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Protect Your Back While Shoveling

Protect Your Back While Shoveling Some of us love it and some of us hate it—but snow is a part of many of our lives. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that back and shoulder injuries caused by shoveling are in the tens of thousands each year. Researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital mined through almost two decades worth of data and concluded that an average of 11,500 visits to the emergency room per year are snow-shoveling related. The vast majority of those injuries were low-back injuries; the most serious incidents were cardiac-related injuries, totaling 7 percent of the cases.  Read More

On 12/10/2018

5 Ways to Keep Kids Active in Cold Weather

5 Ways to Keep Kids Active in Cold Weather Whether you’re in a snowy state or just experience a drop in temperatures, parents sometimes struggle to find ways to keep children active during less than desirable weather. There’s a well-known saying in Norway that many Norwegian kids grow up with, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” What a great way to view unfavorable weather!  Read More

On 12/06/2018

Is My Child Sick Too Often?

Is My Child Sick Too Often? Through the months of September and March, American families suffer a much higher rate of sickness and disease—especially kids. In fact, it’s estimated that between the ages of 0-6, little ones can get colds anywhere from 8 to 12 times a year (and adolescents about 2 times a year). But we think that’s still WAY too much. Here are some helpful things you can do to help your children fight off those sick days with the healthiest immune systems possible.  Read More

On 11/12/2018

Is Caffeine Bad for Kids?

Is Caffeine Bad for Kids? For many folks, a hot (or cold!) cup of coffee is the perfect way to jump start their morning. In fact, 80 percent of American adults drink caffeine daily, but it’s not only adults these days. Caffeine has found its way into the candy, snacks and desserts favored by kids and young adults, too. What are the ramifications of this stimulant on growing bodies? Should parents be concerned? We have the answers!  Read More

On 8/02/2018

Back-Friendly Tips for Yard Work

Back-Friendly Tips for Yard Work Yesterday, we shared some of our best summer safety tips, and included in this was a look at gardening safety! Now it's time to go into more detail, because whether you love it, hate it or feel impartial to it, yard work is a part of most adults' lives. It's important to take the proper precautions against muscle strain.  Read More

On 7/17/2018

Chlorine: The Clean Chemical?

If you live in the United States, you’ve most likely taken a dip in a chlorinated pool at some point or another—if not every summer of your life. Not only that, if you had a glass of tap water today, you probably drank some chlorine. The general population seems to have accepted that chlorine is safe, but newer studies are indicating that harmful effects may result from this common chemical.  Read More

On 7/11/2018

The Buzz on Bug Spray

The Buzz on Bug Spray With so many days spent outside in the summer months, it’s pretty much prime bug-biting time. And these bites aren’t just itchy and irritating—they also run the risk of contracting some pretty serious diseases and illnesses. Protection is a must! Here’s the buzz on bug sprays, both traditional and natural alternatives.  Read More

On 7/09/2018

The Four Types of Cervical Curves

The Four Types of Cervical Curves If you’re a patient of chiropractic, you’ve heard how important your cervical curve is to your overall spinal health. The cervical curve consists of the first seven vertebrae in your spine, starting from the base of your skull at the C1 (atlas) vertebrae and ending at your thoracic spine.  Read More

On 6/14/2018

The Importance of Your Cervical Curve

The Importance of Your Cervical Curve How many times have you been told to sit up straight? It turns out Mom was right; sitting up straight is good advice indeed. Hunching your shoulders and keeping your head down while working, studying, reading or texting isn’t just bad for posture, it can actually reduce the healthy curve in your cervical spine. Get in the loop about why the body has—and needs—this important curve.  Read More

On 6/06/2018

6 Fun Ways to Keep the Kids Moving All Summer Long

6 Fun Ways to Keep the Kids Moving All Summer Long Summer’s almost here, and you know what that means—it’s time for a break in the routine! For some, this can mean weeks of unstructured kid time and struggling to fill the long days. No worries, because we’re here to help. It’s the perfect season to keep kids active (and increase your own fitness level as well!), so make a deal with the little ones; this summer will be the healthiest and most fun one yet! Start a brainstorming session as a family to come up with activity ideas. Here are some fun ones to help you get started!  Read More

On 5/28/2018