I’m a Chiropractor- Here are the 5 Most Common Exercises I Recommend

Bird dog:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86iipQCGoDsGlute Bridge:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYUhKeugpmk&t=13sDead bug:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbKsie49PSEBulgarian split squats:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfIh-Uilfq0Lower body stretch:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOw8F0YITUw&t=66s There are studies that show the number one predictor of low back pain is actually insufficient core strength. Because of this, and because we tend to extremely under-utilize our core, I tend to choose things like Bird dog and Dead bug where you can start small andContinue reading “I’m a Chiropractor- Here are the 5 Most Common Exercises I Recommend”

5 Secrets to Staying Healthy in the Holiday Season

(1) Get Adequate SleepWhen our body is well rested, it is able to function at its best. There are a lot of bodily processes that happen while we are sleeping- different hormones are active while you sleep, and your parasympathetic nervous system kicks in. We spend a lot of our time in our sympathetic, orContinue reading “5 Secrets to Staying Healthy in the Holiday Season”

Work Out for your Hormones

Spent the day working on some women’s custom training plans. What makes me unique is that I incorporate where you’re at in your cycle into your training plan. As you go through the month, your hormones change your energy level as well as your nutrition and exercise needs.I work with your body to help youContinue reading “Work Out for your Hormones”

Deck of Cards Workout

Shout out to my friend Patrick for reminding me of this classic. This workout is always harder than you think it’s going to be, especially if you choose more challenging exercises(hello plank push ups, my old friend). This is a free work out that is easy to do at home with little to no equipmentContinue reading “Deck of Cards Workout”

Hourly Activity Challenge

I wanted to share this great idea a friend of mine posted as more and more people move to working from home- especially with gyms currently on lockdown. She sent us a picture of her hourly activity challenge and so I decided to share it with all of you! It’s amazing because you can doContinue reading “Hourly Activity Challenge”

3 Common Stressors that may be hurting you more than you think.

One of the most common questions I get as a chiropractor is “what did I do to mess myself up in between visits?” or even “I didn’t DO anything, why do I feel so terrible?” There are three huge stress categories that people face in today’s society that may be attributed to how you areContinue reading “3 Common Stressors that may be hurting you more than you think.”

5 Research-backed Benefits of Regular Exercise

We all know that getting up and getting moving is good for our bodies. This post is meant to highlight some of the great benefits you can get from exercise. Benefit 1: Improved moodElle Woods had it totally right: Exercise increases endorphins, which make people happy. But what are endorphins? Endorphins are hormones that ourContinue reading “5 Research-backed Benefits of Regular Exercise”

Chiropractic & Yoga

As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I focus a lot of my efforts on injury prevention, healthy lifestyle practices including nutrition and exercise, and the body’s ability to heal itself. Yoga is a great tool for staying healthy because it’s based on similar principles. Like yoga, the chiropractic approach to wellness focuses on your body’s naturalContinue reading “Chiropractic & Yoga”

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! I’m so excited to be starting this blog- it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I love writing almost as much as I love exercise, nutrition, and overall well-being. This blog is meant to look at various aspects of health and self care. With that I’d love toContinue reading “The Journey Begins”