Are there things in your life that you know you need to change? Is it your health, your priorities, your habits or the dynamics of your relationships? How long have you known that you needed to make these changes? Has it been a day, a month, a decade or longer? Here's an important thought to consider, everything will stay the same until you make the changes you know you need to make. There are two motivating factors that cause people to change: crisis or quality of life. Which will you … [Read more...] about Mastering Personal Change
A healthy spine and nervous system is the foundation of flexibility. For some, just getting to the gym constitutes going past their comfort zone. For many, participating in circus gymnastics has become an accessible and exciting way for them to get physical, build skills and enjoy the excitement of moving the body. Instead of the usual cardio and weight-lifting, most of these gymnastics focus on specific awareness of the body along with the strength to isolate these specific areas in … [Read more...] about The Foundation of Flexibility
When you awoke this morning did you feel groggy or did you feel rested? Do your clothes fit the way they did when you bought them? Do you dread a flight of stairs? Maybe it is your knees, ankles, low back or memory reminding you that you are not a teenager anymore. Before you decide your age is to blame consider the following: Feeling out of breathe is not because of old age. Struggling to find clothes in your closet that fit is not because of old age. Forgetting appointments or where … [Read more...] about Stop Blaming Old
The health of your brain, body and mood is dependent on the health of your spine! Neurology and structure are the bookends of fitness, allowing for optimal endurance, strength and flexibility.1 Alignment and Overall Health Certified PMA Pilates Instructor and owner, Deb Mandeville-Bowen, of Bend Pilates in Bend, Oregon says, “Pilates increases flexibility, strength, balance, lung capacity, endurance, bone density and energy while developing body awareness.” A research study on Pilates also … [Read more...] about Pilates, Balance and Chiropractic
The great philosopher Aristotle once asked, "What is the ultimate purpose of human existence?" He, among many other philosophers of his time, agreed that it was happiness. We all want great relationships, wealth and good health. We want these things because we believe that they will bring us happiness. How many people do you know who are truly happy? Better yet, how many people do you know that are 80, 90 or 100 years old and are truly happy? Many people at these ages are sick, suffering or … [Read more...] about Easy Hard or Hard Easy?
The US Open Tennis Championship is one of the biggest tennis events in the world every year. Millions of avid tennis players and fans will be watching this prestigious tournament. While the grueling battles for every point can be awe-inspiring, they are also very hard on the body, spine and nervous system. It's no wonder that many of the top tennis players utilize chiropractic care to help keep them fit, healthy and on the court. Venus Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam singles champion has … [Read more...] about Tennis Anyone
Every pregnant woman wants to bring a healthy and vibrant child into this world. Making healthy choices during pregnancy is a critical component to handling the physical, mental and emotional demands of pregnancy while ensuring a safe birth and long, vitalistic life for both you and your baby. Women’s bodies were innately designed to give birth. When pregnant the hormone Relaxin is produced to relax the muscles, ligaments and tendons to accommodate for the growing baby. As a woman approaches … [Read more...] about Pregnancy, Posture & Fitness
People who are 100 years old are jumping out of airplanes, running races and traveling the world while other people in their 70s, 80s and 90s are suffering and in assisted living centers and nursing homes. Quality of life, activity level and energy have nothing to do with age. Imagine what your life at 100 would look like based off of your current lifestyle choices. Do you get excited or scared? As centenarians, 100 year old people, are proving, how you age is largely dependent on the … [Read more...] about What’s Age Got to Do With It?
Spring is just around the corner. Do you have the nerve for it? The sunshine and warmer weather can be strong motivators for people to go outside and play. They bring the benefits of natural Vitamin D, fresh air, longer days and the potential to do more. It can also offer changes to your fitness routine as you become more active. As your energy and activity levels rise, your nervous system will be tested in many new ways. Gardening, walking, running, bike riding, organized sports and … [Read more...] about Put More Spring In Your Step
Isn’t it time you stop chasing symptoms? These signals that you get from your body are frequently misunderstood. More importantly, treating symptoms without getting to the cause of a problem can lead to mismanagement of your health and more severe health problems down the road. When you get sick, for example, and your temperature goes up, your body is naturally fighting off the infection. Bacteria thrive in a climate that is 98.6 degrees so your body’s Innate Intelligence raises your … [Read more...] about Stop Chasing Symptoms