Regular exercise is a great way to gear the body up for the rigors of the holiday season. Many people don’t realize the toll that long hours shopping, cooking, decorating, and wrapping presents put on the body. If your body isn’t conditioned for this ‘holiday workout’ you are putting your body at risk for injury and back and body pain. No one wants their holiday season ruined by injury or pain!
It is especially hard to eat healthy during the holidays. There are work holiday parties, kids’ school holiday parties, mom’s freshly baked cookies, and family celebrations. The cookies, treats, snacks, and unhealthy foods are plentiful. How can you avoid overeating during the holidays?
Sleigh Family Chiropractic can help relieve the pain and injuries from long hours of commuting and other driving in Chicagoland. The average daily commute here is 30 minutes each way. When you add travel time for appointments, sporting events and other social activities daily drive time can be hours.
Here is the full transcript of our YouTube video about the Pelvic Rock prenatal exercise for pregnant women. This exercise helps moms-to-be alleviate and avoid back pain during pregnancy.
Here is the full transcript of our YouTube video.
We wrote out these tips up on the white board in our office. It greets patients in the reception waiting area. There is a point. We must all set small improvement goals to work our way to optimal health. It is a gradual process and takes discipline and commitment. The key is to want to make healthier choices today than you did yesterday.
“I wanted to tell you that you are a TERRIFIC doctor and friend. I will give testimony that due to your greatness in keeping me aligned and watching over the ligaments - I had the easiest delivery that I have ever heard of... I truly believe this is because of YOU. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! I could not be more grateful.”
Every new parent wants the absolute best for their child from the minute you arrive home from the hospital. Every parent wants to avoid their child from suffering. Your normal first step is to visit the pediatrician if your infant screams daily for hours. If the pediatrician determines your child has ‘colic,’ you might be told he or she will just 'grow out of it.'
It is currently fashionable for women to carry large purses. Many women find large purses a great convenience. It is possible to almost literally carry everything at times, including the kitchen sink. However, the quest to be fashionable and prepared may actually lead to neck and shoulder injuries.
It seems more and more kids carry backpacks that are almost bigger than they are! We frequently see kids who try to counter balance the weight of their back pack. They bend forward at the waist, round their shoulders forward or tilt their chins upward. Kids are experiencing back pain at a much earlier age than in the past according to the American Chiropractic Association. Heavy backpacks may be a contributing factor.