Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

April 25, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Wutan Practice Outdoors

April 24, 2017

Walking: Good News Research

It sounds a little complicated, but the message is: walk more to improve brain blood flow.

http://neurosciencenews.com/neurobiology-walking-6487/

Just another great reason to do more walking.

April 19, 2017

Beet it!

http://neurosciencenews.com/aging-beetroot-exercise-6445/

Think exercise…

And nutrition…

April 4, 2017

Get Healthy the Italian Way

This is from BottomLine: Personal, April 1, 2017

“In Italy, the passeggiata is a short, sociable walk taken after meals. A recent study found that taking a 15-minute walk after a meal improves blood sugar levels for 24 hours. That helps lower the risk for diabetes.”

Good to know!

March 31, 2017

How Slow Breathing Induces Tranquility

Filed under: Exercise, General Health & Wellness, Meditation, Tai Chi Chuan, Wellness care — Tags: , , — doctordilday @ 12:02 pm

This is from Neuroscience News…

Breathing is basic. Better breathing is healthy. Access to breath control through training is access to relaxation. (We could go on all day about that by itself, and on this Blog I have – if you search the terms you will find many Posts). And relaxation is key to stress management on many many levels. (Right now I am reading The Unthinkable, where the importance of breath control is highlighted as the primary means of controlling fear in an emergency situation.)

March 30, 2017

A Memo On Preventing Back Pain Injury

I sent the following out just now… If you know an employer interested in preventing back injuries, please share it.

 

Greetings,

(You are getting this because either you have already shown an interest in preventing work place back injury, or there is some reason for me to belief that you might be interested.)

Last month the Annuals of Internal Medicine published the newest guidelines for the management of acute, sub-acute, and chronic low back pain (from the American College of Physicians).

You may be interested to know that Tai Chi made the list of recommendations.

Tai Chi has been referred to as “the perfect exercise”, and when researchers at the Mayo Clinic studied it in 2011, Tai Chi became their number one recommendation for Employee Wellness Programs. Researchers at the Harvard Medical School were so impressed that they wrote The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi in 2013.

I mention all of this because the epiphany that I had six years ago that I could help employers measure the risk of, and prevent, back injuries among their employees, was heavily informed by my, then, 15 years of Tai Chi practice. So far, while there has been expressed interest, my efforts to reach out have not resulted in meaningful conversations with those who have both the courage to advocate for a tested solution, and the authority to make a decision. (This is not about everyone doing Tai Chi: It is about measuring risk of back injury and then doing something about it that will measurably reduce that risk.)

My hope is that the growing impact of the problems of back pain injury (both direct costs and indirect costs) and the growing evidence of simple and efficient solutions will someday intersect with your priorities and the priorities of your employers. I would like to help, when/if that time comes.

Dennis Dilday, D.C.

Everett Chiropractic Center

Health – Naturally, through Chiropractic, Fitness & Whole-Food Nutrition

8625 Evergreen Way, #210

Everett, WA 98203

(425) 348-5207

http://www.doctordilday.com

March 28, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Drape the Body & Kick (Othmar)

Filed under: Exercise, Tai Chi Chuan — Tags: , , , — doctordilday @ 4:13 pm

March 26, 2017

Dr. Weil on Tai Chi: File Under: Not News But Nice To Know That He Is On Board

https://www.drweil.com/blog/health-tips/stress-management-tai-chi-for-balance/

 

For Tai Chi Students: Inspiration

http://taichivideos.org/90-year-old-performs-tai-chi-chuan/

 

 

March 13, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Part the Wild Horses Mane (Othmar)

Filed under: Exercise, General Health & Wellness, Tai Chi Chuan — Tags: , , , — doctordilday @ 3:31 pm

March 2, 2017

Not News: Tai Chi Reduces Risk of Falls 64%

From Dr. Weil newsletter.

 

Tai Chi To Prevent Falls
Practicing tai chi three times a week could cut seniors’ risk of falling by 64 percent, a significant improvement compared to a 5 percent decline in risk linked to once a week sessions.

Like I said: not news… but good to know.

[On another note, I don’t know if I have gotten around to Posting about it yet, but I saw the latest published guidelines on the management of low back pain – guess what made the list of recommendations? That’s right, tai chi. Chiropractic care was listed too, of course, but all the research available on the subject of very clear: chiropractic care plus exercise is the best approach.]

February 25, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Our Lineage (Dan is my teacher)

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