Calling all expectant parents! As you enjoy the anticipation of meeting your baby, you can also prepare yourself for the journey ahead. Parenthood is full of physical tasks.Holding your baby, breastfeeding your baby, settling your baby, picking up and setting down your baby – the list of physical tasks you’ll perform from the get-go is endless. They all can contribute to common parental discomfort such as lower back pain, hip pain and shoulder pain. In this blog, we look at tips to help you choose a pram or stroller that meets your needs too.
We will ideally spend one third of our lives sleeping. During sleep, your body’s activity is reduced, as the heart, lungs, digestive and other functions slow down. Your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons relax, and are therefore rested. You release a hormone called Melatonin, which promotes deep sleep, decreases cortisol (our stress hormones), which promotes healing and helps you to relax. In the spine, the intervertebral discs – compressed during the day by sitting and
As chiropractors, we see the lead into summer become an overly stressful time of year. Bills are piling up, the desire to be “summer-ready”, Christmas around the corner, and work is looking like a long, dark, tunnel with no end in site. Stress related illnesses are becoming ever more frequent; it can be linked to heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, and a suppressed immune system which can make you more susceptible to common illnesses.
A regular chiropractic adjustment should be an essential part of your health routine. By picking up spinal dysfunction early on, unnecessary degeneration and pain can be avoided. In addition, by removing interference to the nervous system, you allow the body to heal itself, giving you optimum functionality, increased vitality, better sleep and a of course healthier spine. Who is in control? Your nervous system is what controls everything in the body….muscle and nerve function, breathing,