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Squat Like a Toddler

If you ever want to observe perfect biomechanics, watch a toddler pick up a toy from the floor. You'll never see them bending over, moaning in agony like an old man. They drop their hips, maintain a perfect center of gravity while lowering themselves, then pop right back up with the ease of an Olympic [...]

Filed Under: Chiropractic Lifestyle, Exercise and Fitness, Weekly Sticky

It's that time of year again when we break out our shovels and attack our driveways and sidewalks.  Freshly fallen snow is beautiful but brings with it a fair amount of work. To be sure, shoveling is one of those necessary evils - but it also comes with various risks. Few recognize the potential dangers associated with [...]

Filed Under: Chiropractic Lifestyle, Exercise and Fitness

A healthy lifestyle always includes some component of fitness and exercise. Many times we also find the need to recommend corrective exercise to our patients at Lifestyle Chiropractic. Old injuries, tight muscles, postural stresses - including the stress of sitting - necessitate a regimen of stretching and strengthening of specific muscles.  Correction of subluxation, the [...]

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  Let's face it. We're all getting older. We know the effects of aging all too well. We may notice declines in strength or agility. We may not recover as quickly when we get bumps and bruises. Some of us notice declining memory or how fast our brains process information. Well, there may be science backing [...]

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If you’ve ever tried to lose weight - you’ve likely heard it broken down into two primary factors.  Eating less and exercising more.  Or, put another way - consuming fewer calories or increasing the number of calories burned. Many people argue over which variable is more important. In an article in the NY Times, Aaron Carroll points out [...]

Filed Under: Chiropractic Lifestyle, Diet and Nutrition, Exercise and Fitness

Recently a new world record was set by George Hood. He set a record by holding the abdominal plank exercise for over 5 hours!  If you've ever done this exercise - you know how impressive this feat is. He trained for over 9 months for the task and did it to raise funds for the [...]

Filed Under: Chiropractic Lifestyle, Exercise and Fitness

Seasonal change can be a real pain. And it's that time year again. Time for us to get outside and shake the rust out of our joints after a long winter. For many of us that may mean hitting the golf course, tackling the flower beds, or finally getting some fresh air on the bike trails. What we [...]

Filed Under: Chiropractic, Chiropractic Lifestyle, Exercise and Fitness

For many individuals, the low back is a problem area. Core muscles have been deactivated and deconditioned by a lifestyle of sitting. Let's face it - we sit on our commute, we sit at our desks, we sit while we eat and we sit watching tv/movies. So for a lot of folks we need to begin [...]

Filed Under: Chiropractic Lifestyle, Exercise and Fitness

Mendota Heights Chiropractor, Dr. Joel Fugleberg shares a simple exercise to bring relief to the fatigued muscles of the neck and shoulders due to postural stress.  So many of us sit at desks for most of our days that we develop tension and spinal stress. Sitting to the spine is like sugar to the teeth. [...]

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Stresses of life accumulate to affect our health. There are physical, mental and chemical stressors that affect us over our lifetimes. A common physical stress is the sedentary stress of sitting. In this short video, learn about the stress of sitting and how our posture affects our health. See our related post on the Effect [...]

Filed Under: Chiropractic Lifestyle, Exercise and Fitness