Striding through your Sixties

If you’re following along with our generation fitness blog, we are at the Sixties! No – not the decade of peace, love and hippies! We’re talking ages 60 to 70 and we’re talking to YOU!

You know that it’s important to develop and keep with a fitness routine, for the benefit of our joints, bones and overall well-being. But in your Sixties, it’s also important to exercise to fuel your body. Many people in this decade worry about a loss of energy, but exercise is a great way to feel younger, longer.

The Conversation

The Conversation

So, you’ve been seeing your chiropractor for a couple of years now. You visit her for those little aches and pains that pop up occasionally, maybe those signs of age and inflexibility that have begun to creep up on you. But you’re scared to tell her all those other things that are going on – things you tell other doctors, perhaps, but not your chiropractor.

New Years’ Resolutions

How many times have you ‘started over’? Doesn’t it feel like sometimes we’re addicted to the idea of a fresh start, only to return to the same habits and rituals that we wanted to break free from? Many people start Resolutions for the New Year, only to give up just a few weeks, or even days later.

Sitting is the New Smoking

Sitting is the New Smoking

You’ve probably heard the above quote recently. Studies now show that a sedentary life is as harmful as cigarette smoke. But many of you have ‘desk jobs’ where sitting is the norm. So, how can you take control of your posture and your health when your profession requires you to sit?

Still Keeping Active in Your Thirties

Still Keeping Active in Your Thirties

Welcome to your Thirties: the beginning of your middle years and the first time that you’ll experience a metabolic change to your bodies. Even those who are fit and regularly exercise may notice a slight change in their weight, the proportions of their body and their energy during this decade. Hopefully, you’ve been living an active and healthy lifestyle during your teens and twenties – that will make it much easier to transition into your middle years. If you haven’t been keeping active before now, this is a critical time to begin creating a less sedentary lifestyle.

Winter doesn’t have to mean getting sick

Winter doesn’t have to mean getting sick

Did you know that chiropractic care was first linked to improved immunity more than 100 years ago, after the deadly flu epidemic? Chiropractic medicine was first developed by a Dr. D.D. Palmer of Davenport, Iowa when, in 1895, he noticed that his janitor was stooped and discovered one of the man’s vertebrae was out of place. The janitor, who was deaf, explained to the doctor that years earlier, he had moved the wrong way and lost his hearing as a result. Through a simple spinal adjustment, Dr. Palmer was able to move the vertebrae back into place and within 24 hours, the janitor reported that his hearing was back!

Teens and Posture:

Teens and Posture:

All of this time on our phones and tablets is leading many, particularly in America, into a more sedentary lifestyle. Not only are we sitting more, we’re often in a hunched position which can cause strain to the neck and spine. You may even notice changes in your neck alignment, muscle strain around the neck and other spinal differences. Not to mention, changes in your vision caused by excessive screen time.

Three Channing Tatums and a Sean Connery

We thought it was a good time to share a little bit more about the team at Rushmore Family Chiropractic so you could get to know us each better!