The Healthy Living Blog

Feeling Stressed? Simple Strategies Can Help

Although occasional stress can help improve our focus and performance, living with chronic stress can backfire by causing anxiety and depression. Stress can also have an impact on our musculoskeletal system, causing muscles to become tense and leading to conditions such as tension-type headaches and low back pain. We can better manage stress by understanding […]

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Preventing Gardening Aches and Pains

As warmer weather approaches, more than 185 million people in the U.S. – or about 55% of households – will head outside to start tending to their gardens. Gardening has become a favorite hobby for many in recent years, and it can also provide a great workout with all the movement involved. However, after a […]

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Healthy Holiday Habits

The holiday season can be the most wonderful time of the year, with the opportunity to relax, share time with loved ones, exchange gifts and more. However, the holidays can also be a challenging and stressful time for many reasons. It is important to remember to continue taking care of your physical and mental health […]

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Chronic Pain and Recovery: One Chiropractor’s Story

ACA member Jennifer Gantzer, DC, MS, DACBN, FACN, is both a chiropractor and a board-certified clinical nutritionist. She is an educator at her alma mater, National University of Health Sciences in Pinellas Park, Fla., and provides care at the university’s clinic. Pain management and injury recovery are personal to Dr. Gantzer; after a serious accident, […]

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Health Disparities Create Added Challenges for Those in Pain

Chronic pain impacts an estimated 20% of Americans, but it disproportionately affects certain groups, including older adults, women, veterans, adults living in poverty, and people in non-metropolitan areas, among others.1 This is an example of health disparity, a growing concern among chiropractors and other healthcare professions. In honor of National Chiropractic Health Month this October, […]

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