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In pain? Treat it with spinal decompression therapy

decompression therapy

Spinal decompression therapy sounds terrifying. Mention that it is an advanced form of spinal traction, and many people have visions of torture devices.

In reality, this new therapy doesn’t occur in a dungeon. It’s a new, non-surgical alternative for relieving low-back pain, neck pain and radiating arm and leg pain.

Winter wellness…when it’s cold, put a scarf on your wind gate!

Wearing a scarf is very fashionable these days and more and more people are using them. There are websites with 100 or more ways to tie a scarf around your neck. But there are benefits to wearing a scarf as well.

According to acupuncture, which is the oldest form of healthcare, the back of your neck is the area most vulnerable to the wind and is known as “The Wind Gate.” Allowing the cold winter weather and wind to access your Wind Gate can cause chills, achy muscles, nasal congestion and sore throats.

Wearing a scarf reduces neck pain, maintains body temperature, and can prevent colds. The scarf keeps your neck warm and protects you from cold and dampness of the winter weather seeping in. This is important when your immune system could be down due to tiredness or stress that is typical in winter months.

Stay healthy this cold and flu season with these simple habits

This time of year, temperatures aren’t the only things dropping. People drop left and right from the cold and flu. But you don’t have to be one of them!

I’m not going to write yet another article about washing hands. I think we all know how important it is to wash our hands and avoid touching our faces. And then wash our hands again for good measure. Instead, here are some off-the-beaten-path ways to make a real difference for your health this cold and flu season.

Sports fans: Cheering for the Chiefs, Royals or another of your favorite teams is good for your health

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Football season is upon us once again. Whether you’re one of those who are casual sports fans or a true fanatic, cheering for your team can bring highs and lows. But did you know that it can also encourage good health?

That’s not just some lip service from ESPN or Fox Sports. Research shows sports fans are active, engaged and in better health, thanks to their allegiance with a favorite team.

Swimming is the exercise that does it all! Get in the pool!

This time of year, it is not hard to convince someone to go jump in a lake. Swimming is a great way to cool off and have fun with friends.

But this low-impact exercise is so much more!

Swimming is a stress-reducing, calorie-burning, mood-boosting wonder. Check out the benefits of swimming a few laps.

Fresh fruits and vegetables…Make the most of summer produce and amp up your diet

fruits vegetables

Looking to improve your nutrition and reap the health benefits? Summer is the perfect time to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet. A variety of in-season foods are available, so it’s easy to add some variety and try something new.

Golf Swing Tip: Keep your head in the game for a better golf swing

better golf swing

“Keep your head down!” How many times have you heard those words right before attempting to execute a better golf swing? Too often, that message translates into an expectation that the head is to be kept still. Not so. In fact, it is not possible!

Guidelines to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke

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AUGUST 2015 – This is the time of year so many fall sports begin practicing. This is exciting long as you are careful with how hot it is outside.

Football gets the most attention about heat exhaustion injuries, but there are plenty of other sports teams out there practicing. All athletes need to be mindful of their condition of their body in the heat.

Summer swim training

swimming

JULY 2015 – Summertime is the ideal season to get your swim training in. Pools are more accessible and the weather sometimes seems to require that cooling off time. Although you might be hot from the summer heat, your muscles are most likely cold and need to be warmed up by stretching before jumping in the pool for your workout.

Laser therapy for injury recovery

Laser-Therapy

MAY 2015 – Laser light therapy has become useful for just about every condition, but most importantly for athletes, it can reduce inflammation and relieve pain from injuries suffered.

There are different classes of light therapy, and each one works for different areas needing treatment. Some are more powerful, some are created for deeper tissue damage and some for speed of recovery.