Protect your back whilst enjoying the health benefits of pottering in your garden.
It is that time of the year that the sun is starting to shine and the surrounding countryside is full of golden daffodils, fragrant blossoms and bouncing lambs. Just the motivation needed to get ourselves outdoors and start think about our own gardening needs and jobs. [Read more…] about Health Benefits of Gardening
Every year we tend to plan ahead and set goals for our future. One’s health and wellbeing is often top of these lists.
The United chiropractic Association offer a list of reasons why getting an chiropractic adjustment is good for you and therefore a perfect choice for you to consider adding to your personal goals Each statement is supported by peer reviewed articles which back up the benefits of regular chiropractic care.
The winter months have already brought us some icy lows and threaten continue to do so, so it is a good idea for us to perfect our “ice walk”
No matter how well the snow and ice is removed from parking areas and pavements, we will still encounter some slippery surfaces when walking outdoors this winter It is important for us to be constantly aware of these dangers and to learn to walk safely on ice and slippery surfaces, in order to prevent slips and falls.
Be safe on the Slopes!
The ski season is upon us with promising looking snow falls in Europe!
Most people believe that ski injuries happen on the first day, but Stuart Bennett DC, who is also a keen skier himself, says, “After three days of skiing and using unaccustomed muscles, skiers become confident but are physically tired and their capability isn’t necessarily matched to their confidence, this is when an injury is most likely to occur”.
Sitting is something that we do every day, either as part of our job, commuting or after a long day of work when relaxing on the sofa. The way we sit can however lead to long-term spinal health problems.
Let’s first take a look at the science behind sitting and then discuss how to do it properly. Nachemson and Elfstrom (1970) studied what happens to the intervertebral discs (IVDs) during different seating positions. The pressure that occurs within your IVDs when you sit (especially between the 3rd and 4th lumbar vertebrae) is at its least when the spine and hips are at 100 and 110 degrees. Sitting with your hips at 80 or 90 degrees results in IVD pressure increasing upwards of nearly 200%. The diagram below demonstrates IVD pressure when sitting in various positions according to the study done by Nachemson and Elfstrom.