Remember the Presidential fitness test?
It is being talked about everywhere lately. As responsible adults we need to learn more and teach our kids leading by example. Get in control of your health and wellness, give your kids the gift of making good choices and give them healthy parents for many more years to come.
What is the Presidential Fitness Test? The original test was developed in 1966. It tested the physical abilities of children and provided a way for educators to track and motivate kids. The test we all know has been phased out in favor of a more comprehensive fitness initiative that stresses health-related fitness and personal progress over athletic prowess.
The original test provided a “friendly” competition and bragging rights among peers. By the end of testing we knew who could do the most chin ups or sit ups. It provided limited information on actual health and limited professional development to ensure teaches were using meaningful way to provide feedback to students.
What is the current Assessment? It is a more comprehensive tool. The information collected helps to reach new health goals specific to the individual and promotes healthy lifestyles.
The assessment measures these components:
- Aerobic capacity
- Body composition (measures body fat)
- Muscular strength
- Muscular endurance
Knowing the above can lower the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and back pain. We all want to look good, feel good and fight the aging process. Know your numbers.
Are you interested in getting tested? Get your fitness test done with Dr. Gina! She will provide a pre-participation screening that indicates if you are at risk for cardiovascular events during the exercise challenge. She will assess all of the components listed above and make recommendations. She will provide safe, effective and efficient options to get started on a better way of living.
Let Dr. Gina motivate you. Take advantage of 50% off of the $85 exam! This offer is complete with results and recommendations. Purchase your certificate this month and use it when you are ready. No expiration!
You have to know where you are to know where you are heading and have the knowledge to know how to get there.
Let Dr. Gina help you.
Dr. Gina here. This is a photo of my back after a session with Joy. No she didn’t beat me. She performed cupping which is a technique to help rid my body of toxins. I had no voice yesterday after a day of coughing. She used 5 cups during treatment and notice only 2 show bruising. Those are directly related to my symptoms. The areas bruise as a result of the toxins being released. How cool is that? Guess what? Today I can speak and my coughing is about 80-90% better. I’m so lucky to have her as a part of my team. Click on her name to learn more about Joy Sun and for more on Acupuncture click HERE.
Dr. Gina, MollieShea and Joy went to the MERCY Tec Health Fair to talk to the employees about Posture, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic Care and Acupuncture.
We had a really good time meeting so many nice people and sharing our passion for health and healing.
Prevent or treat your Cold & Flu with Acupuncture!
Clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture to treat colds and flu can effectively reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections and shorten the length of the illness through its balancing and strengthening of the body’s systems.
Seasonal changes may influence our body’s internal environments. Although bacteria, and viruses are everywhere, they can only lead to illness when our bodies are weakened and unbalanced, then a favorable environment is available for them to thrive leading to a cold or flu.
Acupuncture supports the immune system by strengthening your Wei Qi (Defense Energy or “Immune system”).
* Needle insertion along key points of your energy pathways promotes the circulation of blood and energy.
* It can build the outer defense layers of the skin and muscle so that germs and viruses cannot enter through them.
Do you already have a cold?? That’s OK. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can also help with the chills, sniffles, sore throat or fever in a safe, non-toxic way that doesn’t ‘t impact your body with harmful antibiotics.
Ask about seasonal treatments. Four treatments a year will tonify the inner organ systems and correct the minor annoyances before they become serious problems.
Schedule with Joy Sun today!
“Once you start going to a Chiropractor you are going to have
to go for the rest of your life!”
This is a rumor, sort of a buyer beware warning.
You don’t have to do anything that is good for your body.
Do you have to eat broccoli for the rest of your Life?
No, but you know it’s good for you.
Do you have to renew that gym membership?
No, but it’s important, so you do it.
Do you want to go to yoga class?
Maybe not, but you know how great you feel after you go.
Do you like having to remember to take your vitamins?
No, but it’s a good practice to improve your quality of life.
We don’t mind spending money on the things we get instant gratification from like our hair, nails, clothes and cars. But will those things contribute to a better YOU?
The choice is yours to reap the benefits or face the consequences. And the same goes for how you treat your body. It’s the only one you have!
Having a chiropractor in your health arsenal brings a lifetime of benefits. Here’s how…
- We encourage motion in the spine which will improve how you function
- We correct compensations that develop from improper use or repetitive motion
- We correct postural alterations that can help improve your health, appearance and prevent aging
- We teach you how to build a strong core
- We guide you through your own maintenance with proper home care
- We can help you with exercise, fitness and nutrition
- We can prevent long treatment plans by correcting weakness in you body before they become chronic problem
- We will teach you how to help yourself!
Doesn’t this just make sense…just like eating your broccoli?
Choose Chiropractic because it is safe, cost-effective, and it works!
Choose us because we CARE!
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” A few weeks ago I sprained my elbow. I’m a massage therapist and a Chiropractic assistant so any injury to my upper body can potentially effect my work. I was worried. Fortunately, I had Dr. Gina to turn to for help. As soon as I told her what happened she said “I want to tape it”. I knew what she meant because I had seen her tape patients injuries in the past. Not only was there constant pain in the bicep and forearm but I couldn’t straighten my arm or lift anything over a few pounds.On Friday, Dr. Gina put the kinesiotape on and within 30 minutes I could feel it working, getting warm and improving the range of motion.
Dr. Gina is a Chiropractor St Louis that has been practicing since 1999. She is the owner of Chiropractic Care & Sports Rehab.
That afternoon I heard a story on NPR about the Olympic Athletes wearing this Kinesio tape to improve their performance and support past injuries. All weekend I was being asked my friends and strangers what that stuff on my arm was. I was happy to have the reference of the Olympics and explain to them that although not a lot of studies or research has been done, I can honestly say this stuff works!
By Sunday night I could move freely and felt stronger, I took the tape off. On Monday the pain came back. Dr. Gina taped it again on Tuesday, only two pieces and in a different pattern to effect different muscles. My elbow felt supported and all the swelling went away. It was truly amazing how much better I felt having the Kinesio tape.
No matter what you read or hear, until you are hurt so bad you’re in tears and something a simple as a few strips of tape heal your body you cant say this stuff doesn’t work. I am proof.
Here is link to learn more about this amazing advance in physical health http://www.kinesiotaping.com/. Please call the office if you would like to make an appointment or speak to me (314) 439-5548.”
-MollieShea Stephens, LMT
Follow the link above to watch a You Tube commercial about Back pain and Chiropractic Care in St. Louis Missouri.
Dr. Gina is back in the office! We have really missed her the last three months and are very glad to have her back to see patients. Her new hours of availability are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 1pm. This part time schedule will change to add afternoon and evening appointments later in the Fall. If you would like to come in to see Dr. Gina please call the office at (314) 439-5548. She will no doubt continue her fitness kick and be happy to help you with your Summer workouts.
Please remember to stay hydrated and give your body the proper fuel it needs during these very hot days. If you have any questions about how to get the most out of your exercise routine and/or how nutrition and diet can improve your health, give us a call.
What do you know about Acupuncture? Do you have questions about how it works or if Acupuncture treatments could benefit you? Joy Sun is here to help. She will be happy to meet with you and discuss how Acupuncture works to balance the body and give you answers to alleviate your health concerns. Acupuncture can help with weight loss, improve sleep, decrease pain and effect fertility, and much more. Contact Joy at (314) 439-5548 to set-up a consultation.
We hope everyone is having a really nice summer and staying healthy. Feel free to ‘friend’ us on facebook ChiroCare Sports-Rehab.
-MollieShea Stephens, LMT