Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Three Important Fall Health Tips



As cooler weather begins to set in it is vitally important to focus on better health and a stronger immune system.  We’ve included three important health tips that your family will benefit from this time of year.
It’s also the time of year when more patients start to experience thumb pain and symptoms related to thumb arthritis and/or overuse.  You will be pleased to know that you don’t have to learn to live with a painful thumb.  This month’s article on solutions for thumb arthritis will provide you the education you need to make an informed decision, for improving the health of your hands. 
Enjoy the seasonal changes we’re about to experience, and thank you for sharing our Full Body Chiropractic Newsletter with your friends.

Three Important Autumn Health Tips

Heading into the cooler months there are three very important health tips that come to mind.  If you follow these three tips your chances of an enjoyable fall season will increase substantially.  Here are those three health tips:
1. Trade sweets for healthy snacks:  Studies show that one teaspoon of sugar will reduce your immune system’s function for up to six hours.  Those sodas and sugary snacks will provide you with short-term bliss; however they will also hamper your body’s ability to ward off contracting the cold or flu. 
If cutting out all sweets seems to be too much of a challenge, you should consider reducing your intake by one-half.  So if you’re used to two sodas, two cookies and a handful of chocolates, you may want to trade a bottle of soda for a glass of water, a cookie for an apple and a few chocolates for some veggies with dip.
Although it may not be easy at first, the noticeable health benefits you gain will certainly make up for the sacrifice.
Autumn Health Tips
2. Stretch before activities:  Cold weather can do serious damage to your joints, ligaments and tendons.  Where you might be able to get away with a brisk morning run during the warmer months without stretching, it can cause much havoc to your body if you don’t warm up during cooler months.
Your stretching routine doesn’t have to be a long, drawn out process.  Even five minutes of pre activity stretching can make a world of difference. If you’re simply going for a jog you may be fine with stretching your calves, hamstrings and quadriceps.  On the other hand if you’re going to play tennis or some other racquet sport you may also want to include upper body stretches for your shoulders and arms.
Also keep in mind that it is just as important, if not more important, to stretch your muscles after your workout as a cool-down technique.
3. Receive your chiropractic wellness adjustment:  The testimonials we receive from our patients speak loud and clear the health benefits of getting a regular chiropractic checkup.          
Many of our patients bring their entire family in for a routine chiropractic adjustment.  They do this because they have found that having a periodic wellness adjustment will keep their spines and other body areas “fine-tuned” and functioning at its optimal potential.
Periodic chiropractic wellness adjustments will also help reduce your family’s medical expense.  Good alignment promotes a healthy nervous system, allowing your body to consistently function at its peak performance, thus helping to prevent a major breakdown in health.
 ***Disclaimer: This content is solely for informational purposes and should not be substituted for medical or chiropractic advice. It is recommended that you seek professional advice by a licensed health care professional.

Scott Chiropractic and Wellness
Matthew Scott, DC 
5080 Virginia Pkwy Ste 550
McKinney, TX 75071

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