Posted by: admin in Monthly Newsletter on October 10th, 2012

Dear Friends and Patients:

October is National Chiropractic Health Month! Your most valuable asset is good health.  Chiropractic is the choice of millions of families throughout the world for restoring and maintaining health and vitality.  People everywhere who practice good chiropractic health on a regular basis have learned that good health is gained and maintained only when normal nerve energy flows from the brain, down the spinal cord, and out between important spinal vertebrae to vital body organs and tissues.

Your friends and acquaintances are perhaps suffering needlessly simply because they don’t know what you know about chiropractic care.  A word from you about what chiropractic has done for you could very well prove to be the greatest act of kindness you could give them.  Urging them to seek counsel from a Doctor of Chiropractic may improve their overall physical well-being.

Yours for better health naturally,

Dr. William A. Miller

Help Us Help Others By Spreading the Word About the Benefits of Chiropractic Care!

Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

  • Start small. If you are able, manage a five-minute walk every day at first.  Eventually, you’ll be able to work your way up to 30 minutes or more, and you’ll be taking a big step toward maintaining the flexibility and mobility of your joints and burning calories at the same time.
  • For those on a time crunch, take short breaks from work.  Simply getting up from your desk and walking around the office or the parking lot or going up and down the stairs a few times is enough to get your blood flowing and trigger feel-good endorphins to get you through the rest of your day.
  • As for your diet, choose foods high in fiber, i.e.:  fruits and vegetables, whole grains and legumes, as fiber curbs hunger.  Also reduce your simple carbohydrates like candy, pizza, cookies, and bread that is not made from whole grains.  In some people, simple carbohydrates can trigger overeating, as well as blood-glucose slumps, which can lead to fatigue, headaches, craving sweets, depression, irritability and a host of other symptoms.
  • Keep a good variety of low-calorie snacks available to satisfy cravings.  Having carrot sticks, apple slices, whole-grain granola, fruit and raisins on hand can prevent you from running to the snack machine or picking up fast food.*

Yardwork

Before you pick up your rake this fall, consider the possible consequences of back strain, neck strain, and pain in the shoulders.  The twisting, turning,  bending, and reaching while raking your yard can cause injury if your body is not prepared.  Follow these tips to avoid injury:

  • Stretch, without bouncing, for 10 to 15 minutes prior to tackling your yard.  Do knee-chest pulls, trunk rotations and side bends with hands above your head and fingers locked.
  • Stand as straight as possible and keep your head up.  Use a “scissors’ stance” with right foot forward and left foot back.  Reverse after a few finutes, putting your left forward and your right foot back.
  • Bend at the knees, not the waist, as you pick up piles of leaves or grass.  Make the piles small to decrease the possiblity of back strain.
  • Drink plenty of water and wear protective gear such as long pants and gloves.

If you feel soreness or stiffness in your back, use ice to soothe the discomfort.  If there is no improvement in two or three days, see your Doctor of Chiropractic!*

Chiropractic – the Wise Way to Good Health!

*(reprinted in part with permission of the American Chiropractic Association)

No individuals, including those under our active care, should use the information, resources or tools contained within to self-diagnose or self-treat any health-related condition. Diagnosis and treatment of all health conditions should only be performed by the doctor or other licensed health care professional.
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