Last Sunday our team participated in the first annual Kids Camp USA 5K Run Walk at Thunderbird Paseo Park. The event raised money for underprivileged children to attend summer camp. This was "our" first event of this kind in which we got involved! Dr. Phil and Jackie walked the 3 miles (ok, partly ran it) and we're proud to say two of our patients ran the 3 miles. Congratulations to Heather W. and Brandi N. for a fantastic achievement and for helping to raise money for the cause! It was certainly refreshing to see the 100+ walkers/runners out that early (6:30am!) on a Sunday morning getting a workout and contributing to a BIG cause!
Gabi was busy doing chair massages on the well deserved participants. I had the opportunity to meet several runners and answer some interesting questions about chiropractic and wellness. What a georgeous day to be out and involved in a community effort such as this! Personally the experience further justified my pride in being part of the West Valley community!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Are you SURVIVING or THRIVING? We are constantly bombarded with news of the economic crisis, the layoffs, the stock market, etc, etc. It’s certainly a very stressful time for us. But our health is most important. If you don't have your health, what do you have? How can you work? play? enjoy life? Stress wears down the body and the mind. It is more important now more than ever to take measures to protect yourself. Even if you never had a consistent cardio workout, now is the time to start. If you always wondered about that healthy recipe a concerned friend gave you, now is the time to use it! (Think of the money you’ll save by eating more at home) If you’ve been planning on quitting smoking, now is the time to get help! And most importantly, if you haven’t been adjusted by your chiropractor in a while, well, imagine what that stress has been doing to your nervous system all this time. Your nervous system- the most critical system in the body! Remember it controls every function, every cell! So book that appointment soon with your chiropractor. Imagine the better sleep, the reduction in anxiety, the clearer mind, the improved energy and less pain with regular chiropractic care. I can go on and one about many “to do’s”. And we all have our lists. So make a plan and start checking things off now. And if you need help, call us! That’s what we do! There’s no time like the present. You’ll thank yourself one day…. I am sure of it. Dr. Melanie Dias-Zair
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Many of us have been told, "It's just arthritis" or "It comes with age". Well, we don't have to accept that. I decided to talk about it and introduce another insight to this pandemic of affliction in our society. Are you tired of chronic pain beating you down and taking the enjoyment out of life?
We are hosting a FREE hour long workshop on this hot topic Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 6pm. Join us and bring anyone you know who experiences frustation with their health issues. We'll include some free tips on managing and preventing pain naturally. We can only squeeze a limited number of people in the room so please call (623) LP CHIRO and reserve your seat!