Your Attitude is Your Choice

Sometimes it’s easy to feel like your life is out of control.  Between the stresses of family, work, financial problems, and health issues, a person may find it difficult to even get out of bed in the morning.  What is the best way to deal with all of these challenges?  First off, you need to realize that you’re not the only one dealing with “stuff”.  Every one of us has our own challenges that we’re dealing with.  Why is one person able to deal with things more effectively than someone else?  There is a simple answer, and it is attitude.  Studies show that people with great attitudes just handle things better than people who don’t have a good attitude.   It seems pretty simple doesn’t it?

 

No matter what is going on in our lives, the one thing I know we have control over is our attitude.  You can choose to live your life feeling sorry for yourself, angry, frustrated, irritated at every little thing, down in the dumps, etc… Or, you can choose to live your life happy, excited, optimistic, cheerful, and thankful for all the blessings you have in your life.  It truly is your choice.  Now, which attitude do you think will make you feel better?  There is an added bonus to having a great attitude.  Research tells us that positive, happy people are tremendously healthier than their unhappy counterparts.  It’s true, the quickest way to get sick is to let yourself get stressed out over something.  Over the long haul, it leads to heart disease and even cancer.  It just doesn’t seem worth it to me since it really is our choice.

 

So put a smile on your face and tackle all of the challenges ahead of you today.  A simple change in attitude can have an amazing effect on yourself and those around you.  A positive attitude is contagious.  You tend to get back what you give out.  If you’re positive and happy, you’ll be amazed how the people you come into contact with will also be positive and happy. Even if they’re not, you won’t care because you’re not going to let them drag you down.  Try it and you’ll see.  Life is too short to have bad days!
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Wake Up Your Hands – Chiropractic and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By: Michael Taylor, D.C.

Read Wake Up Your Hands – Chiropractic and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by Dr. Michael Taylor to learn more about Michael Taylor Chiropractic and our Chiropractic office in Modesto, CA.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ColumbiaCarpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is caused by pressure on the median nerve, located just above the wrist. It is one of the most common occupational health problems, affecting millions of people every year, largely thanks to our ever-increasing use of computers. Anyone can develop CTS, however, even if they are computer-phobic, as it is essentially a repetitive stress injury. This means anyone involved in repeated actions for extended periods may suffer from it, or it may be brought on by a trauma to that area.

Common symptoms of CTS include wrist pain, weak grip, numbness, tingling, and burning. The pain may also cause problems sleeping. Treatments vary, and can include drugs and invasive surgery, but one that is both conservative and very effective is chiropractic. Adjustments made to the affected area can help resolve the issue, as can work on certain areas of the back or neck, where the nerves are being impinged upon and referring pain to the wrist. Chiropractic treatments may also include physical therapy, and stretching and strengthening exercises. Many people with CTS have found that they experience great relief from their symptoms after visiting a doctor of chiropractic.

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Baby on Board – Pregnancy and Chiropractic

Baby on Board – Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care
by Michael Taylor, D.C.

Read Baby on Board – Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care by Dr. Michael Taylor to learn more about Michael Taylor Chiropractic and our Chiropractic office in Modesto, CA.

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Pregnancy Columbia ILA woman’s center of gravity shifts forward to the front of her pelvis during pregnancy. This extra upfront weight causes stress on the joints of the pelvis and low back. This gets worse as the baby grows heavier, causing an increased curvature of the lower back, badly stressing the fragile facet joints on the outer edge of the spine. Women who have pre-existing spinal problems will find these changes even harder and more painful to cope with as the spine and pelvis become seriously overtaxed.

Studies show that around 50% of expectant mothers will develop low-back pain at some point during their pregnancies. This is more of a problem when the baby gains the most weight during the third trimester. Regular chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to condition the spine and pelvis helps to ease and may even prevent the pain and discomfort, creating the conditions for an easier and safer delivery. Most women who undergo chiropractic care during pregnancy find that they more easily forgo pain medication and experience reduced time in labor. Beside the adjustments, your chiropractor can also help with advice on nutrition, ergonomics and exercise.

Chiropractic Advice for the Pregnant Woman

  • Seek regular adjustments to ensure a healthy skeletal structure and nervous system throughout pregnancy.
  • Exercise gently each day. Cardiovascular exercises such as walking, swimming, or stationary cycling are all relatively safe for pregnant women. Activities that cause any jerking or bouncing movements should be avoided. Any nausea, dizziness or weakness during exercise is a sign that you should stop straight away.
  • Wear flat shoes with arch supports to offset the extra burden of weight during pregnancy, and to avoid foot injuries from weakened ligaments.
  • When picking up children or anything else, bend at the knees, not at the waist, to better protect your more vulnerable low back.
  • Lie on your side when sleeping, with a pillow between your knees to ease the pressure on your lower back. Full-length body pillows are specially designed for pregnancy.
  • Swap your three large meals a day for several small meals or snacks every few hours. This will counter feelings of nausea, stabilize blood sugar, and make it easier for your body to absorb more nutrients.
  • Increase your intake of folic acid from the moment you start trying to get pregnant, and during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Foods high in folic acid include spinach, sprouts, broccoli, green beans, and potatoes, but a supplement ensures a decent supply. You should aim for a minimum of 400 micrograms a day, but preferably 800. Studies have shown this significantly reduces the risk of your baby developing neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.
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