Category: Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Golf Swings and Back Pain: Not What the Doctor Ordered

The Golf Injuries Guide to Avoiding Back Pain Do you suffer from golf injuries? You may not be leaping in the air or squaring off with a 300lb linebacker, but you can get injured just as easily on the golf course as you can on the gridiron. Great golf play is all about the mechanics. Twisting the back, rotating the knees, and powering through the arms are all at play when you take a golf swing. If your mechanics are off, you’re more likely to get injured. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help you avoid golf injuries. Here Read More »

Is that salad safe to eat? Consumer Reports weighs in on the safety of leafy greens.

Is that salad safe to eat? Consumer Reports weighs in on the safety of leafy greens. In the previous year, there have been numerous recalls of leafy greens such as Romain Lettuce due to contamination.  Food handling, if not done properly is a well-known source of illness caused by E Coli, Listeria, Salmonella and Campylobacter. Recalls are done to protect the public, but that does not help if you are ill because of a contaminated shipment. Dark leafy greens are an essential part of our diet and a healthy gut.  Many of our daily nutrients can be fulfilled by regularly Read More »

Best Fitness Training Innovations 2020

Best Fitness Training Innovations 2020 When it comes to fitness, everyone wants what is late and what is more beneficial in their workouts. Innovations mean that they have been introduced for the betterment of health and to increase the passion for fitness and health after noticeable progressions. For any fitness trainer, it is always significant to be updated on every innovation so that people will gain more interest and even attract new customers. Training has been taken over by technology to make it better and make it easier for people who earlier had no interest to keep fit.  Innovations provide Read More »

Does stretching work? Outside Magazine examines this common practice.

Does stretching work? Outside Magazine examines this common practice. Many people stretch.   Stretching is part of Yoga and runners for years would stretch before running, although the practice has been losing fans in favor of pre-run warmup exercises. It has long been assumed that stretching improves flexibility.  While this may be true in growing children, we now know that fascia not only controls movement but also is involved in tightness.   The fascia is like an exoskeleton in the human body and is made up of hyaluronic acid which does not stretch.  Fascia can only be stretched once it is elevated Read More »

Does Nike’s new React Infinity Run shoe really prevent injuries?

Does Nike’s new React Infinity Run shoe really prevent injuries? Nike has been in a tear with its new shoes designed to help you run faster, although at a substantial cost above the average running shoe.  Their last shoe, the Zoom Vaporfly helped their runner finish a marathon in under 2 hours under controlled conditions. The React Infinity Run draws from two shoes, the Epic and the Vaporfly.  It has a more stable bottom and a denser heel cup. A study performed on 223 runners showed that compared to the Air Zoom Structure 22 shoe, the React Infinity Run shoe Read More »