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Archive for July, 2010

Core Training: What to do and why?

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Last week at Back To Health Chiropractic Centre, we held our Ultimate Core Training Boot Camp.  It was fun, it was challenging, and it worked out some important, and often neglected muscles.

When people think of core muscles, the abdominal muscles immediately come to mind.  However, the core muscles also include your spinal muscles, hip muscles,  and gluteal muscles.

Working out the core is important because a strong core helps stabilize your spine and pelvis, protects your back, keeps you upright while moving, and helps distribute the stress of weight-bearing.

A good core workout routine should include, but not limited to, these exercises: abdominal exercises, planks, squats, bridges, supermans, and push-ups.   These exercises can be done in the comfort of your home and with no equipment.  Strengthening your core muscle is also a great complement to your chiropractic care.

Eating … Healthy Input Equals Healthy Output

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

When it comes to eating and nutrition, keep it simple.  You have absolute choice over what you eat and how much you eat.  Keep in mind that health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, just to name a few, have been linked to poor dietary intake.  Following simple eating habits can help you go a long way towards health and prevention. Many chiropractors give nutritional advice to their patients. Your family wellness chiropractor can help review your current diet and give you recommendations for changes if necessary.

Here are some suggestions you can start with …

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