April 25, 2017
April 24, 2017
It sounds a little complicated, but the message is: walk more to improve brain blood flow.
Just another great reason to do more walking.
April 19, 2017
April 4, 2017
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
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
I sent the following out just now… If you know an employer interested in preventing back injuries, please share it.
(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
March 28, 2017
March 26, 2017
March 13, 2017
March 2, 2017
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.]