Our staff and family members participated in the CASA Superhero 5K on Saturday, April 19th. Dr. John has been a long-time supporter of CASA so we were excited to find a fun and active way to support this great organization. Each of us went dressed as a Superhero. Batman, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Flash Gordon and Wolverine all ran to help support CASA of Wilson County. Race day came with beautiful weather and a slight breeze to help keep us cool as we ran through the Wilson County countryside. In less than an hour, we had all crossed the finish line with smiles on our faces.
It’s a time when everything is new and we happily reintroduce our beloved outdoor activities. But it’s also a time when many of us injure ourselves doing the things we love. After months of being indoors and less active, we tend to overdo it as soon as a few beautiful days hit. “Perfect! I’ve been meaning to mow the lawn, plant bulbs, clean the gutters and ride my bike!” Many of these activities carry risks with them that we tend to ignore. Starting up your lawn mower or weed wacker, pulling weeds, digging for hours on end, and kneeling can cause stress on your spine and muscles. Many of us are excited about starting a new fitness routine and will dive headfirst into it without giving our muscles and joints the time to adjust to the new demands placed on them. For maybe the first time this year, your body will suddenly remind you that you have not done these kinds of activities for months on end.
Thankfully you have a doctor of chiropractic to help you through the joys of spring. Ask us about exercises you can do to prepare your body to handle the new stresses put on it. And if you have already injured yourself, consider chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to bounce back from dealing with joint, muscle, and nervous system problems. Anti-inflammatory medicines may be able to help you “tough it out” temporarily, but you may find yourself using more of these than necessary just to make it through the day. Chiropractic care can help you stay healthy and limber. That’s something pills cannot do.
The East End Chiropractic staff and family will be participating in the Wilson County CASA Superhero 5K on Saturday, April 19. Wilson Co. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides trained volunteers who advocate in court for the stability and healthy development of abused and neglected children.
Would you like to join our team? Dress as your favorite superhero and come run with us at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon, TN.
- Start Time: 9:00AM
- Registration is $25 for adults
- Kids may participate in a 50 yard dash at no cost (signup day of)
- Register at www.active.com
Bring your whole family!
During the month of March, our focus is on running. Anything worthwhile takes time, effort, and focus, and running is no different. It takes dedication to make exercise a part of your lifestyle but the payoffs are exponential in terms of your health. Physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight — even boost your self-esteem.
Here are some steps you can take to get started:
- Check with your doctor before starting an exercise program, especially if you’re over 40 or have a family history of heart disease or other health problems.
- Get good gear: Visit a local independent running store and have yourself fitted with the shoes that are right for your feet. Invest in some running shorts, shirts and socks. Stay away from 100% cotton as it tends to retain sweat.
- Get a group together. You may find it easier to get out of bed and out the door if you know someone is waiting on you.
- If you’re not regularly exercising and want to start running, your first steps should be spent walking. Give your body some time to get acclimated to the new demands put on it. Add in short bouts of running to your regular walks and gradually increase the time you spend running.
Guest blog post by Allan W. Redash, M.D.
Anti-aging medicine can be simply defined as the detection, prevention, treatment and reversal of age related decline. If we don’t look early enough for developing issues how can we expect to prevent them? Too often we wait until either symptoms appear or abnormal values are noted and by then it is too late.
Functional Medicine is an integrative science-based approach that promotes wellness by focusing on the bio-chemically unique aspects of the patient. It takes into account lifestyles, environment and genetics. Interventions are based on finding the cause of each problem and not simply just treat the symptoms.
Regenerative Medicine asserts that the body can heal itself if given the proper nutrients and other healing factors. Many traditional “treatments” are nothing more than chemicals that have not only a medicinal effect on the body but often have negative side effects.
Notice that the above definitions encompass three premises: INDIVIDUALIZATION, BALANCE, and being PROACTIVE! The “one dosage fits all” mentality does not work and we need to move away from it. The time to start on the path to optimal wellness is NOW!
Dr. Allen W. Redash’s practice is located in the Body in Balance building. To find out more about Dr. Redash and his practice, visit his website: drredash.com