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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 19:09

Women’s Health According to Misty May Treanor

Some health issues that are common to both men and women may affect women differently. Although the symptoms may be similar, the effects of the condition and the care necessary can differ significantly for women. For instance, according to the National Institutes of Health, women are more likely to die following a heart attack than men are. Women are more likely than men suffer strokes and, stress has risen significantly in the past decade for women. Now more than ever, women need to pay attention to their unique bodies and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Drs. Ross and Amy are Wellness Champions Certified and through that training, they have connected with some amazing resources for women’s health including advice from Misty May-Treanor, who played beach volleyball in four consecutive Olympics, winning gold in three games and is known as one of the best athletes of all time. She is also a huge fan of Chiropractic care.

Here are some of the highlights of “Women’s Health According to Misty”


  • Learn what foods are good for you. Whole foods are what your body needs. Avoid the 3 white foods salt, sugar, and white flour.
  • Eat in moderation. Do your best but don’t feel guilty about an occasional celebratory piece of cake
  • Listen to your body. Everyone is different so pay attention to how your body reacts to changes in nutrients
  • Keep healthy snacks close by. Eat more frequently, instead of two or three big meals a day, because it keeps your energy up and doesn’t require you to completely refuel every time, which is when we tend to overeat.
  • Don’t skip that first meal of the day: It is really important to eat breakfast in the morning, especially after working out.

Working out:

  • Start slow—but do try to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, even if it’s just walking. “Everyone has 30 minutes,” she says.
  • It's going to be a process. Nothing's going to happen overnight. You don't want to push yourself too hard and then be burned out or get injured.
  • I'd advise anyone who's just beginning a workout regime to seek professional advice. You see a lot of bad technique, and it can really impair your progress.

Manage Stress:

  • Get enough sleep. Stress Increases Estrogen and Cortisol levels, which can lead to cancers and heart disease. Getting quality rest helps balance those levels.
  • Connect with others. Sharing and listening to others can be a good release and help prevent anxiety
  • Make time for what you love. Follow your own path—regardless of what outsiders might think.

Did you know that Inver Grove Chiropractic does health and wellness talks in the local community? Dr. Ross or Dr. Amy can present the content on Women’s health to your office, club or group. Let us know if you are interested in pursuing any of Misty-May Treanor’s health ideas. We can help put you on a path to improve your health and wellness. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more or schedule a time.


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