Everyone knows we are supposed to have good posture, but why?
According to the American Chiropractic Association, maintaining good posture helps to keep our bodies in alignment. This prevents strain on our muscles and ligaments, which can cause pain. Everyday activities such as sitting at a computer or reading can lead to bad posture. It is important to make a conscious effort to sit up straight and engage the muscles that help with posture.
There are plenty of exercises that you can do to help with posture! You can check out the videos on our website to see some examples of how to stretch and strengthen your muscles.Read More
Don’t forget, we have free yoga every Thursday night! You can either call or stop in to sign up!
The class is focused on healing, and is very relaxing. Come give it a try!
Our address is 22821 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest CA.Read More
Every Thursday night at 6:00 pm we have a FREE beginners yoga class!
Give us a call to sign up for the next class! (949) 716-5050
Feel free to bring family members and friends along, and remember to bring your own mat!
22821 Lake Forest Drive
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Many people have trouble strengthening their core muscles. The plank exercise is a great way to do this, but correct form is essential. The video below shows proper the proper form to help engage your core.Read More
If you are wondering what else you can do besides surgery or injections for a low back herniation, you have a great alternative in PT. Giving PT a good effort with a great home program can drastically reduce a lumber herniation, and also significantly relieve pain and symptoms. Talk to us today about setting up a program that is right for you. We work with you and your doctor to develop a program that fits your needs and exact diagnosis. You have tried PT elsewhere, now do it right and do it with us!Read More
A few months ago, the Orlando Sentinel published an article featuring Dr. James Andrews on youth sports injuries. He talked about the consequences of playing certain sports year-round. He mentioned that this type of activity, especially when focused on one sport alone, is the leading cause of adolescent injuries. Adolescents should have at least a few months off during the year to allow their bodies to recover.
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Protein is a macromolecule that is essential for human life. Without it, our bodies would not be able to function. Many people think that meat is the only way to get enough protein besides supplements, but this doesn’t have to be the case! Meat does contain of of the essential amino acids we need to survive. This is also a called a complete protein. This is the easiest way to get these nutrients.
Vegetarians can get all of the essential nutrients out of the food that they eat. For example, by eating beans, rice, and some type of vegetable, you are getting all of the protein that is necessary for the body to function! Nuts are also a great source.
Many foods are also fortified with proteins, such as cereals, breads, and granola bars. Though this is not the ideal way to obtain nutritional needs, it still works! In general, the average American does not need to worry about their protein intake.Read More
“Lymphedema refers to swelling that generally occurs in one of your arms or legs. Sometimes all arms or all legs swell.
Lymphedema is most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to your lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. It results from a blockage in your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and the fluid buildup leads to swelling.
There’s no cure for lymphedema. But it can be managed with early diagnosis and diligent care of your affected limb.” -Mayoclinic.org
At our clinic, we can help with lymphedema in several ways. Treatments that we offer include compression pumps for the limbs, calf exercises, cold laser therapy, massage, and more.
If you have lymphedema and have been seeking relief, come in and see us! We would be happy to help find a program that works for you.Read More
Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day, but is this a true statement? For quite a few reasons, this could actually be the case. Here are some of the benefits of breakfast:
- It kickstarts our metabolism. When we go to sleep, our metabolism slows down in order to focus on other things in our bodies. By eating, we are letting our body know that we are awake and beginning our day, therefore we burn calories more efficiently.
- It sets a pattern for the day. By eating a healthy breakfast, we are more likely to also make smart choices for lunch, dinner and snacks. Some good choices are egg whites, steel cut oats or fruit.
- It can help with weight control. By eating smaller portions often throughout the day (including breakfast), we can actually help control our weight. It keeps the metabolism going at a steady rate, as long as we are eating healthy foods.
According to the CDC, 7 out of 10 deaths in the United States are because of a chronic illness. While not all chronic diseases are completely preventable, there are definitely steps and precautions that we can take to protect our bodies from harm.
- Healthy Eating Habits – By eating fruits, vegetables, and nutrients such as fiber and vitamins daily, we reduce our risk of becoming ill. Fiber binds to cholesterol in our bodies and draws it out, which lowers risk of heart disease and other potential problems.
- Exercise – Those who are active are much less likely to have a chronic illness. Obesity and chronic illnesses have been shown to have a correlation, so even going out for a long walk daily can reduce our risk.
- Manage Stress – Stress causes a multitude of physical problems in our bodies. It can lead to increased blood pressure, and also weakens the immune system. When the immune system is not functioning as it should, our bodies are more susceptible to all kinds of illnesses.
By trying to control these three habits in our lives, we can greatly increase quality of life and lower the risk of chronic diseases.
Reference: www.cdc.govRead More