wake up in the morning stiff and suffering from back pain. Some may even struggle to get out of bed. Their solutions is to take a few painkillers and then get on with their day the best they can. Many back problems, like this, are caused by poor sleeping positions. They can easily be improved with just a few changes to the way you lie in bed and help from your local Longmont Chiropractors

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Summer SAD Explained

Summer SAD Explained

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in winter is a widely-known phenomenon. There is less sunlight during winter days, which affects the serotonin ("happy" hormones) produced in response to light striking our pineal gland, causing depression and listlessness. But not many people are aware that SAD has a summer equivalent as well.

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