Yes Chiropractic's New Year Resolution.

Itbs that time of year again when everyone is setting out New Yearbs Resolutions and unfortunately it wonbt be long till a majority of people start breaking them. There are many reasons why New Year Resolutions donbt stick- they may be unrealistic, there is a lack of self-discipline or life gets btoo busyb. Our New Year resolution is all about you and what we can do to make 2019 a healthy and pain-free year for you. Our goal is not only to maintain but also to improve the high standard of care you’ve experienced with us.
As part of our resolution, we are going to teach you how to live a healthy, pain-free life. Your success is ours, and we are committed to your health and well-being.
In many cases there is more than one factor contributing to your pain, especially if it is recurrent or has been there for a long time. Often getting rid of your pain is the easy part. Stopping it from coming back is the real challenge. We provide you with lasting freedom from pain, so your treatment program will include specific techniques and exercises that correct the underlying cause of your problems, not just give you temporary relief.
Chiropractic care is valuable for you, and is valuable for your children. Kids are natural explorers – they run, jump, climb things, fall down, and bounce around. Kids are resilient – this ability to recover quickly is one of the great benefits of being very young. Occasionally, one of these activity-related injuries impacts a child’s spine. Nothing obvious has happened and nothing hurts. But there may be subtle injuries to spinal muscles and spinal ligaments that have a long-term effect on spinal nerve function.
Regular chiropractic checkups help keeps you in tip-top shape. Those who are active, have stressful lives, or want to be their very best, find that a schedule of preventative visits are helpful in the maintenance of good health and for keeping your body functioning at its best.
Let us help make 2019 a healthy and pain-free year for you and your family!

Myths and Facts of Exercising During Pregnancy

Women should stop exercising closer to labor?
MYTH-Exercising right up until labor reduces the risk of premature labor and the need for drugs or operative intervention during labor.
Exercise leads to overheating and dehydration which can endanger the baby?
MYTH-Expecting mothers actually have an increase ability to reduce excess heat during pregnancy, which will stop body temperatures getting high enough to bother the baby. Taking precautions will also help with this, exercise inside or when it is cool outside with ample air flow, and stay hydrated before, during and after exercise.
Weight training is unsafe during pregnancy?
MYTH-Heavy weight training does alter breathing and can affect the blood flow to the uterus, however light weight training is completely safe and helps to maintain muscle tone throughout pregnancy.
Exercise lowers your risk of gestational diabetes?
FACT-Exercising throughout pregnancy can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 27%
Exercising while pregnant helps reduce back pain?
FACT-Yoga, water workouts and strengthening exercises can help reduce lower back pain throughout pregnancy and labor!
Your exercise regime should be painless and not cause any symptoms of poor health, in fact it should be doing the opposite! If any symptoms or pain occurs please consult your health professionals.

What is a subluxation?

What is a subluxation?
180px-subluxationSubluxations are spinal joints that are fixated, blocked upb, or not moving as they should. They alter the movement of the spine and may lead to irritation of the nerves and blood vessels branching out from the spinal cord. This interferes with the flow of nerve impulses and messages along the spine and nervous system, which may interfere with your bodybs innate ability to function at 100%.

Subluxations may affect:
– Joints.B This may become apparent when you are unable to reach normal range of motion. An example of this is when you are unable to reverse the car due to inability of your neck to turn far enough.
– Nerves. Caused by stress or pressure on your nerves.
– Muscles. When your muscles are tight, weak, in spasm, overly sensitive or sore. Your posture can also be affected, causing an imbalance and therefore body fatigue and increased joint wear and tear.
– Tissue. Tender btrigger pointsb or sore areas within your tissues and muscles. Ligaments, cartilage, discs, tendons and internal organs may be also be affected and then lead to instability to the area and increase the risk of osteoarthritis and degeneration occurring.

What causes a subluxation?
1. Physical stress
Injuries, accidents, slips and falls, prolonged abnormal posture, repetitive movements, poor sleeping conditions and the birth process. The birth process can be one of the most traumatic events in our lives causing great stress and pressure to a young spine.

2. Mental and emotional stress
Upsets, work pressure, arguments, personal traumas. life or career changesb&

3. Chemical stress
Toxins, additives and chemicals used in food production, cigarette smoking, medications and other pollutants in our environment.

How can I tell if I have a subluxation?
You can have subluxations and not even know it, however they may be affecting your health. Subluxations may be present before any warning signs appear. The results of a thorough examination can show the location and severity of any subluxation you may have.
How can subluxations be corrected?
The primary form of care to reduce subluxations is a schedule of Chiropractic adjustments. By applying a specific and precise force, in the right direction and at the right time, over time, changes in the position and motion of spinal bones can be made.

Posture

Posture-and-Chiropractic-CarePosture

Your posture, how you align your body and use your muscles to keep you in certain positions, is an important consideration in every activity you do including sitting, standing and sleeping. Good posture maximizes your respiratory capacity, allowing other systems, including your digestive and circulatory systems, to work effectively. As you move throughout your day, think about how you are holding your body.

The Importance of Keeping Children Physically Active

Daily physical activity is vital for all Australian children and young people. The Australian physical activity guidelines provide clear recommendations for the minimum amount of physical activity required by children and young people to experience health benefits. Children and young people who accumulate the minimum amount of physical activity every day are at a lower risk of conditions including overweight or obesity, Type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome and other comorbidities, are more likely to see improvements in their aerobic fitness and bone health and experience positive mental health benefits. Despite these obvious health benefits, only 19% of Australian children and young people, aged 5-17 years meet the physical activity recommendations:

Age Group Physical activity recommendations Sedentary behaviour & screen time recommendations
Infants
Birth to 1 year
Physical activity should be encouraged from birth, especially supervised floor-based play Children (0-5 years) should not be sedentary, restrained or kept inactive for more than 1 hour at a time, with the exception of sleeping.
Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers
3-5years
Should accumulate at least 3 hours of physical activity (light, moderate or vigorous) every day. Toddlers (less than 2 years) should not take part in any screen time activities.
Children (2-5 years) should be limited to less than one hour per day of screen time.
Children & Teens
13-17 years
Should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity every day. A variety of aerobic activities should be undertaken, including some physical activities that are vigorous in intensity.
 
Physical activities that strengthen muscles and bones should be included on at least three days per week.
For additional health benefits, children and young people should engage in more physical activity (up to several hours) every day.
Should minimise the time spent being sedentary every day and break up long periods of sitting as much as possible.
 
Children (5-12 years) and teens (13-17 years) should limit their screen time to no more than 2 hours per day.

Plan for relaxation.

Most of us are busy during the week and even our weekends seem to become non-stop errands, chores, work and travel. So how do you find time to relax? Take the whole weekend (or at least part of it) to schedule some downtime for at least an hour or two. Whether it’s practicing your favourite hobby, seeing a movie with friends or even meditating quietly, do something every weekend that recharges you. You’ll not only feel better, but also beat stress.

Winter Sleep Tips

It may be tempting to spend more time in your warm and cosy bed when itbs cold outside. Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep a night, varying according to age and individual need. So work out how much sleep you need then try to go to bed and wake around the same time each day. Having a healthier sleep routine helps maintain your wellbeing at any time of year.

Health & Happiness

Our health is inextricably connected to our happiness. And vice versa.
Those two things come in many ways, shapes and forms, but stripped down to its simplest form, what most of us really want out of life is to be happy and healthy.
Indulge in a little self-care: Our minds are running 24/7, so put down the technology and indulge in something that allows you to relax and let your mind go. Choose something that’s right for you b it might be meditation, hiking, a long hot bath with a gossip magazine b whatever just helps you let your mind go.

The Importance of Keeping Young Australians Active

Daily physical activity is vital for all Australian children and young people. Children and young people who accumulate the minimum amount of physical activity every day are at a lower risk of conditions including overweight or obesity, Type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome and other comorbidities, are more likely to see improvements in their aerobic fitness and bone health and experience positive mental health benefits. Despite these obvious health benefits, only 19% of Australian children and young people, aged 5-17 years meet the physical activity recommendations.
Physical activities that strengthen muscles and bones should be included on at least three days per week. For additional health benefits, children and young people should engage in more physical activity up to several hours every day.

Keep Active in Autumn

Donbt let that sudden nip in the air put your workout plans into hibernation. Instead take your exercise routine inside. Youbll find a substitute for almost every outdoor exercise activity. If you love to swim outdoors during the summer, move your laps into an indoor pool.
 
Do you treasure summer afternoons biking around the park? During autumn, maintain your fitness levels on a stationary bike until the weather warms up again. Moving into the gym can provide a great opportunity to mix up your training routine. Make use of the wide range of equipment in a gym and include weights as well as cardio into your plan.