Exercising in winter presents its own set of unique challenges. It gets dark early. It can be chilly. It can be hard to keep motivated. Why bother?
At this time of year, the biggest barrier to regular physical activity can be our own mindset. Our brains can be very clever at convincing us not to do the best thing for ourselves. Do you feel like you need some help to tame your own lack of motivation? Here’s five common excuses and how to beat them.
Staying safe is one of the most important things you can do to ensure you enjoy your snow holiday. Knee, ankle, shoulder and wrist or hand injuries can be common souvenirs from your time on the slopes. Whilst generally these are minor, it’s possible you could hurt yourself more seriously if you are unfit, a beginner or intermediate participant. So, let’s look at how you can minimise this risk and maximise your winter wonderland fun.
Back pain is one of the most common complaints we treat at Sydney Spine and Sports Clinic. After all, your back is a large, complex part of your anatomy – it’s the home of your spinal column, provides support and flexibility to your head, and allows movement of your limbs. Being such a predominant part of your body, it’s easy for your back to be affected by pain or injury. In combination with visiting your chiropractor for regular adjustments, here are five tips to help you maintain good back health.
This winter, prime your immune system to battle the onslaught of cold and flu. Follow our five everyday lifestyle tips to help keep you well.
Whether you wake up with it, it creeps up on you in the afternoon, or it hits you at the end of your work day, headaches are a pain. They’re unpleasant, unwelcome and unnecessary –the last thing needed when leading a full and busy life. Tension headaches – a dull yet persistent pain felt on both sides of the head or neck – are the most common type and one of the most common complaints
From the moment they’re born, you carry your child as you best know how. Friends, family and medical professionals encourage you to hold your baby in a huge variety of poses. The advice can be conflicting and only consider the needs and comfort of your adorable offspring. But, what is the best way for you, and your exhausted body, to hold a baby?
Feeling a bit stiff in your lower back? It can be a debilitating discomfort and one that almost all of us experience. Before you next reach for some pain medication, talk to your Sydney Spine chiropractor, or your trusted health professional, about how a few laps at your local swimming pool could help you relieve some of your aches and pains.
Chiropractor Greg Sher has patients coming to him with neck pain often. Many have no idea why the neck pain started. One of the first things he investigates is how people sleep. Why? Because ideally we are asleep for about a third of our life, and the positions we assume while sleeping, as well as the bed and pillows we use, can affect our spine and result in injuries.
Calling all everyday athletes: yes, you can do it! Whether you plan to sign up to compete in this year’s City 2 Surf, Sydney to Gong Bike Ride or Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim – setting yourself a physical challenge is a great way to get active regularly and keep motivated throughout the year. If you are just starting out, the best thing you can do for you and your body is to set small, incremental goals that build up to
It’s no secret that poor desk posture is a daily battle for many. Lower back pain, sore wrists, a tight neck and dull headaches are the most common giveaways that your office ergonomics are amiss. Read our blog to find out how you can squeeze some simple good habits into your day to reduce your discomfort and keep you and your body in prime condition.