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Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – March 27

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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. 

Something interesting I’m seeing throughout all this?  I would say that among personal friends, acquaintances, businesses I associate with and those in my profession there are 3 categories: 

1 – People that previously talked a big game of leadership, tenacity, strength, etc. that folded up instantly during all this.  Even worse, many in this group continue to criticize those that haven’t.

2 – People that I thought were strong and are proving me 100% right.  Many people that I look up to have proved to me why during these times.

3 – People that I wouldn’t have necessarily expected to but have risen to the occasion and have displayed adaptability, strength, leadership, kindness and other amazing traits.  I see this daily.

I believe that crisis reveals character, and this is really on display right now.

Something I’d advise against?  It seems since the COVID19 outbreak that half of Facebook are now either scientists, economists or both.  The problem is that many of these “scientists” are posting selfies with their “knowledge” 3 weeks after posting selfies talking about how they couldn’t keep a relationship.  And these “economists” are often people we couldn’t trust to make a buck-fifty at a lemonade stand.  You wouldn’t trust your mechanic to fix your teeth so don’t trust Karen from Facebook to get you 100% of your news.  The point here is that with so much information available to us, be a little weary of what you’re listening to and don’t over-consume information and freak yourself out. 

A piece of advice I’d recommend?  Regardless of where you’re at health-wise, this whole thing should be a wakeup call to improve your health.  We will always encounter germs, that is a certainty.  What it comes down to however, is how strong your body is to defend itself.  Most of those defenses will be built by the choices you make daily – nutritionally (what goes into your body), physically (exercise, etc.) and mentally (managing stress, etc.).  If you’ve been making poor choices, then start making better ones and if you’ve been good; then be great.  Lose that weight, lower that blood pressure, start improving your cardiovascular fitness, etc. 

What have I been doing for exercise?  Without gyms being available, many are curious how they can exercise on their own.  For me personally here is the list of what I’m doing:  In terms of things that don’t require equipment I’m doing pushups, burpees, my wife’s Perfect 20 workouts and outdoor running.  As far as what I’m using in terms of equipment – I have a pullup/dip apparatus I’m doing both on, I have a 450 lb. tire and a sledgehammer I use to do flips and sledge jacks on, I have battle ropes and a few dumbbells I use and finally I’ve been experimenting with a set of resistance bands my son got for Christmas.  Regardless of what you have available to you, make sure you’re doing something.

A quote I love?  “There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep.  Then you’ve got predators who use violence to prey on the weak. They’re the wolves.  And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog.” – from the movie American Sniper

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Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – March 20

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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.  (Note- last week’s 5 spot wasn’t sent somehow but is on my website if you want to see it)

Do you plan to remain open?   I am staying open unless the state tells me I cannot be here and then quite honestly, I would still help people out of my own home.  I take the virus and its effects as seriously as anyone, but I will not abandon those who need me.  As a doctor I am observing all OSHA recommendations and have adjusted my office procedures so that things are properly (and then some) disinfected and so that there are never more than at most 5 people (including staff) within my 2,000 square foot facility.  So, I will be here and will make whatever changes are necessary so that I can continue to be.    

Something I’d like you to know?  During the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918-1919 the death rate of those under osteopathic and chiropractic care was less than 1% compared to 30% under traditional care.  The reason was that the osteopaths and chiropractors could not prescribe medicine, so they manipulated the spine to help improve nerve supply and thus natural defenses and recuperative abilities.  This is happening anytime you get adjusted whether it’s for pain or not.  I mention this not as a sales pitch or speech but because over 14 years in practice I have seen this play out.  In my personal life I have made it mandatory for my own family and extended family to get adjusted regularly during this crisis in order to help protect all of us.

What won’t you do during this crisis?  I certainly will not panic because that leads to absolutely nothing good, we need leaders not people who panic.  I also will not watch too much news.  I am not suggesting you become un-informed or pretend it’s a utopia outside but even the coolest customer is 8 straight hours of news away from hiding behind their washing machine.  Treat the news like the sun – look at it, get a sense of it and then look at something else.   

What will you be doing during the crisis?  I will be exercising every day as always to keep my body and mind sharp.  I will also continue to eat well (and take my supplements) and not use this as an excuse not to – these nutrients help protect our bodies.  I will get outside to play with my kids in the sunshine whenever possible – vitamin D is naturally derived from sunlight hitting our skin and is one of our most potent anti-viral defenses.  I will read daily as I always do and use some extra free time to read even more.  I’ll do some deep breathing to help alleviate the natural stress we’re all feeling.  I will continue to pray daily as my faith gives me comfort and strength.  Finally, I will roll with the punches and adapt as necessary.

A book I love?  “Mans Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl.  This shares the experiences of this man while in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.  Though what he witnessed was horrible, he learned to find freedom and triumph in his own mind.  This is one of my favorite books of all time and I think of it more in times of struggle. 

Some quotes I find pertinent right now?   “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Fred Rogers

“Great battles can make great heroes and heroines.” –  Ezra Taft Benson

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Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – March 13

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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.  (Note – since my 100 mile race is this weekend I threw in a few of the most common questions I’ve had about that).

What are my thoughts on the Coronavirus?  Several things stand out to me.  First, in terms of the virus itself the data shows that it affects those with severely compromised immune systems.  That doesn’t make it good, but it makes it like the flu virus in that regard.  If it were killing completely healthy people, it would be far more worrisome.  Second, whether it’s the flu, coronavirus or something else, your body’s ability to defend itself is the most crucial factor.  Therefore, eating well, sleeping enough, consuming healthy nutrients, exercising, managing stress, etc. are always important.  When cared for properly, your body’s ability to defend itself is amazing – against the coronavirus and millions of other things as well.  Finally, the panic of the coronavirus personally scares me more than the virus itself. 

Why would you want to run for 100 miles straight?  I really enjoy how these races reset my mind.  In daily life we’re concerned about finances, our businesses, the Coronavirus, our kids or any number of a million other things.  When I’m out there all I’m thinking about is moving forward, drinking water, eating food, enjoying the scenery and getting to the next aid station.  Resetting back to the simplest things gives me a greater enjoyment of my life going forward after the race.

Your race is 30 hours, when do sleep and eat?  For the race I will not sleep at all so that I can maintain my pace and finish before the allotted time limit.  However, as far as food goes – a 100-mile race is basically an eating contest within a race.  I will consume roughly 15,000 calories over the course of the race in order to have enough fuel to keep going.  I eat whenever I get to aid stations and between them when necessary.

What are you looking forward to most about the race?  After mile 50, my two older sons are going to become my pacers and run some of the remaining mileage with me.  Being out there with them gives me strength, motivation and pride.  Those moments will last forever in my mind and I get the most excited for them.

A quote I love?   “If you can’t fly then run.  If you can’t run, then walk.  If you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – March 6

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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.

A recent reflection?  As most of you know I’ve been training for my next 100-mile race on March 14th and 15th.  During a recent training run of about 13 miles, I thought back to my first half marathon about 10 years ago.  I remember being so nervous for that race and whether I could finish it, run a decent time, etc.  I also remember very clearly finishing the race and thinking “there’s no way I could run that again and do a marathon”, I even figured that would be my biggest race ever.  A decade later, I often will run that far just to train and come race day, will run nearly 8 consecutive half marathons without stopping.  What has struck me about this isn’t that I’ve become an unbelievable runner because I haven’t.  I’m slower now to be sure and am about 30 pounds heavier than the average runners I compete against.  But mentally I am much stronger than I was back then.  By challenging myself and both succeeding and failing many times, I have redefined what I see as possible.  I think redefining your mindset like this is important in many aspects of life.

A piece of training advice I follow?  I am a huge believer in getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.  As a result, I often run very early, when it’s cold, when it’s hot, in blizzards, up mountains, etc.  As you endure more difficult circumstances, the things you used to see as hard suddenly become easier.  Regardless of what you’re getting ready for, if you make the preparation for it even slightly more difficult it will go easier.  A quote I think of with this is “sweat more in training, bleed less in battle.”

Something inspiring?  Our massage therapist Kim has been doing my wife’s Perfect 20 workouts for the past 7 weeks and is making an incredible transformation (check out the Perfect 20 on Instagram to see).  This alone is inspiring but what I saw recently that was cool is that her 6-year-old son has now started doing exercise after seeing his mom do it.  He has begun asking to go with her and do exercises that he likes with his mom.  I absolutely love this because I think as parents it is always more important to show them the way rather than tell them.  When kids pick up on great examples like this, I think it’s awesome!

A movie I love?  “Cinderella Man” is one of my top 10 all time favorites.  This is the story of a boxer who loses everything during the Depression.  He slowly climbs his way back up through boxing and inspires those around him in the process.  I’ve used this movie as inspiration in my own life for many years.

A quote I love?   “Blood, sweat and respect.  First two you give, last one you earn.” – The Rock’s Project Under Armour slogan

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Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – February 28

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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.

A character trait I admire or don’t admire?  My wife has a large Instagram following for her women’s fitness business and posted a before and after picture recently with a very nice message.  As I read through the comments, all but one was positive and mentioned how the program has helped them personally and how excited they were for my wife in her endeavor.  This is something I love – when people are champions of other people.  Building up those around you shows that you are secure with who you are, that you are not threatened by others and can enjoy their successes in addition to your own.  Conversely, on that same thread there was a woman that complained she saw the same bath towels in the 2 different pictures.  Seriously?  This I cannot stand.  I can never understand why someone would burn the calories trying to rain on someone else’s parade for no reason.  I do not believe that tearing someone else down can ever truly build a person up.  We’re always a lot happier when we are celebrating the people and things around us rather than being negative. 

Do I receive regular chiropractic care?  Many of my patients think that as a chiropractor I do not want or need regular chiropractic care.  However, since my early 20’s I have continued to be under chiropractic care.  At times it is for a specific injury but most of the time it is simply to maintain proper function, movement and health.  Honestly, getting regular adjustments helps me to be able to deliver better adjustments to my patients.

A business principle I follow?  This applies not only to business, but I follow what I call the “grocery store rule.”  This means that you never want to behave in business (or life) in such a manner that if you saw that person in the grocery store, you’d be too ashamed to say hello.  No business will ever satisfy 100% of their clientele but if you act honestly, ethically and give your best effort; there is never anything to be ashamed of. 

A book I love?  “You Say More Than You Think” by Janine Driver.  This book is written by a former ATF interrogator and discusses all the cues we give off such as our mannerisms, posture, speech patterns, etc. and what they say about us.  I find it fascinating and it has helped me to be able to read people better and thus communicate with them more effectively. 

A quote I love?   Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.  – John Wayne

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Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – February 21

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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.

Something I wish more people knew?  I speak often with people trying to get into better shape and improve their health through diet and exercise.  Something I try to impress upon them is the how important each is to the other.  If you only exercise but pay no attention to what you’re consuming, your results will be minimal, and you’ll plateau quickly.  Likewise, if you’re eating well but not exercising regularly or correctly, you’ll improve but will stall out.  It is crucial to both eat and move well.  Focusing on both your exercise and nutrition simultaneously will lead to noticeable body improvements, more energy, increased strength and endurance, better sleep, etc. 

Something I’ve been using lately that’s helping?  I have been using a “Roll Recovery” handheld device daily.  If you Google it, you’ll see what it looks like but it’s almost like a handheld, dual foam roller.  I use it on my thighs and calves mostly but also on my forearms and wrists.  It can sometimes feel very sore, but it does an amazing job of getting tension out of muscles.

 A recent observation?  My wife is pregnant (it’s a girl!) and when we were at her last OBGYN appointment, her doctor said, “please know, you don’t have to have any tests or do anything that you don’t want.”  I found this very refreshing because too often these days, patients feel compelled to do things simply because the doctor or the system tells them so.  Ultimately, it is important to receive information from your doctors but never forget that it’s YOUR body and you need to decide what you are or are not comfortable with doing.   

Your races sound brutal, do you ever want to quit?  Here’s a secret, I want to quit every single time at some point, and I’d bet you anything almost everyone in those events does too.  There’s a part of me that even wants to quit before the race starts.  Our minds are hard-wired to protect us so when things will be tough or are getting tough, we begin having thoughts of quitting.  This is a normal response to stress and thus there is no shame in it.  However, the part that you learn is that while quitting may make things feel better in the short term, it can haunt you in the long term psychologically.  So yes, there’s always a part of my brain that tells me it would be best to quit but I know how to control my thoughts enough so that I never do.

A quote I love?   “Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.” – Lao Tzu

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Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – February 14

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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 pressure patients to adhere to a certain care plan?  I do not.  I am honest with everyone and certainly provide guidance and recommendations, but never make demands or try to convince anyone of what to do.  As I see it, my job is to help people with whatever they’d like my help with.  If that means a single visit or a lifetime of care, I’m still going to give them my best.  I truly believe many of my patients would do far better if they used my services more regularly but that is not my decision.  My practice is very low stress and people are free to come as much or as little as they’d like.

Something I’ve been doing lately that’s really helping?  Historically I do very little stretching.  I’ve always been very flexible and thus have never really adhered to any major stretching program.  However, over the past 2 weeks I have begun prioritizing stretching more.  I have focused on my back and legs with all the running I’ve been doing in preparation for my next race.  It has made a tremendous difference and I’ve really felt that my legs are far fresher and more rejuvenated after I stretch them.  I’ve also tried to stretch briefly during my long runs every hour or so and that too has made a big difference for me.

A cool moment I’ve experienced in one of my races?  A few years ago, I ran the Pike’s Peak Marathon – 13.1 miles and 8,000 feet to the top of Pike’s Peak and then 13.1 miles right back down.  It’s a grueling race and considered by many to be the hardest marathon in the country because of all the climbing and descending it requires.  With about a mile to go I was running down Ruxton Avenue in Manitou Springs and my tank was empty, I was dragging.  Suddenly out of the crowd a super upbeat woman began running next to me.  She said, “you can do this, keep going, you’re almost there, we’ll finish this together!”  She really brought me back to life and I was able to finish strong.  The interesting part is that while I remember running with her for a while, she wasn’t there when I finished the race and I never actually saw her leave my side.  Years later, I’m still 90% sure she was real.  Ha.

A piece of advice I share regularly?  I believe strongly in incremental progress.  This means that your goal today is simply to be a little bit better in your endeavors than you were yesterday.  So, I encourage everyone to go a little bit harder, a little bit further, a little bit faster, a little bit longer, a little bit more something every day.  If you challenge yourself to do this, it becomes less daunting to get from 1 point to the next and before you know it, the progress really adds up.    

A quote I love?   “Perseverance I think is important for everyone.  Don’t give up, don’t give in. There’s always an answer to everything.” – Louis Zamperini

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Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – February 7

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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.

Something I’ve been eating recently?  My oldest son has gotten me on a kick of eating avocado toast for breakfast.  For those that are unfamiliar, this is toast with a smashed avocado on top.  I will usually toast 2 pieces of high-quality gluten-free bread and press some garlic into the warm bread.  Then I put a half avocado on each and smoosh them up.  I put sea salt on top and sometimes will add a splash of lemon and some arugula as well.  Avocados have very healthy fats in them, and I feel highly energized everytime I eat them.

A recent source of inspiration?  A chiropractor friend that is my age was recently hospitalized for a heart problem.  He’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met but hadn’t been taking the time to eat well or exercise in some time.  I spoke to him last week and he is sounding and acting like a different person.  He had just run for an hour straight at 11 minute per mile pace and was thrilled.  What inspired me was that he began telling me that he was committed to maintaining a truly high level of health going forward and that he was excited to see what he could accomplish going forward.  I love when people take something scary or negative and use it to propel themselves forward to a higher level.

A recent observation?  As a heath care provider, when I go to restaurants or the grocery store, I often will inadvertently hear people talking about their health.  Something I notice regularly is that when I hear people talking about being in pain or having a lot of health problems and then I look at what they’re eating, drinking or buying it’s very rarely good.  It’s usually a lot of highly inflammatory and processed foods, microwavable items, soda, chips and the like.  What I wish more people understood is that just like your car requires the right fuel to perform optimally, so does your body.

A natural remedy I use?  When our bodies encounter foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses, our temperature increases in order to burn them off and we get a fever.  Most people when they’re feeling sick try to actively stunt their fever which may feel slightly better in the short term but prevents the body from healing as quickly.  I very rarely get sick but if I do feel myself coming down with something and I have a fever, I try to enhance the fever.  I will literally sleep in multiple layers with a hooded sweatshirt on and then wrap myself in several blankets (this approach will not be popular with your spouse so find your own space).  I will wake up after this very sweaty but every single time I’ve done this, I’ve felt better.  Increasing the body’s temperature allows the body to fight off the virus or bacteria faster.

A quote I love?   “Luck is the last dying wish of those who want to believe that winning can happen by accident.  Sweat, on the other hand, is for those that know it’s a choice.”

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Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – January 31st

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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.

A piece of nutrition advice I like?  Most grocery stores are laid out so that the perishable (aka fresh) items are along the perimeter.  The fruits and vegetables lead into the proteins that lead into the dairy section, etc.  Your nutrition should include more of these fresh items and less of the packaged and processed items that you’d find on the shelves in the middle of the store (not all are bad obviously).  Natural foods are difficult to over-eat, will provide nutrients, boost energy and satisfy you so that you’re not hungry and looking for quick sources of energy like sugar.  Eat more of the foods you’d find on the perimeter and your nutrition will improve immediately.

A workout I’ve been enjoying?  Truthfully “enjoying” is more like “completing” but it’s still a good one.  In my 100-mile races there are always a fair number of large hills (or mountains) involved and thus climbing is part of the deal.  Covering so many miles, only the elite can physically run every hill.  For a guy like me, big hills mean powerwalking in most cases.  To prepare for this, I put a treadmill up to its maximum incline level which on a good machine is steep.  Then I set the speed to 4 miles per hour.  As simple as this sounds, walking a 15-minute mile at that incline is quite a challenge.  Depending on when I do it, I will go anywhere from 1 to 4 miles in this manner.  Physically this gets me ready for the large hills and mentally it gets me ready as well because in general I hate treadmills and find them boring.

A recent observation?  A good friend of mine just started his own podcast.  I’ve listened to podcasts for over a decade and my assumption was that they’d be very expensive and time consuming to start.  He and I had lunch and I expressed this to him.  As it turns out, he uses his phone, an app and a $17 microphone to create his podcast.  Other than being proud of him, this stood out to me because it occurred to me that many times in life, we avoid things that we feel will be too tough, complicated, time-consuming, etc. when in fact they are well within our grasp. 

A cool moment recently?  Last week I accidentally knocked my Kindle off a countertop and the screen broke badly which is a bummer because I read so much.  A few days later my 13-year-old son saw that it was broken, and I told him what happened.  He then disappeared upstairs for a while and when he came back down, he told me that he’d used some Amazon gift cards that he’d gotten for Christmas to order me a new one.  I was very touched that he would do that, and it meant a lot to me. 

A quote I love?   “Alone we go faster, together we go further.”

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Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – January 24th

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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.

What causes the “cracking” noise during an adjustment?  It doesn’t offend me, but I’ve never liked the term “cracking” when talking about an adjustment because nothing is cracking or breaking.  The sound occurs (with certain chiropractic techniques) when a joint is moved.  As this happens, a little bit of air and nitrogen are released from the joint and thus the sound is heard. Just like if you press into your knuckles it can cause that sound, the spine works the same way.

A recent observation?  I have a friend that coaches a flag football team of young kids.  His team is currently undefeated and this past weekend their opponents showed up to the game and willingly forfeited because they expected to lose badly.  All expect one of the parents on the forfeiting team supported this decision and I found this horrible to say the least.  In sports and in life, it is never fun to lose but losing is a great teacher.  Losing teaches us what needs to be improved and makes us re-evaluate what we’re doing to get there.  It also gives us an appreciation for success and winning and how challenging it can be to attain it.  I think the faulty message that was sent to that group of kids with that ridiculous forfeit was that unless you’re sure you can win, it’s not worth trying.  It also told them that no one thought they could handle it if they tried and failed.  Making things too soft for kids (and adults) only makes them soft and weak, take a loss and move on.

Something I’d recommend more people do?  I am a huge fan of doing some type of exercise in the morning.  This does not have to necessarily be your main workout or anything super lengthy or intense, just something to get moving.  I believe this gives you a tremendous edge as you begin your day.  You feel refreshed, more alert and like you are ahead of schedule already.  I now do a 10-20-minute moderate intensity workout without any equipment each morning for this reason and it gets me ready for the day.  Give it a try, you will be glad you did!

Is there something you recommend for improving posture?  There are 3 main recommendations I make regarding posture.   First, focus on keeping your breastbone up.  This simple step helps the rest of the body to naturally get into healthier positions.  Second, create what I call “postural checkpoints.”  For example, when you’re driving or at your desk you may find that you tend to slouch.  Going forward, when you hit a stoplight or as you complete a portion of a task at work, remind yourself to sit up straight.  If you begin doing this, soon it will become intuitive and will greatly improve your posture.  Finally, receive chiropractic checkups on a regular basis.  Much of our poor posture is a response to having misalignments in the spine and our bodies adapting bad positions to accommodate them.  Therefore, a regular tune-up here and there can prevent and/or fix this.

A quote I love?  “How you do anything is how you do everything.” 

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