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4Nov, 2016

Lose Weight & Recover Faster

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Beginning your journey of weight loss seems simple enough in theory, but in practice it can be frustrating. The results often don’t come as quickly as you’d like nor as easily. What I’ve found with my patients and friends is that motivation is extremely important. The results from your hard work will eventually fuel your progress, but results do not come immediately. In order to get in the habit of a healthy lifestyle, you need to find motivation first.  Losing weight has a lot of benefits that can motivate you […]
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11Oct, 2016

Compound Exercises: Save Time, Gain Strength

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Here’s the number one excuse I hear from individuals regarding reasons for not exercising: time. You may think you don’t have a lot (or nearly enough) of it, but we all have the same 24 hours in a day. Professional athletes, successful business executives, stay-at-home parents and students all have a crazy number of tasks to complete in a day, and those who excel at what they do certainly know how to make good use of the time they’re given. This same theory applies to individuals who make time to […]
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8Sep, 2016

Know Your Health

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Your most valuable possession in life is your health. Unfortunately, this isn’t realized by most individuals until a sudden accident, onset of illness or death of a loved one occurs. Understanding your health is important, albeit complicated. You may hear or read health updates or cautionary tales from your doctor or online, but what does it all mean? The health profession is understandably complex, but all of the information you need is readily available through regular consultations with a health professional. Meet with your doctor even when you feel fine. […]
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18Aug, 2016

Foods for a Slimmer You

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It’s true: abs really are made in the kitchen. Exercise all you want, but if you’re not fueling your body with proper nutrition, chances are you’ll have a difficult time finally slimming your stomach. I meet with hundreds of people per week and they all have one thing in common: they desire overall wellness and health. Everyone wants to look and feel great, but the best way to get there isn’t always clear. I guide my patients through exercise routines, nutrition logs and regular adjustments, but sometimes an even more […]
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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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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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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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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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