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Why I got my blood tested (or at least tried to)

Monday, June 13, 2016 | Category: Focus
If you've been following me for any amount of time, you know that health, fitness, and nutrition are top priority. Without my health, I can't take care of and provide for my family (my "why"). Getting regular blood work done is essential to being and staying healthy. Knowing my blood sugar, thyroid hormone, and testosterone levels are just a few I'm interested in. You may be surprised then that I haven't gotten my blood tested in YEARS! Well, I rectified that on Friday...at least I tried to....

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How to Be Happy

Thursday, May 26, 2016 | Category: Focus
There's a difference between MOMENTARY happiness and TRUE happiness. It's perfectly fine to want and be momentarily happy but you can reach beyond that into long-lasting happiness. If you want true happiness, you'll see that it comes from PROGRESS. Watch the video below to find out how.... =====> https://youtu.be/SofXE-xuhww Dr. Ryan #BeHappy  

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The KaiZen Philosophy

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | Category: Focus
In the last year I’ve been exposed to a philosophy of continual steady improvement. It’s called the KaiZen philosophy. Kai = Change Zen = Good The first time I heard it, I got butterflies in my stomach so I knew I was onto something. It’s not sexy or extreme, but it resonated immensely, deep down to my core. If you continually improve little by little on a daily basis, in a short period of time, you’ll see huge changes. Again, that may not sound attractive and fascinating, but it is in ...

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How do you consider your health?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | Category: Focus
How do you consider your health? Is it a sprint? Or, is it a marathon? Constantly chasing the newest fad, and then quitting a month later… Purchasing the next big workout program, and then quitting a week later… Following a diet your friend suggested because she got great results, and then quitting a few days later… These are signs you consider health a sprint. You feel it’s a destination that you arrive at, and you can stay there for a lifetime. But, it’s not...and you can’t. Making ...

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The First Step to GREAT Coaching

Monday, January 11, 2016 | Category: Focus
Junior year of high school...Varsity basketball season. My coach, Ron Kramer, pulls me back into his office after a practice. He asks me, "What do you need to work on to be successful?" I said, "Well, I need to get in better shape." He said that would help but there's something bigger. You see, I was ALWAYS hard on myself. I wanted to do things perfectly, get the perfect result. As we all know, sports (and life) does NOT work like that. So when I missed a shot, had a turnover, the guy I w...

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My Favorite Podcasts

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Category: Focus
I want to consistently surround myself with positive people and messages. I want to constantly learn from the best of the best on how to build great health, relationships, finances, and vision. I also like to decompress and just be entertained. One of the best ways I do that is through podcasts. A podcast is an audio (or video) you can download to your computer or other portable media player, typically available as a series. And you can receive new installments automatically if you subs...

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Instead of finding EXCUSES...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | Category: Focus
  "Instead of finding EXCUSES to NOT do something, find REASONS to DO IT." My wife and I took a 30-day challenge. For the last 29 days, we’ve been eating dairy- and grain-free (i.e. Paleo). We don’t “need” to. We haven’t been diagnosed with any disease. We don’t have to lose weight. But, having access to great health coaches and teachers, we know the detrimental effects dairy and grain can have. And we don’t like to wait until there’s a problem with our health to make changes that wil...

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Find a COMPELLING Reason

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | Category: Focus
My wife and I went to an amazing seminar in New Jersey last weekend. The weather was great (85 and sunny). The topic was great (CBP Corrective Rehab for the Thoracic Spine). The camaraderie with our colleagues was great. I couldn't wait to get back and share it all with our team and patients. But rain and lightning got in the way!! Our flight was delayed so instead of getting home at 7pm we got home at 10:15. I still had lunches and smoothies to make for the next day. Even with all that,...

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Belief...or FACT?

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | Category: Focus
Last weekend I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts called The School of Greatness hosted by Lewis Howes. This is the description of the podcast: "Lewis Howes is an author, Lifestyle Entrepaneur, and former pro athlete. The goal of the School of Greatness is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet; to help you find out what makes great people great." In this particular episode, Lewis was int...

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You Can't Have a Relationship with the Weather

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Category: Focus
My best memory of my Grandma Leila (other than her chasing me around trying to give me hugs and kisses) was one thing she always said: "You can't have a relationship with the weather!" I didn't really understand it then, but over the last 15 years, now I do. Growing up I always wanted to live in the warm weather. When I was finishing up Chiropractic college, I did in internship at a clinic in Cary, North Carolina right outside of Raleigh. Raleigh was always on the list of top places to ...

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You Can't Make Time

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Category: Focus
Too many times I hear people say "I have to make time for/to (fill in the blank)." And many of those times, the 'fill in the blank' has to do something with their health. Exercise. Go to a new workout class. Prepare your own meal in advance so you don't eat out. Do rehab exercises. Stretch. Go for a walk. Get adjusted! And here's where they run into the big issue...You Can't Make Time!! We all have the same amount of time in the day. What differs is how we CHOOSE to USE that time. If you...

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Saving $ in 2013

Friday, December 21, 2012 | Category: Focus
Many of us set resolutions or goals for the new year.  Our family goal this year is to cut out the unnecessary items and pay off some debt.  Here are some tips we found to help you save $.   finance.yahoo.com/news/ways-you-re-wasting-money-182336285.html

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Benefits of Massage

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 | Category: Focus
After reading this you're going to want to schedule a massage with Mandy!  We offer massage therapy hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  Please call us at 517-321-8568 to schedule yours! The Benefits Of Massage What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can: Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion. Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectan...

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The Power of Touch

Thursday, August 2, 2012 | Category: Focus
The power of touch YOU HAVE THE POWER TO HEAL ME There is a story to this: There was twins born – a girl and boy. The girl was very weak and dying. Both twins were separated and lying in two different incubators, however one day a nurse broke the protocol and put the twins together. The moment the brother was laid by his sister’s side, he hugged her and within hours her heart beat stabilized and her health improved. Eventually she was strong enough to live again.  

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What does Massage do?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Category: Focus
After reading this you're going to want to schedule a massage with Mandy!  We offer massage therapy hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  Please call us at 517-321-8568 to schedule yours! The Benefits Of Massage What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can: Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion. Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectan...

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USA vehicles on top again

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Category: Focus
I ran across this article that was refreshing to see.  Since we live in the midst of GM country and we are not far from the other Big 2 (Ford and Chrysler),  this info about American cars may be uplifting for many of you.  autos.aol.com/gallery/2012-top-ten-american-cars/ Maybe you're looking to purchase something new soon. This might help you decide.

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Smackdown: Detroit vs. Philly

Monday, June 25, 2012 | Category: Focus
No, I'm not talking about WWE Smackdown.  Although that is a guilty pleasure of mine, but this recent survey comparing Detroit to Philadelphia.  There are so many negatives that are always associated with Detroit, but this article focuses on the positives Detroit has to offer.  Our office prides ourselves on our positive energy.  Take a read and maybe you'll find something new to try in Detroit next time you're there.    www.cnn.com/2012/06/22/travel/smackdow...

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Top 6 Excuses for Clutter

Saturday, January 14, 2012 | Category: Focus
Are you a pack-rat?  Do you want to simplify things, but just can't?  Maybe you use these excuses... www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/top-causes-clutter-10000001722061/index.html

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Looking for Something Special to do on New Years Eve?

Thursday, December 29, 2011 | Category: Focus
Sometimes there just doesn't seem to be much going on for New Year's Eve.  So we took a little initiative and found some fun things to do in the Lansing area for you!  If you don't already have plans, some of these may sound appealing so make your reservations fast! www.lansing.org/explore-greater-lansing/capital-city-packages/holiday-specials/

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Last MInute Gift Ideas

Thursday, December 22, 2011 | Category: Focus
So we all tend to procrastinate.  I have a brother that doesn't do an ounce of Christmas Shopping until Christmas Eve.  Now THAT is procrastination!  If you need some last minute gift ideas, here is a list from www.lastminute-giftideas.com/  that might help.  If you decided to check out the website there is actually a drop down menu that you can chose what kind of gift you need (white elephant , parent, teacher, etc) for some great suggestions.  Lotte...

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Take time to relax...everyday

Monday, December 28, 2009 | Category: Focus
I haven't made a video in awhile so I thought this particular topic would be a good one for that. All you have to do is sit back and listen. Unfortunately there's a little bit of feedback on the video (guess I had the microphone turned up too high). But it's not enough to prevent you from this week's health tip: Click here to see video

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