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How to Stretch and Stay Mobile While at a Desk

This video illustrates basic stretches and movement patterns that you can do from a chair or even a couch to condition all of your major joints and their surrounding ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

Embedded within the video are links to related videos at our YouTube library. Read more about How to Stretch and Stay Mobile While at a Desk

 

Simple Ways to Improve Balance and Proprioception

Meant for those with limited mobility or only a small space to work within, these simple exercises are highly effective in strengthening the sensory receptors, sensory fibers, and motor pathways needed to have good balance and proprioception. Read more about Simple Ways to Improve Balance and Proprioception

 

How to Move Better

Let me state unequivocally that I respect my profession and know countless chiropractors who provide exceptionally high quality care for their patients. Every such chiropractor I know spends time educating his or her patients on diet, exercise, and other determinants of overall quality of health. When a person experiences musculoskeletal discomfort, I think that it can be highly worthwhile to visit a chiropractor who is committed to providing this level of comprehensive care. Read more about How to Move Better

 

Allow Yourself To Feel

In his autobiography, Andre Agassi shares a deeply impactful exchange that he had with his wife, tennis legend Steffi Graf following a dispiriting match.

Drawing from her own wealth of experience as arguably the greatest female tennis player of all time, Steffi shared this distinction:

The key to accessing your best level is to think less and feel more. But you can't try to feel. You have to allow yourself to feel. Read more about Allow Yourself To Feel

 

How to Improve Balance and Proprioception

After posting a clip of a simple game that can be used to improve joint position sense and balance, I received a number of messages from readers asking for ways to work on proprioception when one doesn't have a partner to work with.

It's important to note that any activity that requires that you maintain your balance - be it while on your feet, hands, pelvis, or a combination thereof - will develop your joint position sense, thereby strengthening your immunity against slips and falls. Read more about How to Improve Balance and Proprioception

 

What To Do For Muscle and Joint Stiffness

From Our Mailbag:

Q: I went to see a chiropractor today to get orthopaedic lifts for my shoes, and he gave me a bit of an examination at the same time.

He told me that I was very stiff and I was likely feeling a lot of back pain. Actually I have no back pain but I am very stiff. I have always struggled with flexibility. Read more about What To Do For Muscle and Joint Stiffness

 

What to do About Cancer - Part Two

In part one of this look at what to do about cancer, I expressed support for surgical excision of a malignant tumor whenever deemed prudent by those involved.

Generally, I don't feel as good about radiation and chemotherapy, but before I explain why, please allow me to say this: if you've already undergone radiation or chemotherapy, consider your body strong and resilient, having withstood the harmful effects of these therapies. Read more about What to do About Cancer - Part Two

 

What to do About Cancer - Part One

First, let's be clear on what cancer is and how it may hurt your health.

The building blocks of your brain, lungs, liver, heart, skin, and other organs are one or more of the following types of tissue: Read more about What to do About Cancer - Part One

 

Top 3 Determinants of Heart Disease

The latest statistics on heart disease indicate that about a third of us will find out that we have heart disease just before we're about to die from it. Fortunately, modern medicine provides us with a number of tools to assess and monitor our cardiovascular health. And more importantly, we are aware of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Read more about Top 3 Determinants of Heart Disease

 

Let There Be Some Light

Contrary to popular opinion, your eyes need some exposure to the full spectrum of sunlight to be optimally healthy. Light waves from the sun are converted to electro-chemical energy in cells in your retina, and this energy is transmitted throughout your brain and body where it has positive health effects.

Energy from sunlight travels to your hypothalamus, which is an area in your brain that is about the size of a grape and acts as the micro-processing chip that governs almost everything that happens in your body. Your hypothalamus receives information from all regions of your body and uses this data to regulate your autonomic nervous system to keep you healthy. Depending on your moment-to-moment needs, your hypothalamus adjusts your heart and lung rates, the amount of blood that perfuses your skeletal muscles and digestive organs, and whether you sweat or shiver, just to name a few of the bodily activities that it controls. Read more about Let There Be Some Light

 

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