Monday, November 10, 2008

The Health Benefits of Performing Good Deeds

Many of us often try to do random acts of kindness or to regularly serve others. But did you know that doing good deeds also produces positive health benefits as well?

Whether out of a sense of brotherly love, a respect for a higher power, or a code of living the next result is positive emotional changes in ourselves and others. The benefits of performing good deeds often results in the establishment of friendship, love and positive bonds. Allan Luks in The Healing Power of Doing Good documents several studies where these emotions have been shown to strengthen the immune system which helps to stave off disease.

So diet, exercise, clean living, and even doing good deeds can all help you live healthier!

To Your Good Health,
Dr Jonathan Woodward
Woodward Chiropractic & Massage
5353 Alpha Rd Ste 110A, Dallas, TX 75240
972-490-9888

Friday, November 7, 2008

Exercise to Decrease Your Pain!

When making your plans for what you're going to do make sure you include time for some fun physical activity.

Why? Research by Stanford university suggest vigorous exercise may help prevent joint and muscle pain. They found people over 50 who exercised regularly had pain-rating scores 25% lower than their sedentary peer. The Bonus?--They had a lower incidence of arthritis too! (Source: Arthritis Research and Therapy, 2005)

So move it or loose it and have a fun, energetic weekend!

Dr Jonathan Woodward
Woodward Chiropractic & Massage
5353 Alpha Rd Ste 110A, Dallas, TX 75240
972-490-9888

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fruits and Veggies Can Save you Money!

Did you know fruits and veggies can save you money?! In a 25-year study of 1,070 men, ages 40-55 years old and free of heart disease, researchers measured healthcare costs. When divided into groups based on fruit and vegitable intake those that consumed less than 14 cups per MONTH spent $14,700 per year in medical costs. Those that consumed 12-42 cups per month spent almost 15% less ($12,600 annually). But those that ate 42 cups (3 or more 1/2 cup servings per day) had the most significat savings! These men saved about 23% on their annual medical costs ($11,400). (Source: American Heart Association)

Eat fresh, eat variety, and eat often!

Dr Jonathan Woodward
Woodward Chiropractic & Massage
5353 Alpha Rd Ste 110A, Dallas, TX 75240
972-490-9888