As you know, the postural problems from spending time at computers and on phones is becoming an epidemic. No one wants that “hunched over” look, or the neck and mid back pain that come with it. These two simple exercises can help. As always, use common sense and make sure they are right for you by checking with a doctor first.
We’re always looking to combine exercises in a way that improves muscular endurance, core strength and general coordination. And of course, the less equipment the better. Here we review the dumbbell clean & press. As always make sure this is right for you (use common sense) and check with a doctor first.
Feb 10- We are back in the office after the snow day on Friday. We are ready to help you if you need to come see us. Just call 303.300.0424 or us the contact form on our website.
Here is today’s 1-Page Health News:
Diet: Foods That Raise/Lower Diabetes Risk. The current research notes that a diet rich in whole grains, lean dairy, fish, nuts, and fresh vegetables and fruit is associated with a reduced risk for type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, a diet featuring high amounts of red and processed meat, refined grains, and sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to an elevated diabetes risk. National Institute of Public Health (Pakistan), December 2019
Exercise: Exercising in Very Cold Weather May Harm Lungs. Researchers from the University of Alberta warn that lung function can worsen over time when they are exposed to cold weather, especially during exercise. Experts advise that if you work out in the cold, it’s a good idea to do the following: perform an indoor warm-up to help dilate the lungs, reduce your exercise intensity to allow the lungs more time to warm and humidify the air, and shield your mouth from the cold air during exercise. University of Alberta, January 2020
Chiropractic: Spinal Pain and TMD. Using data from the Korean National Health Insurance Review and Assessment database, researchers report that nearly half (48%) of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) patients also have spinal pain. Additionally, the more severe a patient’s TMD symptoms, the more likely they were to also have neck pain or back pain. Past research has demonstrated that dysfunction in the cervical spine can cause or contribute to TMD, and treatment to improve function in the upper spine, such as chiropractic care, can reduce jaw pain and associated disability. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 2019
Mental Attitude: Peppermint and Dementia Risk. Among a group of 948 seniors, researchers observed that those unable to smell peppermint and other strong odors were more likely to develop dementia in the following five years. Neuroepidemiology, January 2020
Wellness/Prevention: Losing Tongue Fat May Ease Sleep Apnea. In a study involving 67 obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who participated in a weight loss program, researchers found that a reduction of weight in the tongue contributed to about 30% of the benefit in OSA improvement associated with weight loss. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, January 2020
Here’s another of our most popular Facebook videos from the last couple of years. This simple little exercise can help protect your ankles and feet. When I broke my ankle in 2017 I learned it is incredibly inconvenient to go clomping around in an orthopedic boot for weeks and weeks. This video may help you avoid that 😉
As always make sure these videos are appropriate for you. If you need help, call us 303.300.0424 or click here to request an appointment https://www.denverback.com/contact.
Here is today’s 1-Page Health News:
Mental Attitude: Marriage Reduces Dementia Risk. According to a study that monitored 15,000 older adults for fourteen years, married seniors have a significantly lower risk for dementia than their unmarried peers. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, September 2019
Health Alert: Obese Teen Boys Prone to Heart Attacks Later in Life. Using long-term health data concerning 1.7 Swedish men, researchers observed that severe obesity at age 18 is associated with a 300% increased risk for heart attack later in life. Study author Dr. Maria Aberg writes, “We show that [body mass index or BMI] in the young is a remarkably strong risk marker that persists during life. Our study supports close monitoring of BMI during puberty and preventing obesity with healthy eating and physical activity.” European Society of Cardiology, September 2019
Exercise: Exercise May Benefit Those with Heart Disease More Than Healthy People.Researchers monitored nearly 442,000 South Koreans for six years and found that meeting physical activity guidelines (150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week) can reduce the risk for early death by 14% in adults with heart disease and 7% in those without a history of heart disease. Study leader Dr. Sang-Woo Jeong adds, “The main new finding of this study is that people with cardiovascular disease benefit from a physically active lifestyle to a greater extent than healthy people without cardiovascular disease.” European Heart Journal, September 2019
Chiropractic: The Risk for Rotator Cuff Problems… A review of findings from sixteen published studies concluded that the risk for rotator cuff tendinopathy is greatest among those over 50 years of age, diabetics, and individuals whose work activities often require the arms to be above the shoulders. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to diagnose and manage many musculoskeletal conditions associated with the shoulder, including rotator cuff problems. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, September 2019
A few weekends ago my family and I did a great hike in Beaver Creek (a couple of exits past Vail if you’re not familiar) that we’d never done before. It’s a moderately tough 3 mile hike up to Beaver Lake on the mountain at Beaver Creek. It’s a little rocky and fairly steep, but it’s worth the effort.
You simply start in the Beaver Creek Village, find the 5 Senses Trail, which I’d call a short tourist trail, and take that for half a mile until you see the Beaver Lake Trail (you can’t miss it, it’s next to the fire station).
It took us about 90 minutes to get to the lake, which is just beautiful. On the way down you can hang a right on to the Royal Elk Trail and take that for about 3 miles (it’s a little bit technical but not too bad). That will bring you to the top of the Centennial Lift where you can grab lunch and then take the lift down.
Anyway, give it a try some time and let us know what you think. The video is our dog fetching in the Lake. She loved it. Enjoy!
This is an excellent little video that I ran across on the web that covers home shoulder and rotator cuff exercises. If this home treatment isn’t enough to help, call us @ 303.300.0424 and our Denver chiropractor (80222) can help with Active Release and guided rehab. Note: this gentleman is not affiliated w our Denver Chiropractic Center, but the video is great nonetheless.
Today we show you how to grab a kettlebell and take it outside to do a little leg training. As always, check with a doctor first. If you don’t know how to use a kettlebell, find a qualified trainer in your are to teach you. Have fun out there!
These exercises can help prevent back pain, hip pain, knee pain and even sciatica. But remember, this is not a substitute for medical advice. If you need help with back pain, hip pain or knee pain, why not call us at 303.300.0424?