Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot
I interact with hundreds of patients each week and get asked a lot of questions. On Fridays I like to share some of the answers I give and hope it has value for you.
Do you ever eat fast food? I never eat anything from the fast food chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Taco Bell, etc. because the ingredients are so low quality and, in many cases, harmful. To me that’s not food. However, I will eat at fast casual places such as Chipotle and Tokyo Joe’s where I can get something healthy and quickly.
Something I do at home for exercise? Something simple that I will do at home are burpees. For those who don’t know this is a combination of a pushup, squat and squat jump and is an excellent overall exercise for your body. On days that I want to exercise but don’t have a lot of time I will do a 10-minute burpee challenge. Basically, I set a timer for 10 minutes and see how many burpees I can do. My record is 135 but usually I’ll get around 120. If you’re new to burpees start out with 10 to 20 and you’ll still feel them!
What exercise advice do you give regularly? I have plenty of answers for this, but I’ll give my top three here. First, you DO have time. I don’t care who you are or what your schedule is, you have time to do something. Second, find some form of exercise that will be convenient for you. If you’re going to work out at a gym for example, make sure it’s convenient to your house or job otherwise you’ll never do it. If you know that getting to classes or a gym won’t work for you then research things you can do at home. Finally, a great majority of the time you won’t feel like exercising and those are precisely the times when you must. You will NEVER regret showing up and before long you’ll never even think about skipping.
Do you adjust children? If so, why? Yes, I do, and I have adjusted thousands throughout my career. The spine protects a major piece of our nervous system so we need to keep it healthy. When adults have issues with their spine, they often experience pain. When children have spinal misalignments in their spine, they tend to get more visceral symptoms such as ear infections, colic, reflux, constipation, poor sleep, etc. So just like children need dental care, all children should ideally have chiropractic care to facilitate proper growth and development. Adjusting children is far easier than adjusting adults and in my humble opinion, those adjustments are the most important that I perform. All three of my children have been adjusted by me since they were minutes old, receive checkups regularly and show amazing benefits as a result. I understand that this may be not be intuitive to some but if you ask any parent of a child that gets adjusted, they will confirm how beneficial it is.
Quote I love? “Don’t let a win get to your head or a loss to your heart.” – Public Enemy, He Got Game
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