Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

October 26, 2017

Pictures of Home

Filed under: General Health & Wellness, Wellness care — Tags: , , , , — doctordilday @ 3:02 pm

I think these are nice. When I was a kid there was a lumber mill at the base of that hill. I grew up listening to the twice daily whistle (8 a.m. and 4 p.m.) and often would walked through the mill and climbed up the hill to the top just for something to do. I always went to the cross, and from there go off in any one of several different directions until it occurred to me to turn around and head home. (The lit up cross that you can see is actually a new one; the original is up on top – of course.) It was quality time alone with nature: avoiding snakes, and looking for deer! That building is the current community center; when I was in 8th grade and through Junior year of High School, it was where I went to school. I could have done a lot worse:-)

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November 18, 2016

Home

Filed under: General Health & Wellness, Wellness care — Tags: , — doctordilday @ 12:33 pm

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September 11, 2015

Surgeon General’s Latest Advice

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On the radio yesterday someone was reporting on a new surgeon general’s recommendation that we all walk 22 minutes a day – extolling all the benefits of walking and how just a little will go such a long way toward preventing the nasty diseases that kill us.

I have mentioned walking here a time or two. I have also distinguished functional exercise from what would be not-so-functional (yeah, it’s all relative).

So I think walking is good. It’s a start. Depending on where you find yourself on the fitness scale it may be the most appropriate exercise for you. But how functional is it?

Functional exercise, by definition, allows you more function as a result of doing it. Because you do that (the functional exercise) you can do this (fill in the blank with what ever function applies).

Here is another way to think of it: a week ago today I hiked 15 miles over a mountain pass (through the snow) and down a valley to Stehekin – with a backpack on – all before 3:30 p.m.. I could do that because I do tai chi regularly (the perfect exercise according to some experts).

The point of this post is up there in bold.

June 17, 2015

Carlton Complex One year On

Hopefully we won’t repeat this one… I spent six and a half hours hiking through some of the unburnt part of the Methow on Saturday. I would like to see it stay unburnt for a while.

August 15, 2014

Cascade Loop Comfort Zone

Filed under: General Health & Wellness — Tags: , , , , — doctordilday @ 11:21 am

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Nephew Hayden, from Austin, visited for two weeks. We had fun visiting family and playing along the route. he got to go on his first over night backpacking trip, slaughter fish and gorge himself on Hukleberries!

August 14, 2012

Signs of the Times

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — doctordilday @ 1:45 pm

These are outside the Twisp River Suites which sets on the bank of the Twisp River. The neighbors who put these signs up are hoping you don’t know that, in Washington, up to the high water mark is public property and all may go there. (Obviously, they don’t want strangers stomping around in their back yard. What a shame that it’s necessary for them to post these signs because some strangers don’t know any better than to do just that.)

Personally, I like this one:-)

August 6, 2012

Be Careful Who You Listen To

This guy is explaining how this chair is good for your posture. He couldn’t be much further from the truth, but it may sell chairs.

Notice how it rounds out the lower spine. See previous Posts on “Neutral Spine” for more details.

Be careful who you listen to.

August 1, 2012

Timing Is Everything

Well, maybe not everything, but…

The Chinese, the ancient Chinese that is, had the timing of things figured out. They paid attention to nature mostly, but they went inside to pay attention also.

Healthwise they worked out which body systems were most active when, and timed their daily cycles accordingly for the purpose of health and harmony between themselves and their environment. One objective was to enjoy a quality of life not otherwise possible; another was to live long enough to benefit from whatever spiritual wisdom and enlightenment might come with more time to work on that.

In particular, the practice of Tai chi is commonly done first thing in the morning, sunup ish. It is done in nature if possible (think Parks). The air is cleanest, and full of negative electrons generated by plants; it’s cooler. Near moving water adds extra negative electrons; and the sound is condusive to attaining the meditative state.

I thought of these things as I did Tai chi this morning in the Twisp City Park. I noticed the quality of the air, the sound of the water, and the beauty around me. Knowing it will be in the mid-90s later today, I thought about the wisdom of the ancient Chinese. Thus the title to this post.

A great way to start the day. A great day.

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