2018 Aug 12

Migraine Headaches? Why Behaviors Matter.

By |2018-08-12T20:09:17+00:00August 12th, 2018|Categories: Exercise, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Migraine is a common and disabling condition characterized by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, head pain on one side, and attacks that are of moderate to severe pain.  These migraines are diagnosed when an individual has experienced at least five of these attacks in his or her lifetime. Episodic migraine is characterized by [...]

2018 Jan 26

A Natural Approach to Pain Relief

By |2018-01-26T23:20:44+00:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: Chiropractic, Exercise, Massage Therapy, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

In this video Dr. Dean Smith discusses a natural approach to pain relief with emphasis on lifestyle. This a broad overview of how nutrition, exercise, sleep, smoking, stress, chiropractic and other factors can influence our pain. Below are some practical resources to help you implement some of the pain relieving strategies discussed in the video: [...]

2018 Jan 12

Exercise in the Prevention and Treatment of Almost Every Chronic Disease

By |2018-01-12T12:39:31+00:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Exercise|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Exercise may be described as a 'polypill' to prevent and/or treat almost every chronic disease, with obvious benefits such as its low cost and practical lack of adverse effects. As opposed to exercise though, no drug intervention has proven efficient to maintain muscle fitness, a key factor to ensure independent living throughout all stages of life. [...]

2017 Oct 21

Exercise for the Prevention of Low Back Pain

By |2017-10-21T13:55:00+00:00October 21st, 2017|Categories: Exercise|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Exercise alone has been shown to reduce the risk of low back pain (LBP) by 33% and exercise combined with education by 27% says a new review study. The severity of LBP and disability from LBP were also lower in the exercise groups compared to control groups.  Interestingly, the results were not changed by excluding [...]

2017 Aug 15

Healthy Living – The Solution for Poor Health

By |2017-08-15T13:40:10+00:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, pulmonary disease...The chronic disease crisis we currently face must be addressed in rapid fashion. Cardiovascular (CV) and pulmonary diseases, diabetes as well as several forms of cancer are leading causes of poor health and death around the world. These conditions have a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals, [...]

2015 Dec 27

Helping women to good health: breast cancer and lifestyle

By |2015-12-27T09:43:31+00:00December 27th, 2015|Categories: Exercise, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Breast cancer (BC) remains one of the commonest cancers - 12.5% of women will be diagnosed with BC during her lifetime. There are strong links between environmental/lifestyle factors and breast cancer, suggesting that changing these factors may result in decreasing cancer risk. Evidence shows that in addition to genetic predisposition and estrogen exposure, a number [...]

2015 Mar 21

Diabetes Online Summit

By |2015-03-21T10:54:58+00:00March 21st, 2015|Categories: Athletes, Children, Exercise, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Diabetes Summit was created to share the expertise of the world’s leaders to help people regain blood sugar control, live the highest quality life and even reverse type 2 and pre-diabetes. 40 powerful, expert sessions will benefit anyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome, as well as those who want [...]

2014 Nov 20

Root Causes of Obesity

By |2014-11-20T09:30:16+00:00November 20th, 2014|Categories: Exercise, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The causes of obesity have been recognized and are largely related to environmental susceptibility to gain weight due to increased energy intake and reduced energy expenditures as well as genetic predisposition. Contributors to the obesogenic environment since the 1980's are the abundance of high-caloric density, low-quality food and under activity. All of this leads to increased body [...]

2014 Jun 1

Older Adults Reduce Functional Limitations with Strength Training

By |2014-06-01T21:25:47+00:00June 1st, 2014|Categories: Exercise, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

For many older adults, the loss of independence is often considered a fate worse than death.  A 2007 survey of older US adults demonstrated that more seniors feared losing independence (26%) than feared dying (3%).  Unfortunately, functional limitations increase predictably with age due to loss of muscle mass and strength. A new study finds that only 16.1% of older adults [...]

2014 May 3

Simple Steps to Better Health

By |2014-05-03T17:28:51+00:00May 3rd, 2014|Categories: Exercise, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

With the goal of making the healthy choice your easy choice, here are some simple steps to health: Remember that small changes in sleep, activity, and nutrition can make a big difference in your health. Challenge yourself weekly to gain a new healthy habit and break an old unhealthy habit. Create an environment around you [...]