Health Tips

  • Buyer beware. The Greek Yogurt Trend.

    With no legal definition of Greek yogurt. How do we know if what we are eating is really Greek Yogurt!? With Greek yogurt’s popularity rising, people are choosing to switch from traditional yogurt to Greek yogurt. So what is the difference you may ask? Yogurt is made by bacterial fermentation of milk or in simpler terms milk is heated, bacteria are added, and the mixture is held at a constant temperature for a period of ...

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  • Greetings from McCarron Lake!

    With spring underway, our thoughts here at McCarron Lake Chiropractic turn to the safety of our patients. Spring cleaning can take a toll on your body, especially when your body is not used to doing the repetitive tasks that come along with more intense cleaning. The following are reminders for achieving the deep clean you want, while reducing the non-safe stresses on your body. Remember… 1. Break ...

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  • Weight loss woes

    Many people think reducing the amount of calories you consume is the only way to lose weight. After all, a pound of stored body fat is the equivalent of approximately 3,500 calories - reduce your caloric intake by that much, and you'll lose the fat, pound by pound. Unfortunately, eating less can be extremely difficult, especially if you're accustomed to enjoying meals that aren't always ...

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  • If you have lower back pain, please read this!

    Chronic low back pain causes countless days of work lost and health insurance dollars spent, yet the causes of this long-term condition remain elusive. Why do some people recover quickly from back pain while others suffer for years? A recent study in the journal Spine adds to the growing body of information that helps us understand the causes of recurring back problems and injury. Low ...

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  • Don’t Let Your Arm & Shoulder Pain Throw Off Your Game

    If the shoulder joint is normal and healthy, it should be able to make a complete circle at the shoulder with the arm straight. When this and other movements are restricted, pain may not be the only experience felt. Life’s everyday simple tasks may also be affected. The first hint of any potential shoulder or arm problem may be stiffness and/or pain in ...

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  • Valentines Day Greetings

    Valentines Day is almost upon us: a time to remind, as well as show, our loved ones that we care and appreciate them. Why not indulge a loved one with something that is relaxing or a healthy treat (or even both!). Massage and dark chocolate are the perfect combination of sweet-treat, and relaxation. Plus, they are good for you. Dark chocolate can be a great way to indulge, with less guilt over milk or white ...

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  • Exercise Tips

    Getting online workouts or free workouts is easy but how do you make the most of your workout time and get the best results safely and quickly? These quick fitness tips show you how to maximize your time and your efforts when working out. Visit our website for exercise plans. 1. Eat a light snack 1-2 hours before your workout. This provides energy necessary to push ...

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  • Nutrition Tips

    Eating healthy and losing weight go hand in hand. There are plenty of studies that have proven this. The foods that we eat play a large role in the outcome of our long-term health. Making only a few small changes in our diet can dramatically improve our health years down the road. 1. Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods. You need more than 40 different nutrients for good ...

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  • Stress Tips

    1. Take a Deep Breath Taking a deep breath or two adds oxygen to your system, which almost instantly helps you relax. In addition, taking a moment to step back can help you maintain your composure, which in the long run, is what you need to work rationally through a stressful situation. Just take a deep breath, count to ten (or more or less as the ...

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  • Walking Tips

    If a daily fitness walk could be put in a pill, it would be one of the most popular prescriptions in the world. It has so many health benefits. Walking can reduce the risk of many diseases – from heart attack and stroke to hip fracture and glaucoma. These may sound like claims on a bottle of snake oil, but they’re backed by major research. Walking requires no prescription, the risk of side effects is ...

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