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.

Keeping Active in Your Twenties

Keeping Active in Your Twenties

You’re finally out of your parents’ house, attending school or working and paying rent in your first apartment. From social drinking to staying up late, and Netflix-and-chilling, slacking seems to be a way of life for those in their Twenties. But your Twenties are your first opportunity to set your own limits and goals, including the fitness routines that you may carry into your later years.

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!

Getting Active in Your Teens

Getting Active in Your Teens

We’re embarking on a new blog series about getting and staying in shape, through the decades. Rushmore Family Chiropractic is committed to providing thoughtful information about how we all can live healthier (and longer) and certainly, physical fitness is a key part of that process.

Watersports

Watersports

Summertime means lots of outdoor time for folks around the Black Hills. We spend many long winter months in cold and snow so when summer arrives, we want to spend as much time as possible in the sun. There’s nothing better on a hot day than splashing in the cool waters of Lake Pactola or Angostura, or skipping along by Rapid Creek. People who live in the Black Hills are also known for being very active, particularly during our sunny season and that includes our love for watersports. Everybody’s looking for a way to cool down during the hottest days of summer and luckily, we have plenty of lakes, streams and waterways to beat the heat.

Hiking Bear Butte, Spring 2018

Hiking Bear Butte, Spring 2018

Recently, we had the opportunity to hike Bear Butte. At 1251 feet, Bear Butte is the third most prominent summit in Western South Dakota. On clear days, you can see up to four states away from the peak! You can also see some of the other Black Hills landmarks, like Terry Peak, Crow Peak and Custer Peak.

Springtime in Custer State Park

Springtime in Custer State Park

Spring has finally sprung in the beautiful Black Hills and we can’t wait to get outside for activity and recreation! Custer State Park is always a great place to spend time during the spring but after the recent Legion Lake fire, many wonder how that will impact our community’s ability to enjoy CSP.