WhiteMud Blog

Building a Strong Foundation

Posted: April 30, 2014
By: Whitemud Crossing Chiropractor

With May being posture month, now is a great time to talk about how we can strengthen and improve our posture.  Having a strong foundation is important in helping relieve and avoid back pain.   So many injuries, especially in the lower back are due to having a weak posture, this is not uncommon in today’s world.  Most of our day is spent sitting, we sit on our way to work, sit for most of the day at work, come home and sit on the couch.  Then the weekend comes and we want to be active and often push too hard, causing neck and back pain.  Your Edmonton Chiropractor can help you, not only relieve this neck and back pain, your chiropractor can also teach you exercises to help strengthen your postural muscles to help prevent the injuries in the first place.  Call your South Edmonton Chiropractor at 780-430-7549 to book your appointment today.
Ensuring that your spine is inline with regular chiropractic adjustments can help keep your posture strong.  Once your Edmonton chiropractor has aligned your spine, they can start to show you how to strengthen your posture with a variety of exercises.  If you have had an injury, your South Edmonton Chiropractor can adapt the exercises to suit your needs, as you build a stronger foundation, your exercises will change and you will be able to hold your chiropractic adjustments longer.  For more information, please check your Edmonton Chiropractor’s website at www.whitemudchiro.com
Strengthening your posture will not only relieve and prevent lower back pain, but it also help you live longer and look younger.  As we age, we tend to start to slump, this is usually from our seditary lifestyle; however, by keeping our posture strong, we will appear to look younger as we stand up taller.  A strong posture helps live longer, by ensuring that we are getting enough oxygen.  If we have weak posture, our lungs cannot fill to capacity and our bodies do not function at their best.  By standing up taller and stronger, our lungs can fill up completely and oxygen can be distributed throughout our body.  Your Edmonton chiropractor offers posture classes, often included in your initial exam or for a very minimal cost.  To find out more about these classes or how a chiropractor can help with your posture, please call your South Edmonton Chiropractor at 780-430-7549.

Healthy Sleep Healthy Life

Posted: April 1, 2014
By: Whitemud Crossing Chiropractor

As the longer summer days come upon us, sleep often takes a back seat to our busy lives.  However, sleep is extremely important to not only our health, but our emotional well-being, brain power and of course our appearance.  If you are someone who stays up late and gets up early, here are a few reasons why you might want to get that extra hour of sleep.
Sleep is the body and the brain’s time to repair itself.  Dreaming is often your brain’s way to figure out everything that happened throughout the day and to solve any problems that may have arose.  This is why when making an important decision, it is often said to sleep on it.  Being sleep deprived can decrease creativity, concentration, coordination, and memory.  Your Southside Edmonton Chiropractor  can give you more information on sleep and how it can help you and your brain.
Because sleep is the body’s time to repair, not getting enough sleep can cause inflammation.  Increased inflammation can lead to many different health issues, including heart disease, neck and back pain, stroke, diabetes and general discomfort.  Inflammation has also been linked to shorter life spans as well, so getting a good night’s sleep can help increase your life!  For more information on inflammation and sleep, call your South Edmonton chiropractor at 780-430-7549.
Not getting enough sleep can also affect your weight.  When we don’t sleep enough, we start to crave high sugary treats for energy, this can be hazardous to our waistlines.  The other thing that happens with sleep loss is our hormones are greatly affected.  If we are not sleeping enough, the hormones that let our bodies know that we are full and to stop eating, are not produced enough, causing us to overeat.  Because chiropractors help ensure the nervous system is functioning optimally, getting regular chiropractic adjustments along with regular sleep can help keep your waistline trim.  For more information, check out your South Side Edmonton Chiropractor, they can have more information on how to get more energy naturally and weight loss.
Sleep is a wonderful thing and can help you function at your best in so many ways.  If you are having trouble sleeping due to neck or back pain, stress or any other reason, book an appointment with your South Edmonton chiropractor at 780-430-7549 to help you get a restful night’s sleep and live a healthy lifestyle.