Livonia Chiropractor | Livonia chiropractic care | MI | Wellness Tips

TLC Holistic Wellness

 31582 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia, MI 48150  
 Just W of Merriman off I-96 
 (734) 664-0339 


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Dr. Carol Ann Fischer, BS, DC, ND, Retired 

Dr. Sherry Yale, D.C.

Holistic Chiropractic Wellness

Consultant, Clinical Nutritionist for Over 27 Years

Applied Kinesiology, Nutrition Respnse Testing®Whole Food Nutrition, 

 Weight Loss, Herbs, Diet & Lifestyle Help, Gentle Chiropractic 

 

Wellness Tips

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Wellness_Tips.jpg These simple movements or daily routines can end up hurting you if you're not careful. Make sure to do these simple activities the right way as outlined below:

Standing
Posture. Posture. Posture. Make sure that you keep your chin up and don't slouch. If you know that you are going to be standing for a long period of time, make sure that you wear comfortable shoes.

Working at a Desk
Make sure that you are getting up every 20 minutes to stretch. The type of chair you have is extremely important. It should fit you correctly so that your back touches the chair and your feet are on the floor with knees at a 90 degree angle. Try to avoid looking down at your computer screen. It should be at eye level.

Sitting
Make sure you have a chair that is supportive. When you are forced to sit for a long period of time, for instance at a desk job, make sure to get up and stretch every 20 minutes. Sit with your back against the chair, feet firmly on the floor. Do not cross your legs at the knee.

Lifting
Lifting objects is one of the most common ways to injure yourself. Even if it is a light object, twisting or pulling in the wrong direction when you're not stretched out can have a damaging effect on muscles and the spine. You always want to bend at the knees and avoid lifting anything you know is too heavy. To prevent spinal injury avoid lifting and twisting at the same time.

Overall Physical Activity

If you know that you are going to be working or playing for a while, make sure that you are adequately stretched out and warmed up. Even if it's something light like gardening or just pushing your child on a bike, it's easy to pull something if you're not warmed up.

Talking On The Telephone

If you're forced to use the telephone for a long period of time, a speaker or a headset is a must. By all means try to avoid cradling the phone between your neck and your shoulder as this could cause you to damage the muscles or vertebrae in that area.

Resting or Sleeping

Straining your neck or back while you're sleeping is a very common occurrence. We often fall asleep in strange positions where we are not supported properly or our necks are at an odd angle. Make sure that if you are going to nap or watch tv in bed, that you are in a supportive position.


Sleeping on your side or back is the preferred way to sleep, as it decreases the stress on the neck and low back. Stomach sleeping twists the spinal joints of the neck and low back, causing them to become inflammed and painful.

Sleep using a neck pillow that supports the neck and spine to help prevent future spinal issues. Neck pillows are available in many different sizes. There is no one size that fits everyone. Make sure the neck pillow that you use has been fitted and sized specifically for you.

At TLC Holistic Wellness we offer free neck pillow testing to make sure that the pillow you sleep with is supporting your spine, and not hurting you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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