Exercise Posts

Keys to Longevity

Keys to Longevity Let’s take some time to talk about a cool topic that’s getting a lot of media attention, which is how to live longer and what you can do to live longer and healthier for as long as you can. We’re going to talk about longevity a little bit. I recommend the book: Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To, by David Sinclair. As an Orlando chiropractor, it was a fantastic read for me. It might be a little bit much for a lot of other readers unless you absolutely love this subject and you love some of the nitty-gritty biology and science that goes on in the book. It got me into the topic of what’s going on and the research out there. First, we’ll delve into some of the cool longevity stuff that’s cutting edge....

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Habit Hacks: How to Form Good Habits in 2021

Habit Hacks: How to Form Good Habits in 2021 Welcome to 2021! We’re all hoping that this year will be better than the last. And while we can’t control some of the crazy events going on around us, one thing we can improve is our individual health. And that starts with good habits. Here at Nightlight Chiropractic, we work with our patients to develop healthy habits. Today, we’re going to share some of the ‘habit hacks’ that we recommend if you want to start forming some healthy habits in 2021. CREATING POSITIVE NEW HABITS As an Orlando chiropractor, my aim is to help patients make long-term improvements in their health. And a lot of times, that means giving them homework. We prescribe new exercises and things to do, and they have to find a way to implement that. Part of the trick is to help them to create...

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COVID Immunity Boosters and Supplements: Fact vs. Fiction

COVID Immunity Boosters and Supplements: Fact vs. Fiction COVID-19 has made all of us a little more passionate about our own health and immune systems. It’s a good thing, but you want to be smart about it and make the best choices. There are a lot of conspiracy theories going on right now surrounding the healthcare industry, but also about a couple of different substances and things that you can take that are going to help prevent or maybe cure you of the coronavirus. Medical ‘experts’ are coming out with videos and blogs offering coronavirus cures, and only some of it is misinformation, which might even be worse than all of it being one of the other. I’m going to break down some of the ‘cures’ that are in the media and offer my own recommendations for staying healthy and sane in 2020. QUININE Some doctors have...

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The 8 Most Important areas to focus on to maintain health through exercise

The 8 Most Important areas to focus on to maintain health through exercise Today on the blog, we are bringing you an interview with a special guest, Mr. Patrick Diver about all things health and wellness. We’re going to focus on exercise, we’re going to focus on being active, all these things that we’re advising patients to do. Patrick Diver is going to share what he does in his personal training studio and how you can apply some of those principles to get the most out of your health and exercise. Dr. Merrill: How long have you been doing what you’ve been doing and what is it that you do? Patrick Diver: I own a personal training studio called Strength Clinic. It’s on the West Side of College Park and I’ve owned the studio for 8 years.  My background is in Sports Medicine. Initially, I started off as a Certified Athletic Trainer,...

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Resolutions and Running Tips

We are a few weeks into 2020, and it’s a perfect time to check in on those New Year’s Resolutions. Did you make a resolution? How is that resolution going? If you are doing well with what you’re doing, that’s great. You’ve probably made some changes in your habits. Even if you’ve gotten off track, you can always start again. Now, today, forget that, throw away that resolution and start over and just say, “Hey, I’m going to make a change.” And running is a great place to start. My new year’s resolution was to run more. I have a love-hate relationship with running, so I absolutely hate it when I’m doing the act of running; it’s my least favorite time of the day. I am gasping, hating every second of it. But after I get done, I feel...

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Doing these 3 simple stretches? You should be!

Doing these 3 simple stretches? You should be! If you’re reading this article at your desk, be sure to stand up and stretch the minute you are done. You see, humans aren’t supposed to sit at a computer for 12 hours a day. We often joke with our chiropractic patients about wanting to create a “Paleolithic daily regiment” like the Paleolithic diet. Imagine a bunch of our early ancestors crouched over a fire. For at least part of the day it would look like a kindergarten classroom picking up a box of spilled crayons. Everyone would appear to be in a squat position. What would our day look like if we didn’t use chairs? Or better yet, what would your day feel like? Here are three stretches that isolate the muscles that take the worst punishment when you’ve been grinding it out on the computer. Iliopsoas/ Hip...

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