June 2018

Prevent Falls and Reduce the Risk of Injury

Did you know that fractures are a leading cause of injury related deaths in older adults? The National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention states that falling results in the most fractures, and about half of falls occur in the home. What can you do to prevent falls? Regular physical activity, knowing the side effects of medications, and getting your eyes and ears checked will all help reduce your chance of falling. However, try modifying your house or behavior in the following ways:

  • Remove throw rugs to prevent tripping, if you use them buy anti-slip mats
  • Keep your house well lit, especially in hallways
  • Get rid of clutter in the places you walk
  • Have handrails and extra lights installed in dimly lit areas
  • Make sure you are eating and drinking enough water. Lack of food can cause you to be light headed or dizzy

Give This Salad Dressing Recipe a Try!

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon ground Turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Combine in medium bowl and whisk until blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Whisk before serving.

Stress Management is Health Management
Let’s be honest, the demands of life are often times very difficult. Being challenged can be healthy, but too much stress affects our lives in many different ways. If you have difficulty concentrating, feel worried, have chronically tense muscles, a pounding heart, feel irritable, or just tired all the time you may be overly stressed. Chiropractors are practitioners that can address your problem areas like upper back and neck pain, as well as headaches that are commonly associated with stress.

One important way to manage stress is to have a daily physical activity routine and eating healthy. Find an activity that is relaxing and can take your mind off of work, your business worries, relationships and family issues. An activity that makes you focus on only what you are doing is best. Try other ways to manage stress such as better time management, meditation, or just thinking positive. Focus your attention on positive things about yourself and your life. If given a challenge ask yourself ‘how can I be grateful for this challenge?’. Start your day by listing 3 things you are grateful for and focus on those throughout your day. Stress can manifest in many different emotional and physical ways, so taking some of these steps may help you manage it more effectively and keep you healthier.

X-ray Special!
Do you want to find out if your ongoing chronic back or neck pain is due to a structural cause, such as arthritic changes or past or recent trauma? Ask your doctor about getting some films taken. We are offering $25 per view and a personal report of findings this month to all current patients.