Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna

Health Alert: Singing and Snoring. A review of findings from six published studies noted that people who frequently sing have a reduced risk for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, June 2020

Diet: Almonds Good for Vascular Health. During a six-week study, researchers observed that participants who replaced unhealthy snack foods with almonds experienced improvements in both endothelial function (the functionality of the thin membrane that lines the heart and blood vessels) and
their cholesterol readings.                                                     American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2020

Exercise: Aerobic Exerc20ise May Benefit Asthmatics. An analysis of data from eleven published
studies concluded that aerobic exercise training can lead to improvements in both asthma control and
lung function.                                                                            European Respiratory Journal, April 2020

Chiropractic: Myofascial Therapy for Neck Pain. Among a group of 54 patients with mechanical neck pain, researchers observed that five sessions of myofascial release therapy were more effective at reducing pain and improving pain sensitivity than ten sessions of massage, ultrasound therapy, and
transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation. Doctors of chiropractic commonly use myofascial techniques in the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, April 2020

Mental Attitude: Mindfulness Improves Mood of MS Patients. Mindfulness is described as the ability to be fully present, aware of where you are, and calm about what’s going on around you. In a recent study involving 61 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, researchers observed that those who
received mindfulness training experienced improvements in cognitive function and mood regulation.
Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, May 2020

Wellness/Prevention: Ways to Stay Healthy As You Age. WebMD offers five tips to remain healthy when getting older: eat more vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains while eating less butter, fatty meats, sugar, and salt; exercise for at least thirty minutes a day; go to bed and wake up at the same time every day; start a new hobby; and stay in contact with loved ones.                                                                                        WebMD, June 2020

Quote: “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna