Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Exercise Stroke Prevention & Prognosis

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In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at preventing stroke through exercise.

Research continues to support that exercise is not only critical for stroke prevention, but also for improving the prognosis if a stroke occurs.

With two-thirds of Americans having at least one of the leading risk factors for stroke, and 1 out of every 20 deaths caused by stroke, exercise seems to be one of the best ways to decrease your risk and protect your ability to function if stroke occurs.

The American Stroke Association states that 80% of all strokes can be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle, which includes exercise.

The most common type of stroke is called ischemic stroke, which results from an obstruction in a blood vessel supplying blood to your brain.

This can cause brain damage that leads to many cognitive challenges, including dementia, memory problems, difficulty expressing yourself when speaking, and trouble with reading and writing, as well as understanding speech.

Exercise lowers inflammation, another benefit to brain health.

The most beneficial types of exercise include: any physical activity that gets your heart rate up and makes you sweat, strength training, and balance and stretching exercises.

Other than exercise, here are some other ways to help lower your stroke risk.

Sunshine: Sunlight causes your skin to produce nitric oxide, a critical compound for optimizing your blood pressure, which reduces your risk for both heart attack and stroke.

Grounding: Walking barefoot on the Earth, also known as “earthing” or “grounding,” has a potent antioxidant effect that helps alleviate inflammation throughout your body.

Fiber: Studies show a daily consumption of 7 grams or more of fiber decreases your stroke risk by 7%.

Chiropractic Care: Chiropractic adjustments stimulate brain function, and essentially restore the brain to good working order.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Athletic Performance

Athletic PerformanceIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information in which a study show that chiropractic care is effective in enhancing athletic performance.

Sharpsburg Chiropractor Crossroads Chiropractic addresses sports injuries and athletes needs to identify an athlete’s deficit and works to correct that particular condition before an injury occurs. This is what separates Sharpsburg Chiropractor Crossroads Chiropractic from a physical therapist; the approach is much more proactive, essentially treating the conditions that might cause an injury. These conditions are also what might impede an athlete’s performance, therefore making the case that chiropractic care not only treats an athlete’s injuries, but also enhances their performance.

By restoring normal neurology and biomechanics a sports chiropractor will reduce pain, decrease the severity of injury, and possibly enhance athletic performance. Through spinal manipulative therapy, performance is improved since it is through the full use of the nervous system that peak performance can be achieved. Chiropractic is the only form of care available to deliver subluxation free 100 percent nerve flow and that peak performance is possibly only with chiropractic care.

Crossroads Chiropractic is also the only facility in the area to offer The PiezoWave2 aka MyACT. This technology is very different from others you may commonly find, delivering mechanical energy –It does not use  light (laser), electrical (Estim, PEMF) or thermal energy (Ultrasound). This therapy is a highly efficient, non-surgical treatment of chronic and acute pain in the musculoskeletal system. During this therapy, sound waves interacts with the tissues of the body. This leads to a cascade of beneficial effects such as increased vascular supply, reversal of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen and dissolution of calcium build-up. Stimulation of these biological mechanisms creates an optimal healing environment. As the injured area is returned to normal, functionality is restored and pain is relieved. Common sports injuries that Crossroads Chiropractic can help you with are: Tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis),Foot and heel pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Shoulder pain, Golfer’s elbow (Medial Epicondylitis), Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Pain related to repetitive stress activities, Adhesions and Trigger points.

Remember, peak performance isn’t only for athletes. Visit Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – HIIT Exercise Anyone Can Do with Great Results

HITTIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information from today’s news showing that recent research has found that just five minutes of high-intensity exercise could yield health benefits. Even 10 seconds of high-intensity exercise may help you get in shape. The training program, called 10-20-30, entails repeating intervals of gentle exercise (for 30 seconds), moderate exercise (for 20 seconds), and high-intensity exercise (for 10 seconds). The program was part of a study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.

Since most people will often use the excuse that they “don’t have enough time” as a popular reason to avoid regularly exercising, HIIT workouts are may just be one of the best ways to overcome this block and get great results fast.

HIIT workouts are known to be an excellent way to burn fat in a short period of time and to help improve the physical performance.

The biggest appeal for most people to a HIIT workout is that it is a great metabolism booster, and its ability to keep the body burning fat even after the workout is over.

It also appears that HIIT workout helped to build muscle, unlike the steady-state workouts actually broke muscle down. So it looks like not only does HIIT burn more fat over the duration of the day, but it also builds more muscle and improves metabolic function. Watch this video now to learn more. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Should you take the plunge?

compression clothingIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information from today’s news showing that among athletes, compression clothing is a hot topic. Some attest that its benefits include improving exercise endurance, exercise performance, and post-workout recovery.  One small study of compression shorts did not find any difference in sprint time, but did find gait changes that may aide in reducing injuries. Some report lower 24-hour post exercise ratings of muscle soreness when wearing compression garments. Also believed is that, the compression clothing (shorts or pants), provided increased flexion and extension, which could help reduce hamstring injuries.

Some additional reported benefits include:
•    Keeping muscles warm to prevent muscle strain.
•    Keeps sweat away from the body to prevent chafing and rashes.
•    Helping relieve pain from muscle stiffness and soreness.
•    Reducing the time taken for muscles to repair themselves.
•    When the right amount of compression is used (will vary depending on body area, typically in the range of 10 to 25 mmHg), improving venous return and oxygenation to working muscles.

But what about you and I?  Is there any  benefit for us to take the plunge?

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Peak Performance Is Not Only for Athletes

peak performanceThe ability to identify an athlete’s challenges and then work to correct them before an injury occurs is what allows the athlete to hopefully achieve peak performance in their area of expertise. But, did you know that you do not have to be an athlete for you to be at peak performance in your job, your health and everything you do. . Watch this video now so you can learn what you need to do to be the best at your game. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – How Much Exercise is Enough?

In this study, researchers concluded the more physical activity older adults do, the greater the health benefit. Still the biggest jump in benefit was achieved at the low level of exercise, with the medium and high levels bringing smaller increments of benefit. Watch this video now to find out how much exercise is really enough. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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