Health And Wellness

Hike For Your Health!

With October officially here, it is one of the best times to enjoy Fall foliage. And what better way to fully immerse yourself in the season than with a nice, long hike? Hiking is the perfect way to take in nature while benefiting your health. Here are our tips for enjoying the great outdoors and improving your health!

Is Your Back Pain Due To Dehydration?

You’ve heard it countless times before: stay hydrated! Water makes up over 50% of the human body, and when we aren’t properly hydrated, our bodies can suffer from side effects of dehydration including headaches, dizziness, and fainting. On top of all that, dehydration could be the source of your back pain!

Is It Okay To Have Coffee?

If you’re like most American adults, you enjoy starting your day with a steaming mug of coffee. Coffee is so well-loved that it has its own holiday, International Coffee Day, on September 29th. As we approach coffee’s big day, let’s take a look at how caffeine can benefit your health. So sit back with your favorite brew and learn about the benefits of drinking coffee.

The Key To Health!

For many years, the common belief was that you only go to the doctor when you’re sick. Now it is common practice to visit your primary care doctor for a yearly examination. Just as you maintain your health with a primary doctor and dentist, it is important to maintain regular chiropractic treatments. This is to stay well, not just relieve back pain.

Don't Skip Your Sunscreen!

Summer is in full swing, and Chicago is feeling the heat! No matter what time of year it is, dermatologists recommend protecting your skin. If you are in the habit of applying sunscreen everyday, give yourself the kudos you deserve. Unfortunately, you are in the minority. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, only 29.9% of women and 14.3% of men regularly slather on the SPF. Here’s what you should know.

Dive Into Summer!

Summer heat may be hard to beat, but it is the perfect time to enjoy the many benefits of swimming. Not only is it refreshing, but swimming is also a great workout. It puts very little stress on the back, is good for all ages, and is low impact. Even if you aren’t big on swimming laps, there are plenty of effective aquatic exercises. Here are some of the benefits of exercising in the water.

4th of July Travel Tips

The 4th of July is just days away! Many people choose to stay home for this summer holiday, but we have plenty of patients who will be taking advantage of the long weekend to travel. If you’re leaving town this Independence Day, remember to take your healthy habits with you. Exercise, nutrition, and proper sleep are still important — yes, even on vacation. Here’s how to have a happy and healthy 4th of July while you’re away!

Chiropractic Can Help Your Asthma!

Experiencing asthmatic attacks? When we adjust the spine and restore the full range of motion to the thoracic spine, it aids in the lungs’ ability to take in the maximum amount of air possible! Take a look at our latest video, where Dr. Stiles explains how chiropractic can help your asthma.

Want a Healthy Spine? Try Healthy Eating!

At Stiles Chiropractic, we are here to provide more than back pain relief. Our goal is to help the people of Chicago achieve optimal health, which includes numerous factors such as diet and exercise. You may already know some exercises to maintain a healthy spine, but did you know you can eat your way to a healthy spine? Take a look at our tips!

More Gains, Less Pain!

As the summer season approaches, many of us are thinking about new ways to change up our workout routines. For those that haven’t tried traditional weight lifting, there are many health benefits you can enjoy. In order to achieve those muscles gains, you need to be sure you are practicing proper form and that you are taking care of your back. As with any form of exercise, if you don’t do things the right way, you could risk injuring yourself and lasting consequences. Here are our tips.

Tips to Help you Sleep

Getting the right amount of sleep is key to your overall health and well-being. How well you sleep depends upon many factors, including your diet, activity level, and what you do before jumping into bed. You might be sabotaging a good night’s sleep without even realizing it. Here are our tips to help you catch some zzz’s!

Practice Yoga & Chiropractic Care

When it comes to chiropractic care, most chiropractors will agree that it takes more than chiropractic alone to completely heal you and improve your overall quality of life. There are several things you need to do along with chiropractic care to see the best results possible, and one of them is exercise. When most think of exercise, they imagine heart-pumping aerobics like cardio, but the truth is that practices like yoga are great for the body. Here is how working yoga into your routine will support a healthy spine and body.

Heat or Ice?

If you have ever been injured from either a workout or even just moving the wrong way, you have probably wondered if you should reach for the heating pad or the ice pack. Most people do both, which can actually further aggravate your injury. Here are a few tips to help you know when to use ice or heat therapy.

Tips to Keep your New Year's Resolution

As January comes to a close, it is easy to lose track of our New Year’s Resolutions. Just a few short weeks ago, all you could think about was accomplishing your goals and making a fresh start. Despite your best efforts, it seems as though there is always something that just gets in the way. Sometimes that does away with the “new year, new you” feeling. Here are our tips to help you stick to reaching your goals in 2019!

Why You Need Chiropractic in Winter

Wintertime means fireplaces, hot chocolate, snowmen…and cold and flu season. We can’t deny the extra sneezing and sniffling we hear during the winter season, and it is important to pay close attention to your health and wellness. Instead of hunkering down this winter, learn how chiropractic care can help you stay healthy.

Make Your New Year's Resolutions Achievable!

The New Year is always a time to focus on a fresh start, creating resolutions, and setting new goals. For the vast majority of people, these goals are focused on health and wellness. Unfortunately, as time goes on, these goals are often abandoned. If you are committed to keeping your New Year’s Resolutions this year, follow these simple steps and keep them achievable!

The Gift of Chiropractic

Christmas has come and gone, and although the holiday season is about giving, it is important to take care of yourself, too. Giving yourself the gift of chiropractic is a great way to go in to the new year! Here are just a few reasons why:

Can Chiropractic Help With Colds?

We’ve heard it before - a patient calls in to cancel their chiropractic appointment because of the common cold. We suggest that chiropractic care can help get rid of your bug and improve your overall health, including your immune system. Here’s what you need to know.

Have a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving

It seems like once the holiday season arrives, we tend to throw away our healthy habits. From the many dinner parties to to warm and cozy comfort food, it can be easy to get off track. Whether your weakness is sweet potato casserole or homemade stuffing, Thanksgiving is often the tipping point for many. The dishes are certainly delicious, but most are high calorie, high fat, and highly unhealthy. Here are our tips for a healthier Thanksgiving.