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Take YEARS off your LIFE?? Just keep exercising the WRONG WAY!
1. Running 5 minutes per day can reduce an individual's risk of premature death by about 3 years.
2. Researchers found that people who ran less than an hour per week also saw an increase in lifespan, not just a decrease risk of premature death.
This study took place over the course of 15 years, testing participants ranging in age from 18-100. Separate research found that running more than 20 miles per week could take years off an individual's life, providing further evidence that less can be more with regard to exercise.
So what's the best way to add years to your life?
Chiropractic. Anti-inflammatory food. Positive thinking & High Intensity/short duration workouts!
Instead of continuous movement for 30 or more minutes, as is typical for people who walk, jog, run or cycle.... High intensity/short duration workouts will usually involve 30-60 seconds of exercise near the peak of your ability and then followed by a recovery period of walking or resting and then repeat for a total of 12-20 minutes, 5 times per week.
*The key is to get your heart rate up as much as you can and then let it get back down (heart rate variability -- see our facebook page for a note on HRV).
Why does this increase your lifespan?
1. Increases ability to use oxygen -- cancer HATES oxygen
2. increases ability to use insulin -- lowering blood sugar is one of the keys to lowering inflammation -- chronic disease, like diabetes.
3. researches have proven that pushing the body to it's limits for brief periods of time, with periods of rest is better than moderate, continuous exercise at improving cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic and mechanical functions of the body.
What if you love long runs or aerobic 60 minute exercise classes??
1. Take curcumin daily to help decrease inflammation as well as Omega Guard and Vivix.
2. Alternate workouts: Example
Monday: long run/aerobic class
Tuesday: high intensity/short duration
Thursday: long run/aerobic class
Friday: high intensity/short duration
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Announcements, Updates, News:
Baby Schleiger is set to arrive early January! So... I may be out of the office for Momma and Baby appointments -- keep connected on Facebook (LIKE US ON Facebook if you haven't already) or announcements at the office so you don't show up when I'm not here. ;)
I will be out of the office Tuesday August 4th from 2-4pm. Will be back from 4-7pm (August 4th) and orientation to follow at 7pm as usual.
Friends and Families wondering if chiropracTIC is right for them?? Send them to orientation Tuesdays at 7pm or Saturdays at Noon.
August is "RYF Month".
If RYFing isn't easy enough... we've just made it EASIER!
Here at The Wellness Pointe we do our best to keep things simple, straight-forward and honest to keep YOU, your FAMILY, and COMMUNITY Subluxation-free. That is why we are offering "RYF MONTH"!
For the month of August 2015 we are REDUCING our first day member cost to $20/member (usually $35/member) or $50 for an entire family. This is a GREAT opportunity for all your FRIENDS and FAMILY members to begin chiropractic wellness care while removing any financial barriers.
At the same time, those weekly wellness TWP members doing the RYFing -- referring -- (YES, YOU!) will be given a chance to win a
$100 gift card to PIGGLY WIGGLY.
HOW DOES IT WORK??
1. Take as many "RYF" cards as you wish (located at the front desk in office)
2. Write your name on the back (legible)
3. Hand them out to FRIENDS and FAMILY members that you know will benefit from living LIFE subluxation-free (or INVITE them to Orientation! wink, wink ;)
4. When they bring the card in for their first visit (within the month of August), the card (with YOUR name on it) will go into a drawing for a chance to win the $100 gift card.
The more RYF's the BETTER the chances to win!
August Newsletter: Some ChiropracTORS, like many people, are just DOGS!
Some doctors, like many people, are just dogs!! How does that make you feel? Does it strike a nerve?!? (pun intended) Well, don't be quick to judge my accusations because this newsletter comes from a place of love. Please read on...
I had a hard time writing the newsletter this month. I didn't know exactly "what to write about" and the few ideas I did have, I didn't know how to write them down on paper... until I had an encounter with the family dog... Rocky.
This dog is truly something else... It has to be one of the most "needy" animals I've ever been around.
He won't eat until the family starts eating.
He will wine and whimper from the second you leave the house, until the time you walk back in.
He cannot sleep alone... always curled up by your feet or next to your face. Being a pitbull-terrier this makes sleeping a little "cramped".
If you close the door behind you, he will sit, patiently, waiting for you to open the door for him.
He barks at every moving thing he sees... sometimes to protect you and other times, I think, to just annoy you...
As I sat and observed, at the surface, I thot to myself, "How do dogs have the title 'man's best friend'?" When I started to think beyond the surface and go deeper into thot, it started to make a lot more sense...
A DOG is one of the few animals who doesn't have to work for a living. A hen lays eggs, a cow gives milk, a lion has to hunt BUT a dog makes his living by giving... nothing but LOVE. Dogs don't have to take classes or read books about the science, physiology and psychology of GIVING and LOVING. They don't go to "self help" seminars or sit with a counselor to "become a better lover". They innately (instinctively) know that they can win/make more FRIENDS in a month by becoming genuinely interested in other people THAN they can in a lifetime by trying to get other people interested in themselves.
As I started to think about the purpose of giving and loving, as odd as it sounds, I wanted to be more like a DOG... more like ROCKY! ;) I wanted to only eat when others had enough to eat... I wanted to wait patiently until you came back after leaving chiropractic wellness and welcome you with a wagging tail... I wanted to BARK when I saw an intruder trying to threaten your family's health. I wanted to be your best friend.
DocTORS, better yet, SOCIETY as a whole, should be focusing more on their practice members/people and TAKE INTEREST IN THEM rather than (doctors) trying to get them (practice members/patients) interested in their service. If you just love people like a dog, you will make more friends, have more people to serve than you know what to do with! When you love like this, you don't have to work; just LOVE.
When YOUR MISSION is NOT built on the abundance of LOVE, you have to start SELLING (working) -- the "newest fads", scans, the newest cold laser, TENS units, spinolamisubluxinators, etc... This is when chiropractic (or any other profession) becomes WORK.
We all need to be more like "Man's best friend"! More giving for the sake of giving and more loving for the sake of loving.
Have you ever met someone with that kind of LOVE?? I have met One.
One who waits by your bedside and doesn't let you sleep alone?
One who eats with your family?
One who waits patiently til you come back home?
One who "barks" and guides you to keep you safe?
And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. -- James 2:23
Man is God's best friend. Have you shown Jesus some Love lately??
In Health and Faith,
With Love and Appreciation,
See you later this week for your weekly spinal checkup!
~~ Dr. Chad
We will be closed Saturday July 4th in observance of our Independence so Get Checked before the fireworks!
I will also be out of town Friday July 24th-26th for "Bluegill Hunting" with my father-in-law in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
What's the difference between "Spiritual fishing" and "Physical fishing"??
Spiritual fishing requires catching and releasing. Physical fishing requires catching and EATING! :)
Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."
- Matthew 4:19
Chiropractic Orientation Classes: Class is not mandatory but HIGHLY recommended FOR EVERYONE to completely understand Chiropractic Wellness.
(Congrats to those who have attended!)
Chiropractic Orientation Class is Every Tuesday at 7pm and Saturday at Noon.
Thank YOU ALL for your continued RYFing!!!
ChiropracTIC and the Swiss Army Knife: Miracles and Gratitude
As a ten year old boy, I asked for a Swiss army knife for Christmas. To my delight, I received one! I was so thrilled--it had everything I THOT I needed... a knife, screwdriver, file, spoon, fork, corkscrew, scissors -- This knife HAD. IT. ALL!
However, I quickly found that the knife's extensive array of tools actually resulted in it being very INEFFECTIVE and could not do much of anything. You could not cut much with it, it was VERY difficult to eat with, the file did absolutely nothing, the scissors were awful, it was impossible to "screw drive" anything into anything, etc... Although it sounded like an IDEAL "tool", I soon gave it away to one of my friends because I found it more FRUSTRATING than USEFUL.
Eight years later I received a single blade buck knife, while working on Pearce Farms, which I still have to this day. Although the single blade buck knife could ONLY cut, it was AMAZING at cutting! It cut EVERYTHING from bale string to plastic boxes. It even cut off the sleeves of my shirt when the day got too hot.
All of those tools in the Swiss Army knife are valuable and beneficial tools, BUT when you COMBINE them together, each one loses it's individual effectiveness. If this was the knife given to the Swiss Army, its no wonder they are known as "neutral peacemakers" -- they have INEFFECTIVE weapons!
This reminds me of A LOT of modern day Chiropractic practices -- Docs add a little of "this" and some of "that" --- THINKING: "The more services, the more products, the more variety of STUFF is better for the patient". I would say that a lot of those services probably do have "some" benefit, but when you meld them together under one heading/roof, they each lose their effectiveness as well as the PRIMARY PURPOSE -- (to DETECT and CORRECT Subluxations). Nutrition counseling, fancy weight loss scams, traction tables, x-rays, re-exam after re-exam, Core Scores, scans, posture exercises, rehab, stretching, etc. severely limit the PRIMARY PURPOSE of ChiropracTIC JUST AS all the extra tools on a Swiss Army knife make it awkward and often ineffective to be used as a knife.
The desire for principled ChiropracTIC is NOT to deny the proper place of other natural and beneficial procedures BUT rather, allow the single bladed edge of ChiropracTIC to fulfill it's PRIMARY PURPOSE -- Detect and Correct Subluxations!
Should you exercise (Move Well)? Absolutely!
Should you eat clean (Eat Well)? Yes!
Should you pray often (Think Well)? That's a no-brainer!
Although none of it is ChiropracTIC -- it is still very beneficial and should be heavily considered as part of your "Wellness Cycle" ---> explained in Orientation Class.
July's Message: Miracles and Gratitude
A video has been circulating on Facebook and YouTube of a teenager struck with acute pain for 4 months with extreme kyphosis (hunched over) and a dead leg.
If you have 11 mins please watch the link above and THEN continue reading...
Here are my THOTS on the video and HOPES to bring chiropracTIC "full-circle" so you all can see the "BIG IDEA" -- as chiropracTIC calls it.
1. Chiropractic is pretty awesome! It's the largest healing profession in the world that involves "the laying on of hands".
2. Were any of the other family members (the Dad in the video) brought under chiropractic care? If not, then I believe there was a HUGE breakdown in communicating the chiropractic principles... Most likely because of the lack of orientation class.
3. Cases like this are what we call, in chiropractic, a "noisy miracle". This boy was unable to stand up straight, go to school, get around, sleep... he was unable to live his LIFE.... and in a few adjustments (given with skill, care, respect, etc.) he was able to get off the ropes of "Dis-ease", sickness and suffering TO functioning better, with more "ease" and without symptoms in a short period of time -- he was healing!
Here's the first question that went through my head after watching the video: "Were those few adjustments more powerful or more important than any few adjustments given to any single non-symptomatic practice member in this office?"
Example: Little Johnny comes into the office for his weekly visit, like he has been doing since his parents started bringing him when he was an infant. I check his spine for evidence of subluxation. This time, NO subluxation is present, so he hops off the table, gives me a high-5, tosses his face paper into the basketball-garbage hoop and I say, "see you next week!"
Chiropractically, which visit is bigger or more important?? Muntathar's (the boy in the video) or Johnny's?
Helping someone to get off the ropes of pain and debilitation is a noble and magnanimous, no doubt. It's also flashy and dramatic... It captures attention and really pulls on your heartstrings. As well it should! It's a "noisy miracle".
BUT if you were to step back and look at the bigness of LIFE in a chiropractic sense, you should see and understand (hopefully) that a "noisy miracle" is really not much more than a FAINT ECHO, when you compare it to the "silent miracles" we experience EVERYDAY, with practice members living their entire LIFE unsubluxated, or as close to it as possible.
Unfortunately, living an unsubluxated life is BORING compared to the "noisy miracles". Let's face it... they don't make prime time TV shows that are based on consistent, vibrant, vigorous health with life unfolding interference-free just as God designed it. People, even most chiropractors, don't see the "silent miracles" as heroic or uplifting... and they definitely don't pull on your heartstrings.
This is the MAJOR responsibility of a chiropractor (which is why I state in orientation class, "The most important thing I do in this office is TEACH THIS CLASS")... one who truly understands the basic principle of human design, one who delivers a specific (force) adjustment to the spine to release any hindrance of flow of LIFE from the brain to the body and is also one who introduces designed forces into the MIND of the PUBLIC so they fully understand the "Big Idea". Health comes from INSIDE-OUT! Not outside-in.
When chiropractors fail to do that, then the public ends up interpreting and understanding chiropractic falsely. The public will then perceive chiropractic as "whatever fits into their own current model of what they SEE and FEEL". The public will be in search of "chiropractic noisy miracles" -- and when they don't SEE or FEEL them, they will be disappointed.
Luke 17: 11-19 When Jesus went to Jerusalem He passed through the middle of Samaria and Galilee. There He entered a village and was met by 10 men who had leprosy. They pleaded for Jesus to heal them (a "noisy miracle"). Jesus told the 10 men with leprosy what to do, they did it (OBEYED), and they were HEALED of leprosy (If having a disease that affects your skin, mucous membranes, and nerves, causing discoloration and lumps on your skin and, in severe cases, disfigurement and deformities AND THEN being HEALED is not a "noisy miracle" by definition then I don't know what is! ;) )
Afterwards, all 10 men left.... BUT one man returned to "give thanks". Jesus asked the man, "Were there not 10 that were healed?!? Where are the other 9?"
Jesus then told this lone man (previously a leper), "Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you WELL."
According to the scriptures, we don't know exactly what happened to the man when he was "made WELL".
To the naked eye it was probably less amazing, less of a "noisy miracle" than when he and the 9 others were healed of their skin falling off and limb-disfigurement BUT the message to take from this previously Dis-eased Samaritan is he returned to give God thanks! And when he did, he was "made WELL" -- A "silent miracle" that many (9 out of 10) forget to GIVE GOD THANKS for and ultimately MISS OUT ON.
Remember when you had constant low back PAIN, DIGESTIVE issues, constant MIGRAINES, your child had ALLERGIES, was given the diagnosis ADHD, or they couldn't SPEAK because they've been battling autism, and now they CAN TALK?! -- God healed you!
Have YOU returned to Thank Him??
In Health and Faith,
With Love and Appreciation,
See you in 7-10 days!
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