Taking a Load Off

By adminjosh | August 4, 2016 |
wrong

^an example of carrying a backpack the wrong way. The school year is right around the corner, signalling the end of summer and a return to routine for many parents in New Jersey. School generally requires a backpack, filled with heavy books, calculators, computers and other paraphernalia, so it is worth taking a second to create…

Swimming

By adminjosh | July 25, 2016 |
swimmer

If you are looking for a great way to lose weight this summer, we suggest finding your nearest lake, shoreline or pool and getting wet for an hour! From a chiropractor’s perspective, swmming is at the top our of list for healthy aeorbic exercise because it helps you shed weight and build muscles without dealing…

Water is your Friend, Remember?

By adminjosh | July 23, 2016 |

Water is the most basic and essential ingredient for health. But, we cry, there are so many more tasty alternatives to water: Give me a smoothie! Give me tea! Give me soda and give me coffee! Perhaps this is why some studies estimate that up to 80% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. It is time…

Sleeping for Happiness

By adminjosh | July 17, 2016 |
proper sleep

Sleep is one of the most powerful ways to influence your well-being, along with diet and exercise. Not sleeping enough, or not getting enough restful sleep is linked to depression, obesity, hypertension and cancer, while sleeping adequately and restfully is linked to high levels of mental and physical performance and a host of other healthful…

Friendly Reminders from your Chiropractor for Summertime.

By adminjosh | July 15, 2016 |
summer

Ways to avoid injury and improve health this summer: Warm up and cool down: this applies to people of all ages, levels of fitness and at all times of the year. Limbering your muscles endows them with flexibility and a resistance to injury. As we get older, our muscles become more prone to injury from…

Summer Nutrition for Beating Back Pain

By adminjosh | July 15, 2016 |
summer nutrition

For people looking to recover from an injury to the back, or for people serious about prevnting injury, diet is a huge way to influence your success. As mentioned before, there is no better time than summer to start eating for the health of your back. Remember that Vitamin D is abundant during the summer,…

Gardening Stretch Routine

By adminjosh | June 30, 2016 |
garden

Add a simple stretching routine to your gardening ritual to preserve the longevity of your spine and prevent pain from creeping into your life. At Associates in Chiropractic, we love the exercise that gardening provides to people after a winter of hibernation and lessened activity. Stretching the right muscles before you garden will keep you limber…

Gardening

By adminjosh | June 28, 2016 |
gardening

Gardening season is in full swing, to the chagrin of spines everywhere. For many people, gardening signals a change from a winter of hermit-like indoor dwelling lifestyle to a full bore garden activist in the spring and summer. While you may be mentally chomping at the bit to get at the garden, our bodies may…

Hamstring Health

By adminjosh | June 25, 2016 |
hamstring stretch

A collateral victim of the deskbound lifestyle is the hamstring. Sitting all day tightens the hamstrings, which in turn start to pull on the pelvis, causing misalignment in the lower spine. This can set a precedent for pain that will leave you feeling sore as you leave the office. Anyone who is trying to unwind…

Exercises for Core Stability

By adminjosh | June 22, 2016 |
side planking

Develop the core as a stabilizer and the rest of your body will thank you. This is especially important for people involved in physical endeavor: a stable core provides the base from which you can perform all other manner of exercise with an extra guard against injury. As you might know, chiropractors are big on…