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New Year! New You!

By Dr. Jon Thomas, DC, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.
One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions of all is to lose weight and to get back in shape. Most people know that being at a healthy weight and being physically fit is simply better than being overweight and out of shape. Another reason people make resolutions is that they know there’s an inevitable price to pay for overindulging throughout the holiday season.
Unfortunately, about one-third of all New Year’s resolutions are broken by February. What makes the difference between a New Year’s Resolution that sticks, and one that gets dropped by Valentine’s Day? Here are a few tips on how to make a resolution that you’ll have a shot at keeping.

Healthy for the Holidays

By Dr. Jon Thomas, DC, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.
Instead of making New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get fit, why not get a head start?
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It’s the holiday season and with all the food, smells, and activitiy of the season it is difficult to stay on track to maintaining a healthy approach to the festivities. Just because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean you should lose sight of the goals you have set for your health and fitness. In fact this is the perfect time to get on track and start before the New Year’s Resolutions buzz through the air!
One other challenge people face during the holidays is injuring or exacerbating old injuries by taking up all the physical activities of the season. Many people travel and between the different chairs and beds end up sore and in pain. Also, it can be hard to find the time to get your adjustments in. It’s a great time to make sure that you have set up the month’s Chiropractic adjustment schedule to address the added stress and strain to your body!

Give the Gift of Great Health for the Holidays!

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

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Life is a beautiful thing! Coming into the Holiday season is a time for family dinners, holiday gatherings, and sharing magical moments. Health issues can tend to hinder the joy of the season when there is a condition that limits our opportunity to enjoy our time. In a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine, Americans increase their weight by 0.6% through the holiday season in just 1 and ½ months! What’s worse is that another study published in U.S. News World and Report shows that a lot of us never lose it! It accumulates year after year, potentially leading to health problems such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. The great news is that we can take steps to avoid this unfortunate side effect of the season’s traditions; here are five ways to give the gift of health during this joyous season!

The 12 Gifts of Good Health

By Dr. Jon Thomas, DC, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.
People frequently say that when you have your health, you have just about everything. I couldn’t agree more; in fact, your health is your greatest asset and an area of life that you should spare no expense to maintain! Possessions, homes, and cars can usually be replaced. When you lose your health, those items no longer really matter and it can be difficult to impossible to regain health once it is lost.
Getting healthy requires some effort. An understanding that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is critical. For someone who is overweight and out of shape, it takes even more work as what would be thought of as maintenance steps will not be effective enough to overcome the decayed health condition present. Staying healthy is a bit easier, but it still requires some effort.

The 12 Eating Traps of Christmas

By Dr. Jon Thomas, DC, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.
Overcoming Negativity
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The holiday season is supposed to be a happy time, and for many people it is. However, for some people, the holiday season can be a challenging time. Some people even go into various levels of depression during the holiday season. One of the most common coping mechanisms for dealing with sadness is to eat.
It’s easy to over-indulge during the holiday season when food is everywhere, and everybody seems to be eating and enjoying themselves. You really have to watch out for negative trains of thought that seem to keep running and running. When you get stuck in a rut mentally, it’s easy to turn to unhealthy behaviors like over-indulging. Keep yourself around positive people as much as possible. And don’t forget to do some of the things that are good for you, like taking a walk or reading a book.

NutriMost, the Gift that Keeps on Giving!

By Dr. Jon Thomas, DC, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.
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It’s fun during the holidays to give gifts to loved ones. It’s also fun to be nice to yourself, especially if you do something that will continue to pay off in some way for a long time. For many people, NutriMost is a gift that keeps on giving. Initially, NutriMost helps people to lose a substantial amount of weight in a short period of time.
After going through the NutriMost program, people continue to benefit by keeping the weight off. However, there are lots of other benefits that aren’t reflected on the scale. Many people are able to discontinue their use of prescription medications for conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes.  In addition to being a health benefit, it is an economic benefit since it saves money.