1. What Are Your Flip-Flops Doing to Your Feet…Ouch?

    Flip-flops. Call them thongs, call them zories, these familiar casual sandals are the essence of summer. They're easy to put on and slip off, and they're just a whisper away from bare-footing it. They're cheap and fun, coming in a million and one colors. Most amusing of all, they're a wearable daily example of onomatopoeia--a word formed from a sound associated with what the word names, like sizzl…Read More

  2. It’s Scoliosis Awareness Month – Do You Know the Signs of Scoliosis?

    Many of us remember that day in gym class every year when the school nurse screened us for scoliosis. Many Minnesota students get these checks today, and with good reason: scoliosis is the nation’s most common spinal deformity and affects approximately 3 percent of Americans. While scoliosis is fairly prevalent, many of us don’t know how to spot it in our growing kids. In the spirit of Scolios…Read More

  3. The Affects Stress Can Have on Your Health

    April is Stress Awareness Month. (It's also file-your-tax-return month. Coincidence? We doubt it....) Excess stress is no fun. Increasingly, however, research is finding that stress is clinically unhealthy in a variety of concrete ways. At Life Wellness Center, we focus on the triad of health. The three pillars are mental, physical, and nutritional health. Keep all three strong and in balance, the…Read More

  4. 11 Healthy Heart Habits

    February is heart month -- and we're not just talking valentines. Since it was designated in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, this month has been dedicated to cardiovascular health. There's been a lot of research in the five decades since then, and we urge our patients to be heart-conscious in their health and lifestyle choices. Clinicians have studied both genders, and while the advice overla…Read More

  5. Dr. Tom’s Inspiration…

    Dr. Tom Schmidt, Life Wellness Center founder, was exposed to Chiropractic care as a teenager. It was senior year on the football field. A very good season meant the Rosemount High Irish had their eye on the state championships. Three weeks out, Tom went down on the field. X-rays at the ER revealed a severe ankle sprain. The prognosis? Out for four to six weeks! Not acceptable to this devoted thre…Read More

  6. The Benefits of Giving Back

    “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” - Muhammad Ali When we think about volunteering or charitable giving, it's natural to focus on the benefit to recipients. Whether walking dogs at the Humane Society or kicking in money for hurricane relief, the benefit to the canines and the storm victims is obvious. What's less obvious, but increasingly acknowledged, is that…Read More