We all know to be drinking water, but ask yourself, are you drinking quality water? Do you drink well water or city water? Did you know that we offer complimentary water to all of our patients? Try Alkaline water from our Kangen machine today!
Did you know that “Kangen” means, “bring back to origin” in Japanese? This Alkaline water can help balance your body’s pH, be used as an antioxidant, and is also much more easily absorbed into the body compared to conventional tap water, due to its molecular shape.
We should be drinking enough water in a day to equal half our body weight in ounces – Actual water, not coffee or tea which can actually DE-hydrate you! Especially on extremely hot days, after exercise and post massage treatment, we need to make drinking quality water apart of your regular routine.
Make it fun and convenient; always have a water bottle with you, make goals to consume a particular amount before a certain time, or even flavor your water with fresh mint or cucumber.
This summer, you can eat your way to hydration as well. Enjoy tomatoes, celery, strawberries and other produce to keep you feeling great!
Tips to Stay Hydrated
KCHWC massage therapist Eric Carlson explains the importance of staying hydrated, what happens to the body when it is dehydrated, and tips to increase your water intake.
We kicked off Mother’s Day with a massage and stretching booth at the Girls on the Run 5K. Over 2000 runners showed up to run in the beautiful weather and to celebrate Mother’s Day and empower young girls! We were busy with our complimentary massage and stretching station near the start/finish!
Interested in having our staff run a massage booth at your event? Contact us at 303-790-6000!
Thomas J DuBois, LMT NCTMB of Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center P.C. demonstrates how he uses Active Isolated Stretching for tight internal hip rotators. These stretches are frequently used in the treatment of lower back pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and with patients who have had hip replacements from hip degeneration.
Eric from the Kambeitz Chiropractic massage therapy team took a break to discuss the importance of hydration, and tips to stay hydrated.
If you have been a patient in the clinic you have probably heard us mention that it’s important to stay hydrated, either during a massage, adjustment or workout.
Your body weight is comprised of 60% water. Your brain alone is somewhere between 80-85% water. You blood and muscles need water to properly function. Water helps you regulate body temperature. It also helps with joint lubrication.
If you don’t drink enough, there can be consequences for your health. You may not realize immediately that you are dehydrated, it can still affect you in multiple ways. Even a two percent decrease in body water can lead to dehydration and decrease performance with physical activities.
Dehydration can lead to:
Sleepiness and fatigue
Poor mood Confusion
Benefits of staying hydrated:
Improved brain function
Prevents kidney stones, UTIs, and constipation
Improves cardiovascular health allowing blood to travel easier through arteries and veins; and decreases excess cholesterol production
Improved cartilage health
Tips to stay hydrated:
Keep a water bottle with you
Drink water before, during, and after workouts
Drink on a schedule, either hourly or with each meal/snack
Enhance the flavor with fruit like oranges or lemon
Get additional water from cucumbers, watermelon, or leafy greens
Have any questions? Please ask them at your next visit to our clinic
Thomas J DuBois, LMT NCTMB of Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center P.C. demonstrates an Active Isolated Stretching technique in his series of stretching the leg, in order to stretch the psoas muscle which connects the top of the femur to the lumbar vertebrae, and is commonly tight in those who sit for extended periods of time.
Learn from Thomas J Dubois how to stretch the Gastrocnemius muscle belly which is important to stretching to treat or prevent several injuries in the ankle, knee and foot. It is the most superfiscial muscle in the calf, and most people don’t know how to properly stretch this.