A better way to indulge...

A better way to indulge...

You might have heard that collagen is an important building block for our bodies including skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints; but did you know that our bodies cannot synthesize enough collagen on their own to aid this building block? It is also impossible to count on our diets to fill this void because most of the processed food we eat today has been stripped of this vital component. Fortunately, we have a product that believes in sustainable practices that produce the highest quality nutrition products all based around collagen.

You, yes you, can LOVE to run

You, yes you, can LOVE to run

Whether you have been an avid runner for years, or are just starting out, there is always room to improve your running.  

At Body In Motion we offer Enhance Running group clinics, as well as, one-on-one technique sessions for those looking to identify any inefficiencies in their gait or improve their overall running form.

Guest Blog: Clean Eating with Amy Marolf

Guest Blog: Clean Eating with Amy Marolf

I get asked all the time about clean eating and am a firm believer that this clean eating lifestyle isn't about depriving ourselves of all the good stuff! You really can have your cake and eat it too! Whether you rock your clean eating like a champ every week, or you're new to this way of living, here are my top 10 tips to remember when you decide to eat and cook clean! 

MOVING PAST THE PINCH

MOVING PAST THE PINCH

Anyone who has ever had a skin-fold caliper test done probably never wants to have it done again; and if you've tried your luck on one of the many options of bio-impedance body composition scales, you know how variable the results can be. Thanks to the latest technology from MuscleSound you no longer have to be uncomfortably pinched or left confused by unreliable results. Body in Motion now offers body composition scans through the MuscleSound system that takes only a few minutes and gives you accurate results in an easy to read report.

"Feed Me!" - your muscles

"Feed Me!" - your muscles

We all know, to some degree, the importance of eating a balanced, healthy diet. What we don't always realize is how the food we ingest is put to work internally. Without making you yawn with scientific details about how food is digested, let's just skip to the basics. Glygogen is a form of glucose that serves as energy storage and is the body's predominant source of energy during moderate to high-intensity exertion. The main thing you need to know?

Enhance YOUR Running

Enhance YOUR Running

Ever felt like running just wasn't your thing? Been a runner for years and wonder how others seem to float along while you are pounding the pavement? Do you constantly deal with overuse injuries when you try to run? We can help! Dr. Dukes offers Enhance Running group clinics and on-on-one technique sessions for those looking to dig into the inefficiencies of their gait and to improve their overall running form.

Can I pay for that with my HSA?

Can I pay for that with my HSA?

We often get questions at our office about insurance coverage for chiropractic care. Here at Body In Motion we're not currently "in-network" for any private insurance plans; however, that doesn't mean that you can't take advantage of health savings programs to cover the cost of your care. Many insurance plans and coverage programs these days either include or are eligible to be linked with a Health Savings Account, or HSA. Recently, we sat down with Joel Lee from HealthMarkets to find out more about how you can make the most of your health savings dollars. 

Beyond the Stick Figures

Beyond the Stick Figures

Have you ever wanted to be the star of your own highlight reel? Maybe not, but when it comes to learning new exercises or stretches, we wanted to find a way for our patients to have something more reliable than our lackluster stick-figure drawing skills. Spark Motion provides us with the video technology to help our patients continue their rehabilitation at home.

Cool tattoo!

Cool tattoo!

Contrary to popular belief, we didn't just pick this tape for the designs. At Body in Motion we use Dynamic Tape because it truly is the best functional tape on the market. The tape itself is made up of a stretchy blend of lycra and nylon, compared with that of traditional kinesiology tapes that are primarily made of cotton. These materials allow for a 4-way stretch in all directions instead of only two. Dynamic Tape can also stretch to 200% of its resting length and has many times the resistance and recoil of traditional K-tape products. 

Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique

Have you ever had to deal with the pain of tennis elbow? How about shin splints, or the dreaded sciatica? Many times people with these conditions think that they just have to wait it out, take some medications and avoid any activities that cause the pain. Fortunately for the patients at Body In Motion; however, we utilize a therapy known as Active Release Technique (ART) that helps us quickly and effectively treat these conditions and get you back in action with minimal down time.

What's with all the tools?

What's with all the tools?

If you've been to a chiropractor who does a lot of soft tissue work, you might have noticed a tray of oddly shaped instruments made of either metal or bone lying around. Have you ever wondered what those crazy looking things are for? At Body in Motion we utilize a set of tools for a treatment technique called Graston. The Graston Technique, combined with the principles taught in the FAKTR Method help us treat soft tissue disorders like plantar fasciitis, IT-Band Syndrome, shin splints and many more. 

Advanced Muscle Integration Technique

Advanced Muscle Integration Technique

Our main goal at Body In Motion is to have your leave our office feeling and moving better than when you arrived; however, as much as we rely on the power of the chiropractic adjustment, we are well aware that to provide complete and efficient care for every patient, we need more than that in our arsenal. One of the tools that we use quite a bit is called Advanced Muscle Integration Technique, or AMIT.  This method helps us identify muscular instabilities in your body that could potentially lead to injury.

Resolutions: Realistic and Achievable

Resolutions: Realistic and Achievable

With each new year, people everywhere make resolutions: loose some weight, meditate more, become a better cook, read more books. What do each of these resolutions have in common? Each one is unquantifiable. None of them include the most important part - steps or measures we can take to achieve them. By creating resolutions that are both quantifiable and schedule-bound, we are able to set ourselves up for success instead of failure. 

Healthy Fall Favorites

Healthy Fall Favorites

One of the best parts of the fall season are the flavors that come along with it. Pumpkin spice, apple pie, pecan topping, butternut squash soup; so many comfort foods come to mind with this cooler weather. Just because the days are getting shorter and cooler, though, doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice your diet and protein intake! Many fall foods can incorporate some of the Vital Proteins products that Body In Motion now carries.

Pass the Protein

Pass the Protein

For anyone who has ever tried protein powder, you may or may not be aware that most versions tend to have multiple additives that are completely unnecessary for your recovery and/or overall health. Ingredients such as artificial flavoring, soy protein isolate, carrageenan, rGBH, heavy metals, and sweeteners are some major additives to avoid in general, and unfortunately many protein shakes or powders include these substances within their long lists of ingredients. The perfect answer? Eat a meal that is high in protein and contains high glycemic carbohydrates fifteen to thirty minutes after every workout. Realistically though, that isn't always the easiest or most convenient option. Luckily, we have done the hard work for you and have found a better product.

Only The Essentials: BARE Oils for Health

Only The Essentials: BARE Oils for Health

Here at Body In Motion we are all about health and wellness. Sometimes though, health and wellness can go beyond how your body is moving. Essential oils can be utilized in numerous ways in order to support your overall well being, and at Body In Motion we couldn't agree more. We are excited to announce and promote "Pain Be Gone" an essential oil blend created exclusively for Body In Motion by Cindy Saylor, an essential oil specialist. Before we explain the blend created for us, though, let's explain a little bit about BARE essential oils, where they come from, and why this blend may be just right for you. 

The Ins and Outs of CBD Oil

The Ins and Outs of CBD Oil

Everyone's talking about CBD oil (cannabidiol), but what exactly are the benefits? Does it make you feel "high"? Does it even work? Do I need a medical marijuana card in order to get it? Luckily, now that Body In Motion carries Elixinol CBD Hemp Oil Supplements, we can answer some of your questions about CBD and give you the proper information to see if this supplement is right for you.

Tips to Loosen Your Hips

Tips to Loosen Your Hips

One of the sports that we get a lot of questions about this time of year is golfing. While we will never claim to be pros when it comes to swing and shot selection, we do know a thing or two about the joints involved and how to keep them moving in an efficient manner.

Dr. Dukes put together a quick video tutorial for one of the warm-up activities that we recommend to a lot of the golfers that we see at our office.