Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Is Sitting the New Smoking?

A recent article published by the Harvard Business Review equates sitting with smoking in terms of long term risks to health and well being. Considering all we know now about the dangers of tobacco use, this seems like an extreme claim to make. However, with many spending their days working at sedentary jobs and their nights on the couch, you can see how the hours add up. Combine that with what we know about how excess weight and lack of exercise can affect the body and you can see how all the time spent in a chair can start to take a serious toll.

People spend an average of 9.3 hours per day sitting, which is even more than we spend sleeping. This includes time in front of computers, working at desks, in meetings, and leisure time at home. Extensive research has been done on the effects this has on the body. After just one hour, the enzymes that burn fat decline significantly, increasing the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes and associated degenerative diseases, like arthritis. Study after study has also shown that a lack of daily movement also increases the risk colon cancer and breast cancer, as well as cardiovascular disease and heart attack.

 When taken all together, time spent in a chair does stack up as just as dangerous as smoking.

sitting-at-deskFor many people, their occupation may make it difficult to change the amount of time spent in front of computers. That’s why it’s important to make decisions about how to spend your time outside of work to counteract all the daytime inactivity. Walks after dinner or recreational sports on the weekends may be a perfect fit for some. Others might find it possible to take standing breaks during the day, or even construct a standing desk. Even small changes can make a big difference.

For a long time, tobacco use has been touted as one of the most dangerous bad habits, and many people have quit knowing the dangers. It doesn’t seem likely, though, that as many people would be willing to give up their couches and chairs. If presented with the data and statistics tabulating the risks of spending time at a desk or in front of the television, though, people would be surprised to learn that the health dangers are as significant as lighting up.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014


What is FACT?

What is FACT?

The Functional Analysis Chiropractic Technique, or FACT, is a revolutionary technique that takes into account that the most important physiological functions are to breathe and move. Therefore, the goal of FACT is to improve breathing efficiency and movement dynamics, which will in turn improve basic global human physiology. With a focus on Breathing Pattern and Gait Analysis to determine the cause of inefficiency, Doctors of Chiropractic will be able to more accurately address the segment, side, line of drive, and torque needed to improve CNS signaling efficiency, thereby providing patients with the greatest benefit possible through chiropractic adjustment.
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FACT is designed to work in conjunction with any adjustment technique, and those proficient in FACT will be able to successfully treat even the most challenging cases, from stroke to Fibromyalgia. As such, the practitioner will have learned to observe human movement and pathological respiratory mechanics as it is revealed uniquely in specific conditions, such as Parkinson's,
Schizophrenia, and Atrial Insufficiency.




1.                  Imagination:  where do you want to go, where do you want to be, where is your future.  The secret is to develop a magnificent obsession.  The thought must be, “I am the major key to my better future.”

2.                  Consider your goals:  your dreams, your vision, your mission for your life, your profession and where you are.  The secret is whatever you move towards, is moving towards you at the same speed.  The thought should be, “I can always have more tomorrow if I’m willing to become more and learn more today.”

3.                  Consider your knowledge: learn from other people, learn from yourself, follow the examples of successful others, ask to be mentored by the greatest and best in your chosen calling, vocation or profession.  The secret is that all good knowledge must be pursued.  The thought should be, “Unless I change, I will only have what I’ve already got.”

4.                  Consider your personal skills:  you get what you tolerate.  You have demand out of yourself more than anyone could possibly think of.  The secret is to don’t settle for less than you can become.  The thought should be, “What you use and you improve, you will never lose.”

5.                  Consider your association with people:  who do you hang around?  The secret should be to never underestimate the value of people.  Also, don’t overestimate the value of people and power of their influence on your life.  The thought should be, “You become who you associate with most of the time.”

6.                  Consider your lifestyle: how do you want to live?  What do you want to understand and pursue?  Become solution orientated.  How long do you want to live and how do you want to live?  The secret is to learn to be happy with what you have while in pursuit of what you want.  The thought should be, “You are where you are and what you have are tiny matters compared to what you can become and what you will fulfill and have.”

7.                  Consider your contribution to life.  The secret in life is to become as valuable as you can to as many people as you can.  The thought should be, “It’s difficult to attract what you refuse to become.”

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