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It is time for our monthly infographic!
This month, the colder weather has officially taken residence in New Jersey. Since the doctors here at Mecca Integrated Medical Center encourage you to stay active all year long, November’s infographic highlights 25 yoga positions that can help relieve back pain — in the comfort of your own warm home.
Start off by performing each move once, for roughly half a minute each, a few times a week. Gradually, you can increase the reps and the number of times the routine is performed. You will find that some of the poses transition well with each other; for example, moving from the cat pose to the cow pose, while focusing on breath, flows easily. As always, if any movement performed is painful, stop immediately. If you have any questions about proper form, ask Dr. Marina during your next visit to Mecca Integrated Medical Center.
Feel free to print out the infographic for reference.
Stay warm & stay active. Enjoy your life, pain-free!
Please note: you should consult your doctor or your primary care physician before starting any new exercise protocol. If you are a patient of Mecca Integrated Medical Center, please confirm with our doctors that these moves are appropriate for your individual medical case.
Happy Halloween from all of us at Mecca Integrated Medical Center!
Ditch the candy. Get adjusted & start Ideal Protein.
A special thank you to all of those who came out to our Ideal Protein Workshop yesterday. We cannot wait to help you get to the body that you deserve!
If you missed the workshop, don’t worry, you can still schedule a consultation with our weight loss coach. Ideal Protein has been helping dieters for over decade achieve their personal weight loss goals, losing an average of 3-7 pounds a week! With comprehensive guidelines and tools and medical supervision, this program provides personal support you won’t find anywhere else. Call 973-943-4300 to schedule your consultation today.
It just makes sense!
Here at Mecca Integrated Medical Center, we are happy to go out into our community and participate in events that help us educate others about our office and the services that we offer. Here are some of the upcoming events we are happy to share with you.
Today, Tuesday 10/22 Bridal Expo Richfield Regency in Verona, NJ 6:45pm to 9pm
Calling all brides-to-be! Join The Spa at Mecca at the Bridal Expo in Verona to learn how to lose weight and keep it off long after the wedding. We will also be offering bridal specials for our medical asethetics – including Botox and Fillers – so that you are your most confident self on the big day.
Thursday, 10/24 IPSOS Parsippany Branch, Parsippany, NJ 11-2pm
We are pleased to join other health vendors at this company health fair. We will be sharing with employees their benefit coverage for physical therapy, neurology, and chiropractic services. We will also be giving out complimentary health care packets outlining helpful tips to avoid back and neck pain for desk job titles.
Wednesday, 10/30 Ideal Protein Workshop Mecca Integrated Medical Center, Fairfield, NJ 6:30 – 8pm
Learn how you can lose 3-7 pounds a week on this medically-supervised diet program. With educational tools and weekly check-ins, this program is designed to set you up for not only immediate success, but a healthy future. This workshop will allow guests to sample food, ask questions, and meet our coach. Attendance will give guests a $50 savings off the initial consultation!
Can’t wait to see you at our upcoming events!
The clients that walk through our doors at The Spa at Mecca care about their skin and beauty routine. They want to feel and LOOK good; as such, they make their skin and their appearance a priority. Since most of our female clients list makeup as part of their beauty routine, we thought it was important to outline the typical expiration dates and clean procedures. You know that free eyeshadow compact you have been holding on to since that last Mary-Kay party years ago? That lipstick that has just a little bit left? Yes, we are talking to YOU! Let us help you make your makeup routine healthy.
There are a few things to consider when making sure your cosmetics are safe enough for daily application. First, you want to make sure that you are storing the products correctly. Avoid sunlight exposure and extreme temperatures, which can shorten the lifespan of the product. Also, try to avoid contamination by keeping products properly sealed and not sharing with other people. This applies to both makeup and skincare products.
Another good way to keep skin clean and healthy is following the expiration date of your makeup. Sonia Kashuk, celebrity makeup artist, notes the common expiration dates for cosmetics.
Here’s her breakdown by product:
- Liquid makeup – one year
- Poured foundations – two years
- Wet & dry powder foundations – two years
- Pressed powder – three years
- Concealer – six months
- Eye base – two years
- Eye liner pencils – three years
- Powder eye shadow – three years
- Mascara – six months
- Liquid eyeliner – six months
- Powder blush – three years
- Lipstick – two years
- Lip gloss – two years
- Lip liner pencils – three years
Finally, make sure to clean your applicators! Makeup brushes and sponges can cause breakouts or irritate skin if they aren’t keep clean between each use. If you tend to favor the five-finger approach (hey, your hands are free!) make sure to wash your hands both BEFORE and after applying your makeup. The more cautious you are, the better the chances your skin will maintain that glow from your last facial.
We care about your back — we care about how the back pain can effect what you can and cannot do daily, such as lift up your kids or unload the groceries. We also care that when your back is strong and healthy you can rake the leaves or sit to watch an entire television show with ease. These back pain exercises can help.
Women’s Health Magazine shares our concerns. While most people want to exercise to make sure that their back looks good in a form-fitting outfit, they know that a strong back can help improve your posture, and help eliminate some common back pain issues.
That’s why here at Mecca Integrated Medical Center we are happy to share these 4 back pain exercise moves that they recommend incorporating into your workout schedule 2-3 times a week, performing 3 sets of each exercise, working up to 12 reps a set.
Make sure to click the link to get details instructions on how to correctly perform back pain exercise.
Move 1 – Pullup
Move 2-Pushup – Position Row
Move 3- Superwoman
Move 4 – Lat Pulldown
If you are worried about incorporating these back pain exercise moves into your workout routine, speak with your doctor. It can also help to chat with a trainer at your gym to ensure proper form during each exercise.
A stronger back can be yours before the fall season ends – with the help of these moves, and chiropractic care, of course !
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It is time for our monthly infographic!
This month, we are going to highlight the importance of sleeping positions. I know most of you just know which position your husband needs to move to in order to stop snoring (you know who you are!), but it turns out, some sleeping positions are healthier than others. How you sleep is a great supplement to the work that you and your chiropractor put in during the day to keep your back and neck pain at bay.
So to keep your back and neck pain – and wrinkles! – in check, check out the infographic below.