Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is founder and owner of Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.
He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and psychology, and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986.
He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute and is currently studying to become a Certified Posture Neurologist.
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Last time we learned about a condition called digital dementia which is caused by the inactivity of sitting and results in sensory dis-association in your brain leading to memory loss and brain deficits.
And as promised, today I am going to teach you how you and your children can interact better with technology and minimize the effects of digital dementia.
The first thing is multi-tasking.
This actually causes your brain to take longer to accomplish tasks. Focusing on a single task only results in significantly higher brain function.
Also, turning off the notifications on all your electronic devices will minimize auditory distractions which will help you to stay focused on your work.
But, the biggest thing is sitting.
If you sit on a posture disc or exercise ball this will engage your brain to function at a higher level.
When you sit on a posture disc or exercise ball you are constantly moving; slightly front to back and side to side.
Why is this important?
Because our brains crave movement. Our brains actually thrive with complex movements.
And, sitting on a posture disc or exercise ball also conditions your core muscles which will help to stabilize your lumbar spine (lower back).
So, to recap – focus on one task at a time, eliminate electronic notifications, use a posture disc or exercise ball when sitting and make sure to get your regular chiropractic check-ups to maintain good postural hygiene.
The benefits – higher levels of brain function, reduced effects of digital dementia, core muscle conditioning and good posture.
If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me. Remember that consultations and posture checks in our office are always free of charge.
We offer this as a community service. And family appointments are also available.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking directly on the link on our home page.
Remember too that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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