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Staying active at work

For a lot of people, sitting at a desk all day is a mandatory for their job. However, since humans were made to be hunting and gathering and moving all day long, sitting for long periods of time can actually be harmful to your health. Sitting all day has been associated with obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. Research show that all you have to do to counteract this effect is to stand up for a minute or so every 20 to 40 minutes.


·Go get a glass of water, which will force you to drink more water throughout the day as well as keeping you active.

·Stand up while talking on the phone

·While sitting in your chair, hold your legs out straight and flex your muscles for as long as you can

·Do some lunges on the way to the bathroom (who cares if people think you are crazy)

·Put your palms on the wall and do mini push ups while standing

·Get up to talk to a coworker rather than calling them on the other side of the office

·Purposely put office supplies in a place that is out of reach so that you have to get up to use them


·Even just wiggling your foot or bouncing your leg up and down is helpful an>

·Always take the stairs instead of the elevator

·Use the restroom that is the farthest away from your desk

·Tell your coworkers why you are doing these things and get them to join you! It makes a huge difference when you have others to support you!

Sitting hunched over at a desk is also detrimental to your muscles and bones. Many people sit with their head jutting forward and their spine can actually begin to change into a more curved position, so when you are sitting at your desk, concentrate on keeping your spine and head straighter. Sitting on an exercise ball is one idea to improve posture and it also engages your muscles a little bit. Having good sitting posture improves nerve health which can affect metabolism by infringing on nerve reading to organs that produce hormones and to the gut.


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Myers’ Cocktails!

Spring is here and sun is out, but I’ve been feeling a little run down lately. Luckily, Iluminar carries nutritional cocktails that give your whole body a boost!This is a Myers’ Cocktail, which is a mix of many different vitamins and minerals that are administered through an IV. By getting a Myers’ Cocktail intravenously instead of in the form of a pill like a typical multi-vitamin, your body is able to retain higher amounts of the nutrients, and use them more immediately. This means it is much more effective and is also usually better tolerated since you do not have to depend on a healthy digestive system to appreciate the benefits.

It may sound a little scary to get an IV of vitamins, but it is completely safe and nothing to be afraid of. The IV itself only takes about 15 minutes and you can continue on with your day immediately afterward. Some people may get the taste of vitamins in their mouth or feel slightly warm while receiving the IV, but you wont have any major side effects. When you come in for a Myers’ Cocktail, make sure you are well hydrated and have some food in your stomach so that your experience is maximized.

What exactly is in a Myers’ Cocktail?

  • Calcium
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin B 6
  • Vitamin C
  • Hydrochloric acid

Myers’ Cocktails have been shown to be effective in treating many diseases, but can also be used as a boost to your immune system. Clinical conditions of treatment include both chronic and acute conditions. Acute conditions may be treated with a single IV for flair ups, but chronic conditions usually will require a series of IVs. It is even beneficial to get a Myers’ Cocktail for preventative purposes, such as before long plane trips.

  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Acute muscle spasm
  • Other disorders

It is most effective to get a series of Myers’ Cocktail IVs, so call our office to set up an appointment and see for yourself how great these IVs will make you feel. Normally each IV is $65, but mention this post and receive your IV for only $50!!

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