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Sweden decided to stay open with its own covid19 approach. So far, this approach is not going so well according to the NY Times.

Sweden decided to stay open with its own covid19 approach. So far, this approach is not going so well according to the NY Times. In NJ, the music stopped when Governor Murphy shut down the state and told everyone to stay home.  Businesses closed, people filed for unemployment benefits and the long quarantine had begun. Sweden decided to try another approach of staying open while ensuring the safety of the most vulnerable.  Restaurants and gyms stayed open, people went along with their normal lives as the virus and its effects took hold. Today, NJ has reopened although the governor has Read More »

Can a novel virus cure heart disease? Check out this NY Times article.

Can a novel virus cure heart disease? Check out this NY Times article. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the USA, with one in four American’s dying from heart disease according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). According to the NY Times. If a company can cure heart disease, they will make their stockholders very wealthy.  The race is on. The medical literature suggests that the ratio of LDL to HDL if changed reduces cardiac risk which has been the reason statins are frequently recommended.  While this one size fits all approach is what is a Read More »

Sore achy knees after running may be reduced by these simple exercises courtesy of Runners World.

Sore achy knees after running may be reduced by these simple exercises courtesy of Runners World. Sore achy knees are a familiar part of running for many of us.   Soreness in general is part of building up our bodies to tolerate the road and build our endurance for longer future runs. Humans were made to run but if you are stiff and sore, especially in the knees, it could develop into problems later on. Running problems are due to impact and mechanical problems that result in high impact with the ground.   Shoes can reduce the impact but may not reduce Read More »

Foam rolling for runners is supported by research and Runners World, but are we doing it correctly?

Foam rolling for runners is supported by research and Runners World, but are we doing it correctly? Runners World recently published an article in the best way to perform foam rolling for runners. Research has been showing foam rolling is effective prior to a run and improves performance as well as recovery from a run. From a chiropractic point of view, foam rolling which is essentially self-myofascial release is effective because tight fascia reduces flexibility, affects movement firing patterns, and can either enhance or adversely affect how you run.   On the other hand, so can body mechanics, running habits, the Read More »

Yoga moves that can relieve back pain from sitting courtesy of Livestrong.com

Yoga moves that can relieve back pain from sitting courtesy of Livestrong.com The Coronavirus has many of us sitting while working from home. Sitting for long periods of time can make us stiff and often results in back pain. It also may as studies have shown shorten our lifespan.  The right exercises can relieve back pain from sitting for long periods of time.  A chiropractor can be also invaluable if you sit for long periods of time as well. Back pain is normally a result of movement dysfunction as many of our patients learn when they are evaluated during their Read More »