8 days into my ACL recovery it was time to visit my exercise physiologist (Tayla at Maximum Results). She measured my range of motion, 2 degrees extension and 67 degrees flexion. Tayla advised me to tie a plastic bag around my foot when I was doing heel glides to help me bend my knee further...
very year on 16 October, people from around the world come together on World Spine Day (an initiative of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health) to raise awareness about spinal disorders and empower others to take charge of their spinal health.
We can all relate to carrying as many bags as possible to save us making another trip. However, is the time you’re saving worth it? Lifting more than you are able to carry can cause immense strain on your body. Furthermore, with bad lifting technique, it can be even worse for your back.
There is no denying that we live an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, spending hours each day sitting at desks or curled up on couches watching TV. The average Australian spends 2 hours and 25 minutes a day watching television. That’s a long time in one position and it can be hazardous to your health.
Does what you eat affect your brain? Absolutely. For those of you who are thinking, my brain is OK, so this article doesn’t apply it is worth noting that the same nutritional approaches that improve brain function also reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Are all fats bad? While fat tends to get bad publicity the good news is that the human body needs good fat to function well. There are fats that are essential to health and well being and there are fats which are toxic to the human body. A lot of confusion surrounds this subject, with many people interpreting ‘low fat’ products as being healthy which is not necessarily true.
Yes, spring is well and truly here. If spring cleaning hasn’t been high on your agenda this information may motivate you because there are numerous benefits to the time honoured concept of spring cleaning. Your home, your mind and your body benefit from periodic ‘spring cleaning’, decluttering and detoxing.
There are three keys to healthy living. Eating well, moving well and thinking well. If being healthy, and having abundant energy is important to you, then it is useful to observe your thinking. Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company said “He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law”.
If you spend much of your day on your feet I’ve got good news for you. In recent research in people over 45, those who sat for eight to eleven hours a day had 1.15 time greater chance of death than those who sat for less than four hours a day. Sedentary lifestyles are also associated with increased risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease and dementia.
Does the phrase ‘healthy ageing’ sound like a contradiction to you or do you read ‘healthy ageing’ and say to yourself “Yes, that’s my goal”. Every day in my office I see people who are in their 80’s who are active, happy and full of life. I also see people who are in their 50’s and they’re struggling to do simple household chores, they feel old.
On September 23rd 2016 we celebrated 25 years of Chiropractic First, Collie. We relished this opportunity to reflect on our growth and achievements during the past quarter of a century. Heartfelt thanks go to you, our loyal practice members who have made this possible.
What is Hands on India? It is work to support the community around Siliguri, West Bengal, India. This community struggles with poverty and lacking education. There are many minority groups, tribals and illiterate people who live on $1-$2 per day. They work breaking river stones by hand to sell for road base or on tea plantations picking 20kg bags of tea. This results in many health problems.