Friday, May 10, 2013

How to Stay Relaxed When Life Throws Curve Balls

Health and Fitness Blog
I am sure most of you remember when you were a child and you had difficult issue to face. Some of us reached for our trusty magic 8 ball, while others ended up praying to God to help get us through. No matter what your preference was, you always found an interesting and effective way of dealing with stress so you could continue with your day. Unfortunately, not all of these alternatives work for us anymore, especially not when we have children of our own to care for and protect. So how can you manage your stress levels and quickly resolve tense situations?

Solid communication with your family and friends is a good place to start. Just having someone to talk to and vent with can do wonders for reducing stress. It normally also includes a drink or two, a couple of laughs and a bit of gossip. This proves to be very relaxing when compared to all of the regular drama that is tucked away neatly in our closets.

Exercising can also help you remain relaxed. It gives your body a mindless activity to focus on, that usually helps you focus on the task you are doing. Often times you can find some sort of an epiphany during exercising, to a vast number of stressful situations. You also have one of the most widely accepted methods of relaxation, a well deserved bubble bath. The therapeutic effect of a hot bubble bath can help stress just melt away. Add in a little music and you can completely recharge your batteries and prepare for the next crisis.

Health BlogFeatured Quote:

“A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.”

~Doug Larson

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Relaxation and Exercise Need to Be a High Priority in Life

Women's Corner:

Why Women Need to Prioritize Exercise

Women's Health Blog
Today it is increasingly difficult for most women to find enough time in the day to do it all. They have to juggle their career, family, household cleaning, shopping, spouses, and somehow find the time to include exercising into this routine. It is easy to see why so many women find it difficult to give exercising properly the proper priority. Over an extended period of time, the value that is placed on exercising regularly is lowered until it reaches the point that it is removed from the routine all together.

In an attempt to re-prioritize the need and desire most women have to exercise, it may be beneficial to evaluate your daily routine. Some women have shifted the balance of responsibility in their household to allow them the extra time they need. They place children in charge of some of the daily chores that are within their means to do. This not only allows women a much needed break in the day as well as providing them with a little more free time, it also teaches the children responsibility.

This is important because regular exercise can increase your overall energy level. With this increased energy level, the mountain of tasks that need to be done throughout the day seem much smaller and easier to accomplish. This allows for less stress not only from working out, but also from getting out from under that never-ending mountain of daunting tasks. This ends up creating more time to spend with your family and relaxing with each other. It is amazing how many areas of your life can be improved by finding twenty minutes a day to do a little bit of exercising.

Courtesy of Janet Hudson
Featured Recipe

Cinnamon Crispas


10 (9 inch) flour tortillas
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon ( or more to taste)
oil ( for frying)

  1. Combine cinnamon and sugar; set aside.
  2. Pour oil 2" deep in medium skillet; heat to 375.
  3. Cut each tortilla into 8 strips, each approx 1" wide.
  4. Fry 3-5 strips at a time until golden brown and crisp, turning once.
  5. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon mix while still warm.
  7. Serve immediately.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Local Business Shout Out: Better Health Pain & Wellness Centers - Anchorage Chiropractor

Looking for an Anchorage Alaska Chiropractor? Well, we found one for you...

Anchorege Chiropractor
There are many reasons to go to a chiropractor, and it is better to go when necessary than to put it off. It is not always evident that someone has gotten whiplash since the symptoms do not show up immediately. Pain in the back, neck and head may indicate a need for alignment, and there is no reason to suffer when there is help from chiropractic clinics like Better Health Pain & Wellness Centers in Anchorage, AK.

Muscular-skeletal concerns make daily living a real problem if something is out of line. These Anchorage Alaska chiropractor clinics examine each patient thoroughly to diagnose the problem and provide the best treatment. And with an Anchorage chiropractic clinic at two convenient locations in the north and south areas of town, relief from everyday aches and chronic pains is only a short distance away.

A chiropractor in Anchorage sees many kinds of misalignment's because there are so many people who work such a huge variety of jobs. There are many ways to twist and turn without doing damage, but damage does happen, and usually when it is least expected.

As we age, action and movement that never caused problems before suddenly wreak havoc on our bodies. When the damage is severe, it has to be addressed. This Anchorage chiropractic clinic also offers massage and physical therapy services, when indicated, for specific injuries or illness.

Better Health Pain & Wellness Centers treat all sorts of conditions that affect your quality of life

Many physicians refer patients to physical therapy when nothing else will solve their pain problems. Muscles become knotted up when there is trauma to the body. Injury and surgery often affect muscular alignment, but there is help for the pain. This Anchorage chiropractic clinic sees many patients with these issues, and they have solutions to these problems.

Anchorage Chiropractors
It is helpful to see an Anchorage Alaska chiropractor for sciatica and disc problems as well. Muscle alignment can greatly relieve the pain of these types of damage so that the body can relax and heal. A great deal of energy goes into pain blockage and healing when something is damaged inside the body, and that leaves very little energy for anything else.

Working and daily routines break down when the pain is too great, and that sets off a train of problems behind them. Get help from a chiropractor in Anchorage like Better Health Pain & Wellness Centers immediately so that real healing can begin and life can resume more quickly. The longer the pain goes on, the longer it takes to heal. More damage occurs while nothing gets done to repair it.

With two office locations, this Anchorage Alaska chiropractor can schedule patients for treatment when they need it. Chiropractic treatment has solved many problems and relieved pain within minutes, so why wait? Suffering needlessly takes a big toll on anyone, and everything gets worse as time goes on, including the bills.

See a chiropractor in Anchorage as soon as possible if you have pain from sciatica, injury or surgery. neck, back and headache pain from disc problems can be resolved or it can become worse. Don't ignore your body's signals; get help now. Our chiropractic offices also have massage therapy and physical therapy services to cover all types of muscular-skeletal issues. This Anchorage chiropractic clinic will help relieve your pain. Call us at (907) 346-5255