Important Essential Oils

Thursday, 24 July 2014 by

At Manhattan Wellness Group we promote health and well being through herbal remedies, proper diet and exercise, as well as chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage and acupuncture. You may have heard about essential oils as they continue to gain popularity in the natural health world.  Essential oils are powerful plant extracts that have been used

There are many reasons why people choose a vegetarian lifestyle.  From hoping to heal a specific health condition to seeking to avoid some of the dangers known to exist in many food manufacturing methods or simply dieting and seeking a healthier lifestyle.  However, many have said that such a lifestyle can lead to a detrimental

Yoga for Hip Pain

Thursday, 17 July 2014 by

Do you have occasional hip pain that makes it difficult to bend or walk?  Sometimes it’s your pelvis rotating on your sacrum, which causes the hip to come out of alignment. There are yoga positions that can help this.  Fasten your yoga strap so that it will be taut around your thighs at your natural

People love to be outside in the summer, it’s an exciting time.  From festivals and outdoor concerts to camping and swimming, many people take to the great outdoors this time of year.  For avid exercisers, summertime often means a chance to get out of the gym and get those workouts in while enjoying a scenic view,

Hot Yoga’s Benefits

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 by

Bikram yoga, involves completing a strict series of poses over a period of 90 minutes in a room heated to 104 or 105 degrees.  An experiment that included healthy, but sedentary, young adults with no yoga experience found that after eight weeks and 24 Bikram sessions, the participants showed some modest increases in strength and

This weekend I was sitting on the beach sipping on a watermelon drink.  No other produce screams summer quite like watermelon.  Its refreshing sweetness and burst of color adds a bit of brightness to your plate and palette. There’s more to watermelon than just its flavor, it boasts some powerful health benefits.  At 46 calories

Higher Impact Exercise is Better

Thursday, 26 June 2014 by

To fully realize benefits from workouts, we need to push ourselves.  Intense exercise changes the body and muscles in ways that milder physical activity doesn’t.  Of course any exercise is more healthy than none. There have been hints that strenuous exercise has more health benefits.  Studies of walkers have found that those whose usual pace is

Weekend Exercise?

Monday, 23 June 2014 by

Exercising occasionally is better than never exercising at all.  The stereotypical weekend warrior who only has a chance to work out on the weekends, is less likely to die prematurely than those who remained sedentary. Weekend warriors also can attain a surprising degree of cardiovascular fitness.  Those who began vigorous endurance training on weekends were

Slow Down

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 by

Manhattan Wellness Group promotes health and well being through chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage and acupuncture.  We also believe in slowing down and enjoying life. The pace of our culture is increasing at an astonishing rate. While this speed certainly has its benefits and conveniences for our outer lives, they come at a great cost

When to Heat or Ice an Ache

Monday, 16 June 2014 by

In pain management, two of the simplest treatments therapists use is ice therapy and heat therapy. Generally in forms of hot packs or cold packs.  The rule of thumb with cold is if an area is red, swollen, inflamed, or if it’s an acute injury, meaning an injury that just occurred, we want to cool