Monday, September 24, 2018

Wise Chiropractic Supports Youth Sports

Wise Chiropractic is committed to supporting local youth sports programs and activities in Mount Dora and the surrounding communities. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Is your Phone Causing the Pain in your Neck?

We can all agree that technology continues to change the way we live. Since 2010 smartphone use has risen from 23 to 84 percent [1]. Surveys show that American check their phone appropriately 86 times a day [2]. That is a lot of screen time! This excessive phone use causes strain the cervical spine.

Majority of our lives are spent in an anterior position causing us to become hunched. More and more people are suffering from “Text Neck.” Text neck is when there is inflammation and tension in the cervical spine due to looking down for prolong periods.

We have grown accustomed to our devices so there is no way to shut down all technology. There are some habits we can change to improve our spinal health:

  • Change the way your looking at your device - raise your monitor in the office. bring the phone/tablet up to eye level. Be sure your head is not being pulled forward.
  • Take regular breaks - You deserve them! While resting your eyes, stretch. 
  • Turn it OFF - No, not all the time. Start a “no phone during dinner” policy. You’ll enjoy dinner even more without the distraction. 
  • Be AWARE - avoid prolong periods of forward head posture. 

If you are suffering from Text Neck Chiropractic can help! Depending on your circumstances we will recommended exercises and stretches in addition to Chiropractic adjustments that can improve your range of motion and your ability to function. Don’t wait any longer! Let Wise Chiropractic help you. Give us a call today (352) 729 - 5105


Monday, June 11, 2018

Peanut Butter and Jelly Time

I subscribe to a great newsletter called Mount Dora Buzz. It is full of great information about what is happening in the community. The latest issue had a story about a Peanut Butter and Jelly contest.  Mount Dora Buzz is the official sponsor of this event and you can read more about it here. This peaked my interest because I love peanut butter and jelly! I could out eat anyone when it comes to peanut butter and jelly. Game on!

As I read further into the article, I quickly realized that there would be no sandwich eating contest Secretly, I am happy that I won't need to loosen up the waistband in my pants. Instead, it is a donation based challenge similar to a food drive.

Lake County has an annual PB&J. Challenge. It is a way for businesses and residents to help feed children during the summer break. The children are underprivileged and may not be eating regular meals when school is not in session.  Donations of unopened jars of peanut butter and jelly are purchased and donated to Lake Cares Food Pantry. They in turn will distribute the donations throughout Lake County so that the children can be fed.

What an excellent opportunity for our community to come together and assist in a great cause. Wise Chiropractic will definitely be participating in this PB&J drive!! We encourage our patients, friends and family to drop off unopened jars of peanut butter and jelly to the office. Donations will be accepted until August 1.

Look for updates and reminders on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

We will be challenging some of our fellow doctors to step up to the challenge. Hmmm.....who will it be?? Stay tuned for that announcement!  In the meantime, pick up an extra jar of peanut butter and/or jelly on your next shopping trip to drop off at the office.

P.S. here is a little song to sing while you shop LOL!

~ Leslie

Friday, June 1, 2018

Quick and Tasty Chick Pea Salad

Who wants to cook when it is hot outside? Not me! I would rather throw together lite salads and sandwiches. I found a few recipes on Facebook, tested them out and want to share one of my favorites with you,
Chickpea Salad Wrap.

For this recipe you will need a strainer, cutting board, potato masher, measuring spoons and knives.
The ingredient s are as follows:

1 15 ounce chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced bell pepper (any color)
1/2 carrot finely diced
1 celery stalk finely diced
3-4 tablespoonfuls of mayonnaise (your favorite brand)
salt and pepper to taste
lettuce and tomato for garnish
1 package of wraps (your favorite brand)

1. In a medium mixing bowl, mash 1/4 of the chickpeas to a chunky texture.
2. Add the remaining chickpeas, chopped onion, peppers, carrot, mayonnaise and seasonings. Stir until well combined.
3. To assemble wrap. spread chickpea salad onto wrap. Garnish with lettuce and tomato. Roll and enjoy!
4. If wraps aren't your thing, the salad is great as is, on a bed of lettuce and tomato or toss in some cooled pasta.

Leftover salad can be stored in refrigerator for 5 days. Personally, I never have any in my refrigerator that long. I like to take it for lunch as well!

Enjoy and remember to "Eat Wise".

~ Leslie