Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
When stress and strain may be at their peak, the Amercan Chiropractic Association offers some advice for staying healthy.
- Stay hydrated: Coffee, tea, soft drinks and alcohol are dehydrators, so remember to replinish your body with at least 8 x 8 oz. glasses of water a day. Your body's 70% water!
- Stay active: Stress causes muscles to tighten so remember get up and stay moving.
- Stay comfortable: Wear comfortable shoes.
- Take breaks and eat right: Recharging yourself is vital.
According to researchers, the sedentary lives of children and lack of exercise weakens the muscles of the spine. In addition, improper backpack use contributed to the increase in back injuries among children. Get your children off the couch and away from that TV or gaming system! Your child's health depends on it.