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Treadmill Walking Exercise Errors: El Paso's Chiropractic Team

  Working out on a treadmill is a great way to get cardiovascular exercise when unable to go outside or to change things up. However, it's not just about getting on the machine and walking or running. Like anything, proper form and posture are important in preventing injuries. This allows the individual to walk smoother and faster, burn more calories, and get the full benefits. Individuals with a medical condition that impacts posture or makes it difficult to walk on a treadmill should speak to a healthcare provider for recommendations to ensure they can work out without aggravating the condition or putting themselves at risk . There is an option of working with a physical or occupational therapist to address any concerns individuals may have about using a treadmill. Treadmill Walking Exercise Errors Safety A common error is getting on a treadmill with the belt already running. This may seem unnecessary, but many accidents happen when individuals just jump on. To avoid injuries, it

Improving Walking Posture: El Paso's Chiropractic Specialists

  For individuals with aches and pains after walking, the first thing to check is posture. How an individual holds their body is important in walking effortlessly and comfortably. Improving walking posture will make it easier to breathe and walk farther and faster. Injury Medical Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Clinic can treat back problems, restore mobility, and retrain individuals on achieving and maintaining healthy posture . Walking Posture Sitting for extended periods weakens neck and back muscles and decreases spinal mobility, making it more difficult to maintain a healthy walking posture. Improving and maintaining healthy walking posture can go a long way regarding the body's health. Benefits The benefits include: Strengthened core, back, leg, and buttock muscles. Improved balance and stability. Easier breathing. Increased energy levels. Improved walking speed, distance, and gait. Back and hip discomfort symptoms prevention. Decreased risk of injury and falling. Set Up

Late Night Healthy Nutritious Snacks: El Paso Chiropractic Clinic

  With the summer approaching, the day's heat makes the body want to eat light or not at all. That's when late-night hunger kicks in. Individuals can't sleep because their stomachs won't stop growling. Whatever the reason, the body needs something to eat to go back to sleep . The challenge is figuring out what's quick, tasty, healthy, and can help promote sleep, as some foods contain compounds that can improve sleep. Late-Night Nutritious Snacks There are several reasons for needing a late-night snack, and a healthy snack can be a good way to get some additional nutrients for the next day. Having small nutrient-rich snacks under 200 calories is fine. Individuals who regularly have late-night snacks should consider having prepared snacks to promote sleep and not inhibit sleep. Planning is the key to choosing snacks to help support healthy sleep and satisfy hunger. Snacks To Consider Pumpkin Seeds Pumpkin contains tryptophan which contributes to sleep. They also conta

Pinched Nerve Duration: El Paso's Chiropractic Injury Specialists

  A pinched, compressed, overly stretched, twisted, and entangled nerve can happen throughout the body. The most common locations are the neck, shoulder, upper back, upper chest, arm, elbow, hand, wrist, low back, legs, and feet. This disrupts the nerve's ability to function properly. Each nerve stimulates muscles and detects sensations in specific areas of the skin or internal organs so they work properly. Common symptoms are tingling, numbness, pain, weakness, and musculoskeletal problems. The average pinched nerve duration can last a few days to as long as 4 to 6 weeks or, in some cases, longer, in which case individuals should see a doctor or neurologist . Injury Medical Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Clinic can relieve, release, and restore nerve health. Pinched Nerve A pinched nerve is caused by pressure from surrounding tissues that place added stress on it. Muscles, bones, cartilage, and tendons can all press, pull, or entangle a nerve. This can result in a loss of f

Knee and Ankle Automobile Collision Injuries: El Paso's Chiropractic Team

  Automobile accidents and collisions can cause knee and ankle injuries in various ways. Automobile crashes are considered high-energy collisions versus slip and fall traumas which are generally low-energy. However, a 30mph or under-collision can have serious and detrimental effects on the knees and ankles. The sudden forces can cause the knees to collide with the dashboard or push the feet and legs into the body, generating intense pressure and compressing the bones, muscles, and ligaments damaging soft tissues and bone structures from the impact. The Injury Medical Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Clinic Team can rehabilitate, realign, strengthen, and restore function to individuals with minor to severe auto collision injuries. Knee and Ankle Injuries Musculoskeletal motor vehicle crash/collision injuries affect the body's movement. The impact can pull, tear, crush, and smash bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs, and nerves. These injuries restrict the range of motion an

Fiber and Gut Health: El Paso's Chiropractic Functional Team

  Not getting enough fiber in one's diet can lead to fiber deficiency . Fiber helps support gut and microbiome health. Individuals not getting enough fiber may experience irregular bowel movements, constipation, blood sugar fluctuations, not feeling full/satisfied after eating, or rising cholesterol levels. About 100 trillion microorganisms in the gut are integral to maintaining a healthy immune system. Fiber is the food these microorganisms eat that helps them to do their job. Without the proper amount, the immune system's health may also be compromised. Fiber and Gut Health Fiber and gut health benefits include regulating the body's sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check, helping to maintain a healthy weight, its ability to prevent or relieve constipation, reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. Dietary fiber, or roughage, is the part of plant foods the body can't digest or absorb. It passes through the stomach, small

Using A Percussive Massager Correctly: El Paso Chiropractic Clinic

  Percussive massage guns have become a standard tool in osteopathy, physical and massage therapy, and chiropractic care. They provide rapid bursts of force into muscle tissues to quickly loosen and relax the muscles to alleviate soreness, stiffness and increase circulation. Percussive massager therapy devices can be a healthy part of an exercise and recovery routine. They allow individuals to give themselves quick, powerful massages anytime and anywhere. But they need to be used correctly to reap the benefits. Percussive Massager These devices can be found in stores and online. Many are on the market, making it tough to separate high-quality massagers from low-quality ones. With a little research and advice from a physical therapist or chiropractic professional, they can help the individual get the right one and training on how to use them to maintain a healthy musculoskeletal system. Percussive Therapy Massage guns utilize percussive therapy or vibration therapy, sometimes simultan

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