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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.





Benefits of a Strong Posture

Posted: April 29, 2013
By: Dr Christie MacDonald

Benefits of a Strong Posture

By Whitemud Crossing Chiropractors


May is posture month.  A good strong posture can be very beneficial for not only your physical health, but your mental health as well.  Standing up straight can make you look years younger, ten pounds lighter and just make you feel better about yourself.  In addition to looking great, you can relieve back pain, neck pain and headaches.  For more information on back pain relief, contact Whitemud Crossing Chiropractors at 780-430-7549.


In today’s society we spend a lot of our time sitting.  We are sitting on our way to work, all day at work, then sit when we get home.  This sitting causes us to start to become curled forward.  Our shoulders tend to round, head can be forward.  This leads to back pain, neck pain and headaches.  In addition, as we start to round forward, we start to look older and our energy can even lower.  By learning to strengthen our posture, we can start to correct this.  The first step is being aware of how you are sitting and standing.  Be sure that you aren’t slumping, your shoulders are back and your ears are in line with your shoulders.  As you become more aware of your posture, you may want to do more.  Your Edmonton Chiropractor can show you more things you can do to help increase your posture.  For more information, check us out at www.whitemudchiro.com


Strengthening your posture can increase your ability to breath.  If you are slumped over, it can collapse your rib cage, not allowing your lungs to fill to capacity, thus decreasing your ability to breath.  This can also lead to back pain as it is putting pressure on your spinal cord, not allowing your body to communicate properly with your brain.  Ensuring that you are breathing from your abdomen and not your chest can strength your posture, often we are taking shallow breaths, this weakens our posture as it tighten the chest muscles and rounding the shoulders.  Taking a good deep belly breath, can reduce stress and increase your postural muscles.  Your Edmonton chiropractor can help increase your posture with regular adjustments and they can teach you a few simple exercises you can do at home.  For more information on those exercises, check out our website at www.whitemudchiro.com


Whitemud Crossing Chiropractors also offer bi-monthly posture classes.  At these classes you will learn simple exercises with and without equipment that can increase the strength of your posture.  By taking one or more of the posture classes you can reduce back pain, neck pain and headaches, along with standing up straighter, feeling more confident, looking slimmer and younger and taller.  Check out our classes by calling us at 780-430-7549.