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If you’re looking for some motivation and inspiration to keep you mind and body in peak condition, then you’re in the right place. We’re here to give you a helping hand in changing your bad habits and creating new ones to help you feel happier and healthier.

We frequently post articles about treatments that can help you heal and become a healthier person, so keep checking back!

Remember, if you’re every stuck and worrying about any particular symptoms you’re having, then you should definitely check out www.webmd.com.

Happy reading! 🙂

Tips On How To Strengthen Your Back

Back pain is one of the most commonly presented problems that a chiropractor or physiotherapist is faced with. And it’s no surprise given the fact that most of the causes of these problems is down to bad posture. Several years ago, we would have all had a much more active lifestyle, but these days far more of us lead a much more sedentary lifestyle. We can slog away for hours on end, sat at our desks.

When we spend hours on end sitting incorrectly or using a chair that encourages bad posture, it eventually takes it’s toll on our back.

If you’re someone who is currently suffering from back pain, then there are steps you can take to help alleviate the aches and pains. There are plenty of exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home.

The trick to any exercise working, is that you have to make sure that you take steps to practice these methods every day. You have to make a decision to treat your back with the importance it deserves. when you stick to a regimen, you’ll make good progress.

If you have any questions, get in touch!

Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Will Make You Salivate

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The cynics would say that breakfast was an additional meal invented by the cereal companies simply to sell you their products. Whether this is true or not it doesn’t matter, because most of us still eat breakfast.

We tend to know what’s healthy and not for us, but here are some exciting ideas to make a healthy breakfast you can look forward to!

Fruit & nut breakfast bowl

Here’s one we’ve pinched from BBC Good Food

Method

Put the oats in a non-stick pan with 400ml water and cook over the heat, stirring occasionally for about 4 mins until thickened.

Meanwhile, cut the peel and pith from the oranges then slice them in half, cutting down either side, as closely as you can, to where the stalk would be as this will remove quite a tough section of the membrane. Now just chop the oranges.

Pour the porridge into bowls, spoon on the yogurt then pile on the oranges and the fruit, nut and seed mixture.

Common Problems A Chiropractor Can Help With

headacheIf you’ve ever wondered what a chiropractor can help you out with, wonder no more. You may not be surprised to know that one of the most common problems is back pain. In fact, I’m currently seeing a chiropractor (which due to my own stubbornness, has taken me several years to get around to!), who is proving to be a real help in loosening up my joints.

There are many other problems a chiropractic therapist can help with, you can read more about it here.

 

How Chiropractic Care Eases the Three Most Common …

Do you suffer with back pain? Well, you’re not alone. According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association as referenced in the 2009 report published by the Work Foundation 31% of Canadians report activity limitations because of pain and …

Back on Track Chiropractic Announces Success Treating …

Headache and migraine sufferers may benefit from chiropractic care to relieve their pain. According to Back on Track Chiropractic, chiropractic care is an effective treatment option for naturally relieving headache pain.

Hope you found that insightful! I’m always a massive fan of finding natural methods to help better ourselves!

Can Chiropractic Care Help Your Golf Swing?

golf ballThere are many problems that chiropractic care can help with. The most common problem is back ache which is mostly due to stress and bad posture. Interestingly enough though, chiropractic treatment can also help with a wider range of issues and help improve your sporting performance.

So if you happen to be the sort of person who enjoys playing sports because you like to keep fit and healthy, while giving you that much needed “away” time from all the worries and stresses, then you’ll be pleased to know that you can take steps either to prevent injuries from occurring, or seek treatment for injuries you might sustain from the sporting activity. Even better is that once you’ve been through a rehabilitation programme, you can use chiropractic treatment, physiotherapy or even podiatry to help strengthen the injured area, which in turn will help prevent the possibility of injuring the same area again. This can happen, particularly if you’ve injured it quite badly and weakened the area. Different sports, place different stresses on different parts of the body, so it’s best to get in touch with a chiropractor or physiotherapist and seek their advice. Some clinics may even offer a free consultation, although most don’t.

Talking about different sports affecting different parts of the body, take golf for example. To swing a golf club takes effort and you end up using a lot of your body to make the action happen. Sometimes things go wrong, just as Tiger Woods discovered! Here’s an interesting article on the subject…

How Golfers Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care

A golf injury can heal quicker with chiropractic care.

Injuries to the back or neck can heal faster when chiropractors treat them than on their own. An experienced chiropractor can adjust the spine, and also work on the joints and surrounding tissue that can cause pain and hinder healing. Chiropractic evaluation considers the body as a whole. By treating the entire body, it promotes quicker healing of the injury.

Increased mobility can be gained with chiropractic visits.

Golfers who play often as well as those who only play a few times a year know mobility is essential to a good golf game. Stiff joints and a weak back not only mess with the golf game, but can be the very issues that end up causing an injury.

A chiropractic treatment schedule keeps the body loose and strong, and working in optimum fashion. This prevents injuries and increases the chances of playing the game of your life.

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“Chiropractic treatment is an incredibly effective way to help improve your golf swing my encouraging more flexibility in the spine and joints” says Jon who’s a chiropractic therapist based in Bristol, UK.

You can find out more about The House Clinics here http://thehouseclinics.tumblr.com/post/118456594703/the-house-clincs-specialists-in-chiropractic. Regardless of the area you live in, it won’t take you too long to uncover a local clinic that will be able to help or advise you about any symptoms or conditions you’re suffering from. We have the internet now at our disposal and a simple search for a local chiropractic clinic, will show you where the nearest ones are located.

The best thing to do is actually look at Google maps as this will provide you a whole range of clinics in your area by placing red dots across the map. Then, once you’ve found one that’s close enough, give them a call as most clinics will be more than happy to help out. You can even request speaking with a chiropractor before you book anything in, as you’ll probably only get in touch with a receptionist to start off with.

Of course, the other approach is to see a physiotherapist as they work on strengthening the muscles and surrounding tissue which will help to also prevent any future possible injuries, particularly any repeated injuries in the same area.

So if you’ve never considered having chiropractic treatment before, and you’re an avid golfer, then you may find a trip to your local clinic of real benefit!