Magnesium is known to assist in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body, Magnesium is referred to by some as the mineral that allows the body to do what it does best. Known to have an impact on neurochemicals, magnesium has been seen to intervene with depression through regulation neuro function and is critical for those struggling with PMS, including migraines, cramps and irritability; additionally, magnesium may have anti-inflammatory properties.
Knowing the benefits of magnesium is essential in determining your mineral intake. Some signs of poor magnesium intake include cramps, poor sleep and chronic pain. According to a recent study, less than 30% of U.S. adults consume the Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) of magnesium.
Whether you strain your wrists using a computer for work or during a workout, wrist pain can be significant and impact your daily routine. While may people think that wrist aches or pains aren’t too important, fixing the problem right away ensures that pain will not affect your lifestyle.
An article in GMB Fitness suggests six simple exercises that can help strengthen the wrists to alleviate pain.
1. Fingers facing toward your knees, with palms facing down
2. Fingers facing toward your knees, with palms facing up
3. Fingers facing forward, palms down, then perform closed chain finger extension. Then you’ll emphasize fingers and your thumbs.
4. Back of the hand wrist extension (fingers facing each other in the middle).
5. Fingers facing backward on palm finger extension.
6. The same 3 positions as above, but in the top of a pushup position.
It’s important to modify these exercises based on personal comfort but practicing these movements will increase the flexibility and strength of your wrists, resulting in decreased injury and pain.
Everyone knows how important it is to stay hydrated and in the summer months its easier to notice when we need to drink water – but it’s just as important to maintain this going into the winter months.
According to a Healthy Living article, drinking water in the winter is crucial to a healthy lifestyle – water helps boost your immune system, helping ward off sickness in the peak cold and flu months. Additionally, water can increase your metabolism to get your beach body ready when the summer comes around again!
Because our body loses water the same during the summer and winter months, it’s important to maintain the same water intake during all twelve months of the year. Alberta winters also contribute to dry skin, and staying hydrated will make sure your skin doesn’t give in to the dry weather.
Staying hydrated contributes to an overall healthier lifestyle – maintain this year-long will help your health in the long term.
During the winter months (and sometimes even fall and spring) snow is inevitable in our city, and shoveling is a reality. Although mostly everyone does it, not everyone keeps their body in mind while they shovel.
According to a Move Well Fitarticle, shoveling is great exercise, but only when done right. Shoveling snow incorporates core, strength and cardio training in one – working out the obliques, legs, back muscles and more.
With the day of love just around the corner, we know that the chocolate, wine and a fancy dinner are on the menu. While it is nice to indulge a little (maybe even mandatory on Valentine’s Day) there are different ways to celebrate this day without too many goodies.
Here are some alternative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day around Calgary;
As well as being conveniently located just an hour away from the Rocky Mountains, a prime hiking destination, Calgary has a number of parks and walks that set a wonderful scene for a romantic day out.
A 2018 Southern Digest article suggests that chiropractic care can assist the quality of life of an aging population. In the United States, approximately 100 million seniors suffer from chronic pain, with many seeking alternatives to pharmaceutical pain management. Chiropractic care, the article states, may be the way forward.
The most common types of chronic pain found in the U.S. include back and neck pain, with patients, often finding that “[it] becomes a disease in its own right.” The article continues to say that even active seniors are still susceptible to this type of pain; as a result of dehydrated muscles, spinal discs and ligaments. However, Chiropractors can provide relief for these patients through “hands-on techniques that enhance flexibility, muscle strength, and a range of motion.”
A number of recent studies have shown that acupuncture treatment can have an impact on a person’s overall health, including migraine relief, quality of sleep and can even enhance fertility treatments. Acupuncture “involves the use of sterile, single-use solid needles” that have an impact on muscle tone, pain perception, and immune responses. This treatment results in a general relaxation and feeling of well-being.
In a study published by Healthcare Medicine Institute, researchers found that acupuncture treatment is effective in the prevention and alleviation of migraines. In the same publication, a study states that acupuncture enhances fertility treatment through “increasing the efficacy of clomifene for the treatment of infertility”. A final study published in New Jersey Online suggests that acupuncture can provide patients with a “better overall sleep quality” that pharmaceutical alternatives.
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Another article highlighted studies that have suggested massage therapy “may boost a body’s immunity,” through controlling the level of stress hormone, cortisol, in the body. Massage techniques help to move blood through the body, bringing oxygen to tense/ sore muscles – this helps to flush lactic acid from muscles and wasted from internal organs.
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In recent studies, Shockwave therapy has been seen to treat digital skin ulcers, a common side effect in patients suffering from systemic sclerosis. Shockwave therapy increases the blood flow in the body, allowing for the body’s natural wound healing processes to occur at the sight of the ulcers.
Other injuries treated by Shockwave therapy include Jumper’s Knee, Tennis Elbow, Chronic Tendinopathy and Calcifications. For more information on Shockwave therapy, and to find out if it’s right for you. Visit our services page!
Low-level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used as an alternative to pharmacological drugs to manage chronic pain for over a decade. LLLT has been seen to mimic the effects of anti-inflammatory drugs in the body, resulting in patients being less drug-reliant in chronic pain management.
Coach Hill Chiropractic and Sports Therapy clinic uses The Cube 4 K-Laser, Calgary’s strongest treatment laser, to assist their patients who suffer from chronic pain. Class 4 lasers deliver larger doses of laser light to a larger volume of tissue, in a shorter period of time; making this laser treatment far more efficient than previous models. Additionally, the class 4 laser can treat a larger spectrum of conditions, including myofascial pain syndromes, arthritic joints, soft tissue injuries and debilitating conditions.
The Class 4 K-Laser can deliver laser energy to deeper tissues, without warming the outer tissues, demonstrating consistent results while being a safer pain management alternative to medication.