Is Dehydration Impairing Your Recovery? Most of you will be familiar with the advice many health professionals give about making sure we drink enough water to stay hydrated. But do you know the scientific reasons behind such advice? Why does being in a state of dehydration have such an impact on our body? We take… Continue reading Is Dehydration Impairing Your Recovery?
People don’t talk about upper back pain very often. Yet it can be just as crippling as lower back pain. In most cases the underlying causes are not serious. However, when it occurs, upper back pain can cause a level of discomfort that’s too misery-making to ignore. Upper back pain is usually aggravated by moving… Continue reading Upper Back Pain
Have you ever found yourself working at your desk, queuing or slouching on the sofa and wondered if your posture is ‘good’ or ‘bad’? You don’t have to be a ballerina to have been told that it’s important – most of us have been ordered to “sit up straight” or “stop slouching” at some point.… Continue reading Who’s got bad posture?
The horrors of summer ending mean school books, PE kits, lunch boxes all need to be heaved to school and home again. If you are a Harry Potter fan then you know about the “undetectable extension charm.” This is the spell that helps you fit every object and piece of luggage into a small bag… Continue reading Back to School, Backpacks, Bad Backs
Stressed? Don’t Cancel On Us If you’re feeling stressed, you might call off work, cancel a play date with your child’s friends or even reschedule dinner with family in an attempt to regroup. But there’s one appointment you shouldn’t cancel when you aren’t feeling your best—a scheduled visit to our practice. Many patients aren’t aware… Continue reading Stressed? Don’t Cancel On Us
Beat Sciatica Naturally Step away from the medicine cabinet and into natural solutions for your sciatic nerve pain. Try these three easy (and drug-free) methods for managing sciatica that do not involve prescription pain pills. Consider your stressors. Many low back issues can be related to emotional issues. Take inventory of your emotional well being… Continue reading Beat Sciatica Naturally
Why Work at a Standing Desk? As sitting has been dubbed “the new smoking,” it’s increasingly important to incorporate more movement into your everyday life. One of the best ways to do that is to swap sitting for working at a standing desk. Spending more of your workday standing could reduce the risk of obesity,… Continue reading Why Work at a Standing Desk?
Sneaky Ways to Eat Your Veggies Kids aren’t the only ones who may need to infuse their diet with more veggies. Some adults have an aversion to anything that’s green and healthy. Fortunately, there are some easy, sneaky ways to get more of the good stuff into your daily diet. One of the simplest ways… Continue reading Sneaky Ways to Eat Your Veggies
Is Your Wardrobe Hurting Your Back? Women may be used to hearing that high heels can be a source of back problems, but did you know that other articles of clothing may be doing your body more harm than good? If you’re dealing with back aches, examine your weekly wardrobe to see if you’re wearing… Continue reading Is Your Wardrobe Hurting Your Back?
Constant Stress? Take A Look At Your Diet When you’re stressed, skip the comfort food and head for something nutritious. This state of emotional tension can be rooted in anything from work-related pressures to frayed family relationships. At one point or another, everyone has experienced stress in his or her life. And while it comes… Continue reading Constant Stress? Take A Look At Your Diet