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23 Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

At Pure Chiropractic, we want our patients to not only be physically healthy, but mentally healthy as well, and reading is a great exercise and escape for the mind. We’ve put together a list of 23 books we think are so good, that you won’t be able to put them down. Check it out and let us know what you think!

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  1. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  2. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  3. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
  4. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  5. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  6. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  7. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  8. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  9. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  10. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  11. Native Son by Richard Wright
  12. The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
  13. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  14. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
  15. The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
  16. The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens
  17. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
  18. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  19. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  20. Consequences by Aleatha Romig
  21. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  22. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  23. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

How many of these books have you read? Which are you most looking forward to reading? Let us know in the comments below!

Great Bodyweight Exercises for Small Spaces

Far too often we make excuses for why we can’t exercise: we don’t have the right equipment, we don’t have the money for a gym membership, we travel too much, we don’t have the room, etc. You name it; we’ve all thought it. But did you know that bodyweight exercises that require no equipment whatsoever can do an amazing job of increasing your strength, stamina, and muscle tone?

Bodyweight exercises leave you with no excuses.

  • You can do them anywhere. Can’t make it to the gym? No problem. Travel a lot? Good for you! Work long hours? No sweat. Bodyweight workouts can be done in the bedroom, office, hotel room, or even in front of the TV.
  • They are FREE. With a few simple bodyweight exercises, you can create a full-body workout that won’t cost you a dime.
  • Strength and cardio in one workout. If you increase your tempo and decrease your rest time between sets and exercises, you can turn a bodyweight workout into both a cardio session and a strength workout.

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To get you started, we’ve highlighted 6 main bodyweight exercises that will work your entire body. With slight modifications, you can actually create over 50 different exercises from these 6 basic movements!

  1. Push-ups: Pushups work multiple muscle groups (chest, anterior deltoid, triceps) and can easily be modified to decrease or increase difficulty while working different muscles. Check out this video for 5 different ways to modify push-ups! Want more than 5 options? Here’s a link to 30+ push-up variations!
  2. Pull-ups: Pull-ups are an incredibly effective exercise that work several muscles (latissimus dorsi, biceps, traps, pecs, forearms). They can be done anywhere there’s a place to hang from — think monkey bars, portable pull-up bar, tree limbs, etc. For pull-up variations that target different muscles, check this out.
  3. Squats: This basic movement works your hamstrings, glutes, hips, and inner thighs. There are several variations to keep your workouts interesting – give these a try.
  4. Dips: Dips focus on the triceps, pecs, shoulders, forearms, and core and can easily be done using a chair with your feet on the floor or propped up on another surface. Try these dips for variety in your workouts.
  5. Hanging Leg Raises: Work your abs, obliques, rib muscles, forearms, quads, hips, and shoulder muscles all at once with this exercise! Find a place to hang from and blast your core with these movements.
  6. Burpees: Burpees test your strength and aerobic capabilities while working your entire body. You either love them, or hate them, but no matter what, they will make you a better athlete. Some call the burpee “the one exercise to rule them all,” and with so many options, who can blame them?

Time to get up, get moving, and stop inventing excuses for why you just can’t workout today! Your health will thank you.

The Best Golf Courses Near Howell, Michigan

Tom Watson said it best, “No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer’s mind.” We believe that near our town some of the best golf courses can be found. Whether you’re looking to go out to enjoy the scenery, catch up with friends, or sharpen your mind, golf is a great way to spend time! Here are our picks of the best golf courses near Howell, Michigan.

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Hawk Meadows Golf CourseHawk Meadows at Dama Farms in Howell is an 18-hole course with something for golfers of every skill level. The course is 6,377 yards from the back tees, but has just enough strategically placed hazards to keep the game interesting! This is a great place for junior players or for a quick round for more advanced golfers.

Coyote Preserve Golf ClubCoyote Preserve offers one of the only Arnold Palmer designs in the area. With wetlands, ravines, depressions, and water hazards, this course is a fun play. Scratch golfers and low handicap players will love this course- its challenges keep you on your toes, and its beauty is stunning. There are five sets of tees to play to distances, so golfers of any level can enjoy the game.

Moose Ridge Golf CourseLocated in South Lyon, Moose Ridge is a great course for those just beginning the sport as well as seasoned veterans to the game. Located on 230 acres of wooded land, this championship level features bent grass tees, fairways and greens, sand bunkers, wetlands, water hazards, rolling terrain, and amazing practice facilities. Not only is the course beautiful, but it’s also a great value!

Lakelands Golf and Country ClubLakelands prides itself on maintaining excellent quality grounds that appeal to golfers of all skill levels. The club has an excellent practice facility, two on-staff PGA golf professionals, an impressive Junior Golf Program, and even a Couples Golf program. They aim to be a warm, inviting, family friendly space that everyone can enjoy.

Timber Trace Golf ClubEven with its remote location, Timber Trace is a course you must play! Affordable greens fees and breathtaking scenery around Lake Wallaby continue to draw players to this club. With multiple sets of tee boxes, a variety of hazards, and activities the whole family can enjoy, be sure to check this course out.

 

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