Chiropractic Treatment for Running Injuries

Running InjuriesRunning is one of those things that is incredibly healthy to do – it leads to strengthening in the knees, lower back and upper back, but also helps with posture, weight loss, muscle gain and so much more.  Unfortunately when some beginners begin to run, they do so incorrectly.  They don’t wear the right shoes, they over exert themselves, they don’t stretch before running or they don’t take care of their bodies after the run.  Because of this, many beginners that start running have issues that they run into that will stop them from running altogether, for a while anyway.  Don’t feel too bad about it though, even advanced runners sometimes have problems not related to the precautions mentioned here and they get hurt in the process of their daily or weekly routine.  When it comes to a beginner, you may just figure, ah well, I tried.  You may never try it again.  But for hardcore runners, just stopping is a difficult situation. Because of that, a lot of runners look into alternative medicine such as Chiropractor treatment to help them get back on their feet and into their routine again.  If you ever wondered why you should visit a sports chiropractor for a running injury, how they can help you, and the different types of treatment available for runners, continue reading below for that, and so much more. Continue reading “Chiropractic Treatment for Running Injuries”

How Does Digestion Work?

How Does Digestion WorkThe entire human body works in concert, with all systems being equally important to your overall health. Of course, if you’re experiencing complications due to digestive problems such as diarrhea or constipation, you likely think the gastrointestinal system is slightly more important than the others. Everyone experiences these problems at one time or another, and when it happens, it can take a huge toll even on everyday activities, let alone living with energy and vibrancy. Proper digestion is critical in order to supply everyone’s body with the nutrients needed, not just to survive, but to thrive and live an energetic life. Every food and beverage we put into our bodies needs to be broken down, properly stored, used for energy, or branded a toxin and effectively flushed out. But have you ever wondered how that happens? How does the human digestive system work in order to properly digest food and keep our bodies healthy? Here’s information from top GI doctors in Flushing about how digestion works, as well as tips on the best foods to eat in order to keep your digestive system performing optimally. Continue reading “How Does Digestion Work?”

Health Benefits of Fiber

Benefits of FiberNothing can slow you down more than sluggish digestion. Okay, so regularity may not be the hot topic around the water cooler or at that trendy party you went to last weekend. But it’s definitely something that everyone in Queens, and throughout the country for that matter, thinks about on a regular basis. A slow digestive tract is sure to ruin what could otherwise be a dynamic afternoon loaded with fun and activity. And if you’re not getting enough fiber in your diet, you’re likely having more of those sluggish days than ever. Eating the proper amount of fiber is vital to well-functioning digestive organs. And, while a properly performing digestive system is critical to a well-functioning body, it’s not the only system in the human body that needs fiber. According to recent studies, fiber can lower the risk of myriad health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. Here’s more information from top GI doctors in Queens on the many health benefits of fiber and why you need to ensure that everyone in your family gets enough of it every day. Continue reading “Health Benefits of Fiber”

Health Benefits of Yogurt

YogurtUndoubtedly, yogurt has become one of America’s favorite foods. In a recent report from the market research company NPD (National Purchase Dairy), yogurt consumption has doubled since the year 2000, and there are no signs of its popularity slowing any time soon. In fact, data out of National Agricultural Statistics Services show that yogurt sales have risen by more than 100 percent in the new millennium, with profits for yogurt companies in the billions.  Throughout the country, yogurt is a fave of both young and old, not just for its creamy yumminess, but for its many health benefits as well. If you’re not a yogurt eater yet, the following information on the myriad health benefits that yogurt can offer might just change your mind. Continue reading “Health Benefits of Yogurt”

How to Maintain GI Health

GI HealthHow you feel can be a direct result of your gastrointestinal health. Your physical and emotional well-being, level of energy, and ability to perform your daily activities are directly linked to how effectively your digestive system is performing its job of flushing waste and toxins out of your body. Without a properly functioning digestive tract, the human body becomes a sluggish mess. If left untreated, all those toxins can cause serious complications to literally every organ and every system of your body. The fact is, though, that maintaining proper GI health often is a matter of making just a few adjustments to your lifestyle. If you’re feeling listless, heavy, and unable to enjoy everyday activities, your digestive system may need a little assistance. Following are some tips from GI doctors in Queens that can help you maintain proper GI health in order to get back to your regular, energetic self. Continue reading “How to Maintain GI Health”

Demographics of Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Prevention
Skin Cancer Prevention

The incidence of skin cancer is on the rise in the United States. Although statistics show that some cancer rates are down, the fact is that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer being diagnosed in the country. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, since the causes are often due to certain behaviors that can be avoided. And yet the recent rise in skin cancer cases may be seen as proof that this type of cancer may not be taken quite as seriously as other types of cancer. Following is information on the demographics of skin cancer incidence throughout the country, as well as steps that can be taken to help prevent the development of the many types of skin cancer. Continue reading “Demographics of Skin Cancer”

How to Prevent Dry Skin in Winter

Dry Skin in WinterWinter in New Jersey can be a snowy wonderland. From fun family wintertime activities, to cuddle time in front of the fire, winter brings fabulous opportunities to bond with loved ones and spend exciting times together. But winter sure can be hard on your skin. When Old Man Winter stirs up the best of his blistery freezes, the first thing we want to do is duck indoors and crank up the heat. Unfortunately, all that heat generation can cause dry, itchy, flaky skin. So what do you do when winter conjures up frosty weather that causes you to turn up skin-drying heat inside? Here are some tips from top dermatologists in New Jersey on how to prevent dry skin in winter that will help you maintain moist, healthy, supple skin, even when Jack Frost throws you his best wintertime curve ball. Continue reading “How to Prevent Dry Skin in Winter”

How to Keep Skin Healthy

Keep Skin HealthyDid you know skin is a body organ? It’s true. As a matter of fact, your skin is the largest organ in your body, and just like every other bodily organ, it needs proper care and nutrients to keep it healthy. Do you spend too much time in the sun, with your skin unprotected from UV rays? Do you forget to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day? Do you neglect eating 4 to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day? Do you smoke or use other tobacco products? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, your skin likely isn’t as healthy as it could be, and that could mean you’re looking older than you have to. Keeping your body’s largest organ in optimal condition isn’t difficult. In fact, it can take minimal effort on your part. Following are a few tips from top dermatologists in Livingston on how to keep your skin healthy for a lifetime. Continue reading “How to Keep Skin Healthy”

Health Benefits of Drinking Water

Health Benefits Water
Health Benefits Water

The human body is made up, on average, of approximately 60 percent water. Your body needs to maintain its proper percentage of water in order to keep you in optimal health. Unfortunately, if you’re not drinking enough water on a daily basis that means your health is at risk. There are a number of medical conditions, ranging from mild to severe that can occur if your body doesn’t get the water it needs. From skin to digestion to circulation and even body temperature, water works in your body to keep the whole thing performing optimally. If you’re someone who isn’t drinking enough water every day, you’re likely also experiencing health problems that you may not even realize are directly linked to your lack of H2O consumption. Top dermatologists in New Jersey recommend drinking between 6 and 8 glasses of water daily. Following is information on the health benefits of drinking water that just may convince you to wise up and drink up! Continue reading “Health Benefits of Drinking Water”