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What Are Your Flip-Flops Doing to Your Feet…Ouch?

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Jun 2017

What Are Your Flip-Flops Doing to Your Feet…Ouch?

Flip-flops. Call them thongs, call them zories, these familiar casual sandals are the essence of summer. They’re easy to put on and slip off, and they’re just a whisper away from bare-footing it. They’re cheap and fun, coming in a million and one colors. Most amusing of all, they’re a wearable daily example of onomatopoeia–a word formed from a sound associated with what the word...

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It’s Scoliosis Awareness Month – Do You Know the Signs of Scoliosis?

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Jun 2017

It’s Scoliosis Awareness Month – Do You Know the Signs of Scoliosis?

Many of us remember that day in gym class every year when the school nurse screened us for scoliosis. Many Minnesota students get these checks today, and with good reason: scoliosis is the nation’s most common spinal deformity and affects approximately 3 percent of Americans. While scoliosis is fairly prevalent, many of us don’t know how to spot it in our growing kids. In the...

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Osteoporosis and How to Avoid It

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May 2017

Osteoporosis and How to Avoid It

Osteoporosis and How to Avoid It May is National Osteoporosis Month, so we’re spreading awareness among our community about this debilitating disorder. First the good news: it’s preventable when caught early enough, and it’s generally treatable. Like with any health issue, education is essential. There’s a wealth of information available, including the excellent website from the National Osteoporosis Foundation (https://www.nof.org/). We’ll share some of the...

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The Affects Stress Can Have on Your Health

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Apr 2017

The Affects Stress Can Have on Your Health

April is Stress Awareness Month. (It’s also file-your-tax-return month. Coincidence? We doubt it….) Excess stress is no fun. Increasingly, however, research is finding that stress is clinically unhealthy in a variety of concrete ways. At Life Wellness Center, we focus on the triad of health. The three pillars are mental, physical, and nutritional health. Keep all three strong and in balance, then you’re in good...

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It’s Arch Madness Month at Life Wellness Center

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Mar 2017

It’s Arch Madness Month at Life Wellness Center

It’s that time of year again: Arch Madness! Sure, much of the country may be obsessing with basketball right now, but at Life Wellness Center, we’re thinking about your arches and the important role they play in your foot’s structure. To help support your arches while they support you, we’re offering a special on Foot Levelers®. Foot Levelers® are top quality custom-made functional orthotics, clinically...

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11 Healthy Heart Habits

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Feb 2017

11 Healthy Heart Habits

February is heart month — and we’re not just talking valentines. Since it was designated in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, this month has been dedicated to cardiovascular health. There’s been a lot of research in the five decades since then, and we urge our patients to be heart-conscious in their health and lifestyle choices. Clinicians have studied both genders, and while the advice...

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Dr. Tom’s Inspiration…

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Jan 2017

Dr. Tom’s Inspiration…

Dr. Tom Schmidt, Life Wellness Center founder, was exposed to Chiropractic care as a teenager. It was senior year on the football field. A very good season meant the Rosemount High Irish had their eye on the state championships. Three weeks out, Tom went down on the field. X-rays at the ER revealed a severe ankle sprain. The prognosis? Out for four to six weeks!...

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12 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

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Dec 2016

12 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

Eat Well The holiday season is practically defined by edible temptations. Take the middle road–enjoy treats in moderation. You’ll feel deprived if you don’t indulge at all, so plan on some treats, and eat healthily when you’re not in social situations. Maintain Your Exercise Routine Even if your schedule is packed, reserve time for your workouts. You’ll need the endorphins and the stress release more...

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The Benefits of Giving Back

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Nov 2016

The Benefits of Giving Back

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali When we think about volunteering or charitable giving, it’s natural to focus on the benefit to recipients. Whether walking dogs at the Humane Society or kicking in money for hurricane relief, the benefit to the canines and the storm victims is obvious. What’s less obvious, but increasingly acknowledged,...

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Majority of Americans Suffer Back or Neck Pain

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Oct 2016

Majority of Americans Suffer Back or Neck Pain

Back and neck pain are among the main reasons patients consult a chiropractor. A Gallup poll taken during winter 2016 reveals just how prevalent neck and back pain are in the US. According to Gallup results, one in four adults has sought care for back or neck pain in the last year. Over the course of their lifetimes, 65% have sought care for the same....

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