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St. Clair Chiropractor, Chiropractor in St. Clair, MI

Cornerstone Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Dr. Elizabeth Brieden
(810) 329-9900


Health Is A Choice!

Dr. Elizabeth Brieden: "Adjusting you to non-pharmaceutical options."

Wellness Tips

 

These simple movements or daily routines can end up hurting you if you're not careful. Make sure to do these simple activities the right way as outlined below:     

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Hydration 
Water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in
your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for your ears, nose, and throat. Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don't have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired. It is essential to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water per day. For example a 150 pound person should be drinking 75 ounces of water a day.


Standing  
Posture. Posture. Posture. Make sure that you keep your chin up and don't slouch. If you know that you are going to be standing for a long period of time, make sure that you wear comfortable shoes. Always remember to stand with your ears over your shoulders, shoulders over your hips, and your hips over your ankles. 

Working at a Desk

Make sure that you are getting up every 20 minutes to stretch. The type of chair you have is extremely important. It should fit you correctly so that your back touches the chair and your feet are on the floor with knees at a 90 degree angle. Try to avoid looking down at your computer screen. It should be at eye level.

Sitting

Make sure you have a chair that is supportive. When you are forced to sit for a long period of time, for instance at a desk job, make sure to get up and stretch every 20 minutes. Sit with your back against the chair, feet firmly on the floor. Do not cross your legs.

Lifting

Lifting objects is one of the most common ways to injure yourself. Even if it is a light object, twisting or pulling in the wrong direction when you're not stretched out can have a damaging effect on muscles and the spine. You always want to bend at the knees and avoid lifting anything you know is too heavy.

Overall Physical Activity

If you know that you are going to be working or playing for a while, make sure that you are adequately stretched out and warmed up. Even if it's something light like gardening or just pushing your child on a bike, it's easy to pull something if you're not warmed up.

Talking On The Telephone

If you're forced to use the telephone for a long period of time, a speaker or a headset is a must. By all means try to avoid cradling the phone between your neck and your shoulder as this could cause you to damage the muscles or vertebrae in that area.

Resting or Sleeping

Straining your neck or back while you're sleeping is a very common occurrence. We often fall asleep in strange positions where we are not supported properly or our necks are at an odd angle. Make sure if you are going to nap or watch TV in bed that you are in a supportive position. 

 

 
 
 
We proudly offer chiropractic wellness tips at our convenient location in St. Clair, MI.. Quality chiropractic tips provided by Chiropractor Elizabeth Brieden and staff at our beautiful MI office.