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Our Denver Chiropractor Shares: The banded press- strengthen chest, shoulders & back

For this quick and effective variation of chest pressing we add the back of the shoulder to the mix. Pick a reasonable resistance band. Avoid lining the weights up with your face to keep those teeth where they’re supposed to be. Be careful, use common sense and check with a doctor first to make sure this is right for you. The name of the band is Insonder.

 

Our Denver Chiropractor Shows you: The “Why?” Stretch & The “Touchdown” – improve your posture anywhere.

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.

Our Denver Chiropractor shares new video: The 3 Way Hip Flexor Stretch

Our Denver Chiropractor says that just about everyone says they need to stretch their hip flexors more effectively, especially those with back pain. In this video we show you 3 simple and very effective variations of the traditional half-kneeling hip flexor stretch. Of course, use common sense and check with a doctor first to make sure this is right for you.

 

You can see this on vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/531495610

 

Here is this week’s 1-Page Health News:

Young Boys and Girls Become Less Active During Summer.

While we often associate summer break as a time for kids to go outside and play, a recent study found that six- to nine-year-old children spend about 50% fewer minutes each day engaged in either moderate- or vigorous-intensity physical activity during this time. Frontiers in Public Health, January 2021

Does Smartphone Use Contribute to Musculoskeletal Pain?

Questionnaires completed by 294 university students revealed that heavy smartphone users were more likely to experience pain in the neck, upper back, and hands/wrists, especially those who met the criteria for smartphone addiction. The findings underscore the importance of good posture when using electronic devices and seeking help if smartphone use interferes with one’s ability to carry out their daily responsibilities. Korean Journal of Pain, January 2021

Touchscreens May Contribute to Distraction in Toddlers.

Assessments of 40 children conducted at 1.5 years and 3.5 years of age revealed that those who spent the most time using touchscreens each day were less likely to resist distraction than kids who used electronic devices less often. JAMA Pediatrics, January 2021

Simple, Affordable Test May Curb Colorectal Cancer Deaths.

Scientists have developed a test called fecal immunochemical test (FIT) that may help identify individuals at risk for developing colorectal cancer by finding traces of blood in stool. An examination of data on 3,890 patients who received the FIT showed that of the 618 who tested positive for blood in their feces, 43 went on to be diagnosed with colon cancer within twelve months. Meanwhile, only eight of those who tested negative received such a diagnosis over the next year. Research leader Dr. Sarah Bailey writes, “[This] simple and inexpensive test performs exceptionally well in this group of patients with low-risk symptoms, to quickly and accurately tell us who is likely to not have colorectal cancer, and who should be referred for investigation.” British Journal of Cancer, January 2021

 

 

Our Chiropractor in Denver shows you how to bullet proof yourself against back pain with this powerful combo exercise.

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.

Denver Chiropractor shares 3 self-help tips for sciatica

 

In this video we show you 3 quick and easy self-help tips for sciatica. As always make sure they are right for you & check with a doctor first. If the self-help doesn’t help, our Denver Chiropractor can! Just call us at 303.300.0424.

Denver Chiropractor shares : The Truth About Calf Training and Preventing ankle Injuries.

You can very easily train your calves and prevent ankle injuries at home with minimal equipment. In this video we show you how. As always check with a doctor first and make sure these exercises are right for you. We get great results with foot, ankle and shin pain in our office using Active Release Techniques and simple rehab strategies like this.

Chiropractor in Denver shares: Core Training 101 – Fix your core from the ground up

In this video, we walk you through two fundamental and crucial core training skills. Think of it as Core training 101. As always, use common sense and make sure this is right for you. Check with a doctor first.

Denver Chiropractor shares 3 Quick tips for preventing ankle injuries

In this video, Dr. Samantha and Dr. Glenn show you 3 simple but very effective tips for preventing ankle injuries. The focus is on mobility and stability. As always, use common sense. Make sure these exercises are appropriate for you by checking with a doctor first. Always get ankle injuries checked by a professional.

Dumbbell swings and snatches

In this video we show you a couple of quick exercises that hit just about everything at the same time – dumbbell swings and dumbbell snatches. Check w a doctor first and make sure this is right for you..

Denver Chiropractor shares: Banded Side Shuffle and Single Leg Deadlift

We’ve found that fitness bands are still widely available on sites like amazon and ebay. For those of you who are still not ready, willing or able to go back to the gym these can be a great tool to have at home. Of course, is the dumbbell supply chain ever repairs itself you should get those too. But don’t pay $4.00 a pound for dumbbells. As always, make sure this is appropriate for you.