• A Double Chin can save your life?????

    Can a “Double Chin” save my life???

    I know this question is running through your mind of how a dreadful “ double chin” can save your life. Well the answer to this question you are pondering on is Yes! When most people in our culture hear the phrase “double chin” they connect this phrase with being overweight and how they can prevent it from happening. But, on the contrary this phrase that leaves such a bad taste in most people’s mouths is actually a cue that cannot only save your life, but help you live a longer one as well.

    Everyday I see more and more people’s life expectancy decreasing in many ways. But, what if I told you that you could increase your life expectancy by just making one adjustment to your body framework. Would you do it??

    In the October 2004 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, it was reported that there is a “44% increase in death rate with 17mm of Forward Head Posture”. This profound statistic is very true and pertains to about 85% of our population. Most people have forward head posture where their chin is protruded causing a flat neck. Of this 85% a majority of them have desk jobs that assist with the problematic forward head posture.

    When the head is mostly forward it causes your cervical vertebrae to lose their natural curve forming a flat, more compressed, and more stiff neck. This causes the important blood vessels that send blood and oxygen to the brain to be compressed as well causing less blood and oxygen to reach the brain. Without a good flow of blood and oxygen to our main controller “the brain” we have slower and less nerve function causing our bodies to run insufficiently.

    The way to fix this dreadful “forward head posture” think of the key phrase “double chin”, and tuck that chin back and in!! Pulling your chin back and in forming that double chin will get rid of that forward head, increase our cervical curve, get rid of that flat neck, and best of all keep us alive and kicking longer.

    Because, “Double Chin” is IN and “Forward Head Posture” is Out For the Count….

    If you are interested in a complimentary exam and check up call the closest HealthSource location and we’ll be happy to schedule some time with the Doctor!

  • The Tortoise and the Hare

    How many times have you or someone you know said “Ok, that’s it. I’m going on a diet.”? Or, “I’m getting serious about the gym this time”? We all know someone who has said that, or we have been someone who has said that. Everyone knows that being healthy is important. While some know more than others on how to be healthy, we can all agree that being healthy is important to a happy life.

    So what has kept you from making a change in your life to be healthier? What has caused the failed diets, or the failed exercise plans? I’m sure at times it can feel overwhelming for anyone when they think “I have to change EVERYTHING about my lifestyle or I won’t be healthy.” When we think that way we feel something called “discouragement.” It’s discouraging to feel like you HAVE to change EVERYTHING about yourself. Sure it’s easy to be pumped up and gung-ho about making healthy changes at first, but how long can anyone keep up that enthusiasm for drastic change? How long can you hold down the gas pedal in your car before it runs out of gas? Feeling discouraged about being able to commit to drastic lifestyle change is not a sign of weakness, or a sign you will always be unhealthy; it’s a sign that you’re human!

    So today, I don’t want you to try to make an overhaul of your life to become healthy, I’m asking you to simply take one step towards being healthy. Watch the video below, and decide on ONE way you can improve your health. I’m not asking to you to take out ANYTHING from your current lifestyle or diet, but to simply add one healthy thing. It could be as simple as 10 pushups every day, to eating a raw fruit or vegetable with every meal. Just like the tortoise in the old children’s fable, stick with what you know you can do. Don’t be the hare who starts off so fast then ends up quitting by the roadside. Find your ONE healthy addition, and stick to it! Keep doing everything else you have been doing, but stick with the one new thing and see how far that takes you in the coming weeks, months, and years. Slow and steady wins the race, and that is equally true when it comes to becoming healthier.

    What healthy addition will you be making to your life today?

    If you are interested in a complimentary exam and check up call the closest HealthSource location and we’ll be happy to schedule some time with the Doctor!

  • Improve your performance In and Out of the Office

    Use Rocktape to Improve Performance

    Rocktape is used in our office to not just help with common injuries but we will also use it as performance taping. In most instances there are 3 main objectives that Rocktape can achieve.

    1. Rocktape helps lift the skin which helps relieve the pressure associated with swelling.

    2. Rocktape accelerates bloodflow to the injured area to speed up healing.

    3. Rocktape stabilizes the area without restricting movement so you can remain active.

    Your probably asking yourself, well how does it work?

    How does it work?
    Rocktape is a natural-hybrid product and consists of 97% cotton, 3% nylon and uses no drugs. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic acrylic based adhesive and contains no latex. Rocktape was designed, to lift the skin away from the underlying soft tissue. This allows blood to move into an injured area which accelerates healing and recovery.

    How long will it last?
    ROCKTAPE can be worn for 3-5 days. It is 100% organic cotton and can be worn while swimming or in the shower.