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3 Simple Ways to Express Gratitude

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The Inbox of Life is Never Empty

Work deadlines, financial tension, social obligations, meals to cook and kid’s activities to plan: if you feel like you are overwhelmed and stressed out, you are not alone. A recent study (1) in 2015 performed by the American Psychological Association found that on average, men rated their daily stress at 4.9/10 and women at 5.3/10 with “greater percentages of adults reporting extreme levels of stress than in 2014.”  In addition, stress has been linked time and time again with poor health, depression, anxiety, and having a negative impact on relationships.  Read Full Article

Tie-ing It All Together

June is Men’s Health month at Total Balance Chiropractic!  We are constantly inspired by the men in our lives who are great achievers: they provide, encourage and entertain us… and from time to time, have been known to burn the candle at both ends and sacrifice self-care for higher achievement.… Read Full Article

YOUR HEART: THE COST OF UNMANAGED STRESS

We all have it and in this life you can say it is as certain as death and taxes.  We cannot control the curveballs that come our way in the form of unexpected financial expenses, a sudden job loss or the unpredictable illness of a loved one. … Read Full Article

5 Reasons to Run this Fall

Fall is a great time to run in Chicago: the air turns cooler, the humidity dies down, and there are many running-related races and events to participate in from 5k walk-runs to the marathon. Whether you are a seasoned marathoner or someone who runs for fun and exercise, there are many benefits to running:

  1. Runners live longer.
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Buy and Eat Local

One of the best parts of the Spring season are the seasonal fruits and vegetables that begin to sprout up!  Local farmers markets are starting to open and offer a variety of produce items for you take advantage of! There are countless reasons why you should consider purchasing your fruits and veggies from these local markets. … Read Full Article

Clean Eating Health Benefits

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What you eat really does have an affect on how you feel. Here are some facts to keep in mind and keep you motivated to continue a clean diet all year long!

  • Clean eating makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight, which reduces the risk of several diseases.
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A Body in Balance Starts with Your Feet

Courtesy of Angela Garbot Photography

March is here!  Spring is around the corner (I promise!), which means we can almost dig out our tennis shoes and start getting outdoors.  But before you slip on those shoes, you should consider whether or not your feet are properly supported while wearing them. … Read Full Article

Staying Active Makes a Healthier Heart

In the midst of a brutal winter, it’s hard to find the motivation to exercise.  Physical activity just doesn’t sound exciting when the snow is falling and the temperatures dip to record lows!  Staying indoors and lounging in front of the television or with a good book seem more enticing. … Read Full Article

Stress and Your Heart

Heart Health

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February is the month devoted to heart health.  Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans claiming an estimated 1 million lives every year.  Every 33 seconds someone in the United States dies from cardiovascular disease and this year more than 920,000 Americans will have a heart attack, half of which will occur without prior symptoms or warning signs.*  Surprisingly, one of the most prevalent contributing factors to heart disease is stress!Read Full Article

Juicing for Health

January is a fresh start to a new year and 2014 is well underway!  Whatever your goals and ambitions are for the coming months, your health should be one of your top priorities.  Health and wellness goes beyond weight loss; it’s a lifestyle that incorporates healthy habits. … Read Full Article