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Healthy Tips for Travel this Summer

Posted: June 20, 2013
By: Dr Christie MacDonald

Ah summer, long weekends, camping, road trips, holidays and travel.  Summer is a great time of year; however, often our schedules are disrupted, exercise routines abandon, healthy eating habits disregarded and sleep patterns change.  All of this can lead to not feeling as well as you could, headaches, back pain, summer colds, just to name a few things.   So what are some things you can do to help keep ourselves healthy so we can enjoy our summers, whether you are jetting off to Europe or staying close to home, your Edmonton chiropractor can help you get the most out of your summer holidays.  For more information, check out www.whitemudchiro.com.

One of the most important things you can do is to keep yourself hydrated.  In the warm summer months, our bodies are losing more water than in the winter.  In addition to this, air conditioning and dry air in planes can also leave us feeling parched.  Drinking water can help reduce headaches and fatigue.  Be sure that if you are travelling that you drink only bottled filtered water to avoid contamination.  For more information on hydration, contact your Edmonton Chiropractor at 780-430-7549.

Take care of your feet.  Often holidays involve being on your feet a lot more than you are use to, whether it is hiking in the mountains, sightseeing in the cities or just at any of the local festivals.  Nothing can ruin your day more than sore feet.  Be sure to wear sturdy comfortable shoes, poor footwear can not only lead to sore feet, but can also lead to knee pain and back pain.  For more information on footwear, check out www.whitemudchiro.com.  Your Edmonton chiropractor can also recommend orthotics, to help give your feet a break and help prevent knee and back pain.  To book your appointment for orthotics, call us at 780-430-7549.

Probably the best thing you can do to stay healthy this summer is to keep up with your spinal health.  Regular visits to your Edmonton Chiropractor can help keep your spine in line.  Summer travel often includes sleeping in different beds, lugging heavy bags or sitting for long periods of time while in the car, plane or train.  All of these can lead to headaches, neck pain or back pain.  Your Edmonton Chiropractor can help relieve all of these pains and keeping up with your regular routine can help prevent them before they start!  For more information on how to keep your spine healthy, check out www.whitemudchiro.com and call 780-430-7549 to book your chiropractic appointment today.

Water water water

Posted: June 5, 2013
By: Dr Christie MacDonald

Water is a wonderful thing yet often it is overlooked.  Staying well hydrated can help a variety of things including looking younger, aiding in weight loss, better digestion and reduction in muscle cramps.  Our bodies are made up of 60-70% water; we can lose up to 2 litres of water per day through breathing, sweating and excretion, even more if we exercise or during warmer months.  It is very important for our health to stay hydrated.  For more information on health call your Edmonton Chiropractor at 780-430-7549.


Headaches and migraines can be caused by dehydration.  If you are a suffering of headaches and migraines, increasing your water intake can help give you relief from these ailments.  Along with drinking water, chiropractic adjustments can help relieve the pain of migraines.  The combination of keeping regularly hydrated and getting regular chiropractic adjustments can have you living pain-free!  For more information on hydration or chiropractic adjustments, contact us at 780-430-7549 or www.whitemudchiro.com.  See your Edmonton Chiropractor today!


Water is important in our bodies to help distribute nutrients throughout the body.  It also helps cleanse the body of toxins.  Not having enough water can lead to a groggy, tired feeling, it can also lead to sore, achy muscles.  It is important to drink water throughout the day, not just when you are thirsty as being thirsty is a sign of dehydration already.  Drinking enough water can also help maintain optimal weight or achieve weight loss.  For more information check out www.whitemudchiro.com.


At birth, intervertebral discs are 80% water usually this declines with age.  However, by staying hydrated, we can keep these discs nourished and healthy.  Many people see a chiropractor for back pain.  Adjustments can relieve lower, upper and middle back pain.  Keeping hydrated can help your body “hold” these adjustments, as water is nourishing the discs and keeping them fluid.  This can also be true for your joints.  By consuming enough water, your joints can stay strong, healthy and lubricated. Drinking water and regular adjustments can help you live a long and healthy life.  For more information, call your Edmonton chiropractor at 780-430-7549.


Drinking water can make you smarter!  Having a well-hydrated body ensures that your brain is getting all the oxygen it needs; this can help improve your cognitive function by 30%.  Water also helps support nerve function.  It ensures that your body’s electrolyte levels remain high enough to allow your nerves to relay messages to and from the brain in the way they were meant to.  Chiropractic adjustments also ensure your nervous system is functioning optimally.  Chiropractic and water can keep your nervous system at its best, so you are at your best.  Contact your Edmonton chiropractor today at 780-430-7549 or www.whitemudchiro.com.