Body Image What Do You See in the Mirror?

Body Image: One of the worst, self-defeating, things we do is to hate our own bodies. Even if they serve us well, are healthy, and are attractive to others, many of us don’t like our bodies. Look in a full-length mirror, do you like or dislike what you see? How you see yourself, and how you believe others see you, can say a lot about your mental and physical well-being. Are you someone who has an extremely negative or distorted view of your body? This negative body image can, and will, be detrimental to improving your health through healthy choices. It often causes low self-esteem, depression, sexual dysfunction, poor health habits, and sometimes psychiatric disorders. A poor body image

Ergonomics of Working Safely

One of the more common causes of injury to the lower back, affecting 80% of the adult population at some point, is due to performing a lift

Do You Crack Your Own Spine?

A Word of Warning Do You Pop Your Back? Many people, particularly younger people, regularly “crack” their own spines. This is done for a number of different reasons, the primary one being to feel better. When the spine is “popped”, the body reacts as if it had been injured by releasing chemicals called enkephalins and endorphins. These chemicals are part of the pain control system of the body. Endorphins and enkephalins biochemically are as effective as morphine in controlling pains. Therefore, when your spine is traumatized, these chemicals are released in the region of trauma thereby reducing pains for several hours to one day. When pains are reduced, most people assume something go

Sugar = Immune suppression

Do you find yourself or your children getting sick a lot? Sugar might have more to do with that then you think. Did you know that consuming sugar actually decreases your ability to fight off infection? In fact, sugar actually lengthens your recovery time! So those popsicles after a tonsillectomy will have to wait! At Cedar City Chiropractic and Rehab, our doctors see this issue quite often, especially during the winter months. After sugar ingestion (about 75 grams), the cell mediated immunity is depressed by 50% for 120 minutes after the original ingestion. It’s one of the most common reasons children and adults, old and young alike, just seem to get sick. We can do our part, by just using s

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