Circle Of Thought

The Importance of Personal Development

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Personal development is a process and requires you to take steps to achieve your goals.  Take a look at your life an decide how often you work on improving yourself.  Personal development is a lifelong pursuit.  Every day brings new opportunities in our lives.  It’s important to use these opportunities to make improvements in your life.  Making a commitment to personal development will help you change your life for the better!  In keeping with the overall practice of the Circle of Wellness, you know that you don’t have to do this alone.

Trainers, coaches and personal development programs are key to making a true change to a healthier lifestyle. The Lavanga Center can help you explore the various types of coaching and personal development exercises that complete the Circle of Wellness.

At the Lavanga Center we customize flexibility and rehabilitation programs, synergy exercise systems, personal training, Pilates, Tai Chi, dance and our Personal Development Yoga (PDYOGA) programs.

Call us today at (215) 364-1112 to get your customized fitness program!

How Being Alone Leads to Better Thinking

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Have you ever noticed that when you are alone your mind races and you’re thinking about the whole entire day, sometimes more than one day.  It’s like your thought process has been put on hyperdrive!   We are all too often caught up in the rush of every day life that we don’t just stop to think when we need to.  This leads to near sleepless nights when our minds are racing because we finally have some downtime.  Imagine the level of thinking we could all achieve if we just slowed down every once in a while.

Thomas Edison was quoted saying, “The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst thinking has been done in turmoil.”  You may find that some solitude can increase your creativity!  When you open your mind to the vast silence of being alone, you may notice yourself thinking deeper into parts of your brain that you rarely tap due to lack of time!  You may even notice it easier to solve problems or simply be at peace.  Here you can read Matt Mayberry’s thoughts on how solitude can be your most powerful thinking tool.

Contact The Lavanga Group today to find how to tap into your alone time to get the most out of it.

Home Cooking and Healthy Eating

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The only thing better than a home cooked meal is a healthy home cooked meal.  Home cooking can be beneficial to your health and your well-being.  Just like anything else practice makes perfect! With the help of magazines, food networks, and social media, healthy home cooking is becoming more of a hobby and less of a task.  The more you cook at home the more efficient you become and the more you grow to enjoy it!

Creating meals at home isn’t as time consuming as you may think.  Keeping your ingredients and kitchen organized can save you time when prepping meals.  You can also enjoy a home cooked meal without even cooking every night…simply cook an excess amount in the beginning of the week and store it for future meals!  This way you and your family can reap the benefits of home cooking even when you are crunched for time!

Another benefit of home cooking is learning about the nutritional value of the foods you eat.  The more you cook the more health conscious you become.  You’ll soon discover the differences between healthy and unhealthy ingredients.  Being the chef also gives you control over the ingredients—this helps you monitor what you and your family consume.

Home cooking helps create memories.  In addition to creating healthy meals, home cooking also creates family bonds.  What was once considered a chore is now an enjoyable family affair…after all, everyone has to eat.

To learn more about nutrition contact the The Lavanga Group today!

Depression and Chiropractic Care

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Depression is a very tough subject to discuss, especially when you are the person affected.  It affects people’s physical day-to-day performance and is not simply their mind and also causes physical pain in some circumstances.  Eighteen percent of the U.S. population, age eighteen and older, in 2014 were diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.  Nearly half of those were also diagnosed with depression alongside their anxiety disorder.  This is typically associated with death, loss, or trauma of any kind.

A study from 2013 connected chiropractic care and easing the side effects from depression.    When people are depressed, it is easy to become careless about themselves.  Diet and personal care are most prominent to others around; however, simple tasks such as walking upright and keeping shoulders back take effort.  Depression is sometimes all consuming and it will take getting to the root of the depression first and foremost to turn it all around.  Chiropractic care has been shown to alleviate the secondary symptoms associated with slouching and the carelessness associated with self-worth and depression.

Find out what The Lavanga Group can do to help you manage your symptoms today!

Athletes Benefit From Chiropractic Care

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Chiropractor care can help athletes recover from and prevent future sport injuries.  Athletes often seek treatment for back and neck pain, but chiropractic care includes much more than that. It focuses on the relationship between the body’s construction and it’s purpose.  Daniel David Palmer, the founder of the chiropractic profession, observed the human body and found that it has a “natural healing ability.”  This natural process appeals to athletes who prefer a less invasive method of medicine.

Athletes put a tremendous amount of tension on their bodies.  Chiropractic care provides athletes with an alternative to surgery as well as a painkiller-free remedy.  This hands-on healing method can help athletes suffering from headaches as well as help prevent injuries.  Chiropractic physicians are popular among athletes because they understand how the human body works. This is important for athletes who want to try and avoid an injuring from recurring. Chiropractic physicians provide athletes where the plan to heal and prevent future pain.

Chiropractic care involves the idea that the body has the power to heal itself…it just needs a little help from a chiropractic physician! For more information about the benefits provided by chiropractic care, contact The Lavanga Group today!

Make Ahead and Freeze Paleo Crock Pot Meals

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Eating Paleo has been linked to healthier lifestyles and improved wellness for quite some time now.  The theory in the Paleolithic (Paleo) diet is, if the cave people ate it, so do you.  Meal prep for Paleo eating is a chore to most; this can lead to “cheating” or worse, giving up on completely.  Here are seven Paleo meals that you can prep ahead of time and freeze then toss into your crock pot the day you want it for dinner!

Back in the days of single income households and milkmen, it was typical for men to go to work while women kept the house and prepared dinner every night.  In today’s America, single income households are far and few between.  Don’t be afraid to use your slow cooker!  Most slow cooker meals utilize high protein, fresh ingredients – in turn, leading to a healthier dinnertime!

Chiropractic Adjustments Have Many Benefits

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Chiropractic adjustments can be a scary thought for people – my doctor is going to do what?!  Why did they yell at us in school for cracking our knuckles if popping joints is a form of therapy?  The bright side is that there is a lot of research on the benefits of regularly scheduled chiropractic adjustments and this article explains some of them.

Writings all the way back to 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mention schiropractic adjustments of the lower extremities to ease low back pain.  This practice has been proven to ease pain and discomfort in a majority of cases when a regimen is followed.


Helping to Motivate Others

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You can help motivate others at home and at work.  Inspiring your coworkers may help create a more efficient and effective work environment.  It may also create an enjoyable workplace where people are passionate about what they are doing.  Likewise, inspiring your spouse to exercise with you could help benefit his heath.  This may lead to the two of you enjoying a longer, healthier, and happier life together.  Helping others stay motivated can also help you stay on track.

Check out these tips on how you can help motivate others:

  1. Help them identify a purpose.  To motivate others you should try and help them understand the purpose of a particular job or task.  People are more likely to be motivated if they know what the purpose is.
  2. When helping to motivate others, try to create a sense of importance.  By emphasizing the importance of a task, you make them feel responsible to complete it.
  3. Explain the benefits.  It will be easier to keep others motivated if they know how it will benefit them.  For example, if you are trying to keep your child motivated to complete their chores, explain that you’ll reward the with ice cream or treat them to a movie.
  4. You can also motivate others by being supportive.  Encouraging others who lack motivation can help to inspire them to achieve their goals.

To learn more about motivating others, contact the Lavanga Group today!

Preventing Injuries from Falls

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A recent study has found that exercise and vitamin D help prevent older adults from sustaining injuries from falls. Finnish researchers took a study of 409 women, living at home, ranging from the age of 70 to 80. They were randomly assigned to one of four groups; the first group was a placebo without exercise, then a daily vitamin D supplement without exercise, the third group was a placebo with exercise, and lastly a vitamin D supplement with exercise.

The exercises were done at a regular pace for the length of two years. They concentrated on balance, weight bearing, strength, and agility. Although neither the vitamin D supplement nor exercise reduced amount of falls those who took vitamin D alone were 16 percent less likely to sustain an injury, those who were in the placebo with exercise were 54 percent less likely, and those who took both the vitamin D and exercise were 62 percent less likely to sustain an injury from the fall than from the placebo without exercise group.

The researchers suggest that taking vitamin D and physical conditioning increases bone density, which helps in preventing injury. However, as for vitamin D if you have sufficient levels taking more vitamin D will not help you.

If you are suffering from an injury due to a fall, contact Lavanga Chiropractic today!

Kinesio Taping and Regular Chiropractic Adjustments

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Kinesio taping can be traced back to the 1970’s when Dr. Kase was searching for a method to ease strained muscles and joints.  This taping method has been used for decades by athletes and others who are attempting to ease their joint and muscle discomfort, as well as back pain experienced late in pregnancy.  Kinesio taping should only be performed under the supervision of a trained physician.  They will guide you on placement, frequency and duration of your therapy plan based on your pain history.

Kinesio taping earned its claim to fame in the 1988 Olympics – unlike its sports tape counterparts, kinesio offers more flexibility and range of motion than others.  Regularly scheduled chiropractic adjustments, in addition to kinesio tape therapy, can prolong the health and repair of your joints and muscles.  While chiropractic care maintains proper alignment of the human body, kinesio tape helps maintain muscle placement and movement between appointments.

Find out what The Lavanga Group can do to help you manage your pain in addition to kinesio taping today!