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29Jul, 2016

Endorphins & Enjoying Life

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Thanks to extensive research, the benefits of spinal manipulation are easier to measure through scientific evidence. If you’re a patient of mine, you know how good your body feels after being adjusted. But if you’re curious about why that might be or just curious about chiropractic in general, you might wonder what happens to your body after leaving my office. Scientists are able to study the neurochemical benefits of spinal manipulation and they found that chiropractic adjustments cause a surge of beta-endorphins. Beta-endorphins have been found to produce a wide range of […]
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21Jul, 2016

Stand for Better Health

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While at work, nothing slows down productivity like neck pain, back pain, or insidious body aches. A tip for preventing discomfort sounds pretty simple: stand up, stretch, or walk around once every 30-60 minutes. To many of you, I’m sure this sounds inconvenient or even impossible, but the benefits of breaking up periods of extended sedentary behavior (i.e. sitting) cannot be ignored. A recent study outlines the health risks associated with prolonged sitting. Our bodies aren’t designed to be inactive for extended periods of time. When we sit and watch […]
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15Jul, 2016

Travel Right: Stay Healthy on Vacation

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Traveling is wonderful. You get to explore new places, take in beautiful sights, get to know your travel companions more, and hopefully return home feeling refreshed and liberated. The only downside of traveling is the simple fact that you typically have to abandon your routine or adapt it to your new surroundings. Days spent on long road trips or back-to-back flights are not ideal for your physical or mental health. Lack of proper nutrition or hydration depletes your body’s defense systems, making you more susceptible to illness, which is puts […]
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8Jul, 2016

Smart Sun: How to Use SPF

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With summer in full swing, you’ve probably suffered through a couple sunburns by now. Not only is damage from the sun quite painful, but it’s dangerous. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and 90% of skin damage (including premature aging) is caused by sun exposure. Good news, though: you can prevent skin damage and lower your risk of skin cancer by correctly using sunscreen. Many of us think we are using sunscreen correctly, but there are a lot of misunderstandings that lead to sun damage and […]
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6Jul, 2016

Vitamin D: Benefits & Tips

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Everyone who lives in Wisconsin has participated in the running joke of our long winters wreaking havoc on our collective spirit. Our winters are harsh and the gray, sunless days stretch on for months. Lucky for us, summer is at its peak, which means the hardships of winter are far off (for now). All humor aside, the thought that our moods are affected by the seasons is not far from fact. Vitamin D synthesis is triggered by ultraviolet B rays, or sunlight. According to a psychiatric study, vitamin D deficiency in […]
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