August 2010 Newsletter

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Volume 2, Number 8

 AUGUST LONG WEEKEND HOURS

The office will be open for the following hours:

Friday July 30, 2010

  • Chiropractic Hours: 8:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.
  • Registered Massage Therapy Hours: Isidora Romantini – RMT 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 Saturday July 31, 2010

  • OPEN for Registered Massage Therapy Only!
  • Helen Li – RMT 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 Monday August 2, 2010

  • CLOSED for the Civic Holiday

 Tuesday August 3, 2010

  • REGULAR HOURS – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

FACEBOOK UPDATE:

We have made the switch from a “group” format to a “fanpage” format. We would LOVE for all of you to become fans of us. Simple type in “Advanced Chiropractic + Wellness Centre” in the search box and choose the on the one that says “Local Business” underneath it. Click “Like” and get office updates and health tips from Dr. Ting!

HAPPINESS AND SADNESS INFECTIOUS?

A new study completed by Harvard and MIT suggests that emotional states can be infectious. A mathematical model that was developed to track the spread of infectious diseases, such as the flu, was applied to track the spread of happiness. The results showed a correlation between a person’s emotional state and the people they have contact with. We can “infect” people with happiness or sadness!

The study also found that we recover faster from being discontent than from being content. If you’re “infected” with happiness the “infection” seems to last about ten years. However if you’re “infected” with sadness the recovery period is only about five years. The study focused on long-term emotional states for a more accurate measurement. A good example of a short “infection” of happiness would be something like laughter!

The study also found that sadness was more contagious than happiness. Coming into contact with just one unhappy person doubles your chances of becoming unhappy. However if you come into contact with a happy person, you only have an 11% chance of becoming content. The good news is, due to the nature of our daily lives and life events; happiness is more likely to happen spontaneously than sadness. So next time you are in a group of people – smile and see how far it spreads!

FIVE SECOND RULE

Have you ever wondered if that piece of food you just dropped is safe to pick up and eat? Do you really have five seconds or should it go straight into the garbage? The correct response depends on where you dropped it. Scientists agree that the important factor in determining how much time you have (if any) is the location in which the food item was dropped. Locations that have bacteria from uncooked meat, such as your kitchen, can contaminate dropped food instantly. Surprisingly, a surface such as pavement has a different category of germs. These germs are less likely to contaminate your food as quickly. In these situations you would be safe with the “five second rule”. Just remember to dust it off first before consuming it!

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that one cup of strawberries has more Vitamin C than an orange?

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