WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE
Week of: Monday, July 20, 2020
Chad Abramson, D.C.
Health Alert: Singing and Snoring.
A review of findings from six published studies noted that people who frequently sing have a reduced risk for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, June 2020
Diet: Almonds Good for Vascular Health.
During a six-week study, researchers observed that participants who replaced unhealthy snack foods with almonds experienced improvements in both endothelial function (the functionality of the thin membrane that lines the heart and blood vessels) and their cholesterol readings. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2020
Exercise: Aerobic Exercise May Benefit Asthmatics.
An analysis of data from eleven published studies concluded that aerobic exercise training can lead to improvements in both asthma control and lung function. European Respiratory Journal, April 2020
Chiropractic: Myofascial Therapy for Neck Pain.
Among a group of 54 patients with mechanical neck pain, researchers observed that five sessions of myofascial release therapy were more effective at reducing pain and improving pain sensitivity than ten sessions of massage, ultrasound therapy, and transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation. Doctors of chiropractic commonly use myofascial techniques in the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, April 2020
Mental Attitude: Mindfulness Improves Mood of MS Patients.
Mindfulness is described as the ability to be fully present, aware of where you are, and calm about what’s going on around you. In a recent study involving 61 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, researchers observed that those who received mindfulness training experienced improvements in cognitive function and mood regulation. Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, May 2020
Wellness/Prevention: Ways to Stay Healthy As You Age.
WebMD offers five tips to remain healthy when getting older: eat more vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains while eating less butter, fatty meats, sugar, and salt; exercise for at least thirty minutes a day; go to bed and wake up at the same time every day; start a new hobby; and stay in contact with loved ones. WebMD, June 2020
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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This information should not be substituted for medical or chiropractic advice. Any and all health care concerns, decisions, and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a health care professional who is familiar with your updated medical history.