1Nov, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Be Doing Planks

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What is a Plank? A plank is an awesome core strengthening exercise but also engages big muscle groups simultaneously. Making it a go-to as one of my favorite exercises. Benefits of Planks Tighten your tummy Planking helps build your deep inner core muscle. As your abdominal muscles become stronger your mid section will tighten. Improve your posture and balance To do a plank correctly you must engage your abs to stay upright. If you do planks regularly, you’ll find you’re able to sit or stand up straighter with ease. Doing variations […]
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11Aug, 2017

Happy Feet: Helpful Facts to Keep You Dancing

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As a dancer you spend all day on (or jumping off) your feet.  In class you hear all sorts of things about how to place your weight, how to point your feet, and how to jump higher.  Let’s talk about some interesting feet facts to help improve the way you move. Rolling in, or pronation, can injure your knees and hips Try a demi plie and take a look at your feet.  If you notice that your pinky toe is coming off the ground then you are likely pronating your […]
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4Nov, 2016

Health Tips For the Holidays

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As we all know, the Holiday season is upon us again. Along with the wondrous celebration and family time, this season also brings some stress, fatigue, colds, and lets face it; pounds! Here at Clayton Chiropractic Center, we strive to help keep our patients happy and healthy. We have compiled some tips to help keep you and yours healthy and happy so you can enjoy those precious moments with your loved ones.   Plan Ahead: This sounds simple enough, but having a schedule and a “To-Do” list can save you […]
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14Sep, 2016

How To Avoid “Text Neck”

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What is “Text Neck”? Have you been hearing the about the newest diagnosis plaguing many American’s? Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless device too often or for too long. Why is “Text Neck” Bad For You? The average human head weighs around 10 pounds; now imagine a 10-pound bowling ball on a stick. The stick is able to hold the weight of the bowling ball when the stick is upright, once […]
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14Sep, 2016

“I want to go to the chiropractor for this pain I’m having, but I’m afraid the chiropractor will make me come back forever!”

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Individualization: While different chiropractors have different philosophies we here at Clayton Chiropractic Center believe strongly in individualizing a plan for each person and his or her specific needs. Before we develop a treatment plan: We will do a consultation to see if chiropractic care is right for you We perform an exam Listen to what your goals are Listen to what their problems are and, based on that, we find the right treatment plan for you Getting you out of pain: Our initial goal is to get you out of […]
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12Sep, 2016

Exercises to Strengthen Hip Muscles for Runners

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Preventing Injury and Enhancing Performance: Exercise to Strengthen the Hip   First things first, let’s all agree that running is BRUTAL! Did you know that during a 1-mile run, your foot impacts the ground 400-600 times PER FOOT! Also, with each strike, you are transmitting forces between 1.5-3.5 of your body weight through your foot, leg and hip; that all adds up to about 100 TONS PER FOOT of forces, and that’s just in one mile!   Injuries of the lower extremities are common to runners, whether it be hip, […]
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13Jul, 2016

Tips for Staying Pain Free While Traveling!

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Summer means travel. And, most likely, that mean spending uncomfortable hours in a car or on a plane, which can trigger back, joint and muscle pain. Fortunately, there are things you can do to avoid the aches and pains of travel this summer. 1. You may want to visit a chiropractor before your trip. Getting an adjustment before your trip could save you from aches and pains while on vacation. 2. Warm up and stretch before you get into the car or board the airplane. It sounds silly but stretching can […]
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6Jul, 2016

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders

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These are quick and easy family friendly recipes we got from our Mom’s Night Out! Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders Ingredients ▪1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into1/2-inch thick strips ▪1 cup egg whites ▪2 cups flour, seasoned with salt & pepper ▪3 tbsp honey ▪3 tbsp mustard ▪3 cups crushed pretzels ▪spray olive oil for baking Instructions For chicken strips… 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat baking sheet with olive oil spray. 2. Combine egg whites, honey and mustard 3. Dredge chicken strips in seasoned flour, then into […]
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6Jul, 2016

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

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These are quick and easy family friendly recipes we got from our Mom’s Night Out! Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili  1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) olive oil 3 sweet potatoes, about 3 1/2 lb. (1.75 kg) total, cut into 1/2-inch (12-mm) dice 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 Tbs. chili powder 1 tsp. cumin 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper 2 cups dried black beans, rinsed, soaked overnight in water to cover and drained 1 can (28 oz./875 g) diced tomatoes […]
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15Jun, 2016

Chicken Parmesan, Noodle & Company Style

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These are quick and easy family friendly recipes we got from our Mom’s Night Out! Chicken Parmesan, Noodle & Co. Style Serves 4 Prep Time: 1 hour For Chicken: 8 boneless, skinless chicken breast pieces (usually 2 large breasts cut in 4s) 2 tbl vegetable oil ½ cup fine bread crumbs ½ cup grated parmesan cheese ¼ tsp. garlic salt 1 tsp. italian seasoning For Noodles: 4 handfuls of egg noodles ¼ tsp ground pepper 1 tbl butter, softened 1 tsp minced fresh parsley (or ¼ tsp dried) 1 tsp […]
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