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Friday, September 30, 2016

October is National Chiropractic Awareness Month.

By Dr. Jon Thomas, DC, PSc.D, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.
Mayor Lenny Curry has made
an official proclamation that
October is Chiropractic Month
in Jacksonville. 
There’s an ongoing epidemic of opioid use and abuse in the United States which frequently leads to addiction. The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians has calculated that Americans consume 80 percent of the world’s opioids while making up only 4.6 percent of the world’s population. Opioid abuse costs employers approximately eighteen billion dollars per year in sick days, lost productivity, and medical expenses.
Painkillers are relatively easy to get and very easy to become addicted to. For example, Kurt Angle, a retired pro wrestler who won an Olympic Gold Medal in wrestling in 1996, recently disclosed to Dan Le Betard on ESPN that he became addicted to opioids after a serious neck injury. He said that at the height of his addiction, when he was taking 65 extra strength Vicodin pills per day, he finally realized he had a problem. Fortunately, he seems to be on the road to recovery.
Vibrant Life Health Center is joining Chiropractic physicians nationwide this October during National Chiropractic Health Month to raise awareness of drug free pain management. The campaign promotes the use of chiropractic to address pain problems before turning to opioids and other risky treatments. Chiropractic is an important and effective first line of defense against pain. People need to know that there are alternatives to painkillers.
What is Chiropractic?
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Chiropractic focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are frequently used to treat pain in the back, neck, hips, knees, shoulders, and elbows. Chiropractic can also be used for headaches. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills. They are trained to recommend therapeutic exercises. They can also provide nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle counseling.
Chiropractic adjustments are the foundation of keeping your Life In Balance. Everything that occurs in the body is done through the Central Nervous System (CNS). Your CNS travels through your spinal column which houses and protects it. When there are areas of your spine that are not in proper alignment your CNS is interfered with. This interference disrupts the nervous system from running your body properly.
There is a great deal of research on how interference can lead to Dis-Ease in your body and to chronic long-term issues. Chiropractic is the only method that can identify interferences, correct them, and maintain an optimal nervous system. Many chronic and painful conditions in the body are caused from malfunctioning joints. Chiropractors have specific training to identify and correct abnormal movement and musculoskeletal conditions.
Exams
Chiropractors are highly trained to perform examinations that evaluate and identify specific issues within the body. We utilize a broad range of techniques such as orthopedic exams, neurologic exams, palpation, range of motion, posture, gate (walking) patterns, and functional movement assessments. Chiropractors have methods to accurately identify the specific cause of a person’s problem. A Chiropractor can develop an effective treatment plan and identify any safety concerns that pertain to treatment.
The Tools of My Trade
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The Cox 8 Table. Cox® Technic is a spinal manipulation that relieves back pain, leg pain, neck pain, arm pain, and a host of other spinal conditions. It was developed by renowned Chiropractor Dr. James M. Cox. In addition to the technique, Dr. Cox developed the Cox table which is regarded by many as the gold standard for Chiropractic tables. The innovations never stop and the table is now in its 8th generation. It is the culmination of decades of clinical research. I’m proud to say that the table in my office is a state-of-the-art Cox 8.
Tytron Scans
All of the organs in a human body are controlled by the Central Nervous System. Nerves run from the brain, down the spinal column, and they innervate various organs throughout the body including the heart, the lungs, and even the skin. Each of the nerves leaving the spinal column innervates specific areas of the skin, thus dividing the body into a patterned form known as dermatomes.
The nervous system uses vasoconstriction and vasodilatation of the capillary bed to help regulate body temperature. Irritations cause the skin's natural temperature symmetry to fall out of balance from the left to right side of the spine. These temperature changes indicate when there is a point of interference along these dermatomes. Once located, interferences can be corrected. The Tytron Scanner is what I use to find where the interferences are in a patient’s body.

Adhesion Breakers Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Instruments.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Instruments (IASTM) have been used for centuries in Chinese medicine. They have been further developed and improved in recent years by several manufacturers. IASTM helps to correct the adhesions and scar tissue that form due to injury and inflammation, which occurs during injuries, surgeries, overuse, and underuse conditions. IASTM increases tissue elasticity and fibroblastic activity to return the muscles and surrounding tissues to a status as close as possible to a patient’s pre-injury status. The instruments I use for IASTM, which are some of the finest in the world, are manufactured by Adhesion Breakers.
Intelect Legend XT E-Stim Machine
Electrotherapy is the application of electrical stimulation transmitted through the body via electrodes for therapeutic purposes.  With electrotherapy, the current flows through the body from one electrode to the other and causes various physiological reactions. The Intelect Legend XT is one of the most advanced therapy systems of this type available. With it, we are able to provide a range of beneficial therapies to our patients.
Life In Balance
The Life in Balance protocol for each patient is based on the results of the extensive tests we perform. As each person is unique, nutritional requirements for each patient are unique as well. We will put together a specific protocol of nutritional supplements that will address your deficiencies and also a specific plan for detoxifying your body. The Life In Balance protocol will provide you with a specific plan, leaving you with no worries about how to take your health to the next level!
If you’re suffering with pain in any part of your body and you’d like to find out how Chiropractic can help, or if you’d like to find out more about our Life in Balance program, please call.
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This article discusses National Chiropractic Awareness Month, which is in October. I’ve provided an overview of Chiropractic and brief descriptions of some of the tools that I use in my practice. I’ve also mentioned Vibrant Life’s new Life In Balance program, which is helping patients to reach the next level of wellness in their lives.
If you have a comment about this article, please leave it in the comments section below. If you know of someone who might benefit from the information in this blog, please share it with your friends and colleagues, and also on social media.
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At Vibrant Life, we address all of the key elements to add vibrance and vitality to your life. This includes nutrition, chiropractic care, and fitness. If you need to consult with a chiropractor about your neck, back, or any other health concern, please contact our office to set up an appointment.

Dr. Jon Thomas is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. His practice, The Vibrant Life Health Center, is located in the Mandarin section of Jacksonville. His interest in health and fitness started early, and his athletic pursuits have included BMX racing, Professional Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Baseball, Weightlifting, and Martial Arts. After studying and learning from some of the top health experts throughout the world, Dr. Thomas dedicated his life to helping people of all ages to transform their lives. The objective for each patient is to initiate the body’s healing and to work progressively toward a body that functions optimally. Dr. Thomas is seen regularly on TV on First Coast Living, where he discusses the transformations of his patients. He also speaks at events throughout the community and writes informative articles to improve the health of residents throughout Northeast Florida.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

How to fight inflammation.

By Dr. Jon Thomas, DC, PSc.D, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.


Courtesy of Wikipedia
Inflammation can be divided into two broad categories. Acute inflammation happens after a person has been injured. Wikipedia defines acute inflammation as “the initial response of the body to harmful stimuli. It is achieved by the increased movement of plasma and leukocytes (especially granulocytes) from the blood into the injured tissues.” 

The symptoms of acute inflammation include redness, swollen joints, joint pain and/or stiffness, and loss of joint function. Although acute inflammation is painful, it’s actually good for the body because it means that the healing has begun. 

Chronic inflammation is persistent and ongoing. It can last for weeks, months, or years. With acute inflammation, after a period of time, a person returns to his or her normal activities, almost as if nothing ever happened. With chronic inflammation, it can seem like the injury never really heals. 

Anti-inflammatories

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When people have inflammation, they want it to go away. That goes for both acute and chronic inflammation. Many use common over the counter anti-inflammatories including aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. Doctors also frequently prescribe a variety of other anti-inflammatory drugs to patients suffering from inflammation. 

Drugs can be helpful in combatting acute inflammation and giving the injured part of the body the opportunity to heal. However, using anti-inflammatories on an ongoing basis is not a good strategy for finding a permanent solution to inflammation. Over time, a person may find that the drugs he or she is using do not work as well as they initially did. 

In those cases, a doctor may simply prescribe something else. The problem is that, like all drugs, anti-inflammatories come with side effects. Some of the most common side effects are nausea, headaches, upset stomach, and drowsiness. There are also some very serious side effects from prolonged use, including ulcers, bleeding, and kidney and liver failure. 

Taking anti-inflammatories for months or years as an ongoing strategy will eventually cause the body to start breaking down in other ways. Fortunately, there are a number of natural approaches to inflammation, which produce far better long term results.  

Weight loss. 

Being overweight or obese puts more stress on the joints than maintaining a healthy weight level. When people weigh more, it takes more work to get up out of a chair and simply to walk around. Most people wouldn’t voluntarily lug around a fifty-pound bag of rocks all day every day. However, whenever a person who is 50-pounds overweight moves around, he or she is carrying that same weight around in the form of excess fat. 

Losing weight reduces the stress on a person’s joints. That reduces inflammation. One of the things I see over and over in NutriMost patients is that as they lose their excess weight, their aches and pains go away. Sometimes they don’t even realize how troublesome their aches and pains were until they have begun to experience life without them. After losing twenty, or forty, or eighty pounds, people invariably feel much better than they have in a long time. 

Consuming the right nutrients.

Losing weight is one great way to reduce inflammation. Another way to alleviate pain and inflammation is to consume the right nutrients. Eating right and losing weight go together! When you’re eating the right stuff and maintaining a healthy weight, it has a tremendous effect on overall health. 

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Fruits and vegetables will help in the fight against inflammation. They also help with weight control. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage are all good. Berries including blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries will help. Tart cherries are recommended for people who have gout, which is one of the most painful forms of arthritis.  Eating five to nine daily servings of fresh fruits and vegetables can ease discomfort from inflammation. 

Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, trout, and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation, and they also boost heart health. Generally, fish from cooler waters like the North Atlantic Ocean will have more fat than fish from tropical waters. 

Other Foods that are good for reducing inflammation. Olive oil, nuts/seeds, walnuts, almonds, and beans all can help. Whole grains like brown rice and whole wheat are good as well. Don’t forget to consume some garlic, onions, leeks, red grapes, and green tea. Eat lean protein sources such as chicken. 

Vitamin C is an important antioxidant which may slow the progression of Osteoarthritis. Although many people associate vitamin C with oranges and citrus fruits, it’s available in many other fruits and vegetables, sometimes in higher concentrations. Papaya, strawberries, pineapple, kiwifruit, cantaloupe, and raspberries are also good sources of vitamin C.

Vitamin D3 is an initiator for a lot of processes in the body. It has a lot to do with the absorption of calcium, which is very important for bone health. Fatty fish, mushrooms, cheese, and egg yolks are good sources of vitamin D. 

Calcium promotes bone health. Low-fat dairy products and green leafy vegetables are good sources of Calcium. 

Ginger and Turmeric have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Season meals with ginger and turmeric as often as possible. Ginger also helps with digestion.

Foods to avoid.

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If you think a particular food is causing inflammation, by all means, stop eating it and see how you feel. As you experiment with changes in your diet, you will discover which foods have a positive effect on inflammation and which ones have a negative effect. The following guidelines can also help. 
  • Reduce intake of red meat and full-fat dairy foods.
  • Avoid saturated and trans fats as much as possible.
  • Reduce or eliminate refined carbohydrates in the form of pasta and white rice.
  • Cut out soda and energy drinks with fructose. They may taste good going down and make you feel better temporarily, but they can also cause inflammation. 
  • By now, most people understand that smoking is bad. Tobacco can also cause inflammation. Most smokers know that it would be a good idea to quit smoking. 
  • Alcohol can also cause inflammation. If you drink, do it in moderation. If you have gout, you should especially avoid drinking beer.

Life in Balance and Micro and Macro Nutrient Testing

Living a vibrant and healthy life involves several elements working together. Proper diet, effective exercise, and spinal health are three of the key components. Vibrant Life Health Center is now offering a 6-month Life in Balance program which brings everything together under one roof, so to speak. It’s designed to help people achieve their wellness objectives by showing them the big picture and empowering them to incorporate what they’ve learned into their lives. 

Due to the complexity of the human body, an individualized healthcare approach is the only way to guarantee optimal results. As part of the Life in Balance program, we run a number of tests in order to develop a comprehensive plan which will address the specific needs of each patient. Our Micro and Macro Nutrient tests measure the function of 35 nutritional components, including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells. This gives us a precise picture of what’s going on in a person’s body. 

This type of testing is particularly effective for identifying the causes of inflammation and developing an effective and natural long term plan to eliminate or reduce inflammation. If you’d like to learn more about Micro and Macro Nutrient Testing at Vibrant Life, or if you’d like to find out more about our Life in Balance program, please call. 
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This article discusses inflammation, its causes, and some of the natural ways people can eliminate or reduce inflammation without drugs. I’ve also discussed Macro and Micro Nutrient Testing at Vibrant Life and the Life in Balance program which is helping people to get a handle on all of the areas of life that affect health so they can achieve the level of wellness they desire. 

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At Vibrant Life, we address all of the key elements to add vibrance and vitality to your life. This includes nutrition, chiropractic care, and fitness. If you need to consult with a chiropractor about your neck, back, or any other health concern, please contact our office to set up an appointment.

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Vibrant Life HealthCenter
Dr. Jon Thomas is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. His practice, The Vibrant Life Health Center, is located in the Mandarin section of Jacksonville. His interest in health and fitness started early, and his athletic pursuits have included BMX racing, Professional Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Baseball, Weightlifting, and Martial Arts. After studying and learning from some of the top health experts throughout the world, Dr. Thomas dedicated his life to helping people of all ages to transform their lives. The objective for each patient is to initiate the body’s healing and to work progressively toward a body that functions optimally. Dr. Thomas is seen regularly on TV on First Coast Living, where he discusses the transformations of his patients. He also speaks at events throughout the community and writes informative articles to improve the health of residents throughout Jacksonville.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

What is Whole Body Vibration?

By Dr. Jon Thomas, DC, PSc.D, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.
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At Vibrant Life Health Center, we like to use all the tools that are available to help our patients achieve their fitness objectives. One thing that has become increasingly available in the past two decades is an exercise technique called Whole Body Vibration.
People working out at a gym exercise various muscle groups one group at a time. Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is a method of exercise which engages many muscle groups simultaneously. WBV involves side-to-side motion which forces the body to regain balance very quickly. All of the muscle groups engage in rebalancing. Muscles contract at a rate of up to 30 times per second as they burn fat and build muscle.
“With whole-body vibration, you stand, sit or lie on a machine with a vibrating platform. As the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to your body, forcing your muscles to contract and relax dozens of times each second… Some research shows that whole-body vibration, when performed correctly and under medical supervision when needed, can reduce back pain, improve balance in older adults, and reduce bone loss.”
Edward Laskowski, M.D., Mayo Clinic
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Does WBV Really Work?
While WBV may seem new to many, using vibrations to achieve fitness goals has been going on for centuries. According to Health Status, Gustav Zander was a physician and inventor from Sweden who developed exercise machines that used springs, weights, and pulleys in the 1800s. Many of those machines utilized vibrations. In 1895, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg also used vibration technology for therapeutic purposes.  In the 1960s, German innovators took things a step further when they developed an exercise technique which they called rhythmic neuromuscular stimulation.
Starting in the 1960s, the space race between Russia and the United States generated a wide variety of research and development. The Russians saw that being exposed to zero gravity conditions in outer space could cause severe deterioration of bone density and muscle mass. They recognized that WBV could be used to simulate gravity. They used WBV machines to help Cosmonauts maintain good levels of bone density and muscle mass. After being in orbit, Russian Cosmonauts were able to return to Earth in nearly the same condition as when they blasted off.
WBV technology has been developing and improving ever since. WBV is now being used all over the world. WBV is known to raise both heart rate and blood oxygen levels. Research also shows that cellulite may be significantly reduced through WBV. Better circulation helps the body to drain toxins and lymphatic waste. This reduces swelling in areas of the body affected by cellulite. WBV is unlike working out on a treadmill. It gives a gentle workout that is not hard on the joints. Ten minutes on a good WBV machine can be like a one-hour workout in the gym.
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WBV and Gravity
WBV can help people who are in good shape as well as people who have gotten out of shape. WBV minimizes stress to the joints and muscles. The big key is that with WBV, gravity does the work. Gravity plays a major role in fitness. The force of gravity stimulates muscle development and builds strength. Because of that, people who can lift more are generally considered stronger than those who can’t lift as much.
Gravity is the force which, normally, keeps people firmly connected to planet Earth. Standing, walking and lifting things require us to resist gravity. Getting out of bed in the morning and standing up are acts of resistance against the force of gravity. The more people move around, the more they are resisting gravity and the fitter they get. Sedentary lifestyles in which people remain seated most of the time, reduce resistance to gravity.
Benefits of WBV
Maintaining muscle strength and cardiovascular health are keys to health as human beings age. As they get older, many people move around less, and this is detrimental to their health. The ability to move around, resisting gravity, is one of the definitive signs that a person is aging well. The inability to move around is a clear signal that a person’s health is declining.
WBV can help in each of the following important areas.
  • WBV effectively increases muscle mass and tones muscles at the same time. Having more muscle enables people to burn more calories, which, of course, leads to weight loss.
  • WBV also improves flexibility, range of motion, balance, and mobility.
  • WBV reduces pain and stiffness from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other painful ailments.
  • WBV elevates HGH and serotonin while decreasing cortisol (a hormone produced by stress).
  • WBV can help to strengthen muscles after injury, illness, or surgery.
Bone Density

Bone density is a measurement of the amount of calcium and other minerals in a segment of bone. Higher mineral contents indicate higher bone density and strength. As people age, their bone density normally decreases. When that happens, the risk for osteoporosis increases. Numerous studies have shown that WBV can improve bone density. For more information, check the links below.

Whole-body vibration exercise in postmenopausal osteoporosis

Does muscle activation during whole-body vibration induce bone density improvement in postmenopausal women?
How can you try it?
Patients at the Vibrant Life Health Center can get access to the center’s state-of-the-art VibaBody Slimmer machine. The VibaBody Slimmer was specifically designed to help users improve muscle strength and to enhance physical performance. The VibaBody Slimmer uses Oscillating Vibration Technology.
What is Oscillating Vibration Technology (OVT)? First and foremost, it is widely considered the safest form of WBV. Oscillating simply means that it goes back and forth – quickly. Some people use oscillating devices to wax their cars. Other folks use oscillating sanders for woodworking. If you’ve ever refinished wood floors, you may have used an oscillating sander to do that.
The VibaBody Slimmer delivers an oscillating mechanical stimulus that exercises the entire body. The motion is back and forth, very quickly. It’s gentle and effective at the very same time. Almost anyone can enjoy the benefits of WBV!
WBV has been thoroughly tested by Russian cosmonauts! That means it’s especially good for anyone considering space travel in the near future! It’s also excellent for people who have no desire to venture outside of Earth’s atmosphere. Call today to learn more about WBV and other services offered by Vibrant Life Health Center.



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This article discusses Whole Body Vibration, a technique for exercising multiple muscle groups using the force of gravity. I’ve provided a brief history of the technique, and I’ve also discussed many of the important benefits that WBV can provide to users.
If you have a comment about this article, please leave it in the comments section below. If you know of someone who might benefit from the information in this blog, please share it with your friends and colleagues, and also on social media.
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At Vibrant Life, we address all of the key elements to add vibrance and vitality to your life. This includes nutrition, chiropractic care, and fitness. If you need to consult with a chiropractor about your neck, back, or any other health concern, please contact our office to set up an appointment.
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Vibrant Life Health Center
Dr. Jon Thomas is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. His practice, The Vibrant Life Health Center, is located in the Mandarin section of Jacksonville. His interest in health and fitness started early, and his athletic pursuits have included BMX racing, Professional Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Baseball, Weightlifting, and Martial Arts. After studying and learning from some of the top health experts throughout the world, Dr. Thomas dedicated his life to helping people of all ages to transform their lives. The objective for each patient is to initiate the body’s healing and to work progressively toward a body that functions optimally. Dr. Thomas is seen regularly on TV on First Coast Living, where he discusses the transformations of his patients. He also speaks at events throughout the community and writes informative articles to improve the health of residents throughout Jacksonville.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Bob lost over 40 pounds in 40 days with NutriMost at Vibrant Life.

By Dr. Jon Thomas, DC, PSc.D, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.
Courtesy of Vibrant Life Health Center
When it comes to health and fitness, everybody has a different set of challenges. At Vibrant Life we meet people where they are at with programs that address their specific needs. We assess all of the issues patients are facing and then put together our programs for them.
We help people to attain the levels of health that they’ve been dreaming of. Bob lost a lot of weight and he’s continuing to work toward his fitness goals. He recently appeared on a Life in Balance segment with me on First Coast Living.
“I had a co-worker who told me that NutriMost really worked for him,” Bob said. “I was an electronics technician in the Navy. When I checked into NutriMost and I heard about the resonant frequencies used in the program, that appealed to my technical background. The personal contact in the program is one of the keys. Checking in every day helped me to stay accountable.
“Dr. Thomas is an amazing encourager. His responses always encouraged me to stick with it. I’m trying to get back to the same weight I was when I retired from the Navy over 20 years ago. I lost 40 pounds in 40 days while I was on NutriMost. My total weight loss so far is 56 pounds, and my goal is to lose a total of 80 pounds. My wife is very happy, and several of my co-workers are now looking to start on the program.”


15 patients have lost 580 pounds in 20 to 40 days on NutriMost in the past few months.
The NutriMost program shows people why they’ve been having trouble transforming their bodies the way they want to. As people go through the program they realize that wellness is so much more than a number on a scale.
Obesity is a very serious problem and health experts are now predicting that we’re going to see shorter life spans because of it. We’ve got to make changes. NutriMost educates patients about the changes they need to make and then enables and empowers them to make those changes.
We partner with our patients and walk through this process with them. At the end of 20 days or 40 days, people are lighter and many are off some, or all, of their medications. Just as importantly, they have the strategies and the tools they need to continue toward their wellness objectives.
One thing I hear over and over from patients like Bob is that the personal contact has an enormous impact on how they do with the program. They know that when they face a particular challenge, they can get an answer very quickly. Not in a day, or two, or in four hours. They can frequently get an answer to their questions in less than an hour.
I believe that keeping in close touch with patients communicates to them that I care about how they’re doing. Patients find that highly motivating. I’m very motivated by seeing patients succeed. That’s truly a win-win!
By the time people finish a cycle on NutriMost, they have the knowledge and the tools they need moving forward. They also know that there’s a place they can always go back to for answers to any questions they may have.


Life in Balance Tip: Do the right types of diet and exercise for your body type.
Wondering what kind of exercise to do? Although many people don’t realize it, different activities work better for different body types. Think about that. An exercise program that works well for one person might not work for someone with a different body type. There are mainly three body types: Ectomorph, Endomorph, and Mesomorph.
Ectomorphs usually have a fast metabolism and they have trouble gaining muscle mass. Since one of the goals of an ectomorph should be to gain weight, bodybuilding for ectomorphs should address that need. Cardio exercises which burn calories should be kept to a minimum. Ectomorph should consume lots of calories from complex carbohydrates. This will help them with anabolic weight gain.
Endomorphs are the opposite of ectomorphs. Endomorphs have slower metabolisms which store extra calories. Endomorphs gain weight easily and they struggle to lose body fat. The main goal for endomorphs is to burn body fat. Exercises for endomorphs should include several cardio sessions each week. Weight training should be done at a fast pace with lots of repetitions. Diet is especially important for endomorphs. In order to lose weight, they must burn more calories each day than they consume. The best diets for endomorphs are high in protein and moderate in fat and complex carbohydrates. They should avoid snacks.
Mesomorphs usually have a genetic advantage which helps them to build lean muscle mass. Mesomorphs frequently look athletic without really training. They benefit from nearly any training regimen. Mesomorphs do well with alternating exercise programs.
Three keys to exercise that produces positive results.
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Never lose sight of your goals. The brain works best when it is focused on a specific target. The more focused a person is, the more likely he or she is to succeed. Take time to identify exactly what your objectives are. Do you want to gain muscle, to lose body fat or both? Identifying your fitness destination is a big step toward getting there.
Balance diet with exercise. Whether your goal is to add muscle or burn fat, exercise and diet work best together. A low-calorie diet will help you to lose body fat, but it won’t help you to build muscle mass. To achieve your goals, you need a diet which complements your exercise regimen.
Customize your exercise program. Whether your wellness goals include burning fat or building muscle, make adjustments to your diet and exercise program. As you find what works for you and what doesn’t, make adjustments to your diet and exercise. Tweaking things once in a while will help you to develop an integrated program which will help you to achieve your objectives.
To find out more about body types and exercise, check out these related articles.
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This article features a weight loss testimony from Bob, who lost 40 pounds in 40 days. I’ve also discussed how exercise and diet work together for the three main body types.
If you have a comment about this article, please leave it in the comments section below. If you know of someone who might benefit from the information in this blog, please share it with your friends and colleagues, and also on social media.
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At Vibrant Life, we address all of the key elements to add vibrance and vitality to your life. This includes nutrition, chiropractic care, and fitness. If you need to consult with a chiropractor about your neck, back, or any other health concern, please contact our office to set up an appointment.
Courtesy of
Vibrant Life Health Center
Dr. Jon Thomas is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. His practice, The Vibrant Life Health Center, is located in the Mandarin section of Jacksonville. His interest in health and fitness started early, and his athletic pursuits have included BMX racing, Professional Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Baseball, Weightlifting, and Martial Arts. After studying and learning from some of the top health experts throughout the world, Dr. Thomas dedicated his life to helping people of all ages to transform their lives. The objective for each patient is to initiate the body’s healing and to work progressively toward a body that functions optimally. Dr. Thomas is seen regularly on TV on First Coast Living, where he discusses the transformations of his patients. He also speaks at events throughout the community and writes informative articles to improve the health of residents throughout Jacksonville.