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To stay informed on the latest health news and advances in chiropractic care that may affect you, please check this page regularly.

5 Steps to “Think Well”

Think Positively
12/15/2016

It's easy to say "think positively" or "don't be so down on yourself." But, when the rubber hits the road, it's often hard to apply. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America report that 40 million American adults are affected by an anxiety disorder, while nearly 16 million American adults have had at least one depressive episode in their lifetime. Such disorders take a toll on how we think. But, even if a formal disorder isn't present, to "Think Well" can be difficult.

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The Most WonderFULL Time of the Year

10/29/2014

We are about to enter into the most wonderFULL time of year. It begins on Friday with Halloween candy everywhere. Then the unavoidable Thanksgiving stuffing (literally), followed by our sweetly over-served holiday parties, with treats and cookies and cakes sprinkled in the mix. And by New Years Day our body's are overfed and overwhelmed, and we find ourselves resolving to get healthy, lose weight, and exercise. Just like last year. Sound familiar?

Tags: detox, eat clean, holiday, lose weight, weight gain

Spinal Stability Exercises

10/23/2014

In our most recent posts, we shared the basic exercises for strengthening your core and improving the health of your spine. But, if you are like our friends at Crossfit269, you may want to go deeper and get more detailed exercise progressions.

If it sounds like we are reading your mind, then this post is for you!

Tags: core, crossfit, fitness, front plank, kalamazoo chiropractor, side plank, spinal health, spinal stability, spine, strength

Plank Pose

Plank Pose
10/6/2014

We love this exercise because it is so effective at building core strength while keeping your spine in a safe position.

It's safe to say that Dr. Steve and I are obsessed with your spine (it sounds a little odd, but it's true). Your spine is a phenomenal example of physics, biology and innate intelligence combined. It is the structure that houses and protects your nervous system which just so happens to be the master control system of the entire body. Plus, your spine is designed in a genius way to be both flexible and strong; and when functioning properly your spine literally sends positive feedback to the brain which blocks pain signals from other areas of the body and down-regulates (decreases) the release of cortisol and other stress hormones.  Your spine is awesome, so treat it right - and do your planks

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Exercise for a strong and stable core

Bird Dog
9/29/2014

Week 2: Bird-Dog Exercise

Building a strong and stable core is crucial for a healthy spine. Last week's blog covered Cat-Cow exercise, the best way to begin moving the spine in a gentle and effective way. This week, add on this simple exercise to start strengthening your spine and core. The Bird-Dog is a foundational exercise for all ages and fitness levels.

Tags: bird dog, fitness, health, Kalamazoo Chiropractors, strength, wellness lifestyle

Exercise for a strong and flexible lower back!

9/17/2014

The most important thing you can do to prevent low back pain is to have a strong core and flexible spine. And, if you have back pain the best thing you can do is strengthen your core and gently move your spine. This exercise is the best place to start whether you currently have back pain or none at all.

Tags: cat cow, fitness, flexible spine, health, Kalamazoo Chiropractors, low back pain, spinal health

Talking Anatomy and Functional Exercise with Genesis Fitness and Wellness

9/16/2014

Hello! And welcome to Antoniotti Chiropractic Health News! This is where we will keep you updated on all things Health and Wellness related. Our goal is to continue to share our passion for chiropractic, health, fitness and nutrition through this page. We hope you stop by often, contribute to the conversation, and ask lots of questions! 

So let's start with Fitness.

Tags: fitness, genesis fitness and wellness, health, Kalamazoo Chiropractors, Kalamazoo fitness, strength