THE CHIROPRACTIC LIFESTYLE
These three related articles provide the reader with an abundance of common sense information on healthy living. The material is presented in a positive and motivational fashion.

- The Chiropractic Lifestyle: You’re Key to Optimal Energy

Do you wish you had more energy? Just think of how much more you could accomplish with increased drive and gusto. Well, optimal energy is within your reach! Chiropractic has a winning formula to boost you into high gear. Known as the "chiropractic lifestyle," this formula can help you reach your "maximum performance level." Throughout your care I will explain the Chiropractic lifestyle in detail, but, in the meantime, here are several key components of this all-natural solution to fatigue. Stay subluxation free.
Chiropractors know that the mind and body are closely connected. When your body is functioning below peak capacity, your energy is quickly drained and you easily become worn out. I am a prevention specialist and, will help you achieve optimal health and vitality. By removing spinal subluxations before the onset of disease, chiropractic frees the body from barriers to wellness. So, if you lack vigor, schedule an appointment and fuel up on high performance.

Eating for optimal energy is an integral part of the chiropractic lifestyle. This means consuming foods rich in nutrients, like fruits, vegetables and whole grains while eliminating foods high in saturated or polyunsaturated fats, re-fined sugars, pesticides, additives or preservatives. Making sure your body is getting the building blocks needed. This healthful diet will end conditions like heart disease and cancer.

Chill Out
Anxiety will zap you of precious energy reserves. Your internal dialog or situational self can bring you down faster than any thing else, each of us needs a positive mental attitude for every situation of the day. How can you combat stress? Try stress busting techniques like meditation and yoga. Taking a daily "timeout" will also help you stay calm in the face of chaos and jump-start your vitality!

Can the Caffeine
A cup of Java may speed you up for a few minutes, but it will shatter your sparkle over the long haul. Caffeine upsets the brain's delicate chemical makeup, ultimately robbing you of energy. Think twice before cracking open your next soft drink or brewing your next pot of Joe. Caffeine addiction is a big problem in modem society and a tough one to beat. But once you kick the habit, you'll enjoy a dramatic increase in endurance.

Skip the Sweets
Frequent intake of refined sugar can throw your biochemistry out-of-whack. Refined sugar upsets your body's balance of blood sugar and the chemical insulin. After eating sugar in candy, soft drinks, cakes and other sweets, your blood sugar level multiplies resulting in a "sugar high." Unfortunately, this buzz doesn't last long, and you soon plummet to a "sugar low." These constant highs and lows may result in chronic fatigue. So, save the sweets for special occasions and choose healthful snacks instead.

Start exercising
Start slowly Too much too soon can cause injury and discouragement. Work with your chiropractor and personal trainer to plan a get-in-shape program that gradually increases in frequency, intensity and duration. Mix it, up premier athletes understand that participating in many different sports. Or "cross training," can skyrocket you to a higher level of fitness. Choose several activities of varying intensity and switch between them throughout the week. Why force yourself to go for a run if it makes you miserable? Be creative. Try hiking, aerobics, Rollerblading, Rock climbing. Don't give up keep experimenting until you find the activity or activities you enjoy the most. I can help you discover creative new ways to stay in shape. Find a friend to work out with, or join a local sporting team or create a walking club. Knowing that somebody is counting on you can be just the push you need to get off the couch and into fitness.

Take a Water Break
According to a recent report, many people suffer from chronic, mild dehydration. And, dehydration is linked with impaired physical and psychological performances so, if you want optimal energy, stay well hydrated.

Stay away from caffeine, carbonated beverages. Mother Nature's own thirst quencher, water, is the perfect drink to meet your hydration needs. However, the chemicals in tap water have been linked with several health conditions. So, play it safe and choose quality bottled water or filtered water.

Catch Some Zs
One of the most important steps to boosting your energy is maintaining a regular sleep routine. Why is sleep so vital to daytime endurance? During sleep, the mind undergoes several stages each with important restorative functions characterized by electric and chemical alterations. If your brain doesn't spend adequate time in each stage, daytime performance is adversely affected. For example, if you lack one essential stage of sleep called REM (rapid eye movement), you may have trouble with memory, organization and learning. To achieve high-quality sleep, listen to your body. Everybody has a personal "biological clock" set by physiological phenomenon’s called circadian rhythms .Take some time to identify your unique sleep and wakefulness patterns. How much shut-eye do you need? What bed-time is right for you? Take a 20 minute power nap. Once you get in-touch with your "biological clock," de-sign a sleep routine to facilitate your body's individual pattern and watch your energy level soar! Why Wait to Take Control of Your Vitality? You don't have to put up with poor productivity and fatigue chiropractic care may be the energy-boosting solution you've been searching for. So, don't delay. Take control of your vitality visit a Chiropractor today!


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How is stress affecting your life?

With the frenzied pace of today’s society, almost everyone is waging an unrelenting battle with stress. Today maintaining a high level of stress is considered “normal”- working long hours engaging in all kinds of activities and functioning on the least amount of sleep. Stress and anxiety not only destroys your peace of mind but it may also wreak havoc on your physical well being.

Chiropractors understand that the body and mind function together, rather than isolation. Consequently, emotional stress may influence an individual’s physical well being. Specifically, stress may lead to a condition called vertebral subluxation. Vertebral subluxations are regions in the spine where movement is restricted or bones (vertebrae) are out of alignment causing nerve interference. Scientific studies indicate that this disorder can spur a plethora of ailments, including headache, carpal tunnel, back pain and ear infections. Chiropractors use a holistic approach to combat the effects of stress on the nervous system, incorporating safe effective maneuvers called Chiropractic adjustments.

Stress may aggravate back and neck pain by inhibiting the delivery of cytokines- chemical compounds that trigger healing-to wound sites. A wealth of scientific research reveals that vertebral subluxations aggravate the muscular, skeletal and neuralgic factors associated with pain. That’s why chiropractic care focuses on correcting vertebral subluxations.

Slashing stress can cut down on colds, flu, and allergies. Psychological strain weakens the immune system, predisposing individuals to many common ailments. Emotional strain may cause infertility in women and maternal stress during pregnancy may result in low birth-weight in infants- a condition linked with several health problems. Keeping stress in check may stave off diabetes and their attacks allowing an individual to control their blood sugar better compared with an “emotional” individual.

You can counteract the physical aftermath of emotional stress. First, commit to a wellness life style. Focus on a more productive time management. Incorporate stress reduction techniques, Qigong, yoga, exercise, quality sleep, positive mental attitude. Most importantly regular chiropractic care to maintain the master system in your body that controls every function in your body, the nervous system.


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Increase Your Energy!

Wish you had more energy? Well, optimal energy is within your reach! Chiropractic has a winning formula to boost you into high gear. We can help you reach your "maximum performance level." Throughout your care I will explain the chiropractic lifestyle in detail, but, in the meantime, here are several key components of this all-natural solution to Stay Subluxation-Free. When your body is functioning below peak capacity, your energy is quickly drained, you easily become worn out. I am a prevention specialist and, will help you achieve optimal health and vitality. By removing subluxations before the onset of disease, freeing your body from barriers to wellness
Eat for optimal energy, meaning consuming nutrient dense foods, like fruits, vegetables and whole grains while eliminating saturated or trans fats, re-fined sugars, additives or preservatives. Making sure your body gets the building blocks it need.

Anxiety will zap you of precious energy. Your internal dialog or situational self can bring you down faster than anything; each of us needs a positive mental attitude every day. Taking a daily "timeout" will help you stay calm in the face of chaos and increase your vitality!

Start exercising; slowly Too much too soon can cause injury and discouragement. Work with your personal trainer to plan a get-In-shape program that gradually increases in frequency, intensity and duration. Mix it up, premier athletes understand participating in different sports or cross training skyrocket you to a higher level of fitness. Try hiking, aerobics, yoga, Rock climbing. Don't give up keep experimenting. Find a friend to work out with, knowing that somebody is counting on you can be just the push you need to get off the couch and into fitness.

Maintain a regular sleep routine. The mind undergoes several stages during sleep. If your brain doesn't spend adequate time in each stage, daytime performance is adversely affected. If you lack REM sleep (rapid eye movement), you may have trouble with memory, organization and learning. Listen to your body. Everyone has a personal "biological clock" set by physiological phenomenon’s called circadian rhythms .Take some time to identify your unique sleep and wakefulness patterns, take a 20 minute power nap. You don't have to put up with poor productivity and fatigue chiropractic care can be the energy-boosting solution you've been searching for. Take control of your vitality; visit a Chiropractor today!




Contact Member:
Brother Bernard Seif, SMC, EdD, DNM
420 Frantz Road
Brodheadsville, PA 18322-7722
United States / e-mail: monk@epix.net
Credits:
Doctor Larry Wood, DC, 2006