My first day with the Fitbit Surge.

FeliciaSan Francisco Public Health

Reading Time: 2 minutesAfter several days using and enduring the short battery life of my Fitbit Charge HR, it was time to upgrade to the new Surge with my hopes that I could get a better battery life as well as a better overall experience. I’m glad I did. The Fitbit Surge is perfect for me, and it might just be the perfect … Read More

The Joint Commission now Recommends Chiropractic Therapy for Hospitals and Urgent Care Centers

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCSan Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Chiropractor, San Francisco Public Health

Reading Time: 1 minuteStarting this month, January 2015, The Joint Commission is now recommending that doctors and administrators refer pain patients to chiropractors and other non-pharmacological therapists. In the past, when hospitals received a patient who was complaining of pain, the only approved mode of treatment that they did, according to guidelines, was to give drug-therapy. However, with our growing awareness of the … Read More

Point Bonita Lighthouse

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCSan Francisco Public Health

Reading Time: 2 minutesLast weekend, the weekend between Christmas and New Years, Felicia and I took my son, Alexander to Point Bonita Light House. This is that lighthouse that watches guard and protects ships as the enter the Golden Gate. It’s a small lighthouse that has a new, interesting suspension bridge for pedestrians. To get there, you take the last or first Marin … Read More

New Years resolutions

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCSan Francisco Public Health

Reading Time: 2 minutesI’m sitting here setting up the WordPress app on my iPhone. Why? Because I have 3 resolutions to make in 2015. 1. Build my chiropractic practice here at Rincon Chiropractic in San Francisco. 2. Build my professional brand and reputation on and off-line. 3. Build my personal fitness. No, these aren’t goals. Goals have to be measurable with a deadline. … Read More

What does it take to get back into shape? And is it healthy to be super-lean?

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCSan Francisco Public Health

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis interesting infographic from Precision Nutrition shows an overview of the healthy habits that you get into when you make the change to be healthy instead of unhealthy. This graphic goes through stages from a person who is sedentary to different levels of leanness and athleticism. It shows you the general habits you need to adapt when you want to be … Read More

Moving to a standing desk: do you have a transition plan?

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCSan Francisco Public Health

Reading Time: 1 minuteWe have a lot of patients in tech and finance who are starting that transition from sitting at their workstation, to standing. That certainly sounds great if you’ve been sitting all day and your shoulders and neck ache after a long day. But standing at your workstation can provide its own set of problems. Standing at your desk can be … Read More

What exactly happens in your muscles when you stretch?

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCSan Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 6 minutesAll my life I’ve been told that I need to stretch. Everyone knows that you have to stretch. Except, I’ve always been a little bit against the cult of stretching. First of all, when you stretch before an athletic event, you have a higher chance of injuring yourself (It’s more important to warm up, which is a totally different thing.) … Read More