Struggle today… Strength tomorrow…

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Hall of Fame football coach and analyst Lou Holtz is credited with saying "It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it". He may have been on to something.

It seems the best way to promote your physical health is to use your body physically. Progressive loading can promote strength in so much more than your muscles: 
1) Muscles
2) Bones
3) Ligaments
4) Tendons
5) Cartilage
6) Intervertebral disks.

Looking for help with your physical health? Consider asking your team at Downsview Chiropractic.


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2) Goodman CA, et al. Bone and skeletal muscle: Key players in mechanotransduction and potential overlapping mechanisms. Bone. 2015.
3) Watson SL, et al. Heavy resistance training is safe and improves bone, function, and stature in postmenopausal women with low to very low bone mass: novel early findings from the LIFTMOR trial. Osteoporos Int. 2015.
4) Grzelak P, et al. Hypertrophied cruciate ligament in high performance weightlifters observed in magnetic resonance imaging. Int Orthop. 2012.
5) Mersmann F, et al. Imbalances in the Development of Muscle and Tendon as Risk Factor for Tendinopathies in Youth Athletes: A Review of Current Evidence and Concepts of Prevention. Front Physiol. 2017.
6) Alentorn-Geli E, et al. The Association of Recreational and Competitive Running With Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017.
7) Ponzio DY, et al. Low Prevalence of Hip and Knee Arthritis in Active Marathon Runners. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018.
8) Belavý DL, et al. Running exercise strengthens the intervertebral disc. Sci Rep. 2017.

Dr. Joel Weisberg is the Clinic Director and Principal Doctor at Downsview Chiropractic The difference it makes to a patient when they learn, receive appropriate care, feel cared for, and are empowered to self-manage, is often bigger than the relief they were seeking. Dr. Weisberg is driven to make that difference to people in their pursuit of a life lived well™.

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