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Practice Safe Tech!
Written by Valerie Smith   

Mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets have made our lives more convenient. We can now send e-mails, access the Internet, manage our schedules and use spreadsheets and other office software from our phones and tablets.

Before these advances in technology, our bodies moved as we used the phone and the computer, we walked to the fax machine and flipped through our calendars. Now we slump over a small screen with little change in our position. Our bodies are made to move—not to maintain the same posture for long periods of time. This doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice these modern conveniences for your health, but you should minimize the risks.

Correct Posture Tips
Written by Valerie Smith   

Correct posture helps keep your spine and joints in correct alignment, reduces stress on your nerve system and also helps your body work more efficiently. Here are some tips to share for improved standing, sitting and sleeping posture to keep your body healthy:

Backpacks & Posture
Written by Valerie Smith   

Incorrect use of backpacks are one of the biggest culprits in bad posture as well as neck, shoulder and back pain. Follow these simple rules to prevent injuries:

  • Backpacks should not exceed 10-15% of your child's
    body weight, as children compensate for heavy
    backpacks by bending forward at the hips or arching their backs, which can compress the spine, causing pain.
  • Urge your child to wear both shoulder straps. Carrying a backpack by one strap can cause the disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and muscle spasms, as well as low-back pain.
  • Wide, padded straps are very important. Non-padded straps are uncomfortable, and can dig into your child's shoulders.




Prevent Injuries at Home
Written by Valerie Smith   

Preventing Injuries: Home Tips for Patients


In addition to correcting problems that arise in patients, doctors of chiropractic are uniquely qualified to help patients prevent those problems with some common sense advice patients can use at home.

"Chiropractors study the body as it functions normally, not only from a perspective of disease, so I think we naturally think about what is normal and how patients can maintain that statues," explained Dr. Linda Denham, of Denham Chiropractic in Cartersville.

"The human body is a fabulously designed, machine, and we teach our patients to respect it. You check the gas, water and oil in your car to prevent engine failure rather than deal with a costly and often irreparable crisis due to neglect. Hopefully any doctor who has their patients' best interests in mind would talk to them about prevention," she said.

Conservative Chiropractic Care Avoids Drugs, Surgery
Written by Valerie Smith   


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13 Healthy Habits To Improve Your Life

While there is no guarantee for a perfectly happy and healthy life, if you follow the listed thirteen steps, you improve your chances of boosting your quality of life. Disregard them, and you may well be taking a big gamble with your mental and emotional well being.


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