Eating and exercising through the decades: A Fort Lauderdale chiropractor tells how to live well in your senior years To keep your back and joints healthy as the decades progress into your 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, you should visit a Fort Lauderdale chiropractor to discuss the best plan for your particular lifestyle and health issues. When it comes to aging, your chiropractor will recommend certain ways in which you can learn to live better, so that growing older doesn’t interfere with living your life. Each decade comes with the same message: Eat right, exercise right, to live right. As we age, our bodies start to send us messages that we never heard before – or maybe we heard what our bodies were saying, but chose to ignore their wisdom. In your 60s, healthcare professionals advise packing your meals with…

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From hot to cold: A Ft Lauderdale chiropractor discusses how temperature affects joints and pain South Florida’s summer heat came early this year and if predictions are correct, it’s going to be a very hot summer, by South Florida standards. Hot weather is difficult on the body and everyone is affected. Those who suffer the most, though, are people with chronic pain, because their systems cannot regulate as effectively in hot weather. A skilled Ft. Lauderdale chiropractor will be able to help you alleviate that pain, through gentle manipulations that help restore the joints to better functioning. But why is heat such a pain for people with a chronic pain condition? In South Florida, the problem is heat combined with humidity, which acts to increase inflammation, and subsequently, causes pain in joints and muscles. Weather can also, in fact,…

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Doctors of chiropractic are interested in several areas of your health but the chief among these, of course, is your bone health. Bad bones can lead to an array of problems that can begin in youth and carry on through adulthood and later into life, stifling movement and, as a consequence, limiting lifestyle activities. As a chiropractor in Fort Lauderdale, I have seen many cases of people whose bone health has been compromised, whether through an accident, poor diet, lack of exercise, or a combination of these. But a skilled licensed doctor of chiropractic is also trained to employ many methods of treatment to address conditions arising from health issues such as osteoporosis. A chiropractor knows how to heal injuries to the bone structure or any compromised issue of health that can make bones generally weak. Through use of spinal…

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Everything effects bone health, and exercise is one of the prime ways to make sure that bones stay solid and strong, especially if you are affected by diseases such as diabetes. A Fort Lauderdale chiropractor will tell you that it’s no secret how to improve your health if you’re diagnosed with diabetes – and exercise is one of the most critical ways to keep bones healthy, to keep your blood sugar in balance, and to reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases, stroke, cancer and other major illnesses. Exercise is important because it works muscles which, in turn, will use more glucose than when at rest. Muscle movement leads to greater sugar uptake by muscle cells and lower blood sugar levels. According to diabetes research, your side benefits of regular exercise also include more weight control and better stress management, an improved…

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Do you know how your bones work? Did you know they are living tissue, the same as any other part of the body? Bone health is connected to our body’s overall health, and if anything is failing or overworked or undernourished, it will affect our bones. In prior blogs, we discussed the impact food and nutrients, such as calcium and Vitamin D, have on our bones. This time, we will go into further detail on exactly how the bones react to a diet that is rich in the nutrients they need. The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) lays the foundation for bone health on its website, stating a little known fact: Bones constantly break down and remodel themselves, which means we all end up with completely new skeletons about every 10 years. Much of the bone structure is protein, and contains connective…

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Listen: Your bones and joints are sending you a message. They’re telling you it’s time to concentrate on a more healthful diet. When you eat mostly bad fats, sugars and processed foods you are sending your body a message – that it’s OK to not perform optimally. Most importantly, it signals a downturn in personal health, a spiral that could make you a prime subject for disease of the bones, muscles and joints. The bottom line is, changing your diet could change your life.  Nutrition is a vital component to great health. The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) states that bone, muscle and joint health are closely related – and it’s true. These systems work in sync and any loss of integrity to one system affects the other. “A healthy diet can help you prevent and manage osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal…

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Neck pain is a prevalent condition that nearly three-quarters of persons experience at some point in their lives and neck pain is one of the most commonly reported symptoms in primary care settings. According to a report from the American College of Physicians’ Annals of Internal Medicine, “neck pain results in millions of ambulatory health care visits each year and increasing health care costs. Although it is not life-threatening, neck pain can have a negative effect on productivity and overall quality of life. Who has not lived without experiencing neck pain at some point in their lives? Whether through tension, stress, physical activity or not sitting or sleeping properly, problems in your neck can be a pain to deal with. Such limited movement can make life miserable, keep you from your daily activities and leave you out in the cold,…

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A Ft Lauderdale chiropractor tells how good posture can improve your health Do you hunch over as you work? Many of us do, working on computers that are positioned wrongly, in chairs and desks that are the wrong height and not adjusted correctly. Worse than causing ergonomic problems and adding stress to your back and neck, are the problems poor posture at work brings to your breathing – because that hunched over posture prevents your lungs to adequately fill with air. And so, the more restrictions on your breathing, the less oxygen gets to your lungs, making you feel fatigued by midday. Studies have shown that slumping in your seat produces the worst lung capacity, followed by slouching, which becomes a bad habit that is hard to break, stressing tendons, ligaments and muscles and training your body to continue this…

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A good night’s sleep is worth the world to some people. But for many, a back that is sore upon going to bed, while trying to sleep and then getting up out of bed, turns the sleep experience into a nightmare. When you want sweet dreams and a good night’s sleep, but can’t even get comfortable enough to fall asleep, it’s time to consult a Ft Lauderdale chiropractor. Just as we know how to heal your neck and back pain, we also know the right ways to sleep and the right way to get out of bed in the morning providing you with a good night’s sleep. Webmd offers some good advice on how to sleep. For starters, advises the website, people should sleep with their back in a “neutral position – not arched a lot, but not flat either.”…

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Ft Lauderdale chiropractic care continues to make breakthroughs in overall health We have lived through an age of breakthroughs and will no doubt witness many other fantastic advances yet to come, in technology, in how we live, how we transport ourselves and, notably, how we take care of our health. Chiropractic care continues to make breakthroughs in the health arena. Within the realm of chiropractic care breakthroughs have come in our further understanding of the connection of the central nervous system, spinal cord and all other organs of the body. A chiropractic adjustment helps our nerves to function properly, but did you know it can also help other organs, such as kidney and lungs? Regular chiropractic care adjustments can improve the function of many important organs within the body and a Ft Lauderdale chiropractor knows that what ails you is…

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