October 2018 Health Newsletter

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» October 2018 Calendar and Monthly Affirmation
» Celebrating 15 Years!
» Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest
» Seeking Treatment After A Motor Vehicle Collision
» A New Take on Trick or Treat
» Nut Free Chocolate Energy Balls
» National Chiropractic Health Month Starts October: Get Moving!
» Women: Want to Avoid Heart Failure? Try Walking

October 2018 Calendar and Monthly Affirmation

Calendar of Events

October 5—Office closed

October 8—Office open 9-11

October 31—Closing early for Halloween

 

 

 

Monthly Affirmation

Abundance flows freely through me.

 

Author: Power Health
Source: October 2018 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2018


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Celebrating 15 Years!

This month, we celebrate that Dr. Chelsea has been in practice for 15 years! 

Time flies when you’re having fun!  I am so fortunate to really, really, love what I do.  I have been so blessed because I have been a part of so many families’ lives.  I have cried with you, I have celebrated with you, and yes, I may have called you out on a few things you may need to do to improve your health.  But, I continue to love learning.  I continue to educate myself because there is so out there yet to learn, but if I can help one more person improve their health, I am willing to do it.  I am passionate about what I do because of you guys, I love all the interactions with each and everyone of you.  And I greatly appreciate you for blessing me, by having you in my life and giving me to the opportunity to serve you.  Looking forward to many more years in practice!

- Dr. Chelsea

 

Author: Power Health
Source: October 2018 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2018


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Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest

An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest

In September, our team attended a Schofield training weekend.  We are passionate about continuing to learn, to grow our expertise and skills so we can continue to serve you!  While the chiropractic-specific knowledge is invaluable, there is always so much we learn that can be applied to other areas of life.  Here is some of our takeaways from this recent course:

 

Love Your Journey

I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to join my team in a training course this past weekend. One thing that resonated, and I feel everyone needs to remember, is to Love Your Journey. Everyone’s journey is as unique as they are, and it’s okay to make mistakes as you go. Just remember to learn from your mistakes, and that you are being proactive with moving forward!

- Brittany    

 

Balance Is Key

I was lucky enough to attend a Schofield Chiropractic training this past September. My take away from this training was that finding a balanced life is so important. Balance comes in many forms, from emotional and spiritual, to finding an exercise regimen and that moment to appreciate loved ones. Moving forward into October, I’ve implemented a few steps to find those forms of balance.  I am setting a positive intention each morning, reading my affirmation three-times daily and starting a exercise routine… oh and finding time for a little bit of a social life!  Finding balance may look different for each individual, but the best part about finding your balance is you start living in peace, clarity, order and you start moving your best self forward!!  Make a plan to find some balance this month, I don’t think you’ll regret it!

Much Love to you all,

Laura

                                                                                                                        

 

Author: Power Health
Source: October 2018 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2018


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Seeking Treatment After A Motor Vehicle Collision
  1.  Within 10 days, seek care from your primary health care provider  - this can be a chiropractor like Dr.Chelsea, medical doctor, or physiotherapist.
  2.  When you call to schedule your appointment—let us know you’ve been involved in a vehicle collision.  If you already have a regular appointment scheduled—still call to let us know about the collision.
  3.  Fill out the applicable forms from your insurer or care provider.  We have forms on our website, check out the section on MVA forms.
  4.  Follow your care plan.
  5.  Delay in symptom onset is common.  Aside from back and neck pain, headaches, mood changes and sleep disturbance are common.

 

Author: Power Health
Source: October 2018 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2018


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A New Take on Trick or Treat

A New Take on Trick or Treat

Later this month kids of all ages will be partaking in Halloween and receiving huge amounts of sugary confections.  Excess sugar depresses your body’s immune responses, impairing the body’s ability to adapt and heal.  This year consider handing out non-sugar treats such as fun pencils, glow sticks, or bottles of water.  The City of Lethbridge even sells booklets of vouchers for swim and skate admission.  And when your kids do come home with their loot, consider offering them a wanted toy, book or activity voucher in exchange for some or all of their candy (The Switch Witch).  With a little creativity, the fun of Halloween doesn’t have to come at the expense of health.

 

Author: Power Health
Source: October 2018 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2018


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Nut Free Chocolate Energy Balls

Energy balls are such a quick and easy treat to have on hand.  You can make them up on the weekend, and keep in the freezer for a quick addition to lunches.  Many of the tasty recipes out there contain nuts, which excludes them from many schools and offices.  This recipe from Fit Mitten Kitchen, is delcious, nut free, and succeeds in satisfying a craving for chocolate!

Nut-free Chocolate Energy Balls

Author: Power Health
Source: October 2018 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2018


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National Chiropractic Health Month Starts October: Get Moving!
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and chiropractors nationwide are promoting the benefits of movement to overall health as well as the prevention of back pain during National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) in October. This year’s theme, “Move 4 Life,” encourages people to move more now so they will be able to move better later and avoid chronic and painful conditions associated with sedentary lifestyles.

For information on the benefits of movement and tips on how to stay active and prevent injury, visit www.acatoday.org/NCHM and follow ACA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram--look for the hashtag #Move4Life. (Those who would like to help promote NCHM can also find a campaign toolkit with information and resources to share on social media and in their communities.)

Research shows there is a worldwide pandemic of increasing inactivity. In the U.S., only about half of all adults get the recommended amount of physical activity, putting them at greater risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes as well as falls and low back pain.

“The bones, muscles and joints that make up our body’s musculoskeletal system require regular movement to stay healthy and function properly. As we age, we are more at risk of developing low back pain and joint problems if we do not get enough physical activity,” said ACA President N. Ray Tuck, Jr., DC. “With their non-drug approach, chiropractors help people move better by relieving back and joint pain and improving joint function.”

ACA offers additional information on how to get and stay moving:
  • Good nutrition, ergonomic workspaces and proper lifting and movement techniques can go a long way in helping people to strengthen their spines and avoid disabling injuries and chronic back pain, which often prevent regular physical activity.
  • Consider weight-bearing exercises, such as walking, which help maintain bone density over a lifetime and keep our skeletal bones healthy and strong.
  • When busy schedules are the obstacle, a re-examination of personal priorities is sometimes necessary to restore balance in life; make time for healthy habits such as physical activity.
  • Back pain is one of the most common conditions for which prescription opioids are prescribed. It was once believed that pain medication and bed rest were the best course of action for low back pain, but research today supports first trying non-drug options for pain management, while remaining as active as possible, before moving on to other options.
Doctors of chiropractic practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care and pain relief that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. In addition to their expertise in spinal manipulation, chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, and to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling. For more information, visit www.acatoday.org/patients.

Author: American Chiropractic Association
Source: Online, acatoday.com. September 25, 2018.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association 2018


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Women: Want to Avoid Heart Failure? Try Walking

New research suggests that women who exercise regularly, including walking, may lower their risk for heart failure. The study from researchers at the University of Buffalo in New York looked at over 137,000 women aged 50-79, of which over one-third had high blood pressure and other heart disease risk factors such as smoking and diabetes. After a follow-up period of 14 years, researchers found that the women who got some form of physical activity were less likely to suffer from heart failure (11%). Women with the highest levels of physical activity, meanwhile, were the least likely to suffer from heart failure (35%), as compared to women who got no exercise at all. In addition, women who got the most physical activity were the least likely to develop a sub-type of heart failure called reduced ejection fraction (32%) as compared to women who never exercised. 33% of the same group of women were also the least likely to develop another sub-type of heart failure called a preserved ejection fraction. One of the biggest findings from the study, however, is that walking works just as well as other forms of exercise, including more vigorous types. To discover how much exercise the women got, researchers studied answers to a questionnaire about exercise that every participant completed. As it turns out, walking was the most common type of physical activity reported.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JACC: Heart Failure, online September 5, 2018.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2018


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