New Regime in the New Year

The science of exercise can work for a healthier you

Mtn Living Mag January 2011

Jan-2011-coverWhen the scale creaks and so do your joints, don’t despair. With some new habits, that creak could become the soothing whir of a spinner bike and restful sleep. Most of us eat too much over the holidays, but even a month-long eating extravaganza won’t create stiff muscles and double-digit poundage. Aging, a sedentary existence and busy schedule, plus food on the go for eleven months might be the culprit though.

Jan-2011And within those eleven months lies the solution. Consider this: If it took eleven months or even eleven years to slowly morph from toned to tubby, give yourself at least a reasonable amount of time to build a better self. One of the biggest killers of a resolution to lose weight or shape up is overdoing it. So start slow, not gung-ho. Continue reading “New Regime in the New Year”

Holding a Body in Balance

Posture Correction Can Lead to Less Pain and Better Health

Mtn Living Mag January 2011

Jan-2011-coverPosture misalignment can cause pain in your back or anything connected to it. After all, the hip bone’s connected to the back bone, the back bone’s connected to the neck bone, and on it goes. It’s not just a folk song, but the integrated reality of our body. The key to good posture is correct joint alignment, though the complete picture involves balance, nerves and muscular strength—strong abdominals avoid pulling on the lower back.

Dec-2010-storyPosture is the position or bearing of the body whether characteristic or assumed. The functional problem with posture arises when we assume a pose to walk around. Robert E. Dahl of Dahl Chiropractic Clinics said, “The head is heavy—about 10 pounds—and we’ll hold it in whatever way necessary to keep pressure off the nerves. If there is difficulty, our musculo-skeletal system gives off pain signals, but the brain sends messages to realign for proper flow to keep vital organs functioning.” Continue reading “Holding a Body in Balance”

Kayenta man is 1,000th open heart surgery patient at FMC

I have my appetite back, I'm happy and so excited to be feeling better that they keep telling me to slow down." Tully Yellowman
I have my appetite back, I’m happy and so excited to be feeling better that they keep telling me to slow down.” Tully Yellowman

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A sharp pain startled 67-year-old Tully Yellowman from his sleep. He sat up and clutched his chest. Like any loving wife, Susie sensed his stirring and woke up immediately. “It’s nothing,” Yellowman said. But one look told Susie it was definitely something. Continue reading “Kayenta man is 1,000th open heart surgery patient at FMC”