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Health Awareness Makes the Grade!!!

 

HEALTH AWARENESS MAKES THE GRADE!!!!

Giving Your Grades A High
 

As millions of students are beginning a new school year, health, fitness and nutrition play a primary role to insure optimal learning and create abundant energy.  Emphasis needs to be placed on providing our youth lifelong advice on sports training, injury prevention, spinal health and posture, healthy eating and hydration.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO ENCOURAGE YOUR KIDS TO BE HEALTHY AND FIT?

ü  Eat healthy meals.  Eating a well-balanced diet without skipping meals will help maintain an appropriate weight and decrease risk of developing diabetes and heart disease as one becomes an adult.  Eliminate all trans fats which includes almost all fast foods.  Serve a minimum of 5 portions of fresh fruits and vegetables daily, complex carbohydrates such as whole grains and lean meats, fish and poultry.  Purchase wild fish and organic food products as often as possible.

Why eat breakfast? Breakfast will not only increase your overall energy, but also keep your blood sugar levels even and will reduce your cravings and overeating throughout the day.  Think of breakfast as brain food that will help improve concentration and improve performance at school.  It will prevent a mid-morning slump and reduce the tendency to eat higher calorie snacks.

 In a published statement by Tufts University, a link was found between nutrition and cognitive development in children which recognized that “Children who participated in the School Breakfast Program were shown to have significantly higher standardized achievement test scores than eligible non-participants.

What foods to eat on the go for breakfast?

Some choices to pick from:

1.  Hard- boiled egg, whole grain bread and fruit

2.  Low fat cheese, fruit and low fat granola bar

3.  Whole wheat/grain English muffin or bread with natural almond butter and fruit

4.  Pre-cooked chicken/turkey sausage, whole wheat/grain bread and fruit

5.  Veggie patty, whole wheat/grain bread and fruit

5.  Fruit smoothie with variety fresh/frozen fruit, protein powder and plain non-fat yogurt

6.  Plain non-fat yogurt or cottage cheese with your own fruit, seeds and whole/grain bread

7.  Whole wheat tortilla with cheese and fruit

ü  Keep kids active.  Our children need at least an hour of physical activity daily.  This includes playing outdoors, sports and calisthenics.  Without regularly scheduled exercise, children will opt to watching excessive television, as well as playing video and computer games for lengthy periods of time.  Although these activities are stimulating creativity and developing hand-eye coordination, they contribute nothing to a child’s level of fitness and increase stress on the spine.  More children over the last number of years suffer from back pain and headaches simply because they don’t get enough exercise.

ü  Setting healthy boundaries around electronic activities.  Begin with a non-threatening simple conversation about what they have heard about online media usage to get them to think without defensiveness.  Next, make some agreed upon limits to cell phone and texting usage.  For example: no cell phones at dinner or certain other times of the day.   …

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An Overview on Chiropractic Treatment – the best Back Pain Therapy

If you are one of those who is suffering from back pain, and even after trying several methods you haven’t got the relief or similar the situation is you should give a try to one of the best back pain therapy called ‘Chiropractic Treatment’.

This treatment has an ancient history which is of the countries like China, Egypt & Greece. The origination of Chiropractic is of Greek which means hand treatment, because it’s a manual treatment for the joints and muscles of your body.

Pro Health Chiropractor offering various health treatment to relax your back pain. We are offering chiropractor Physiotherapy Calgary, Radial Shockwave, Chiropractor, Orthotics, Active Release, Graston, Radial Shockwave, Kinesio Taping, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Deep tissue massage, Relaxation etc at Calgary.

In today’s date you’ll find that doctors are specialized for Chiropractic treatments.

Chiropractic treatment will be beneficial for you in long term if you are having chronic back pain.  So, now you might be wondering how this chiropractic treatment is performed. For this treatment you have to visit a Chiropractor, who practices this treatment. They will examine you and will help you reduce the pain of your back and they will also make you aware of the exercises to perform at your own once the treatment is done. This treatment helps you to avoid the chances of surgery.

 

What to Expect from Chiropractic Treatment?

You will be having this question that what to expect from this treatment, well it’s assured that you will get painless treatment, and its completely normal. So, if you are having any fear, there’s no need. There are different treatments method from which chiropractor will choose the one which suits you the best.

Manipulation Treatment – its one of the treatment in which chiropractor will move the joint of patient, but it will be more than a patient can do on its own. It’s possible a patient can hear the voice which can happen during this treatment but it will be painless. This noise is not happening due to your bones but it happens while the movement of muscles, which ultimately gives relief from pain.

Soft Tissue Treatment is used for soft tissues of your body muscles. This treatment normally includes massage and stretching.

The chiropractic treatment is done by the trained professionals, so don’t try to do it on your own. Apart from that, depending upon how chronic your pain is you will be told to make visits. It can be done in few visits also.…