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Back to School, Back to Health

Do you have a little more time on your hands?  Are you back from all your summer travels?  Is your house quieter now that your kids are back to school?  Are you ramping up for the fall activities and the holiday season?  Are you prepared for the flu season?  Are you feeling stressed about all [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:35+00:00September 10th, 2014|Health Tips|Comments Off on Back to School, Back to Health

Keys to Health

Every day I get to learn! My three-year-old son always asks questions about how the world works, so I am re-learning things so that I can teach him.  I almost want to go back to school.  Almost. Not only do I learn in my job as a mom, I also learn in my job as [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:35+00:00May 8th, 2014|Alternative Medicine, Health Tips|Comments Off on Keys to Health

Postpartum Exercise For Women

Women who have borne children usually continue life much like they did prior to pregnancy, except for the inevitable changes such as sleeplessness, carrying a small child who keeps getting heavier, carrying myriads of items just to go to the grocery store, prolonged sitting, and rolling shoulders forward while feeding the baby.  Exercise may be [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:35+00:00May 9th, 2013|Health Tips|Comments Off on Postpartum Exercise For Women

Spring is Here

I always love spring.  I enjoy the winter as well, when the trees lose their leaves and the air is crisp. Plants have a chance to hibernate and rejuvenate. Spring is a reminder of new life.  We see lambs as well as other baby animals being born.  We see new bright green leaves on trees [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:35+00:00March 28th, 2013|Andrea Pritchett D.C., Health Tips|Comments Off on Spring is Here

Proper Exercise Stabilizes the Body

Continuing my discussion on core strengthening, I wanted to focus on the benefits of such exercises as well as some examples. Strengthening the core can help improve: Flexibility Posture Back pain Knee pain Strength For best results, strengthening is to be an accessory to NUCCA, sufficient rest, stress-relieving activities and proper nutrition and hydration.  I [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:35+00:00March 11th, 2013|Health Tips|Comments Off on Proper Exercise Stabilizes the Body

Core Exercises Stabilize the Spine

I've been spending quite a bit of time the last few weeks learning about exercise and biomechanics of the body.  One of the things I've recognized once again is how important it is to have a strong core.  Yes, I know.  Everyone is talking about core strength these days, but not every fitness guru actually [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:35+00:00March 5th, 2013|Health Tips|1 Comment

Is Your Health Plan Working?

Now that we've arrived at the end of January, it's time to evaluate whether your plans and goals for your health are coming to fruition. Have you begun a new exercise regimen? Have you started eating better? Have you been sick too often? Are you seeing your chiropractor more often than you'd like? I saw [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:36+00:00January 31st, 2013|Chiropractic Education, Health Tips|Comments Off on Is Your Health Plan Working?

Are You In Alignment?

As a chiropractor, whenever I hear the word "alignment" I think of the spine.  However, it can also be used to reference whether everything else in your life is going in the same direction. At the onset of the new year, it is good to take stock of your life and appreciate the good things [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:36+00:00January 14th, 2013|Health Tips|Comments Off on Are You In Alignment?

Health and Wellness Goals

Happy New Year! Just about everyone who makes New Year's Resolutions has at least one health and wellness goal in the list.  Do you intend to keep your goals?  What keeps people from fulfilling their goals? lack of motivation/incentive pain is too great Either the reason for the goal is not good enough or the [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:36+00:00January 4th, 2013|Health Tips|Comments Off on Health and Wellness Goals

Stress Can Affect Menopause Symptoms

Here in the United States, menopause is not something that most women look forward to.  However, in other cultures, including the Mayans, it is welcomed with open arms! There is no one answer to why menopause symptoms differ from one culture and one woman to another.  However, there are studies on the chemistry changes during [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:36+00:00June 28th, 2012|Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic Education, Health Tips|Comments Off on Stress Can Affect Menopause Symptoms

Protecting Your Pelvic Floor is More Than Kegels

Women are always told to perform Kegel exercises to help with labor and delivery as well as urinary incontinence.  This is true; it will help but this isn't the whole story. These are some of the reasons to protect our pelvic floors: Urinary incontinence and pain Labor and delivery Postpartum recovery, after both vaginal and [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:36+00:00February 20th, 2012|Alternative Medicine, Health Tips|2 Comments

Love Ourselves

In honor of Valentine's Day, I wanted to mention how love can be shown in many ways.  Regardless of whether we have a sweetheart or not, Valentine's Day is a day to remind others that we love them. Say "I love you" to friends and family. Take note that people feel love in different ways. [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:36+00:00February 14th, 2012|Andrea Pritchett D.C., Health Tips|Comments Off on Love Ourselves