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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6 Multitasking Myths

6 Multitasking Myths

As Americans, we pride ourselves on our ability to multitask. Smartphones and technology have made this even more prevalent. We can reply to emails while in the bathroom. We can cook dinner while clean the kitchen while doing research for our next Amazon purchase. We try to hold multiple conversations at once. Here’s one that I see all too often that I BEG you to not do: drive and be on our phones.

We are, in fact, expected to multitask constantly.  Have you ever seen a job posting that doesn’t specifically request the ability to multitask?  

Well, turns out, this is not good for our brains, our relationships or our work and, in fact, you can’t actually multitask at all. 

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Keto for Women

Keto for Women

Hopefully you read the article we posted last month about Women and Intermittent fasting. Mark from Mark's Daily Apple has written another article on the best way for Women to enter and stay in Ketosis. 

"It’s the quality that makes ketogenic diets so effective for weight loss, particularly in the obese and severely overweight. And that satiety, that provides a psychological boost. You’re not just not hungry. You’re not hungry because you’re consuming your own body fat. You eat fewer calories than you were because all the food is coming from inside the house. That’s powerful, and it perpetuates itself, leading to even more weight loss and making keto that much more sustainable.

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What to Do If Aches and Pain Interfere with Your Sleep

What to Do If Aches and Pain Interfere with Your Sleep

 Our friends over at SleepHelp wrote this great article for us on how to improve your sleep. Check it out (but not right before bed!) and see how you can get the best night's sleep possible! 

"You enter a state of sleep deprivation anytime you get less than seven to eight hours of sleep. Sleep deprivation can result from and contribute to aches and pains, making sleep an integral part of pain management. Improving your sleep hygiene while exploring methods of pain management can help you get the rest you need to bring your pain under control.

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15 tips on How to Be Happier

15 tips on How to Be Happier

There are a few things that are universal for all humans. We all need food and water. We all need some form of shelter. We all want to be loved. We all want to be happy. I know that we have all met those people who it’s hard to believe that are looking for happiness or that they get pleasure from anything other than making themselves, or others, miserable, but those people, too, want to be happy.

At the end of the day, when we are being honest with ourselves and others, sometimes feeling happy or thinking positive can be hard. Our American culture, that demands so much from us,  doesn’t leave much time for taking care of your physical health, let alone on your mental health.

If you’re in the same boat as me, and I think this is a very large boat, and you feel like your happiness quotient could improve, here are 15 tips on how to get you there.

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5 Things I Wish I had Known Starting the Whole30

5 Things I Wish I had Known Starting the Whole30

I like to consider myself pretty savvy in the world of healthy cooking and living a healthy lifestyle.  When I first read through the Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig, it sounded like something I could complete no problem.  No sugar? No Problem!  No Carbs?  I really don’t love bread or pasta anyway.  I dabbled in the recipes, but as someone who already ate a copious amount of Zoodles, switching to vegetable based options didn’t sound like it would be life changing or very difficult.  For the record – I was very wrong.

1.     Actually set a conscious date to start.  DO NOT wake up sick one day and go, well, I guess today is the day I start.  That is exactly what I did, and honestly, I think it was a big portion of my downfall.  The Whole 30 takes time.  It takes meal prep, mental prep, conversations with your s/o about what is going to be changing over the next 30 days.  I decided on a whim, when I was sick, without taking into account that my anniversary, Easter, and a race would all fall within my 30 days.  That was just poor planning on my part

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Ice Vs. Heat

Ice Vs. Heat

If you've ever been confused about whether to use ice or heat, here's a handy infographic that might be able to help you out.  And, as always, if you are experiencing any sort of ache or pain, give us a call at 303-776-6767 to see how we can help you out! 

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4 Things to Know About Car Accidents - EVEN Small ones

4 Things to Know About Car Accidents - EVEN Small ones

1. Injuries can and often do go undetected - until later in life
“So what, I was only going 5 MPH in Longmont, why do I need to see a chiropractor for an MVA that is that small?”  We hear this all the time, the reality is that often times, especially for super small accident the bumpers do NOT crumple.  This means the energy of the accident goes into the thing that does move.  

Often times that means your spine and frequently your neck.  The only way to see that damage and it’s potential is with and examination and often with a specific chiropractic focused Xray.  Without detection AND correction, the problem can linger, for a long time.  

2. Long term damage can show up and magnify with time.

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3 Things You May Not Know about Chiropractic

3 Things You May Not Know about Chiropractic

Hi! My name is Holli and I am a new member of New Leaf Chiropractic. When I first started working here three months ago, my knowledge about chiropractic was practically nonexistent. In fact the only thing that I did know was that my dad had really severe back problems and frequented a chiropractor, which seemed to fix him. It came to no surprise to anyone that I had many important aspects of the practice to familiarize myself on. And while I am still a novice in the world of chiropractic, here are three extremely important facts about chiropractic care that everyone should know, but most don’t.

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