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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

Building Immunity: The Chiropractic Connection

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From time to time a patient may call our office to say, “I am sick!  I don’t want to pass the germs around.  Should I still come in for my adjustment?”  to which we respond, “Of course!  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 Tips to Manage Your Stress

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Each year, one in three Americans dies from heart disease or stroke, yet many of the deaths are preventable through lifestyle changes.[i] Diet, exercise, and eliminating tobacco use are crucial factors in lowering the risk of heart disease, but another important factor is managing stress.… Read Full Article

Build Your Immune System Early!

As the leaves fall to the ground, and the air turns crisper, a new season looms on the horizon: cold and flu season. According to the Center for Disease Control, the flu season can begin in October and last through May, but the peak months are usually from December to February.… 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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5 Steps Men Can Take to Reduce Stress

Stress is a part of life whether from jobs, family events, health issues, or balancing busy schedules. But while we all experience stress, women and men handle stress differently due to hormonal responses of the body. Both men and women release equal amounts of the hormones cortisol and epinephrine when encountering stress.… Read Full Article

Stress and Your Heart

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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

Organizational Cleansing

Clutter can affect how you feel and even negatively impact your health.  It can zap your energy, increase stress and anxiety and affect your sleep and fitness regimens.  As Spring arrives, we tend to set our minds on cleaning and organizing for a fresh start to the season. … Read Full Article