HELPING YOU LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE!
   


GET HEALTHY,
STAY HEALTHY IN 2007!

So, it's a New Year, which traditionally means it's time for a fresh start. This year, why not make a resolution to improve your health? It's time to start the self-improvement plans we've been putting off for so long. Following these tips will increase your chances of living healthier, happier and longer lives.

1. QUIT SMOKING

Everyone knows that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. However, smoking not only increases the risk of not only lung cancer, but also adult leukemia, pancreatic cancer, hearing loss, rheumatoid arthritis, cataracts, cervical cancers, infertility, heart disease, diabetes, and several other disorders.

2. DRINK IN MODERATION . . . OR NOT AT ALL.

Evidence is mixed as to whether it is better to drink small amounts of alcohol or abstain completely. But more than moderate intake is associated with liver and heart disease, cancers, pancreatitis, alcohol-related birth defects, interpersonal problems and driving accidents.

3. MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT.

Obesity is associated with hypertension, lipid disorders, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, and certain cancers. Low body weight can predispose to osteoporosis.

4. IMPROVE YOUR DIET.

A large percentage of the population eats too few fruits and vegetables and too much fat and salt. Try slowly changing to an organic/whole food diet that includes more fruits and vegetables. An eating approach which emphasizes fruits and vegetables, low-fat meats and whole grains, has been shown to reduce high blood pressure. When combined with a reduction in salt intake, the results were even more dramatic.

5. EXERCISE.

Lack of regular exercise increases the risk of dying prematurely and developing several chronic illnesses. Yet, statistics reveal that more than 60 percent of adults are not regularly active, and 25 percent of the adult population is not active at all. Exercising moderately daily (like walking more) and/or exercising more intensively 3-4 times a week has been proven to reduce these risks.

6. SET REALISTIC BUDGET AND GOALS.

Keep monthly records of your spending and living expenses so you'll spot places where you can save. Do you want to own a home? Save for retirement? Start a college fund for your kids? Write down your goals and create a plan to achieve them. Living within your means can reduce financial stress, especially after the holiday season.

7. CONTROL BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the North America. Know what your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers are and keep them under control.

8. PERFORM RECOMMENDED MONTHLY SCREENINGS.

Ladies, this means performing monthly breast self exams. Gentlemen, perform monthly testicular exams. Both exams have been shown to uncover early cancers. Cancers are more curable when discovered early.

9. GET A GRIP ON STRESS.

Chronic stress is known to reduce immune response. Practice stress management techniques, get enough sleep . . . and remember to laugh a little. Conversely, while not conclusively proven, laughter seems to stimulate the immune system. It also appears to release endorphins, reducing pain. It's free, easy, and fun!

10. CONNECT WITH PEOPLE.

The more relationships and love in your life, the healthier, happier and longer you will live.

11. SEE A CHIROPRACTOR.

Keep your body subluxation free so your nervous system stays healthy. The immune system protects us from infectious diseases and strives to get us well again when we do fall ill. The immune system, like every other system in the body, is controlled by the nervous system. Studies reveal those under regular chiropractic care have stronger immune systems because their nervous systems are functioning properly.

 

 

   
QUESTION OF THE MONTH
   


How can I get the most out of my adjustments?

  • Your adjusting time is your healing time. Turn your focus internally to your body and let go of outside pressures of home, work and life when you step into the office.
  • View your adjustment as neurosurgery without a scalpel. There is incredible power with every adjustment. Focus your mind’s eye internally on your energy being released and your life force being restored.
  • Allow yourself time to heal. Know that you are completely capable of healing yourself and allow the life force inside of you to do just that. See yourself as a well-orchestrated symphony of trillions of cells beautifully conducted by your nervous system.

 

   
HEALTH NEWS
   


More side effects from epidurals:

A new study gives us another reason to avoid epidurals at birth.

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Cold medicine warning for toddlers:

Warning for parents not to give children under the age of two over-the-counter cold medication without first consulting a doctor.

To read more: click here...

 

   
OFFICE HAPPENINGS
   

 

Congratulations to Erin and Devon on the birth of their baby Madysen born on December 5, 2006.

Congratulations to Hope and William on the birth of their baby Nathan born December 9, 2006.


Referral Rewards Program

Just to remind everyone with the referral of every new patient you get 1 free adjustment. So send in a friend, family member or co-worker.

Regular Office Hours

Monday and Friday 7:30am-1:00pm & 3:00-6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm & 3:00-7:00pm

 

   
 
   

 

Chiropractic Care Can Help...
Our goal is to adjust the spine to help stimulate
your body's natural healing process.

Dr. Randall Trester
West 1st Chiropractic Wellness Centre
3-1864 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver BC V6J1G5

Tel: 604 736 8353
Fax: 604 736 8350

www.drrandalltrester.com
info@drrandalltrester.com

 

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