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clockHappy Holidays!

As you schedule your holiday parties, shopping trips and vacations, remember to schedule your chiropractic appointments. This time of the year can get very busy and stressful and making time for your health is crucial.  Many people get sick during the holidays. Their immune system becomes suppressed from lack of sleep, lack of exercise, poor nutrition and hydration choices and increases in stress. At Kambeitz Chiropractic we’re set up perfectly to keep you healthy this holiday season. Call to schedule your chiropractic adjustment, your massage and your workout and make this a happy and healthy holiday for yourselfHoliday Office Hours

Please take note of our office hours for the holidays.

Monday, December 22nd              Full Day Tuesday, December 23rd               8:45 – 1:00 Wednesday, December 24th         7:45 – 12:00 Thursday, December 25th             Closed Friday, December 26th                  Full Day Monday, December 29th               Full Day Tuesday, December 30th               8:45 – 1:00 Wednesday, December 31st          7:45 – 12:00 Thursday, January 1st                    Closed Friday, January 2nd                       Full Day Saturday, January 3rd                   8:00 – 10:30

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

The Team at Kambeitz Chiropractic

Here’s a Great Testimonial From Bill!

October 2013

My initial goal in beginning 8 Weeks to Wellness was to simply feel better. The stress of caring for an elderly parent and the wear and tear of 62 years contributed to digestive problems and chronic aches and pains. Medical examinations found no serious problems, so I was left to treat symptoms with the normal regiments of antacids and ibuprofen. I considered myself a healthy person with an active lifestyle, but I didn’t feel well. 8 Weeks to Wellness provided an integrated program that included all of the elements that I have never been able to be consistent with. I needed the structure of the program to give form to my good intentions so that they could become reality in a consistent and comprehensive way.

The training part of the program provided new insights into working out and gave me the extra push to challenge my body. The adjustments and myofascial release therapy not only provided treatment, but also helped me understand the causes of my body aches. The result was physical and mental relief. The structure of a healthier diet and supplementation was also extremely helpful. The practice of using a journal to record what I was eating helped keep me on track and resulted in a change of lifestyle. My body now craves healthier foods and I have become acutely aware of how much better I feel when I keep my body well-nourished throughout the day. No more binge eating from feeling famished at the end of a long work day.

The results for me have gone far beyond my goal of feeling better. I have experienced a change in body composition, I have a stronger core and balance, I have a new love of exercise, and I have actually found great pleasure in healthy foods. An additional feature of the program was the use of a before and after blood test. Feeling better is a very subjective measurement of success, but the facts afforded by the blood work provided me with an objective look at the significant changes that had occurred internally. I truly am a healthier person thanks to this program.

I am grateful to the entire staff of Kambeitz Chiropractic for their encouraging and kind manner, their commitment to excellence, and their professional expertise.

Gratefully Yours,

Bill Meyers

Wellness in the Work Place

Want to adopt a wellness lifestyle at your workplace? Let us help! Dr Kambeitz talking about wellness at a company health fair

Dr Kambeitz talking about wellness at a company health fair

Both Dr. Kambeitz and Dr. Zales are giving complimentary health and wellness talks this Fall.

This is a great way to educate your employees and employers on the benefit of wellness care.  Our Doctors will come to your office and talk about the importance of wellness, and how changes in your health and wellness can improve your quantity and quality of life.

Kambeitz Chiropractic is your full service wellness headquarters. For those interested in improving their health with a personalized exercise regiment, dietary oversight, chiropractic adjustments, myo-therapy treatments, or a combination of these, we welcome you to learn more about, and ask your questions about our 8WW health and weight loss program.

Please contact Dr. Kambeitz or Dr. Zales if you are interested in having them come do a talk at your company.  Give us a call at 303-790-6000.  Thank you!

Prevent Spring Cleaning Injuries

March came in like a Lion with a heavy, wet snow storm.  It looks like March will go out like a Lamb with beautiful, warm and sunny weather.  That means it is time for Spring cleaning and yard work.  Here are some helpful tips to a safe and injury free Spring!

  1. Stay hydrated.  Drinking half your body weight in ounces of water helps every process in your body work better, including your muscles and joints.
  2. Bend with your knees.  When lifting bags of soil or other heavy objects keeping your back straight and bending with your knees will reduce the chances of injury to your low back.  Keep this in mind even when lifting light objects!
  3. Avoid repetition.  I bet you rake leaves with the same motion every time.  Try mixing it up.  Over use repetitive actions can lead to injury.  Picture a wire coat hanger.  If you bend it enough times it will break!
  4. Take a break.  Many people will not stop until every last flower bed is clean.  Relax and have a glass of water. Stop to admire the work you have done along the way.  Those leaves and pine needles will still be there when you are done drinking your water.
  5. Warm up.  Getting your blood flowing will prepare your muscles and joints for activity.  Try some jumping jacks or burpees!
  6. Visit Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center.  Making sure your spine and muscles are healthy enough to work outside is the first step. If there is undetected restriction in your spine, unresolved muscle tension and tightness and if you are deconditioned, your chances of injury are much greater.

Documentary Review: Hungry for Change

Last weekend, I was searching for something to watch on Netflix and came across the documentary titled Hungry For Change.  Within a few minutes into the movie, I couldn’t help but compare the lessons from the movie to the lessons taught in the 8WW program.  (Hungry for Change and 8WW are in no way affiliated, but both have the same approach for health and wellness.)  This is great, in my opinion, because the majority of the population has a very low awareness about the wellness implications of their daily lifestyle choices.

The movie mentioned components of 8WW – nutrition, exercise, sleep, meditation, stress, the nervous system.  If you’re in 8WW, and you need a little bit of inspiration – this is the movie!

One line that I loved, from the movie was, “the problem is that we are not eating food anymore. We are eating food like products” which really resonated with me, having completed 8WW, when having to plan and journal the food we consume for each meal.

The movie included filmmakers from other popular wellness documentaries including Kris Carr of Crazy Sexy Cancer and Joe Cross of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. (I enjoyed both of these too when I saw them)  These guests were definitely an asset, providing first hand accounts how changing a lifestyle has improved their health.  This movie shows that it’s about creating a wellness lifestyle, rather than just moving from diet to diet.

The movie addressed so many popular topics, that we find ourselves discussing each day at the clinic, yet find so many people lost and confused about. It would be hard to summarize the movie in a short blog post, so if you’re interested in changing your life and become healthy, I recommend you to check it out.  The movie trailer is above, and their website, hungryforchange.tv has more info, as well as a sign up to watch the first 20 minutes of the movie.  (If you are a Netflix subscriber the full video is currently available in their instant viewing).

If you saw the movie, please share your favorite quotes and what you learned!  Are you inspired to change your lifestyle now?

Snow Shoveling Safety

Denver finally had a great blizzard… and some much needed moisture!

And with more snow in the forecast, it’s a good time to remember some tips for shoveling.

If you haven’t been lifting weights or don’t work out a lot – take smaller scoops at a time.  The weight of a shovel of this heavy snow is significant.  You can easily load 10 or 15 pounds in a shovel, depending on the size of your shovel.  Be careful as you fling that snow – we have seen many patients come in with muscle and/or joint pain over the past 15 years from shoveling snow.

Take your time! Shoveling snow can be a workout.  It will elevate your heart rate just as if you were working out in the gym.  Be sure to take rest breaks just as you would during a strenuous workout at the gym.  And just as you would at the gym, be sure to have some water – you can still become dehydrated in the cold.

Use proper lifting technique.  Just as you would on moving day – be back safe.  Be conscious that you’re not hunching over and lifting with your back.  To prevent injury: use a shovel that is the proper length for you, improve your leverage by holding your hands further apart on the handle, and bend your legs a little rather than leaning over the shovel.

 Take care and safe shoveling.

And should you need an adjustment or massage after your shoveling adventures, we’re here.  Call us at 303-790-6000

Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

It’s easy to stress out or self indulge each year during the holidays.  Keep these tips in mind, to start your 2013 off on the right foot!

1. Take things in stride especially long and exhausting to do lists.

2. Avoid overindulging on holiday feasts.  Don’t let your fitness ambitions fail at the end of the year. Remember 8WW participants that you get one forgiveness meal a week, but a week of forgiveness meals will make your goals harder to reach.

3. When you’re starting to get stressed with long lines at the checkouts, post office, or shopping mall parking lots, just take a big breathe.

4. Don’t forget to stay hydrated.  Even if it’s cold, you need to keep drinking enough water.  Remember half of your body weight in ounces.

5. Don’t miss too much sleep or you’ll be sacrificing your energy.

6. Get a little help – avoid exhausting yourself preparing and cleaning up every meal for everyone in the extended family comes to visit.

7. Take a few minutes to relax or meditate.  If you’re in the 8WW program, plan some time to listen to your meditation CD without any distractions.

8. Donate or volunteer your time and your efforts will be rewarded

9. Blow off some steam with vigorous exercise.  Our trainers have special sessions planned.  Come join!

10. Make an appointment for an adjustment or massage.  We have massage specials, give us a call.

From all of us at Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center P.C.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season!

Juggling

Juggling balls is a fun activity.  It takes great coordination because you don’t watch each ball into your hand.  It takes the ability to know where your hands are and where the ball is and then being able grasp it without looking.  Everybody can learn how to juggle.  Life is about juggling and how many balls you can keep in the air.  When somebody throws another ball into the mix you either continue gracefully or you drop one or all of the balls.  Well……….I can tell you that I haven’t dropped all of the balls.  I am still eating a healthy diet.  Sure I could do better…can’t we all?  Yes I am still working out…at home more than at the office.  I get a much better work out with Cassie and Dusty!   I am taking my fish oil faithfully.  Ultra Meal dropped off ealry on in the program due to some intestinal issues I think it was creating?  The great thing about juggling is you can always get better and learn to juggle more balls!  I am learning!!!

Week 16…ish

Post 8WW lifestyle isn’t too difficult because the program helped me develop lifestyle habits, not do’s and don’t’s and checklists.  Eating healthy is still a goal, and planning is still the vital part of this lifestyle from planning workouts, meals, me time, and adjustments and massages. 

This week I have a renewed strength in cardio.  I have gotten up at 5am everyday so this week to run or go to spinning class, and i’ll have my training session today with the staff at the clinic, and a soccer game tonight!  I feel great too.  A little sleepy, and a little hungry, but for whole foods, not just crap and what’s near by and easy.  I still want to shed a few more pounds and make my total 24 pounds lost, so i have ten more to go, and I know i can do it!  I have to say no to  those sweets, starches, and carb-filled delights, but as Oprah says, “nothing tastes as good as being thin feels”.  Controversial statement, I know, but if you think about it, it’s so true!  I have had to buy new pants, and smaller clothing, and i’m loving it!

PLUS, my workouts have been AMAZING.  Yesterday I ran 4.5 miles without a problem! I felt great all day, no joint, hip or knee pain, and a mental capacity above normal because of it.  So i’m making my cardio schedule, grocery shopping list, and food plan, and me-time ( i just ordered a 40 day devotional book on amazong and it’ll get here tomorrow….great way to focus every day).

Week 16, great great great! Habits formed, heart filled, and still on the straight path to wellness!

I also baked chocolate chip pumpkin bread with soy flour (i’m sort of gluten free now), and the trainers gave it the stamp of approval! YUMMMM!

Post 8 ww

I cant believe how quickly the eight weeks went. I was very happy with the results. I wanted to lose some weight but more importantly wanted to tone up a little. Losing 6 pounds and dropping 4 % body fat helped me to feel ever better and be able to see those abs again. My phase angle went from a 8.5 to 9.0 which was huge. Remember phase angle measures the cellular health of our bodies so the higher the better. One of the most important aspects that I obtained from the program was the nutrition. Making sure I have a little protein at each meal and eating every 3-4 hours. Having the ultrameal snacks enabled me to keep my blood sugar levels consistent so I wasnt hitting a wall or feeling sluggish. This also helped me to not overeat at dinner time because if I went from 1 pm lunch to 7 pm dinner than I was so hungry I would overeat at dinner time. So timing of food was important as was portion sizes, the hand method works and food choices was also very important. Eating out happens a lot with me and my family with our busy schedule, but with the knowledge obtained in the program it is very easy to eat correctly. I hardly ever ordered off the menu I would tell the waitress the size of protein I wanted and the amount of vegetables and it would always work out. As you can see the most important part for me and for all of us is the nutritional part, feeding our body with the best food choices is crucial. When we say plan, plan, plan we mean write it down and plan. I have always worked out hard, but it was even better with our trainers and the great workouts we did. The myotherapy and massages is a very needed aspect because I did get sore and needed the muscle work, the program will expose imbalances and weaknesses in the body. The adjusments are crucial to make sure the most important system in the body is firing optimal and that is the nervous system and making sure our joints are moving correctly. Meditating is very important to visually the results and unload the daily stress, I found sitting in my chair at home with my headset on worked the best. Making sure my attitude was always ” I can ” versus making excuses, it is easy to make excuses and be average, but to get optimal or excellent results you need to check your attitude and the results will follow. The program definitely works if we all follow the program correctly. Overall I was very pleased with the results and my next goal is to lose another 3 pounds to get to 185 pounds on my home scale. At 45 I feel great and my physiology and wellness score show that I am functioning great.

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