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May 2014 Health Newsletter

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» Welcome, June!
» Chiropractic Care For Tension Headaches
» Reduce Stroke With Fruits and Vegetables
» Second-Hand Smoke Damages Kids' Arteries

Welcome, June!

Welcome, Summer!

With great summer weather comes outdoor, physical activity that may place a strain on our bodies--sometimes creating aches and pains that rest alone can't treat.

This June Big Mountain Chiropractic wants you to learn more about
"Weekend Warriors & Low Back Pain." 

For those of you who have had success with your own low back pain and project-related injuries, please consider telling others about your own successes.
You can help others by sharing your own experiences.

Keep in touch as we share information related to Weekend Warriors and Low Back Pain.
You can find valuable information on Facebook, Twitter, and on our Website and in our office, as well.

Be sure to keep your chiropractic care plan in mind as you tackle your summer projects and activities.
If you do not yet have a plan, be sure to call the office to schedule your check-up, and be sure to mention that you would like a care plan, for your health

.  Every person is different, and one plan doesn't fit all.

Our greatest compliment is seeing healthy patients thrive doing what they love.  But our bodies can handle only so much stress before we start to experience signs and symptoms of an "over-full bucket (Don't know what that means? Ask the next time you're in the office)."

 Make sure you are taking care of your body so that you are able to tackle life's challenges.

Wishing You the Best of Health,

~Big Mountain Chiropractic

Author: Big Mountain Chiropractic
Source: June 1, 2014
Copyright: Big Mtn. Chiro 2014

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Chiropractic Care For Tension Headaches

Tension-type headaches are the most common form of headaches experienced in the general population today. These headaches are characterized by pain and tightness around the hatband area of the head. Associated pain and stiffness in the neck region may also be present. Tension headaches are made worse by several things, most notably stress, anxiety and physical tension such as poor posture. A recently published study indicates chiropractic care that includes manipulative therapy (chiropractic adjustments) and/or manual therapy (stretching and massage related therapies) are both beneficial in reducing the pain as well as improving neck range of motion. These beneficial results were seen with just 4 treatments administered during a 4-week period. If you or someone you know if suffering from headaches, call your local chiropractor today to schedule a no obligation consultation.

Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Vol 13, Issue 1, Pages 4-13, March 2014.
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Reduce Stroke With Fruits and Vegetables

Want to significantly reduce your risk for stroke? New research indicates eating fruits and vegetables can do so by almost one-third. To obtain their data, researchers evaluated twenty recent studies that included more than 760,000 participants and approximately 17,000 strokes. Those eating the most fruits and vegetables were 21 percent less likely to experience a stroke. For every 200 grams of fruit consumed daily, stroke risk was reduced 32 percent and 11 percent with every 200 grams of vegetables consumed. So what fruits and vegetables seemed to have the most beneficial effects? According to researchers, citrus fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes as well as apples, pears and leafy vegetables were most linked to reduced stroke risk. With strokes listed as the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., adding or increasing consumption of these fruits and vegetables is a no-brainer.

Source: Stroke, online May 8, 2014.
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Second-Hand Smoke Damages Kids' Arteries

New research has found that children exposed to second-hand smoke experience aging of their arteries by 3.3 years by the time they reach adulthood. The passive smoke causes irreversible damage to their arteries and as a result, significantly increases their risk of cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke) later in life. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in addition to the 6 million people who die each year from their own smoking, another 600,000 die as a result of second-hand smoke. Moreover, approximately 40 percent of children are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke at home. If you’re a smoker and have yet to kick the habit, especially if you’re a parent, it's time.

Source: Eur Heart J (2014); Published online: March 4, 2014.
Copyright: LLC 2014

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