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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Get Up and Get Moving!

How Movement and Stretching Can Transform Your Health.

By Dr. Jon Thomas

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Improving your health can sometimes be a lot like Mark Twain’s quote regarding the weather.  Everyone talks about it. But nobody seems to do anything about it.  That’s literally what it takes to improve your health: Action, not words.  While Big Pharma wants you to believe that they have a pill that can cure most anything that ails you, if you really want to lead a healthier, happier life, you can’t get there by being a couch potato.

That being said, when it comes to choosing the right kind of exercise, there is no magic pill for that either.  What I mean by that, is the kind of physical activities that work well in your twenties, can put you on the disabled list if you are in your fifties and sixties.  In fact, trying to keep up with the younger generation is one of the quickest ways to wind up seeing a chiropractor.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Finding the Right Balance for the New Year

By Dr. Jon Thomas D.C.

Even though we are only in the second week of 2017, January is the perfect time to strike the right balance for the rest of the year.  The old adage, “There’s no time like the present,” is doubly important when it comes to creating a health regimen that works.  While achieving optimal health might be your ultimate goal, to succeed you need to take into consideration a number of different aspects of your lifestyle. 

The Classic Car Syndrome

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Just as a car has many different systems, so does the human body.  I have been a classic car buff for most of my life.  Simply because a car is 20, 30 or 40 years old, doesn’t mean it can’t be in as good a condition as the day it rolled off the assembly line.  The difference between a honey and a heap pretty much comes down to maintenance.  The more tender loving care an owner lavishes on a vehicle, the longer it will last.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January is a great time to start improving your health.

By Tracy Thomas, Vice President of Vibrant Life Health Center
Doctor Thomas with Tracy Thomas
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Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is a great time to start something new. In 2017, I’ll be writing posts for Vibrant Life Health Center’s blog about once per month. These posts will be from the perspective of the doctor’s wife. The focus will sometimes be on issues affecting women, but it will also delve into general purpose topics as well. Like my husband, I hope to impart information that will be useful to readers.

Monday, January 2, 2017

How to stick with New Year’s Resolution to lose weight and get fit.

By Dr. Jon Thomas, DC, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician
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Happy New Year! If you made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and to become more fit, you are not alone. Making a resolution is the easy part. The big question in January is whether you will stick with it. Waking up on New Year’s Day and realizing that there’s a price to pay for whatever unfortunate excesses may have happened the night before, or throughout the holiday season, is the hard part.
Fortunately, help is available. Joining a fitness club or signing up for a weight loss program are relatively easy. Lots of people do it in January and it works for some of them. However, to achieve your goals, it’s important to find the right fit.