Is Yoga Just For Women?

yoga 2Let me start this off by saying that I love yoga. I have been doing yoga consistently for over 10 years. I feel that it has prevented injuries and kept me loose, balanced and able to exercise for the last 10 years. If it weren’t for yoga, I would have much more low back, hip, knee, shoulder, neck and arm pain.

Those of you who have read some of my other posts, know that I am a chiropractor who specializes in trigger point therapy and musculo-skeletal issues. So I know how to take care of muscles and prevent injuries. Continue reading Is Yoga Just For Women?

Exercise and Eat Right For Osteoporosis

xray broken legOsteoporosis comes on slowly and insidiously. It can be easy to treat and prevent if you catch it early. It can irreversible and deadly if caught too late.

Osteoporosis means porous bones. After age 30 our bones lose density, unless we do something to prevent it. The loss of bone density associated with osteoporosis can go on for years without being noticed, it is painless until the fragile bones break. It is usually noticed when tests are done to determine bone density, or when there have been more than 1 fracture in a short period of time. Continue reading Exercise and Eat Right For Osteoporosis

Exercise to Reduce Depression?

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I have long believed that our overall health is influenced 50% by genetics (what we inherited from our parents), 25% by environmental (pollutants, allergens, toxic compounds in the everyday objects we are surrounded by), and 25% we have control over (through exercise, nutrition and lifestyle choices).

Being a lifelong exerciser will have a drastically positive effect on our overall health, how long we live, and the quality of our lives. Exercise has been called the only miracle pill we have. Exercise and eating right are the best ways to take control of your health and positively influence it. I feel that if we are in control of only 25% of our overall health, then I want to positively influence that 25%. Continue reading Exercise to Reduce Depression?

Exercises for Arthritis

Arthritis can make doing anything painful. While in pain, it is hard to imagine that exercise could help to reduce the pain, but in the long run, it will.

Exercise is one of the most important aspects to keeping yourself healthy. It is a way where you can take control of your health, and control how you will feel in the future. You can’t control 100% of your health, but any way that you can positively affect your health is important to take advantage of. Continue reading Exercises for Arthritis

The Real Cause of Low Back Pain:Repetitive Trauma

I have long held the belief that most of the pain we experience, if it is not from a disease process or some type of sickness, is muscular in nature and usually from repetitive motions. I believe that most low back pain comes about through repetitive means. It can even be argued that a significant amount cases of osteo-arthritis are from old repetitive traumas that have never been allowed to fully heal. Over time, the microscopic injuries that come from repetitive traumas can eventually cause the onset of osteo-arthritis. Continue reading The Real Cause of Low Back Pain:Repetitive Trauma