There is no better time to quit smoking than right now. Believe it or not, in less than 20 minutes after smoking your last cigarette, your body already experiences the benefits of kicking the habit.
Your blood pressure, pulse rate, and temperature, for instance, start to return to normal within 20 minutes after quitting. 12 hours after, carbon monoxide level which is abnormally high in smokers decreases as your blood oxygen increases to near normal levels. Continue Reading →
Valentine’s Day is upon us again, and no matter what rituals you observe, if any, at this time of year, it can be a good time to check in on how love and romance can affect our health and happiness. The way we think about success and failure in the realm of love and relationships can have a substantial effect on our health.
Body, Mind, Environment Create Positive or Negative Feedback Loops
The chiropractic model of health is built on the connection between mind, body, and the environment. Chiropractors understand that everything is connected and everything influences health.
Humans are social beings that live and thrive in groups. We’re pack animals.
We enjoy good health when all of our physical and mental systems are in balance, and we’re in balance with our environment. When something throws us out of balance, health suffers. That can include a traumatic social event like a break-up or death of a loved one. Continue Reading →
The holidays are behind us now and the New Year has begun, for better or worse.
For those among us that struggled to maintain healthy lifestyle habits, the time for excuses and interruptions has passed and the time for turning good intentions into positive actions is now upon us.
Making New Year’s Resolutions and setting goals for the up-coming year are common methods of trying to learn from the old and improve in the new. Like breathing: out with the old and in with the new.
Because of repeated failures to keep resolutions and meet goals, it is tempting to mitigate the pain and embarrassment of failure by not making any new resolution. If we don’t set any goals, we can avoid failure, depression, and embarrassment if we don’t meet those goals.
Problem solved, right? Nope. Not at all. Continue Reading →
Apples grow all over the globe, varying in taste and appearance. But they all have miraculous health benefits including protection from lung disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and asthma.
That is why Hinterland Chiropractic encourages you to pick apples, from either stores or orchards. Apples are delicious and “pick up” your health.
According to scientists from Cornell University the benefits derive from a combination of phytochemicals, not a specific vitamin or nutrient (Nature 2000; 405:903-4).
Organic apples pack a powerful punch against cancer. Eat the entire apple as the skin is rich in fiber and is considered particularly effective at fighting cancer. Continue Reading →
Almost everyone falls. We trip, we stumble, sometimes we are knocked over by others. Falling can be a very serious threat to health, particularly for older people. Estimates are that one third of all falls happen to those over 65 and fully fifty percent of falls happen to those over 75.
Luckily, most falls are preventable. Hinterland Chiropractic can recommend strategies for preventing and treating falls. Here are five great strategies:
1) See Your Chiropractor
Falls are often related to body health, strength, and balance. All three of these are affected by overall posture. If your spine is not in alignment it is likely that the posture of your entire body will be adversely affected and falls become more probable. Continue Reading →