Walk (or Run) This Way!

Office News and Updates:

Stouffville’s Dash for Diabetes – Sunday June 21st

 Let’s RUntitledun/Walk together! Come be a part of team Advanced Chiropractic + Wellness Centre at the Stouffville Dash for Diabetes on Sunday June 21st. Runners and walkers of all abilities are invited to join in! The event will start and finish at the Stouffville Clippers Sports Complex, at 120 Weldon Road in Stouffville. The chip-timed run/walk will start at 8:00 am and follow a traffic-free, marshaled route. Bring your friends and family, and the courses can accommodate strollers too!

You will receive 10% off the registration fee (ONLY $36) for signing up with our clinic. Also each person that signs up with our team will be entered in a draw for a chance to win a FREE 30 minute massage with Tristan Bae, RMT (A $55 value).

For more information or to register go to their website http://dashfordiabetes.ca/

ChiroFlow Water Base Pillow Winner!

FullSizeRenderCongratulations to Linda Bain, the winner of our Stouffville Home Show draw for a water base pillow. We hope you enjoy it!

Strawberry Festival 2015

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Come visit us at the Strawberry Festival on Saturday June 27 for some family fun. Hope to see you there!!!

  Focus on Health:

Walk (or Run) This Wayrunning posture

By: Dr. Trina Ting

When I go to social gatherings, one of the most common queries I get is: “How is my posture?”.  I will admit to analyzing people’s posture in the airport, at the gym, and at the mall, without even being aware of it.  Now that running season is in full swing, I’ve definitely seen my share of runners in the parks and city streets.  And yes, to answer their question, their posture could use improving.  Let’s discuss the right form for running or walking.

Shoulders and Head Up: Slumping over is the least efficient way for your body to move forward.  When your head and shoulders move too far forward over your centre of gravity, your body becomes imbalanced and you will invariably have to work harder to push your body forward.  No one wants to work harder than they have to when you’re facing 5 or 10 km ahead of you.

  1. Arms Swinging Forward and Back: Not crossing your body.  As you run or power walk, be sure to keep your arms and hands in a 90 degree bend at the elbow, and relax your hands.  Swing your arms gently back and forth.  Crossing over the trunk can lead to increased spinal torsion and therefore compromise stability
  2. Don’t Overstride: Don’t let your feet lead past your knees when you run.  Having too long of a stride can lead to increased pressure on the knees and feet.  Think about stepping over logs as you toe off.  As for walking and running, ensure that you push forward with your hips.

 How Do Orthotics Help Me?20150529_082532

Orthotics can help to optimize the mechanics of your gait and provide the right foundation for your feet when you run or walk.  As you land on your foot when you run, you require strength and support.  This comes from right equipment on your feet.  Custom orthotics in a solid running shoe can make a significant difference and help to prevent injury.  When we do orthotics assessments and fittings, we check for spinal alignment and can make the right alterations to a custom orthotic insole to correct for findings such as uneven leg lengths, bunions, knee pain and plantar fasciitis, to name some examples.

We do a thorough physical examination of your feet, legs, and hips, study the way you walk and your posture, and take a custom imprint of your feet.   Based on your needs, we can design the right orthotic for you.  We have different types of orthotics for everyday use, for running, dress shoes, skates, and even golf shoes.  Those orthotics are custom molded to the shape of your feet and altered depending on any other biomechanical requirements your feet may have.

On your next visit, ask Dr. Ting or Dr. Sabharwal if you feel that orthotics may help you.  The examination is included in the cost of orthotics.  Custom orthotics for adults are only $400 and $250 for children.

Recipe of the Month: Ultimate Strawberry 20150512_160119Shortcake

From: ricardocuisine.com

 Serves: 8-10

Tested by Felicia

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 egg separated (keep yolks)
  • 1 pinch cream of tartar
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • ½ cups unsalted butter(softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups milk

Vanilla Strawberries

  • 1 vanilla bean or ½ tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups sliced strawberries
  • 1tbsp of sugar

Whipped cream

  • 1 ½ cups cream (35%)
  • 3 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Fresh strawberries, whole or cut into wedges for garnish.

Directions

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350o F; Butter a springform pan around the side and parchment paper on the bottom.
  2. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt (dry ingredients). Set aside.
  3. In another bowl with and electric mixer beat egg whites and cream of tatar until soft peaks. Add ½ cup of sugar slowly until stiff peaks formed (This is your meringue).
  4. In a third bowl beat remaining sugar (3/4 cups), butter, egg yolks, and vanilla on a low speed. When mixed together add dry ingredients alternatively with the milk.
  5. Beat in a quarter of the meringue into the batter (beat for 30 seconds), Then gently fold in the rest with a spatula
  6. Pour into pan. Bake for 55 min or until toothpick comes out clean. Take out of pan immediately and cool on wire rack. Let cool for 2 hours.

Vanilla Strawberries

  1. Carefully split the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Use the tip of the knife to take out the seeds (OMIT if using vanilla extract, continue with next step).
  2. In a bowl combine the strawberries, sugar, and vanilla (plus vanilla bean pod if using). Allow time to macerate for about 30 mins. Drain. Remove pod. Set aside.

Whipped Cream

  1. In a bowl whip cream, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside (OMIT if using canned whipped cream)

Assembly

  1. Make sure the cake is cooled and cut it in half horizontally to make two layers. Spread about 1 cup on each cut side of the cake and scatter the drained strawberries on the whip cream side of the cake. Cover with other side of cake whipped side down. Garnish top of cake with left over whip cream and strawberries

Note: You can add some of the vanilla bean the cake, the amount depends on your preference of vanilla. Also canned whipped cream can be used instead of making it from scratch (use about 2 cans).

Did you know…..

Strawberries are believed to help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers. They are low in calories and high in vitamins C, B6, K, fiber, folic acid, potassium and amino acids.

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