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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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27Jun, 2016

Sciatica Treatment & Prevention

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Sciatica is an extremely common condition, one that I treat regularly at Lifestyle Chiropractic. Many of my patients suffer from sciatica, and it’s often the primary purpose for their visit to my office. I want to take the time to cast some light on this issue by addressing its causes, symptoms, treatment, and of course, prevention.  So, what is sciatica? Sciatica is noted by the following symptoms: lower back pain; pain in the buttocks or leg that is worse when sitting; hip pain; tingling down leg or even into foot; […]
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24Jun, 2016

Featured Smoothie: Banana Berry

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A healthy lifestyle starts first-thing in the morning. Breakfast is the perfect time to incorporate as many vitamins and minerals as possible in order to jumpstart your day. If you skip breakfast, you’ll be more susceptible to the temptation of fast food or equally unhealthy choices come lunchtime. Giving your body plenty of fiber, vitamins, and protein before you leave your house in the morning is a sure way to offset cravings later in the day. Time is understandably an issue in the morning. Your routine is already packed with […]
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20Jun, 2016

Healthy Kitchen Habits

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I’ve posted a lot lately about finding the right nutritional balance for your lifestyle. It’s a lot easier said than done, though, as I’m sure many of you have found. Eating healthily is a choice you have to keep making at every meal, every day. That may sound exhausting, but if you make healthy choices consistently, they will become habit. I’ve put together a list of quick tips that can help you develop healthy habits and stay on track. Shop seasonally  In Wisconsin, we have to take advantage of when […]
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14Jun, 2016

Rest & Restore: Nutrition’s Link to Sleep

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Sleep continues to be a hot topic in the health world, and for good reason. Many individuals suffer from sleep deprivation, even when they lie down and fall asleep for the alotted 7-8 hours. Researchers work around the clock to address sleep problems because sleep is linked so strongly to quality of life. Thanks to data released by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, we now know that overweight individuals spend a higher percentage of sleep time in the REM (rapid eye movement) stage of sleep as compared to […]
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10Jun, 2016

Gradual is Good: A Smart Start to Exercise

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The start of summer typically signals the start of a new workout plan. While it is tempting to throw yourself headfirst into an intense, all-out sweat session to undo the sluggishness of winter, you may want to think twice about your level of exertion. The “no pain, no gain” slogan may actually bring more harm than good. A study by the University of British Columbia found that high-intensity, high-impact exercises could actually cause damage to the non-athlete performing them. The participants of the study performed a popular “sprint” exercise that at […]
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7Jun, 2016

Be Present and Productive

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By now, surely you’ve noticed that the word mindfulness is everywhere. Everything is marketed to keep you mindful these days, from fitness classes (yoga/Pilates/ballet/cross fit/running—”Do them all!” ads read, “At the same time!”) to candles, apps, and aesthetic office decor. Where do you begin? For those of you who are just beginning a mindfulness practice, your options can be overwhelming. To relieve some of the stress, I’ve outlined some tips for you to try and get some clarity. The practice of mindfulness itself sounds incredibly simple: focus on the present, step […]
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