Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc is all about getting our diverse client base back to active again. Don't believe us? Dr. Wall has an over 30-year track record of successful treatments for patients of all ages and from all walks of life. One aspect of our treatment involves preventive medicine, which entails client education, which can help them avoid injuries down the road.

Strengthen Your Back

Sure, we're all about tried-and-true chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments play a huge role in body maintenance and also holistically treating injuries, but exercising your back and all of its muscles will help you stay active and avoid injury as well. Paddleboarding is one activity that will work your core stabilizer muscles while at the same time engaging your back.

Benefits of Paddleboarding

There are a host of benefits you can glean from taking up stand-up paddleboarding. 

First, you'll get a  ull body workout, incorporating just about every muscle in the body. You'll have to work to achieve balance while your leg muscles maintain stabilization, keeping your center of gravity. Your arms, back, and shoulders will be getting an amazing workout, too, propelling you and the paddleboard through the water. Your core, back and abdominal muscles will be constantly at work to keep your balance and keep you moving!

Paddleboarding is also low impact. You won't be doing the damage to your tendons and ligaments of your joints that you would with, say, running. Runners with shin splints or knee and hip pain especially gravitate towards this increasingly popular outdoor activity. It's a great exercise while you're well and while you're healing!

If you have back or spine pain that persists through your active lifestyle, it might be time to think about incorporating chiropractic care into your wellness practice. Contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc to schedule your initial consultation.

Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. always encourages our wide, diverse patient base to experiment and switch it up when it comes to their outdoor activities and their fitness routines.

As part of our new series, we'll be deconstructing an exercise/activity every week or two, tying it in when we can to how it relates to your back, spine, and core -- all of which are vital in keeping you mobile and well!

Build Strength and Endurance

Through rock climbing, you can build your upper body strength -- it's a fantastic compliment to running or biking! Don't worry, though, your lower body gets plenty of stimulation as rock climbing also involved intricate footwork.

Boost Brain Activity

Whether you're at your nearest bouldering cave or at an indoor facility, rock climbing requires problem-solving skills as climbers are tasked to figure out how to scale and traverse walls and cliffs.

Rock Climbing Reduces Stress

It's a known fact that exercising increases our levels of norepinephrine -- a chemical that balances our brain response to stress! It's also a meditation of sorts, ideally, as you focus only on the task at hand in order to complete the climb.

In closing, rock climbing is an activity we recommend to our patients, but only if they do it safely every step of the way. If you experience back, neck, or leg pain that persists, contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc today to schedule your consultation.

Your spine is really at the center of everything when it comes to being a human. Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc would like to dedicate this blog to hashing out some of the main functions of our spine, because we figure knowledge is power, and it's never too early or too late to start paying attention to what's going on with our bodies.

Support

The spine, first, provides strength and support for the body -- the lumbar, for instance, has the task of carrying most of our body weight, allowing for movements of flexion (but not rotation). It's the muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc that allow the body to move, bend, stretch, rotate, and lean.

Nerve Protection

Your spinal column gives your delicate nerves the protection they need -- without which we could not function. There are certain nerve impulses that control major organ functionality, so your design and placement of your vertebrae acts as protection for this intricate network.

Major Organ Protection

Your spine is part and parcel of your skeleton, which allows for a base for your ribs to attach -- surrounding and protecting your major organs. There are 12 ribs and 12 thoracic vertebrae and all human ribs attach to the spine while only the upper 7 pairs attach to the sternum. 

Impact Absorption

Your spine absorbs impact through its intervertebral discs (situated between your vertebrae) which keep the vertebrae from colliding into each other. Think of it as your body's shock absorption system.

As you can see, your spine is a crucial part of your body and your nervous system. If you're having back or spine problems, it's a good idea to do something about it. Call Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc today to schedule your consultation.

Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc isn't simply about providing Chiropractic Care. Well, that happens to be a large part of what we do over here at our facility, but we also take a comprehensive approach to providing overall wellness services, like weight loss and nutritional counseling, as well as automobile accident injury therapy, allergy treatment, and even mental health counseling.

This 4th of July many folks will be celebrating, which usually entails heading to the lake, the beach, or at the very least to a community center to view the fireworks. It's during these times that it is worthwhile to take good care of ourselves -- 4th of July happens to be an injury-prone event, believe it or not.

Read on for a few ways to reduce your chance of injury. 

Stretch Before Hitting the Beach!

If you plan on going to the beach, the mountains, or the lake, try to incorporate a stretch routine before you do anything strenuous. If you plan on going wakeboarding, paddleboarding, or anything of that nature, be especially sure to stretch.

Try to Eat Well

Usually, it's burgers and dogs on the roster, but if you can manage to incorporate a healthy diet plan into the 4th of July, you'll be a lot more satisfied with your results. Eating fresh, whole foods will energize you throughout the day, and hydrating will definitely help ensure a pleasant time as well as an easy recovery.

Be Judicious with Alcohol

Many people will be putting on their drinking hats for this occasion, but that's doesn't have to be you. Abstaining from alcohol or minimizing your intake will definitely mean the difference between having a memorable 4th of July or a sloppy Independence Day.

If you experience an injury to your back, spine, neck, or if you engage in an activity that puts your health in jeopardy, contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center today. We remain the number one chiropractic treatment center in Arvada, CO.

If you've been paying attention to fad diets, then you've likely heard of fasting, or "intermittent fasting," which many health experts seem to split stances on the issue. Some believe it's just a fad while others believe that there are major health and wellness benefits to be experienced from intermittent fasting.

Types of Fasting

Let's first define intermittent fasting. There are a few different ways to pull it off, including the 5:2 Fast Diet, which entails fasting for 2 days and eating normally for the rest of the week. One could also take the 1:1 approach by alternating between unrestricted eating and fasting days.

The more manageable, reasonable approach would be the 8:16 method, which essentially entails skipping either breakfast or dinner (which, let's be honest, many of us do anyway). In the end, this approach has you eating for 8 hours every day and fasting for 16.

Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Medical professionals and health gurus alike applaud intermittent fasting for its health benefits. Dr. Michael Mosley asserts in his books that this diet can help patients not only lose weight, but improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and also reduce risk for diabetes. Dr. Valter Longo conducted a study that suggested this type of diet acted as a "reboot" for the immune system as well, which cleared out aged and damaged immune cells with regenerated cells.

A detoxification process is also believed to occur, as toxins stored in the body's fat get dissolved and flushed from the body. After building an intermittent fasting practice, patients also experience higher levels of endorphins or "feel-good" hormones, which can have an impact on overall well-being.

Experienced Chiropractor and Wellness Care Specialist in Arvada, CO

If you'd like to learn more about the benefits and risks that come along with any type of diet, contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc today. We offer a variety of wellness services that will keep you active and help you enjoy a higher quality of life.

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