Where are you going this year with your HEALTH?

Where are you going this year with your HEALTH?       office-from-street

Get Your Screenings Chiropractic and Medical

Now it’s time to kick your year off by making a doctor’s and Chiropractic appointment to really understand and access your current health status. Getting a physical will test your blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and numbers, blood sugar, vitamin deficiencies and will screen for other potential ailments. Find out what your number are and then do something about it-Diet-Exercise and the RIGHT supplements-don’t guess.medical-issues

Find a Workout You REALLY Like

Every January, the gym is packed with people hogging up the treadmills and elliptical and by February they are gone. Why? Sometimes folks get bored or they burn out. The key to working out consistently is finding workouts that you can’t get enough of. What’s my favorite workout? Rock climbing at Climb Nashville during the Winter, Slackline and wakeboarding during the Summer- If I can do it (almost 54 years of age) you can to. https://youtu.be/3pE00qEyibU  click here to see Slacklinehealth6

If you have a gym membership, explore the classes they offer. You might discover that you really like Spin, Hip-hop dance or CrossFit. If you don’t have a gym membership, you can find a variety of workouts on your cable’s On Demand, Hulu and/or online—or keep it old school and use DVDs. But whatever you do, just get to sweatin’ 3-5 days a week and don’t forget to add in days of strength training too!

Get More Zzzzs In and get more Water!!!!!!!!

Sleep is incredibly important. It’s our bodies’ way of healing and refueling. It also gives our brains time to process and strengthen our memories and is great for our mental health, productivity and mood.

To get in more Zzzz’s, try to not drink coffee six hours before bed, rest before bedtime to take down those stress levels, try not to watch television or internet surfing in bed, don’t eat super heavy meals and drink a lot of liquor before bed, don’t sleep with the television on and keep your bedroom nice and dark. If that’s not working try natural supplements but get expert advice about what to take and not. What you don’t know can hurt you.

Try Going With-out Eating Meat One Day (or More) A Week


There is something to be said about eating less red and processed meats and incorporating more of a high fiber plant-based diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lentils and beans, nuts and healthy oils. Studies have found that a high fiber plant-based diet helps improve health, will help you lose weight, reduce your risk for certain cancers and can stabilize and even reverse chronic illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Always start slow, one day a week. It might be hard, but you can get creative with it. Take the meat out of your chili, tacos and burritos and add in more chopped veggies. Or eat lentil and other low-sodium hearty soups with fiber filled salads.

Check out two of my recommended web sites to motivate and steer you’re the right way for Diet and Exercise.


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About Dr. Michael Tigges

Dr. Michael J. Tigges Certified DOT Medical Examiner Chiropractic Physician Certification: Dr. Tigges is one of the first in TN to become a certified DOT Medical Examiner of the United States Federal Government. The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners requires all medical examiners performing physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers to be trained and certified in FMCSA physical qualification standards. Education: Palmer College, School of Chiropractic, D.C. About Dr. Tigges: Dr. Michael J. Tigges is originally from Dubuque, Iowa. He earned his Doctorate Degree from Palmer University School of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. He has been practicing for more than 25 years. He started his practice in 1988 in Gallatin, TN. He serves his patients who live in surrounding communities in middle TN, or those passing through the area. He is a member of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association.