Exercise Posts

Best Exercises for High Blood Pressure

Best Exercises for High Blood Pressure I talk a lot about blood pressure here in our downtown Orlando chiropractic office. It’s almost a national epidemic that we’re going through where blood pressures are going higher and higher for a lot of Americans, what’s defined as high blood pressure here is 140 over 90 millimeters of mercury. That’s what we measure blood pressure in. And that’s really important to you if you’ve ever been told by your medical doctor or healthcare specialist, that you might have hypertension or high blood pressure. There are medications that can help you with your hypertension. But there are a lot of lifestyle modifications that you can do. That will also help your blood pressure so that you can maybe get off of those medications, things diet, exercise, stopping smoking, staying away from alcohol, all these things we know reduce blood...

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Chiropractic Care for Athletes

Chiropractic Care for Athletes In the fast-paced world of sports, athletes are constantly pushing their bodies to the limit in pursuit of excellence. To achieve peak performance and stay ahead of the competition, many athletes are turning to chiropractic care as an integral part of their wellness and training routine. In this blog post, we’ll delve into how chiropractic treatments can significantly benefit athletes by enhancing performance, preventing injuries, and promoting faster recovery. Following are some of the benefits of chiropractic care for athletes: Enhancing Athletic Performance: Chiropractic adjustments focus on optimizing the function of the musculoskeletal system, which plays a crucial role in an athlete’s performance. Improved joint mobility, increased flexibility, and enhanced range of motion are among the key benefits that can directly contribute to better agility, strength, and overall athletic prowess. By addressing misalignments and ensuring proper biomechanics, chiropractors help...

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What’s the best way to walk to avoid back pain?

What’s the best way to walk to avoid back pain? Today we’re going to go over how you’re supposed to walk. You may not know that you are walking wrong, and you could be making things worse, maybe even increasing your back pain. I’ve been doing a lot of research recently about bio-archaeology. It is about how humans developed and moved away from our ancestors. I love this topic because our spines, in particular, are of great study because they’ve changed so much versus our nearest ancestors, which would be the chimpanzee.  Chimpanzees, being our nearest primate relative, have spines that are very, very different from our spines. And it all comes down to this: humans are built to walk. Chimpanzees are built to live in trees. And so what humans have done in the course of our evolution is to change our spines to allow us to walk...

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Willpower Doesn’t Work

Willpower Doesn’t Work In 2019, after a long drought, Tiger Woods won the Masters once again. After 14 years, three back surgeries, a divorce, and falling way out of the rankings, he won that tournament. The first thing that everyone wanted to talk about was his willpower. “Oh, this guy’s willpower must be so great. He willed himself to win.” Then, chiropractors wanted to say, “Well, he also sees a chiropractor every week,” and that’s great, I get it. But then again, he also had three back surgeries. However, today, I wanted to talk about the fact that willpower doesn’t work. There’s this book by a guy named Benjamin Hardy—a fantastic book. I highly recommend picking it up, because he talks about how willpower is a myth, maybe even a trick that’s been perpetuated to help people think that they’re in control....

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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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