Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Is Golf Healthy?

Are Golfers healthy? In the old days, golf was a very good form of exercise. The average golfer walked the entire 18 hole course which is very good exercise. Today, due to time constraints on the course, golfers are forced to use an electric cart. Interestingly enough, Golfers Digest published a survey, where they found that two-thirds of golfers were overweight. In addition, it was found that three out of ten golfers were not able to finish a round of golf due to pain, injury or illness. Nineteen percent never exercise in the gym, more than half are on a prescription drug and seventy-five percent drink alcoholic beverages. That being said, Golf does have its healthy benefits. Participating in an outdoor sport, away from the hassles of work and other stresses, produces a "mental calm." Unless, you get aggravated by your score, which might than cause a heart attack! As famous golf philosopher, Ty Webb once said, "Be the Ball Danny, Be the Ball."

Thought for the Week: "It is better to light one candle, than it is to curse the darkness."------BJ Palmer, DC A quote from his discussion concerning the education of people on chiropractic care. It is better if one person gets the idea as oppossed to complaining that none understand.

Chiropractic Thought for the Week: "Chiropractic as a natural, alternative to dangerous drugs and surgery, has the opportunity to move to the forefront as tomorrows premier health care provider." ----Sid E. Williams, DC

Tomatoe, Toomato

Which vegetable is one of the most consumed vegetables in the United States? Tomatoes. Tomatoes contain a phytochemical called lycopene. Lycopene has properties that are extremely anti-cancer. Tomatoes have also been shown to help protect against skin damage from the sun. They also help digestion and are very high in many vitamins and minerals including C, K, E and B. Tomatoes should not be kept refridgerated. The lower temperature keeps them from ripening. If you want to ripen tomatoes, place them in a brown paper bag with a banana. The banana gives off a gas that speeds up the ripening process. Once a tomatoe ripens it can be stored in the fridge for a day or two. Tomatoes offer tremendous health benefits whether consumed as a sauce, juice or whole. New Jersey Tomato sandwiches on toast with salt and pepper and a dash of mayonaise prove that God loves us.

Thought for the Week: "Health does not come in a bottle. Health comes from the inside out, not the outside in." ----T. Rondberg, DC (referring to drugs and medications)

Chiropractic Tip of the Week: "Every Man, Women and Child, regardless of what disease he or she has or doesn't have, needs a good nerve supply, without it you haven't a hope in the world of staying healthy." ------Reggie Gold, DC.

Chiropractic care removes nerve interference!