In this 200th anniversary year of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, each of us can increase our health and well-being by applying his guidance to our regular exercise activities. Thoreau, one of t ...View Article
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Ending Pain and Staying Healthy is
a Surprisingly Small Thing…
Dear patients and friends,
Here’s something interesting. Do you know how much money American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating ONE olive from each salad they served in first class?
You’ll never guess… $40,000!
Amazing, isn’t it? And if you translate that amount to be relative today – it would be a lot more.
You want to know what else is interesting and quite amazing? It is estimated that 75% of Canadians are chronically dehydrated, which basically means three quarters of this country does not drink anywhere near enough H20.
And – it is also estimated that in 37% of Canadians, the thirst mechanism is so weak it is often mistaken for hunger. And even mild dehydration can slow down your metabolism by as much as 3%. And there’s more…
One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters in a University of Washington study. Lack of water is the number one trigger for daytime fatigue. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.
Some estimates say drinking five glasses a day can decrease the risk of colon cancer by 45%, slash breast cancer by 79% and decrease your chances of getting bladder cancer by 50%.
So what’s the point of all these interesting facts?
Although it’s obvious you should be drinking enough water – the REAL take home message here is: small things done consistently over a long period of time can have a major impact on your health and life.
Let’s face it. One olive is not a big thing. But removing just one from the on-flight salad meant $40,000 over the course of a year. Just 5 glasses of water a day might save you from one of those deadly conditions listed above.
And here’s something else you may find important – Chiropractic care may have a BIG impact on your life. How you ask? Well, maybe you are off drugs (saves money), more energy, more productive at work, sleeping better, fewer colds, having more fun…
Those olives and glasses of water add up and have a huge impact over time. So do Chiropractic treatments. Over time getting adjusted to maintain your health (after you are fixed or as near normal as possible) can save yourself thousands on lost wages, missed opportunities and the necessity of further intensive care. Healthy people live a more youthful and vibrant life!
Dr. Davis Lindsay
P.S. Here’s one more interesting fact if you’d like to lose weight: Banging your head against the wall burns 150 calories an hour! Yeah… you’re right… there’s probably a better way… :)