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A New Way of Aging

Posted: November 30, 2015
By: Dr Rob Rosenbaum

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Many people have anxiety about aging. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as “a declining phase of life.” However, today’s pre-centenarians and post-centenarians are reinventing our notion of aging. Like former U.S. President George H. Bush who celebrated his 70th birthday by going skydiving, many seniors are pushing the limits of their Innate potential and loving every minute of it, realizing that they have plenty of time left to live their life!

Today’s centenarians are teaching us that growing older is not a one-way ticket to deterioration and inactivity. They are showing us a new way of aging that is full of excitement and opportunity if you combine the right attitude with the right actions.

How do you feel about your life experience so far? Are you excited about your present and future? Would a change of personal habits, residence, relationships, career, health, or finances improve your level of happiness and prosperity? Will the choices you make today enable you to look back with no regrets when you are 80, 90 or 100?

You know the things you need to change. “Yes,” you say, “I know it is easier to be fit than fat. I know it is easier to be solvent than bankrupt. I know it is better to be in love than alone.” What are you doing with what you know? Don’t you think it’s time to stop just thinking about it and to start acting on change? You do have time to turn things around and take things to the next level. 

Begin living your ideal 100 Year Lifestyle today starting with your next choice. Think progress, not perfection and catch yourself with every thought and every action to live your best life everyday starting now. If you are in the Crosby, Huffman, Baytown, Highlands and Dayton areas give our office a call today and schedule your appointment with the Chiropractor. 


Fitness tips to stress less!

Posted: November 25, 2015
By: Dr Rob Rosenbaum
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There is an acronym for Fitness that will ensure you Stress Less, Live More, stay healthy and on top of your game. The acronym takes the word Fitness and uses the N2ESS as follows:

N: Neurology – Stress is a nervous system reaction that can affect your entire body. Your brain and nervous system control and coordinate everything: your heart, digestion, breathing, hormones and muscles. A healthy nervous system is essential in adapting to stress.

N: Nutrition - Good nutrition is important for your body to be healthy. Quality calories come from live foods such as fruits, vegetables, quality proteins and whole grains. They are nutritionally satisfying because they contain vitamins, minerals, fiber and amino acids that are the building blocks of a healthy body. Choose organic or chemical free options. Both empty and excess calories will lead to sickness, low energy, obesity and chronic health problems. Empty calories come from foods such as white sugar, white flour and proccessed foods.

E: Endurance – Exercise can help your body cope with stress in a healthy way. If you have good endurance, you will enjoy a greater sense of stamina now and while you age. Your energy will be higher and you will feel like staying active.You will be able to endure stressful times. You can increase your stamina through cardiovascular and aerobic exercise that strengthens your heart, burns calories and increases your energy.

S: Strength – Your level of strength will determine your ability to remain active and independent as you age. Through regular strength training with a personal trainer or on your own, you can build muscle and stand strong, no matter how many birthdays you celebrate. The saying, “If you don’t use it, you lose it” is definitely true when it comes to strength. Free weights, functional training machines, Pilates and Yoga are all examples of exercises that build your strength.

S: Structure – If your body breaks down at the onset of a new fitness routine, there may be an underlying cause in your structure and spine, such as subluxations. You may experience pain and injuries that become nagging to severe. It can also keep you from getting results.A Chiropractic examination can reveal underlying problems.

If you want to be fit for the long haul, all five of the fitness components are important. Just like your adjustments to keep your spine healthy. If you are near the Crosby, Highlands, Baytown, Huffman or Dayton area please feel free to give us a call or stop in the office today to get you on the path to great health!


Health and Longevity of Children Threatened by Lifestyle Choices

Posted: November 16, 2015
By: Dr Rob Rosenbaum

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According to the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, 50 % of the babies born since the year 2000 are expected to live over the age of 100. Additional research is concerned that our current generation of children may be the first in recent history to see their life expectancy go down.

How can this be? Doesn’t it seem like a contradiction to see so many children living longer while their overall life expectancy goes down?  The answer is sad yet simple in that the other 50 % of children are expected to die younger and sicker than ever, not because of their genetics, but because of unhealthy lifestyle choices.

It is not rocket science to understand the connection between lifestyle choices, quality of life and longevity. A healthy life requires a lifestyle that includes healthy food, exercise, strong social circles and a healthy spine and nervous system (all are part of The 100 Year Lifestyle) as well as avoiding destructive habits such as smoking and excessive stress. On the other hand, a 50 to 60 year lifestyle includes unhealthy eating with excessive sugar, calories, sitting, lack of exercise and an unhealthy spine and nervous system.

Are you raising your children to live a 60 year lifestyle or a 100 Year Lifestyle? You will often hear people say as they get older, after they are diagnosed with diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes, that “these diseases run in my family.” While there is a genetic component to these conditions, it is actually a small component. These diseases are mostly lifestyle diseases. Based on the lifestyle in which your children are being raised, they are either inheriting the lifestyle habits that contribute to a 60 year lifestyle or they are inheriting the lifestyle habits that contribute to a healthy, active, positive, productive 100 years and beyond.

If you have not been healthy and you are ready for a change, it is not too late for you. Many people who have lived from crisis to crisis have become tired of this roller coaster ride. Because of the amazing ability of your body to adapt and heal, it is never too late to take care of your spine and nerve system and adjust your lifestyle. 

Begin shopping in stores that sell organic food. Fill up your shopping cart with fresh fruits and vegetables, quality meats and whole grains. Avoid foods like cookies, cakes and cereals that are high in sugar and avoid white flour whenever possible. 

Turn off the TV and the video games and get outside with your family for walks or bike rides. Go to the gym and to your chiropractor together. 

In 1903, Thomas Edison said, "The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." The future is now. Do your part by making 100 Year Lifestyle choices so you and your children are healthier today and can enjoy good health and a sensational century now and for 100 years. If you are in the Crosby, Huffman, Baytown, Highlands or Dayton area give us a call today and schedule your visit for the Chiropractor! 


Super Athletes and Chiropractic

Posted: November 9, 2015
By: Dr Rob Rosenbaum
 

 

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The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Players from both teams will be receiving chiropractic care to help them heal quickly and optimize the function of their spine and nervous system. This care will help the athletes perform at their highest level in the biggest game of their lives. In fact, players from all four championship teams and nearly every professional sports team are utilizing chiropractic care to get the competitive edge. 

Current Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice, the greatest players ever at their positions, are also huge chiropractic advocates. Emmitt Smith is the leading rusher in NFL history. A perennial Pro Bowler and three time Super Bowl Champion when he retired with over 18,000 yards, Smith said, "I thank God,  for my family and my chiropractor." Chiropractic care not only helped him heal quickly from injuries but he also used chiropractic care as a part of his lifestyle and training regime to keep him functioning at the top of his game. 

Jerry Rice is considered the greatest receiver in the history of the NFL. His durability and work ethic is legendary. He initially sought chiropractic care because of a crisis after being injured on the field. After learning about the benefits of Chiropractic Lifestyle Care from his teammates he made chiropractic care a regular part of his training routine and lifestyle. He is a three time Super Bowl Champion and today he is an official spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. 

Another chiropractic advocate, 2012 Hall of Fame Semi-finalist Roger Craig, was a pioneer in the NFL. He is the only player to ever make the Pro Bowl as a fullback and a halfback, the first player to rush and receive for over 1,000 yards in a single season – a feat that took fourteen years to be duplicated, and he is the only running back in NFL history to ever lead the league in receptions. He is a three time Super Bowl Champion and is the only NFL player to make the playoffs for eleven straight years. 

Like many children, Roger began receiving chiropractic care at an early age and today, like the others, still receives chiropractic Lifestyle Care. In fact, Roger endorsed the #1 bestselling fitness book, The 100 Year Lifestyle Workout, which he recommends for every athlete young and old because it stresses the importance of a healthy structure, spine and nervous system with chiropractic care as a core part of the training. This balanced fitness plan teaches athletes to Get Your ESS in Shape, Endurance, Strength and Structure to help you maximize your performance, prevent injuries and support your longevity. 

All three of these athletes took a tremendous beating over their careers which began in little league and continued into the pros. Chiropractic care as a part of their lifestyle, training and overcoming injuries has helped show the world that you can play high level sports and retain your health after you retire. You may even compete on Dancing With The Stars! 

We've all seen videos of old time professional athletes who pounded their bodies into submission and became cripples when their career was over. This is not true for these three athletic superstars and it is no longer the norm as many professional, Olympic and youth sports programs have chosen to make chiropractic care a core part of their programs and many of the leaders of the Olympic sports medicine team today are chiropractors. 

Don't wait for a crisis to force you to act. Even our young athletes near the Crosby, Huffman, Highland and Baytown areas that participate in an exercise program, can benefit from taking care of their spine and nerve system like these Hall of Fame and Super Bowl Champions. Give Crosby Chiropractic Center a call today to set up your appointment!


Good news Crosby and Highlanders Chiropractic can help with neck pain!!

Posted: November 2, 2015
By: Dr Rob Rosenbaum

How well do you know your neck?  This magnificent and delicate structure that holds up your head, moves in many directions and protects your body’s lifeline is often taken for granted…until it is injured.

It may seem simple when looking from the outside, but inside it is a complex structure that is vital for health.

Let’s start with your nervous system. Your brain extends down through your skull and becomes your spinal cord in upper part of your neck. The nerves control and coordinate the function of every cell, tissue and organ of your body. They control all your vital organs including your heart, lungs, liver, stomach and kidneys. When you swallow, clear your throat, or take a deep breath these actions are controlled by the nerves.

All of the muscles that turn your head are also controlled by nerves. When you look to the right or the left while driving your car or when you answer yes or no to a question, be thankful for these nerves. 

There are 7 bones that make up your neck - also known as your cervical spine. When you are a baby and you begin to raise your head to look around, your neck begins to develop its cervical curve which becomes the normal spinal alignment as you age. This alignment ensures proper movement of your neck, good nerve supply, and normal function. 

Unfortunately, your neck can become injured from the birth process, falls, accidents, or other types of stress which can affect the alignment, nerve supply and function of your spine as well as all of the organs, systems and tissues supplied by those nerves. These injuries are known as a vertebral subluxation. They can exist without pain.

Because there is so much affected and controlled by the neck, these subluxations can cause health problems such as neck, shoulder and arm pain, headaches, allergies, attention deficit and so much more. The list of conditions that can be caused by subluxations is long.

Rather than masking your symptoms with over the counter or prescription medication such as muscle relaxers or pain relievers, which can have severe side effects, it is better to get to the cause of the problem and get the alignment of your neck corrected.

Have you ever noticed an older person whose head was hunched forward? Think about how they had difficulty turning and moving? This is what you see when you look at them but what you do not see is the impact this neck dysfunction is having on their health and quality life because of the interference to the nervous system.

Isn’t it time you stop taking your neck for granted? If you are in the Crosby, Highlands, Baytown or Dayton area give us a call to make an appointment today!