Archives for February 2013

Mental Attitude: No Interruptions, Please

Short interruptions (such as the few seconds it takes to silence that buzzing smart phone) have a surprisingly large effect on one’s ability to accurately complete a task. Interruptions of just three seconds can double your chances for making errors.

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, January 2013 

Quote of the Week

“I’ve made a promise to myself to be a 100% healthy person if nothing else.” ~ Picabo Street

Wellness/Prevention: Alcohol and Calories

Alcohol contains 7 kcal/g (second only to fat, which contains 9 kcal/g). A glass of wine has 178 calories and takes 38 minutes of brisk walking to burn off. A regular alcohol drinker may get up to 10% of their total calorie intake from alcohol.

World Cancer Research Fund, January 2013 

Chiropractic: Why Did You Wait?

Patients often wait before seeking Chiropractic care. They hope the problem will go away on its own or they try home remedies (drugs, ice, heat, other therapies, etc.) first. Injuries are almost always slower to recover when care is put off, so the longer you wait, the harder it may be to “fix” your problem. Optimum care should start right away. As you wait, muscles become tighter, muscles atrophy, muscles weaken, soft tissue adhesions form, proprioceptive function decreases in the joint, and fluid flow to and from the cells decreases. This usually results in the pain lasting longer.

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1992 

Exercise: Walking

Women who walked more than 3 hours a week were 43% less likely to suffer a stroke compared to those who didn’t do any physical activity.

Stroke, January 2013