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Saving the Planet

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The Peace of Nature

Most of us know that meditation provides profound benefits in terms of lowering stress and anxiety, as well as the possibility of lowering blood pressure and improving the functioning of our immune system.

Visiting nature provides the same kinds of benefits. Whether you're sitting in your backyard watching the sunset, strolling through a park, or walking along a shoreline in the early morning, spending time in a natural surrounding creates a wonderful feeling of peace and restfulness.

City dwellers may need to be a little more proactive to find a patch of green, but the search is always worthwhile. Green spaces, including roof gardens, stands of trees, and the atriums of skyscrapers are oases of tranquillity amid the crush-and-tumble of the metropolis.

    Did you ever think your health and well-being are important factors in the health and well-being of the planet? It's true. The choices each of us makes each and every day are important for our family's welfare as well as the welfare of our neighborhood, our community, our city, our country, and our global society.

    We don't often consider that a healthy personal lifestyle - relating to fitness and nutrition - has an impact on the environment and the global biosphere. But our personal choices and actions do matter. Our life-affirming choices to get fit, be fit, and eat right affect everyone and everything around us. How you get to work is a perfect example.

    Of course, most of us drive to work, as it's a lifetime habit, and we don't even think about it. But, driving always produces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions - every gallon of gas burned pumps 17 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

    Biking to work and walking to work are fitness-promoting activities that have
    a double benefit.1,2 You're exercising on your workdays and you're actively
    helping to reduce GHG emissions and stabilize the Earth's climate.

    If it's too far to walk or bike to your place of employment, arrange to car pool with co-workers and walk or bike to their house on the days when you're not the designated driver.
    Planting a garden or participating in the activities of a community garden is a health-promoting action step that has a triple benefit.

    First, you're producing or helping to produce foods that are grown locally. Foods consumed
    in the United States travel an average of 1500 miles to reach your local supermarket. Foods grown locally eliminate almost all of the fossil fuel resources required to transport non-local items.

    Second, you're adding really fresh vegetables to your family's diet, providing vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals required for abundant good health.

    Third, gardening is exercise - the kind of exercise people used to get when they didn't sit in chairs at desks all day long.

    The benefits of health-promoting activities keep on coming.3 For the most part, healthy people don't wind up in the local hospital emergency room. Resource saved include fossil fuels burned by high-speed ambulances, fossil fuels burned to produce electricity used to power life-saving medical devices, and energy utilized to produce the vast amounts of medical supplies consumed in an emergency procedure, including syringes, IV set-ups, and towels, wipes, and disinfectants.

    Being a healthy individual as a member of a healthy family has a huge multiplying effect. Your chiropractor knows that all body systems are deeply interconnected and must work together to produce good health. So too are the many different living systems that make up Planet Earth. Your chiropractor can provide you with detailed information about good nutrition and good exercise that can help make a real difference in your health and the health of your community.

    1Villegas R, et al: The cumulative effect of core lifestyle behaviours on the prevalence of hypertension and dyslipidemia. BMC Public Health 13(8):210, 2008
    2Christie BR, et al: Exercising our brains: how physical activity impacts synaptic plasticity in the dentate gyrus. Neuromolecular Med 10(2):47-58, 2008
    3Booher MA, Smith BW: Physiological effects of exercise on the cardiopulmonary system. Clin Sports Med 22(1):1-21, 2003

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    We will be closed November 23rd & 24th in honor of Thanksgiving.

    We will also be closed on Monday December 25th & Monday January 1st. The remainder of those weeks will be normal business hours.

    Wishing all of our practice members and their families a healthy & happy holiday season! 

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    Testimonial

    "Dr. Brittany Gregory is awesome. She has helped me beyond words. I am even taking my children to her to help with a chronic cough in my 1 year old which is getting better. It is ear issues with my four year old. She is patient and explains everything she is doing. Well worth the visit. I went in with severe back pain and am much better. Thank you so much for everything you are doing for my family!!"- Jessica H.

    "It is always pleasant to visit Maple Lake Chiropractic. The atmosphere is so friendly and easy going. The Doctors are both very personable, I have never seen them without a smile. It is always a pleasure to go there." -Diana

     "I called to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hines and he got me in that afternoon. I had pain and numbness shooting into my feet and I could barely walk. After spending the time to find what was actually causing my issue, I received three adjustments that week. 3 months later I'm pain and problem free but still going every week so my issue doesn't come back. Highly recommend this office" -Matt

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