Important components of good health are...

Posted on October 20, 2022 at 5:00 PM

How often have you heard the phrase...

"If you don't use it, you'll lose it."

Athletes are especially aware that muscles that are unused will atrophy or become weak.

For your health, it is important to get proper exercise.


Sometimes it is not always possible to set aside specific time to exercise.

However, you can increase your activity level by simply becoming more aware of the opportunities for added exercise.

Here are some tips for you to follow:



  1. Walk up stairs; don't take elevators.
  2. Walk short distances instead of using your car.
  3. After your evening meal, take a short walk. This is a good chance to exercise and relax. Breathe deeply and let go of your pent-up stress.



Of course, along with proper exercise, your body needs adequate rest.

The amount of sleep needed varies with the individual.

You know your body better than anyone else and can tell how much rest you need.

To make your rest time most effective, we recommend the following:



  1. Sleep on a firm mattress, not too hard or too soft.
  2. Use a flat pillow, preferably not foam rubber. Never use more than one pillow. Special cervical pillows are available that are specially designed to hold your neck in the proper position -- ask our staff about them.
  3. Sleep on your back or side with your knees bent. Sleeping on your stomach is harmful to the muscles of your spine.
  4. When you go to bed, leave behind the worries of the day. Taking them to bed with you won't solve your problems. Discipline your mind to think peaceful thoughts.



Proper exercise and adequate rest are both important components of good health.

If you have specific questions about your exercise or rest habits, please feel free to ask.


Yours in Health,





Dr. Reema Zereh B.S., D.C.



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5:08 AM on October 21, 2022 

Why some people are always sick?

Have you ever wondered why some people are always sick?

You probably have friends or relatives that are always complaining about how awful they feel.

It sometimes seems that people want to feel bad.

That's silly, you say.

Why should anyone want to be sick?

Let me tell you how it happens:

A 45-year-old man, Frank, has been ambitious, hard-working, and in excellent health for many years.

He has helped to raise his family; he coached Little League and track.

He always attended the plays, special events and sports activities his children were involved in.

One day, his son committed suicide.

Frank never broke down, not when he learned the news nor later the funeral.

However, he started to have health problems soon afterwards, problems that never went away despite all the medication he tried.

This is a rather extreme example.

However, the message is still clear.

Sometimes people want to feel sick: 

to punish themselves, to get attention or even to "get back at" other people.

Your attitude is extremely important in your recovery.

I have developed a short exercise that will speed your recovery.

To receive utmost benefit, this exercise should be done at least three times each week.

Pick a quiet place where you can be undisturbed for 10-15 minutes.

Sit in a comfortable chair and close your eyes:

  1. Start picturing yourself healthy.
  2. Picture yourself feeling good when you get up in the morning.
  3. Watch yourself go through an entire day without pain.
  4. Treat yourself by going to play golf, bowl or participate in your favorite hobby.
  5. Go through your entire day's activity in your mind…
  6. ...without pain.

Your mental attitude is an important part of the healing process.

That is why I've taken the time to tell you about it.

Yours in Health,

Dr. Reema Zereh B.S., D.C.