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Best Fit For Hiking With Joint Pain 0

Best Fit For Hiking With Joint Pain

If you love the outdoors, you don’t have to spend less time hiking just because you have joint pain. Instead, you may able to carry on doing what you live with the support of the right footwear. If you’re an avid hiker, you know the importance of having the right footwear anyway. The Different Options There are many different footwear options for hikers with joint pain. Different types of boots are suited to different kinds of hikes. When buying hiking boots, always remember to try them on first with some thick hiking socks, so you can be sure that your feet will fit in without causing discomfort. Some of the most popular styles of hiking boots include: Day Hiking Boots: – Low-cut designs that often come with a greater degree of flexibility than their more resilient counterparts. These boots are perfect for shorter hikes and provide support around the midsole and heel. If you’re looking for more mobility than support, these are the boots for you. Mid-Distance Hiking Boots: These boots are perfect for longer hikes and provide ample support around the ankle and the midsole. This type of hiking boot is best suited to people who aren’t going to be spending too long on the trails. Long Distance...

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Choose the Right Bed for Spinal Health 0

Choose the Right Bed for Spinal Health

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your mental and physical health and well-being. If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning, unable to get comfortable, then you know how difficult it can be to make it through the next day. Choosing the right bed will not only allow you to get a good night’s sleep, but it will also protect your spinal health. Your Bed Affects Your Spinal Health The average person spends one-third of their life in bed. In fact, your mattress is the most used piece of furniture in your home and has a direct impact on your spine and overall health. It’s important for you to get an adequate amount of sleep. Your spine works hard throughout the day to support your body. When you sleep, your spine gets time to rest and rejuvenate so that you can get up and go the next day. Ensuring you have the right mattress is essential in maintaining your spinal health. A mattress that doesn’t offer enough support can leave you with fatigued muscles and a restless night’s sleep. A good mattress will allow you to maintain the spine’s natural alignment you have when standing. This means your muscles will be relaxed which will give you...

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Chiropractic Care For Minors 0

Chiropractic Care For Minors

Adults are able to recognize problems rather quickly and can decide when it’s time to seek chiropractic care. Such care is necessary for correcting misalignment and alleviating headaches and many other ailments naturally. But, have you given thought to the growing body of a child? Children’s bodies are constantly changing. Children and adolescents, because of sports and recreational activities, are prone to stressing certain parts of their bodies. Because of this, they can benefit from chiropractic care. Spine Health in Youths Is Important Because children are growing quickly, their spine health is important. The spine houses the nervous system and the nervous system is the master control system that’s responsible for controlling the body. Adolescents who play sports or are driving are at an increased risk of injuring their spine because of injuries received while playing sports or from a car accident. Such injuries can have a devastating effect on the spinal cord and can greatly reduce the quality of life if not corrected early. In the unfortunate event your child is injured or in an accident, you must seek medical assistance immediately. This should be followed up with a visit to your chiropractor. Failing to give proper care to the spine can result in the following: Your mobility...

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Avoid Inflammation This Holiday Season 0

Avoid Inflammation This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for indulgence. The winter holidays ring in plenty of gatherings and celebrations, and yes, plenty of eating and drinking too. 1. Avoid Inflammatory Foods Unfortunately, most traditional holiday foods are highly inflammatory. If you suffer from chronic pain of any kind, inflammation is your enemy. It can wreak havoc on your spinal health, especially if you’ve sustained a severe injury in the past, such as a car accident, sports-related, or work-related injury. Here are a few high inflammation foods to avoid this holiday season: Pasteurized dairy (eggnog, butter) Fried foods (potato pancakes) Refined carbohydrates and sugar (bread, cookies, candy, pies) Red meat (roast beef) Processed meats (ham, bacon, pigs in a blanket Trans fat (margarine, lard, shortening) I know what you’re thinking. That’s basically a list of all your favorite holiday foods. The good news is, there are ways you can minimize your inflammation symptoms this holiday season, even when you’re surrounded by temptation at every turn. Also, while these foods can cause inflammation, when consumed in moderation, they can be acceptable and may not lead to too much excess inflammation. Here are some ways you can prevent aggravating existing chronic pain, inflammation, and back discomfort this holiday season. 2. Avoid Unnecessary Weight Gain Carrying around...

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Don’t Let A Spider Cause A Car Accident 0

Don’t Let A Spider Cause A Car Accident

In an age where voice commands have taken over mobile device operations, you would think accidents due to distracted driving would be minimal, right? Wrong. According to the CDC, about 9 people die and more than 1000 others injured in accidents caused by distracted driving. While some of the distractions such as eating, texting, talking on your phone, and using navigation systems can be avoided, there’s no telling when others beyond your control might pop up. Hopefully, you will react better than a Portland, Oregon driver whose car crashed after a spider dropped from the rearview mirror in October. Courtesy WCSO Oregon via Twitter According to the County Sherriff’s office, the driver lost control of the vehicle totaling it luckily only sustaining minor injuries in the process. The spider, which caused the accident, is still at large. What to do when suddenly surprised while driving While driving, unknown circumstances may require a driver to quickly react. Some of these situations include: Spiders or other creepy crawlers Spiders are some of the most feared bugs throughout the world. These and other bugs like places where they can be sheltered from the elements. This includes your vehicle. Spiders and other arachnids & insects like to hide in the air vents, behind...

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