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Posture and Depression


Research shows that poor posture or abnormal spinal alignment can take years off your life and create stress associated with mental depression and other disorders! So if that doesn’t tell you posture is important, what does?

For over a century, chiropractic care has been improving posture and function. As you continue through your care in our office, you will notice drastic improvements in your posture as well as your overall health, including your mental attitude. There have been many studies relating posture to physical and mental health.

Depression

Researchers found that people who were depressed experienced an improved mood after changing their posture to be more upright. In one study, sixty-one men suffering from mild to moderate depression were chosen to sit with their usual or upright posture. In addition, changes in facial expression, fatigue, and speech were assessed.

Results

Those who assumed better posture had less fatigue compared to those keeping their usual posture. Also, the upright group exhibited less negative affect and lower anxiety. Developing good posture habits can help you feel more confident, energetic, and happy. If you’re slouching as you read this, pause and pull your shoulder blades back and together, relax your
shoulders down away from your ears, and look up. The more you work on it, the easier it will get, and simple changes like this can result in a noticeable difference in how you feel day in and day out. (1, 2)

 

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What Is Chiropractic?


Chiropractic is the most popular drug-free, non-surgical, natural, scientific, and philosophical healing art in the world. From infancy to the elderly, millions of people have found their health restored by chiropractic care.

Imagine healing without drugs and surgery! Your body has an amazing healing ability; the job of your chiropractor is to ensure that your healing potential is as close to 100% as possible by freeing your body of deep stress – the subluxation.

Subluxation is a physical distortion of your spine and structural system that stresses your nervous system and weakens your muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and discs. Sometimes subluxations result in pain and stress, and sometimes subluxations are pain-free. Chiropractors spend thousands of hours in chiropractic school learning to locate and correct (adjust) subluxations.

Do you have any subluxations in your body? Do your children? Does your spouse? Come in for a chiropractic evaluation and discover why millions of people visit their neighborhood Doctor of Chiropractic every year.

It’s sad when people are dependent on drugs, especially painkillers. While a blessing to those suffering, painkillers do not correct the cause of the pain, can cause addictions and have serious side effects and adverse reactions.

 

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Observations From A Chiropractor

Evolutions Role Fargo ND Back Pain

Man's trajectory from the beginning has been to come, become, adapt, and grow.  Our evolution from even a small infant can be measured by lying to sitting, sitting to crawling, and finally crawling to standing.  With this said our species from an outside observer would now be entered as the era of de-evolution of man. ...

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Spring Into Health and Weight Loss

Weight Loss Fargo ND Wellness

The sweet smell of warm weather is in the air! Thank Goodness!  As for most of the US, this spring/summer season is a long awaited welcome to what could only be classified as a very long winter.  This year as you are unpacking your summer clothes to enjoy the fresh air do not fret that your clothes ...

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Say Goodbye To Your Knee Pain

Knee Pain Fargo ND Joint Pain

Let's live healthier and more active longer.  That alone has become the motto of our generations who may have reached our embracing years of our thirties and older.  Our ability to want to play full out is fabulous as long as we maintain and take care our health and our bodies along the way.  One ...

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Enjoy Our May Newsletter

Are You Adapting?

What Is Adaptation?

Have you ever coughed or sneezed? Did you ever have a fever? Do you sweat when hot? Shiver when cold? Do you get out of breath after you run? Do you get hungry? Thirsty? Do you run from danger?

 

What Are These Questions About?

Adaptation. Adaptation is your ability to respond to changes in the environment physically and mentally, internally, and externally to maintain your balance or homeostasis (a word coined by the great American Physiologist Walter Cannon. (1))

Adaptation is terribly complex and can involve all your organ systems. Therefore, it is of supreme importance. Your ability or inability to adapt can make the difference between health and sickness, even life and death.

Some of the ways you adapt are by ridding your body of toxins (coughing, sneezing, fever) other ways you adapt is by utilizing oxygen and food for energy, digestion, ridding your body of wastes, and hundreds if not thousands of other day-to-day functions you probably don’t think about. You don’t have to. Your body’s wisdom takes care of your many needs. Simply put, the better you can adapt to change, the better off you are in every aspect of your life.

 

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