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Last Week's Links 1-13-20

We hope your new year is rolling along! Here are the links from our Rom Family Chiropractic Facebook page and all the good stuff we posted over the  last week!

We like to post things on a wide variety of health topics, but it can all be broken down into 5 broad categories:

1. Being well-adjusted
2. Eating well
3. Moving well
4. Thinking well
5. Sleeping well


Here are the links we posted from last week: 

The More Processed Foods You Eat, the Higher Your Diabetes Risk

Hopefully not surprising news… but good to reinforce!

 

Comparison of Laughter and Anti-Anxiety Medication on Anxiety and Gastrointestinal Symptoms of Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

‘Laughter Yoga??’

Sounds hilarious… but check this out:

Laughter decreases levels of stress hormones like cortisol, improves immune function, and triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals.

In this study, researchers compared the effects of laughter yoga with anxiety medication on a group of 60 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

They found that the laughter yoga group experienced a more significant decrease in IBS symptoms than both the anxiety medication and control groups!

 

Mothers’ and Babies’ Brains ‘More in Tune’ When Mother is Happy

Mothers’ and babies’ brains can work together as a ‘mega-network’ by synchronizing brain waves when they interact. The level of connectivity of the brain waves varies according to the mum’s emotional state: when mothers express more positive emotions their brain becomes much more strongly connected with their baby’s brain. This may help the baby to learn and its brain to develop.

 

Hope, Happiness and Social Connection: Hidden Benefits of Regular Exercise

If ever there was a time to up your fitness game, the arrival of the new year and the new decade is it. But after the allure of the new gym membership wears off, our sedentary habits, more often than not, consume our promise of daily workouts. It doesn’t have to be this way…

 

Common Pesticides Linked to Heart Disease Risks in New Study

Common pyrethroid pesticides, including anti-tick chemicals, are linked to heart disease.

 

Study Finds Dopamine, Biological Clock Link to Snacking, Overeating and Obesity

A new study finds that the pleasure center of the brain and the brain’s biological clock are linked, and that high-calorie foods — which bring pleasure — disrupt normal feeding schedules, resulting in overconsumption.

 

No More Excuses Not to Exercise

According to a recent study of how Americans typically spend their waking hours, almost all of us have far more leisure time available than we think we do.

But the study shows that few of us use even a portion of that free time for physical activity, raising thought-provoking questions about what really keeps us from exercising and how we might better shape our days to get ourselves moving.

 

Science Confirms That the Vagus Nerve is Key to Well-Being

Take a deep breath. Hug a friend. Reach for the ceiling and stretch your limbs. Listen to music. A Chiropractic adjustment.

Each of these simple acts bestows a sense of calm and comfort. And each works its soothing magic in part by activating a complicated system of nerves that connects the brain to the heart, the gut, the immune system, and many of the organs. That system is known collectively as the vagus nerve.

 

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Do you know someone that is looking for a BETTER WAY to BETTER HEALTH in 2020?

 

Be sure to take advantage of our $47* JANUARY REFERRAL RATE for new patients to help them kick-start the New Year!

*Referral rate not applicable for patients with Medicare.


REMINDER: 

We are back to our NORMAL HOURS!!

 

Also a reminder:

If you haven’t already, check out our Rom Family Chiropractic Facebook page, be sure to like it, and we will be sure to keep the good info coming your way!

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