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March Health E-Newsletter

March Health E-Newsletter   

 

 

  • Pot O' Gold  Promotion
  • St. Patrick's Day Adjustment Promotion
  • Dr. Wilson Gone Spring Break
  • Health Benefits of Being Fit

     

Pot of Gold

 

Here is how it works starting March 1st there will be 17 shamrocks on our wall that can be retrieved for a gift certificate in our office.  The gift certificate entitles the individual who it is given too, to receive EACH service rendered at a first visit for $17.00 a piece.   Once the 17 shamrocks are gone, they are gone.

 

 

On March 17th Dr. Jungman will be adjusting 9-11 and 3-5.  On this day and this day only all adjustments are $17.00!

 

Office Hour Changes

During the week of March 16th thru March 20th Dr. Wilson will be out of office. 

Dr. Jungman will be adjusting the following hours:

Monday 16th 9:00-10:45; 3-6

Tuesday 17th 9-11; 3-4:45

Wednesday 18th 10-11:30; 3-6

Thursday 19th  9-10:45; 3-6

Friday 10-12:30

 

 

Health Benefits of Being Fit

 

Being more active can literally save your life!

 

What is "fitness?" Does it relate to physical activity, a rigorous daily exercise regimen, or does it mean a trim, muscular body? Or is it the ability to finish a 10K run, or maybe it just means being free of health problems. The true definition of fitness is far broader and refers to optimal quality of life in terms of social, mental, psychological, spiritual and physical health.

 

Take a look at some well-respected research, reviewed in the February, 2001 issue of the professional medical journal, The Physician and Sports Medicine:

 

  • Compared with active people, sedentary people have about double the risk of developing or dying from coronary heart disease (CHD).

     

  • According to the July 6, 2000 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine in a study involving over 84,000 middle-aged women, researchers found that those who exercised moderately or vigorously for 30 minutes a day slashed their risk of heart disease by an astonishing 80 percent. These women did not smoke cigarettes, were not overweight, and maintained a healthy diet.

     

    • Physical activity may have a direct effect on the heart: it increases oxygen supply to the heart, decreases oxygen demand, and improves the strength of heart muscle contractions, it also increases the diameter and the ability of the coronary arteries to dilate and reduces rates of progression of clogged arteries.

       

    • Exercise lowers blood pressure and resting heart rate.

       

  • Exercise significantly improves blood sugars, which means that some people with type 2 diabetes can literally walk away from the disease.

     

    • Exercising is nothing more than moving the muscles, which strengthens them; this is called physical conditioning.

       

    • Physical conditioning is the phenomenon responsible for improving blood sugars and also decreasing insulin resistance.

       

    • When muscles are used regularly and more frequently, they are better able to take up insulin, which increases peripheral insulin sensitivity.

       

    • The chain of effects of exercise on blood sugars is:

       

      • Exercise increases peripheral insulin sensitivity.

         

      • Exercise lowers insulin requirements.

         

      • Exercise improves glucose tolerance.

         

      • Exercise lowers blood sugars by increasing the uptake of glucose.

         

How Much?

 

Being fit is as easy as indulging yourself with 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (such as brisk walking) on most days. Brisk walking means walking at 3 to 4 miles per hour. Researchers know that heart attack rates begin to decline as activity levels reach the equivalent of burning 500 to 999 calories per week, and plateau at about 2,000 calories per week.

 

Brought to you by Creating Wellness Alliance, find out more at www.creatingwellness.com