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Archive for January, 2013

Fun Health Facts

One out of every 20 people have an extra rib. 25% of our bones are located in our feet. A fetus develops fingerprints at 18 weeks. By age 60, most people have lost 50% of their taste buds. During the average human life, the heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times. Each nostril registers smell a certain way (the right one is more pleasant). Human teeth are almost as strong as rock. Fingernails grow 4 times faster than toenails. We are born with 350 bones but die with only 206. After age 30, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.

Chiropractic Tip of the Month: Lift Light, Shovel Right

When you consider that a shovelful of snow weighs 5 to 7 pounds, you realize how much weight you have to lift to clear your sidewalk or driveway- on average, several hundred pounds! These tips will help keep your back in top shape. 1. Don’t let the snow pile up: Frequent shoveling will allow you to move smaller amounts of snow at once. 2. Pick the right shovel: Use a light weight pusher type shovel. 3. Push, do not throw: Always push the snow to the side, don’t throw it. That way you avoid heavy lifting shovelfuls of snow, and sudden twisting or turning movements. 4. Bend your knees: If you find you have to lift a shovelful of snow,…

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