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Hi I'm Dr. Carl Zaycosky, and this is my way of sharing the resources, insight, and experience I've gained in my years as a chiropractor. I hope they help you chart a course toward whole body health.
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Walking for Health Part 2

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Researchers at Harvard University conducted an investigation of 12,000 people, a huge sampling. They centered their inquiry on the 30-some genes that play a role in promoting obesity, specifically how these genes work in adding to overall body weight. Of the people studied, those who walked briskly for an hour a day had the effects of these obesity causing genes cut in half. A good rule of thumb, 100 steps a minute is brisk walking.


It’s been known that any type of activity has some positive effect in reducing breast cancer. The American Cancer Society did a study gauging the effects of walking on breast cancer risk. Their findings simply put, if you walk, walk more. Women who walk 7 or more hours a week have a 14% lower risk of breast cancer than the women who walked 3 or less hours a week. This findings prove to be true even in women who are overweight, which carries a high risk for developing breast cancer.

A small European study reported just a 15 minute walk can reduce your craving for chocolate and the amount of chocolate you may feel compelled to eat as a stress coping mechanism. This not only applies to chocolate by to a wide variety of sugary snacks.

Walking… easy to do, many benefits, no excuses.

Dr. Z.

 

Part 1: https://drzmainstchiro.com/dr-carl-zaycoskys-blog/entry/walking-for-health-part-1.html

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Walking for Health Part 1

           

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It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that exercise is the universal antidote for pretty much all that ails ya. I read recently that people who exercise see and hear better than people who don’t…go figure. Realistically, finding time in life to do it is a challenge for a lot of people. Working 8-9 hours a day with 60 minutes of commuting can make getting to the gym tough. Then there is also the expense associated with and gym membership and/or equipment expenses. As far as I’m concerned one of the most convenient as well as inexpensive means of exercising is walking… get home put on your walking shoes and head out the door. Over this blog series I want to mention a few obvious benefits of walking and some you may not have thought of.

               Walking has been proven to ease joint pain. Several studies have found that walking does reduce joint pain specifically related to arthritis. Walking distances of only 5-6 miles a week can prevent the formation of arthritis in the first place. The way walking helps the joints and this is especially true in the knee and hip is that the movement serves to lubricate the joint making the two joint surfaces glide easier over each other. Walking also strengthens the muscles around the joint. This creates better joint stability. The less play or wiggle room in any joint the less of a chance of forming bone arthritis.

               More next time.

                                             Dr. Z.

 

Part 2:  https://drzmainstchiro.com/dr-carl-zaycoskys-blog/entry/walking-for-health-part-2.html

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Diet Myths Part 3

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The third myth regarding weight loss is if you lose weight quickly it won’t stay off as long when compared to losing weight slowly. The evidence doesn’t show either approach better than the other. Though, let me say this. If your method of losing weight is simply to dehydrate yourself this should be avoided. I have had patients over the years that admit to sweating off the pounds to make weight for an athletic event or to fit into a gown for a big evening out. Eating disorders fall into this category, again to be avoided.
The final myth is one episode of sex is equivalent to walking a mile when it comes to calorie expenditure. Nope, if you thought having sex was good for your exercise of the day that’s not the case. The article pointed out that the average sexual encounter lasts about 6 minutes. During this time a man in his 30’s burns about 20 calories. This is only 14 calories more than sitting and watching TV.
A small study of 300 people was conducted at the University of Michigan’s family medicine clinic. The average age of the group was 37. The people were asked whether the previously mentioned myths were true or not, 85% thought Myth 1 was true, 94% Myth 2, 85% Myth 3, and 61% Myth 4. Weight loss is hard no doubt about it. But having the correct facts can make it easier.

Your Neighborhood Chiropractor,

Dr. Z

 

Part One: http://drzmainstchiro.com/dr-carl-zaycoskys-blog/entry/diet-myths-1.html

Part Two:  http://www.drzmainstchiro.com/dr-carl-zaycoskys-blog/entry/diet-myths-part-two.html

 

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Diet Myths Part 2

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My revelation about diet myths were sparked by an article in the New England Journal of Medicene published in 2013. 

http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMsa1208051

The first myth is if a person makes a small change in diet or exercise this will create significant long term weight lose. Sorry, not the case. The physiology of your body is set to maintain a weight level. It’s going to take more than an extra 100 foot walk to the mail box or three less bites of food to establish measurable weight loss. With this said, a 1000 mile journey starts with the first step. So by all means take it. Just realize you’ll have to take a bunch more steps to achieve a worthwhile goal.


The second myth is setting initial big goals will lead to failure. What the study concludes is setting lofting goals does not lead to frustration and subsequent surrendering your weight loss goals. If anything a big goal may actually lead to better weight loss outcomes. Let me add this. The goals whether they be diet strategy or an exercise routine have to be safe and within in your current health situation. This is why I’m a believer in proven weight loss programs. I’m a big believer in Weight Watchers and the literature backs up this approach. I’m a firm believer in using a personal trainer to direct your exercise program. Using a personal trainer doesn’t always mean she needs to be at every exercise session. But at the very least getting started and providing periodic modification to a program is best attained by someone who is trained in this calling the shots.

Dr. Z.


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Part One: http://www.drzmainstchiro.com/dr-carl-zaycoskys-blog/entry/diet-myths-1.html

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Diet Myths Part 1

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With spring time right around the corner there is a noticeable emphasis within media circles, whatever your platform may be regarding weight loss. I get questioned on weight loss issues consistently. If they don’t I bring it up to a patient where excessive weight, a high BMI, is contributing to their joint pain. Over the years I hear/read things about weight loss I assume to be true if for no other reason I’ve heard them repeatedly.
A recent trend in healthcare is for providers to use “best practice methods” to treat their patients. One would assume this has been the case for eons. Not so. Best practice methods are those substantiated by science as being clinically and well as cost effective. A doctor may think what they are doing is best approach based on their past experience, and I’ve been guilty of this, but the scientific literature says there is a better, cheaper way. Such is the case with 4 weight loss myths I thought were fact when in reality that’s not the case.
Over the next two blogs I’m going to talk about these common misconceptions and in 3 of the 4 cases provide the link to the scientific article that substantiates the claim that calls into question the dieting myth. Warning, do not read scientific articles while driving or operating heavy machinery since they have been known to cause drowsiness.

Your local chiropractor,

Dr. Z

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 Part Two:  http://www.drzmainstchiro.com/dr-carl-zaycoskys-blog/entry/diet-myths-part-two.html

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