What Causes Injury?

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I am a chiropractor who specializes in treating soft tissue (muscle) injuries.

I tend to see people only when they are in pain. I commonly see people who have been to too many doctors and specialists trying to figure out what’s causing their pain, and still have no answers. Continue reading What Causes Injury?

The Importance of Rest for Consistent Exercise

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Rest is one of the most often overlooked components of staying in shape. It is hard to know when to work through pain, and when to listen to your body and back off and rest. Rest usually isn’t even considered a component to staying in shape. But rest is essential if you want to continue to exercise.

How much time should you take off? Do you take the time off completely? Will you lose conditioning if you take too much time off? These are all valid questions that can be hard to answer, even if you know about exercise.

I know about exercise and I know human bodies. And I still have trouble knowing when to take time off from exercise. Occasionally I train with a good friend who is a personal trainer. She has to tell me when to back off from exercising, and I have to tell her when to back off and take time off from exercising. Continue reading The Importance of Rest for Consistent Exercise

Heal Yourself With Exercise

nordic walkingI believe that there are few, if any, health issues that cannot be positively affected by regular and consistent exercise.

Exercise has been proven to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and the list goes on. Not to mention how much exercise helps with weight. Consistent exercise alone will prevent obesity, and is the best way to lose weight.

Regular exercise will also stabilize irritated, injured and overused joints. This will reduce joint and muscle pain, and prevent it from coming back.

Exercise is pretty much great for everything that ails you. You just have to go about it in an intelligent way. If you haven’t exercised in years, then don’t jump in an expect to get a great workout and lose weight right away. If you haven’t exercised in 2 months or more, then start at the beginning and start out slowly. This will allow you to build up habits and patterns revolving around exercise and give you the best chance possible of successfully working exercise into your life on a consistent basis. The Pain Free Lifestyle program helps ease your way into exercise. It takes you step by step and eases your way into exercise.

Here is an article on some common health issues and how they can be affected by regular exercise.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/28/health/fix-problems-exercise/index.html?hpt=hp_bn13