Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

June 12, 2017

“… a large and growing body of research…” (on exercise and the brain)

“This extensive review resulted in three main observations. First, the most consistent behavioral effects of acute exercise are improved executive function, enhanced mood, and decreased stress levels. Second, neurophysiological and neurochemical changes that have been reported after acute exercise show that widespread brain areas and brain systems are activated. Third, one of the biggest open questions in this area is the relationship between the central neurochemical changes following acute exercise, that have mainly been described in rodents, and the behavioral changes seen after acute exercise reported in humans. Bridging this gap will be an important area of future study.”

June 11, 2017

Priority #1 Video

It is amazing where and from whom you learn the most important stuff: in this case it was while having my teeth cleaned.

What I like about this video is that, first, tai chi is never mentioned one time. And second, all of this wisdom and life-changing advice flows naturally in the learning and practice of… tai chi!

The last thing about this video that makes it priceless is that you are not hearing any of it from me. If you have heard it all from me in the past, perhaps this video will impress upon you the value of the information. If not, please take every word seriously – she makes one technical, little tiny, mistake, but the message is huge and everyone needs to hear it. You especially need to hear it if you plan to deliver via c-section, plan not to breast feed, or plan to feed your baby cow products… or if any of the above happened to you. (I know, you are wondering how and if all of those things are really related. They are.) Enjoy this amazingly important presentation.

June 9, 2017

Teens and TV (in the bedroom)-> Obesity

http://neurosciencenews.com/obesity-tv-children-6836/

Think of it as a “risk factor”.

I was talking with a friend not too long ago about raising kids; his came out as near perfect and any parent could hope for. He took very little credit for it, in fact in one case he said that it was an honor even knowing that kid. Mostly, he said, it was about not messing it up.

His trick was to always use just one standard: what is in their best interest.

Not always easy, admittedly, but the consequences for indulging youthful excesses isn’t really that easy either. It is kind of like health: pay for health now, or pay for sickness later. Choose.

June 7, 2017

Today Show covers the Blue Zones

The Blue Zones are now all over the networks news apparently. I was told today about the coverage on the Today Show – the person who told me knew about the Blue Zones because her and I talked; she wanted me to know that it is now on The Today Show all week. Here is the link: notice the Ad that comes first!

If you have followed this Blog at all you know that I am a big fan of the Blue Zones. Here are a few Posts on the subject.

June 6, 2017

Hearing What Isn’t Said

 

Yesterday a new patient with a fairly typical bad low back story, told me that he wasn’t much for going to doctors. His current episode of back pain was just about over – the pain was worse when he made the appointment – and he is getting good physical therapy (they recommended he come here).

He had already told me about his lifestyle, which is good: diet conscious – with a full garden, fit, and active – a thoughtful guy. I suggested that there is another way to think of doctoring when it comes to chiropractic: more like exercise, something that he would never think of starting and then not continuing in the sense that he might not want to continue “going to doctors.”

It was an attempt on my part. Today my first phone message was him saying that he has had a change of heart, and cancelling his next appointment.

It occurs to me that he heard something that I did not say, namely that, like exercise, he would need to come in for chiropractic care often (like exercise). He missed the point, failed to stay in the conversation long enough to get clarification, and may end up missing out on the benefits of chiropractic care.

After that message my first patient arrived. A guy who started his care here 7 weeks ago and has no symptoms at all now – hasn’t for weeks. He has been shown and is compliant with doing the things that will help him hold his adjustments (keep the joints that I adjust moving properly). He was shown how to properly bend and lift (knee rule, neutral spine, and hip hinge) and how to get up and down off the ground safely (knee rule) – something that he needed. And he as been given the exercises he needs to work on spinal stabilization (core strength) if he wants to.

He now goes two weeks between visits, and soon will be going a month between visits. It is possible that someday he will go three months between visits, enjoying little to no symptoms, and fully confident that every day he is using his back properly and maintaining his health. He is using chiropractic like exercise: regularly, and for the right reasons.

 

May 17, 2017

“Remarkable and a major breakthrough” I Don’t Think So

More amazing research on the benefits of fasting!

I have been a student of fasting for over 40 years, and this is the second recent report on new research showing that the benefits are almost unbelievable: but they are predictable and do happen over and over and over.

I reported, briefly, a couple of years ago about research on fasting that was remarkable and a breakthrough – but there isn’t any research news on fasting that is not positive – it is all almost too good to be true.

This is news that I can not help but share. I hope that you find it helpful.

May 16, 2017

Exercise… Again (this time it is Alzheimer’s)

http://neurosciencenews.com/alzheimers-exercise-6692/

May 15, 2017

Join us for a Healthy Living Event

Would you like to reduce inflammation?

Reduce your cholesterol?

Improve your GENES?

Would you like more Energy, to feel good, and be pro-active with your health?

Come learn how to take control of your health

“Let Food Be Thy Medicine, and Medicine be thy food”     –Hypocrites

 

May 24th, 2017 – 6:00-6:30 pm come join us

 Everett Chiropractic Center – 8625 Evergreen Way Suite #210 Everett

Please RSVP to Dr. Dilday 425 348-5207

May 5, 2017

91-Year Old Gymnast Gives Us A Reference Point

February 20, 2017

Guest Post: Nina Williams on How You Can Avoid Injuries During Fitness Workouts

How You Can Avoid Injuries During Fitness Workouts

The push for fitness is a commendable stride but sometimes people sustain injuries as a result of failure to take precautions. Before any workout, there are routines that can be helpful while some others have significance as the workout progresses.

Source

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Here are useful tips that can be of help:

Use a Gear

As you go on a workout, there is a need to use protective gear where necessary. The sort of gear you will use depends on the routines you will be involved in. if you are going to lift weights, it is advised that you wear boots that grip.  This will give you firm feet on account of friction.

If you are going for sprints, make sure that you have running shoes. A specialty store can come in handy here and you can be given guidance on the best fit for your budget.

Do not also forget that your body weight, height and build will be considered when looking at the shoe that fits. Regular lifters also need hand gloves so that slips can be avoided.

Nutrition

What you eat is important when you are considering any exertion over a period of time. Some people will realize that they are burning fat as they exercise and sometimes the loss of water could mean less hydration too.

The loss of energy as the fat gets burned could lead to fainting in some cases and this explains the need for a balanced diet as workouts become regular.

Your muscles could fail when your energy levels get severely depleted and tissue damage might be inevitable as result. Post workout protein should be consumed for repairs to muscle fiber while not forgetting the pre-workout consumption of carbohydrates.

Rest

When you are considering how to motivate yourself to go to the gym, your fitness goals will be clear. As you plan for the routines to embark on, you should make provisions for adequate rest. This is certainly one way to prevent injuries when on a workout session and it is advisable to use breaks when you feel exhausted.

One way to avoid injuries is to take a day of rest each week as a preventive measure. It is not necessary to wait for physical injuries before taking a break. Since the human body needs to be maintained, observing rest is one way to get this done. Learn to observe your body rhythm and observe the pause when you get a signal.

Stretching

Your muscles need some stretching before you start any workout. This will make you more flexible and build resistance. This evidently aids in warding off injuries since you become more flexible.

After the workout, you also have a need to stretch the muscles that have been exercised and frayed. Getting them to loosen up is helpful and you need to ensure that it is done after each session.

Smart Decisions

Sometimes it is easy to forget that as each day passes, your ability to complete the same routines as you have done over the years gets dampened. Every person needs to be realistic about fitness goals and not be too fixated on high-sounding goals.

Getting too much done can be harmful and since consistency is what can keep you fit, make sure you adhere to a regular routine. Doing too much will lead to more injuries and reducing the workload is a necessary precaution.

 

Hydration

You need to keep a water bottle close so that you can maintain your hydration levels while you exercise. If you lose too much water and do not get replenished, you expose yourself to more injuries.

Do not shut down your fitness progression with careless dehydration. Avoid any damage and drink water before, during and after exercise.

Warm Up

When you do light routines before your normal workout, you can get warmed up as you should.  This will lead to the circulation of nutrients and blood that will make your workout possible.

If you can run, jump or skip some ropes for a few minutes, your body will get attuned for your workout.

Cross Train 

The cross trainer engages in a number of routines that are different in nature. This is one way to give your muscles a rest window instead of repeating the same process daily.

The rate of burning body fat is known to speed up as you change your routines and this is healthy for weight-loss.

You are also able to avoid the discouraging plateau that is inevitable when you repeat the same routines each day.

 

Use a personal Trainer

Depending on what your fitness goals might be, some workouts are such that you need help with them. Going the whole hog alone is not recommended all the time.

When you use a personal trainer, you will get useful hints and tips that will help you avoid injuries.

February 14, 2017

It just Keeps Getting Better… with Exercise

With some things (chiropractic, JuicePlus+, tai chi all come to mind), the more research there is, the more benefits get discovered.

Here exercise and it’s relation to eye sight come into better view: http://neurosciencenews.com/neuroscience-exercise-6111/

As if we need another reason to exercise.

November 30, 2016

Something To Think About

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