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Leg Exercise is Critical to Brain and Nervous System Health

Leg exercise is critical to brain and nervous system health!

“New research shows that using the legs, particularly in weight-bearing exercise, sends signals to the brain that are vital for the production of healthy neural cells.”

This research supports what we already know, but in a new spin, that sensory input is just as important as motor output.

This research might suggest that those who do not continue to weight-bearing exercise, such as bedridden or chronically ill patients and even the aging population, are at risk for faster decline. “Not only do they lose muscle mass, but their body chemistry is altered at the cellular level and even their nervous system is adversely impacted,” says Dr. Raffaella Adami from the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.

Once again a study shows that the more you move the better your brain is!  So if you have pain limiting your exercise or walking call the office. Take care of your body so you can take care of your brain! 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180523080214.htm

Chiropractic Can Help Headaches !

 
There is a lot of research coming out that shows the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments. 

This Study shows how effective chiropractic adjustment can be. 
Do manual therapy techniques have a positive effect on quality of life in people with tension-type headache? A randomized controlled trial.

In this study of 76 patients between the ages of 18 and 65 it was found that three different therapy methods were effective at changing different dimensions of quality of life, but combined treatment showed the most change in as little as four weeks!        headaches-300x197.jpgIf you’re suffering from headaches please call the office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Steve! You don’t have to live in pain.                

How a disc degenerates

Many of our patients have been taught the analogy of our discs being a “jelly doughnut” by Dr. Steve.  He found the perfect visual to show exactly what he means!

Here’s a cool video about how a disc degenerates.

Walking Diminishes Lower Back Pain Risk

 

A Spine Journal study found: “Walking for more than 3 days per week for over 30 min at a time significantly decreased the risk of developing low back pain (21-35%). The risk decreased further with increasing walking days and duration.”

Pretty cool that something as simple as walking can help with pain! Our body was made to be up right and walking. Walking can also help with bone health, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. So get out and go for a walk, its good for your health. Better yet grab your spouse or significant other hold hands and go for a walk together.

Park SM et al. Walking more than 90 minutes/week was associated with a lower risk of self-reported low back pain in persons over 50 years of age: A cross-sectional study using the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Spine J. 2018 Nov

Gut Immune Cells Cut Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis

Another great reason to take care of our of second “brain”. Fascinating to see how important the gut microbiome is to our overall health!

More and more research is showing that inflammation in your gut can effect your body. The gut/brain connection is real and should be taken into account when you are sick and not feeling as good as you should. The old adage you are what you eat seem to be right more and more.

Source: http://bit.ly/2TuKrAG

Is too much Screen time bad for you?

We are still learning about the effects of screen time on our children’s brain.  Let’s keep this information in mind while our kids are off school during Christmas break!

“In extreme cases, researchers also said that some brain scans of 9- and 10-year-olds who spend more than seven hours a day using electronic devices show a thinning of the brain’s cortex, which usually happens later in development.”

Have your kids go outside and play! It’s better for their brains! 

*Need help limiting screen time?  Trying printing out a chore/activity chart to have your kids complete for small amounts of screen time at a time!  Stocking up on board games will also be helpful during the cold months as an alternative to video games or cell phone use.

https://www.cbsnews.com/…/groundbreaking-study-examines-ef…/

Sugar and Low Testosterone

I came across this article:

The abrupt decrease in serum testosterone levels after an oral glucose load in men: implications for screening for hypogonadism. (1)

74 men underwent a standard 75-g oral glucose tolerance.   25% of the men had suppressed Testosterone levels 120 minutes after the test, pretty scary.

This study showed eating too much sugar could affect your hormones.

Tired, lack of energy, lack of sex drive? Maybe you’re eating too much sugar!

Looking to improve your health? Start with Dr. Steve tips:  Get adjusted to feel your best,  eat your vegetables like an adult, exercise, get 8 hours of sleep,  and have meaningful relationships.

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22804876/