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Stand for Better Posture

Stand for Better Posture

One of the easiest ways to improve your overall health is to stand for better posture.  The human body is designed to move, and keep moving. We as a society have come a long way from this. We are now spending an average of 13 hours a day sitting on our butts! As a result of all of this sitting we are becoming weaker, more overweight, and suffering from back pain at all time high levels. 86% of all Americans will suffer from low back pain to the extent that they will have to miss work. Back pain is now the second most common reason people visit their Medical Doctor after the common cold.

Many people, corporations, companies and myself are switching to standing desks. Studies show standing helps employees to be more productive, have more energy and have less missed days of work. From a physiological standpoint, standing lowers blood pressure, improves posture, and keeps your spinal muscles strong. Standing while you work is a win-win for everyone involved.

Since switching to my standing desk, I have actually not lowered once to sit down. It has the option to be lowered, but I find no desire to sit down anymore. It does take some getting used to, and you may feel soreness in your feet, knees, hips and lower back when you first start because all of those muscles are not used to having to work so much. Stay the course though, because after a week or so everything starts to feel much better.

Do you stand for better posture? Have you switched to a standing desk? I’d love to here about what you notice is the difference?

 

Yours in Health,

Dr. Steven Bourdage DC

Chicago Chiropractor Talks Glutes

Chicago Chiropractor Talks Glutes

Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite topic…Glutes! That’s right, those muscles on your backside that are supposed to be strong, active and well developed. Continue reading

Happy Holidays From Bourdage Chiropractic

Happy Holidays From Bourdage Chiropractic

Happy Holidays

 

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Wishing you happiness, health and ridiculous success in 2017!

Let’s work together to make sure you have the best 2017 possible. Whatever your health goals may be, feel free to discuss them with Dr. Bourdage and let’s formulate a plan to make sure you reach them!

A good goal should be specific, have a timeline, and a reward at the end of it. For example, just saying I want to lose weight in 2017 is not very motivating. But, if you were to say I want to lose 20lbs by April 1st and if I do I will reward myself with a trip to Mexico… now THAT is a goal!

I know the holidays can be a time when many people put their health on the back burner; don;t let that happen. Go into the New Year with momentum and watch 2017 be your best year yet.

Dr. Steven Bourdage DC

Chicago Chiro Talks Posture

Chicago Chiro Talks Posture

In this quick video Dr. Bourdage, your local Chicago Chiro Talks Posture.

Posture is so much more than how we look. It’s how the world sees us, how our body functions, and most importantly the signals you are giving to your nervous system. Are you training your nervous system to be in a defensive state or in a growth state. Watch the video above to learn more about how posture affects your nervous system.

If you would like help with improving your posture and overall health give us a call at 773-545-9379. Dr. Bourdage loves helping people improve posture. We are located in the Sauganash neighborhood of Chicago on the Northwest side.

Pain is your body's warning system

When Pain is More Than Pain

When Pain is More Than Pain

I had a patient come in recently with what he called, “a stiff neck with some pain” that he woke up with after sleeping in a funny position the night before. As a chiropractor, new patients come in with stories like this every single day. Continue reading

Selfie With The Doc

Selfie With The Doc

Selfie With The Doc

Our Selfie With The Doc competition is in full swing! Take a selfie with the doc while you are in the office and then post it on Facebook. Tag Bourdage Chiropractic and whoever receives the most likes will win a $100 gift card to Lettuce Entertain You RestaurantsContinue reading

Chicago Chiropractor Plank Challenge

Chicago Chiropractor Plank Challenge

We are now at Day 20, which means if you have been keeping up with our challenge you are holding a 2.5 minute plank! Research shows that a 2 minute plank will decrease your chances of suffering from lower back pain exponentially. A stronger core not only helps you to avoid pain, it gives your spine more support and helps to support the adjustments you receive here at our office.

Keep up the good work, we are nearing the end of this month long challenge and at the end we will be raffling off a fitbit to one lucky practice member who finished the challenge. In reality though, everyone is a winner!

 

Yours in Health,

Dr. Steven Bourdage DC

Embrace the Shake

Embrace the Shake

June 6, 2016

Here is an updated video tip for those of you partaking in our plank challenge! If you are having any struggles or questions with the challenge please feel free to ask.

Remember, planks are a great way to strengthen your core. A stronger core will help you to maintain good spinal health. The reason our spine subluxates, or goes out of alignment is because the muscles are not giving enough support to adapt to the everyday stresses we face. All these planks are designed to help you and support your adjustments better!

 

Yours in Health,

Dr. Steven Bourdage DC

Plank Challenge

Plank Challenge

June 1, 2016

Today is Day 1 of our month long plank challenge. Here is a video with a tip for getting hte most out of your plank.

This month long challenge is a great way to get your core muscles stronger. For all of those that finish the challenge you will be entered into a raffle to win a  fitbit!

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Yours in Health,

Dr. Steven Bourdage DC