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Hip Openers - Performing the Piriformis Stretch During Pregnancy
Hip Openers / Piriformis Stretch During Pregnancy

Why? This will help to balance the pelvis and "open" the hips, allowing easier descent of the baby in labor.  It will also stretch the muscles that surround the pelvis reducing hip and low back pain as well as promoting pelvic alignment.

There are three ways to do this stretch depending on your comfort level and stage of pregnancy.

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Sitting on the Pregnancy Exercise Ball

Why should you do the Sitting on the Ball exercise?

This exercise is so simple, yet can vastly improve the strength of your entire spine and keep your pelvis from getting locked up.

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10 COVID-19 Survival Tips for Feeling Worried or Stressed
10 COVID-19 Survival Tips for Feeling Worried or Stressed

Worries and stress about our health, our finances, our kids’ education, and the COVID-19 pandemic can really wear on us. Combine that with social distancing and many people are feeling overwhelmed, angry, and anxious.

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Chiropractic Care for Runners and Athletes
Chiropractic Care for Runners and Athletes

Chiropractors can prevent the wear and tear that results from misalignments and thus prevent injury and pain by restoring proper alignment and function of the joint.  So don’t wait until the joint is so worn out that you have pain.  Get it checked now so that you don’t miss any of your running season!

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Ho-Ho-Holiday Stress Be Gone! Sleigh Family Chiropractic Tips
Ho-Ho-Holiday Stress Be Gone! Sleigh Family Chiropractic Tips

As we go through this joyous season, there are practical steps we can all take to minimize the stress we experience. Please see some tried and true efforts from Sleigh Family Chiropractic:

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Healthy Over the Holidays: Tips to Boost Your Immunity
Healthy Over the Holidays: Tips to Boost Your Immunity
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Ergonmics in the Classroom
Ergonmics in the Classroom

Students sit in thousands of different positions. Upright, slouched, twisted, tilted, straddling their seats. They stretch out their legs, sit on them, cross them, bounce them. They balance on the front of their chair or precariously teeter on the back, tempting gravity – and common sense. They’re kids!

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Safe Prenatal Yoga Video for Healthy, Less Painful Pregnancy
Safe Prenatal Yoga Video for Healthy, Less Painful Pregnancy

I know exercise is very important for the health of pregnant women as a chiropractor with a special focus on working with women during pregnancy.  I am often asked by expectant women what types of exercise are safe and beneficial during pregnancy.   Prenatal yoga is one of the most common recommendations that I give.  

 
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Intermittent Fasting and Its Many Benefits
Intermittent Fasting and Its Many Benefits

Intermittent fasting has become a trend in the dieting world and here's why; studies have shown that during the fasting period your body is able to repair damaged cells, help fight disease and even improve energy levels. Drs Katie and Quintin Sleigh are dedicated to learn and provide any tools to help your body grow stronger. With the help of chiropractic adjustments and improved diet you give your body a chance to become its best self. Below is an article found on the nutrition watch dog site that include the MANY benefits of intermittent fasting.

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Epic Salad Recipes for Summer
Epic Salad Recipes for Summer

Salads may not be your favorite, but there are ways to make them more enjoyable while still getting the nutritional benefits. Here at Sleigh Family Chiropractic, Drs Katie and Quintin Sleigh are committed to sharing new and healthy recipes with all.  It's time to make your salads worth eating! "Cookie + Kate" offers 20 epic salad recipes that may entice you. Recipes can be found here.

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