Acupuncture: Your Secret Weapon in the Battle Against Back Pain

06 Apr 2018
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Acupuncture: Your Secret Weapon in the Battle Against Back Pain

Unfortunately, the reality is most people will struggle with lower back pain at some point in their life. Studies show that up to 80% of the global population will experience back pain in their lives.  In most cases, the lower back is the most troublesome location. A wide range of issues can cause lower back pain. These issues include: poor posture, improper exercise form, sedentary lifestyles, and general wear and tear. Popular preventative measures involve core strengthening exercises, limiting the time spent sitting, and flexibility work. However, most already suffering from back pain need options to help alleviate the pain and discomfort. Massage therapy, heating pads, and OTC pain medication.

Why Walking Will Lead to a Healthier (and Longer!) Life

18 Jul 2016
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Why Walking Will Lead to a Healthier (and Longer!) Life

Everyday millions of Americans make the decision to take steps towards improving their health and well being. Unfortunately, with the hundreds of fad diets and workout regiments being touted as the fastest and easiest path towards our fitness goals, many get overwhelmed before they even begin. Today we are going to look at one of the best exercises for anyone looking to get started on the road towards better health: Walking! Given the relative simplicity of walking compared to some of the Zumba style cardio workouts that health clubs advertise, walking for 20 to 30 minutes a day can have a profound impact on your overall health. According to the.

5 Ideas for Getting Active in SF this Summer

17 May 2016
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5 Ideas for Getting Active in SF this Summer

Its probably safe to say that regardless of a normal workout schedule, we could all use a bit more exercise and activity in our lives. This is especially true for all of the nine to five office workers here in Downtown SF, who we see come into the office complaining of back and neck pain on a regular basis. Although there is only so much we can do to limit inactivity at our desk jobs, there are plenty of other options that not only get us moving, but also help us take advantage of the upcoming warm summer months ahead. Get Out During Your Lunch Break One of the worst.

How to Improve Flexibility While at Work

19 Apr 2016
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How to Improve Flexibility While at Work

As important as having a job is to achieving and maintaining a comfortable lifestyle, most of the average, 9-to-5 desk jobs wreck havoc on our health and bodies. Something all doctors can agree on (which is quite rare) is that staying in a seated position for hours on end can decrease our flexibility, raise our blood pressure and contribute to a wealth of other health issues. That’s why we suggest taking the time every day to execute simple stretches and exercises at work to help prevent these problems from even happening. Here are a few that can help you improve flexibility and get started on the road to a healthy,.

Stretches & Exercises That Every Desk Worker Can Do

23 Feb 2016
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Stretches & Exercises That Every Desk Worker Can Do

In the past we have discussed the risks associated to sitting stationary at a desk for prolonged periods of time at work. While there is little we can do to completely avoid these situations as well as plenty of options for treating the side effects (for example, regular chiropractic visits and massage therapy), there are also plenty of ways to help prevent these issues. Here are some simple yet effective stretches and exercises for desk workers that we can all do to stay active and limber while at work. Switch Your Chair for an Exercise Ball While they might seems a bit out of place in an office setting, exercise.

The Super Bowl, Couch Potatoes, & Your Back

10 Feb 2016
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The Super Bowl, Couch Potatoes, & Your Back

Last Sunday, 111.9 million people across the world tuned in to Super Bowl 50, which was held just hour down the peninsula in Santa Clara. With all of the festivities and excitement that surrounded the game, especially with “Super Bowl City” being so close to our offices, we started thinking about how many people will be plopped in front of their TV watching the game and how that can affect us. In a 2004, researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia studied the effects that spending eight weeks in bed had on a group of 19 men. Researchers noticed that as a result of the inactivity, the muscles in.