THE FREE, EASY, EXERCISE THAT’S RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE!

THE FREE, EASY, EXERCISE THAT’S RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE!

Most of us can do it, and you don’t need a gym membership to sign up to this lifetime club. You know it, you love it, and you do it every day… it’s walking!

We talk about walking a lot, but that’s because we want to stress how great it is, not only for your spinal health, but overall fitness and well-being.

Adrenal Exhaustion The Curse Of The 21st Century? Part 2

Adrenal Exhaustion The Curse Of The 21st Century? Part 2

In our last article we discussed the nature of adrenal exhaustion and the different stages leading up to it.  Fortunately this state can be reversed once adrenal health is regulated and normalised.  It is estimated that up to 80 per cent of people in the world suffer from adrenal fatigue.  What we want to be careful about is failing to recognise the symptoms in the early stages.  Body aches, trouble concentrating, racing thoughts, irritability and moodiness, tired all the time, overwhelmed, hormonal imbalance and cravings for stimulants to help increase our energy levels are all symptoms of adrenal exhaustion and fatigue.

Or the other side of the coin, is self-diagnosing adrenal fatigue and administering a rigorous detoxification program in a misguided effort to manage flagging adrenals. Often this ends up with the individual feeling worse when they retoxify, going back to a normal diet.

Hitting the Gym better than Antidepressants New Study Finds

Hitting the Gym better than Antidepressants New Study Finds

Depression is a worldwide issue. To give you some idea, it’s the number one psychological disorder in the western world1. And not unlike the common cold, it doesn’t discriminate between age groups or gender assignment. Depression is growing in all age groups, the largest increase noted in the younger generations, in our teenagers. At the rate of knots this psychological issue is developing, by 2020, it is estimated to be the second most debilitating condition behind heart disease.

Educating Local Communities

Educating Local Communities

Today’s children are involved in many and varied types of sports and activities.  There are children in swimming, dancing, ice skating, soccer, baseball, netball, footy, cricket, rugby and many more.  Each of these sports have specific skills required for accurate execution of the game.  If neurologic imbalances affecting parietal awareness, balance and comprehension are left unaddressed in the infant and toddler, we may see children in sport that are clumsy, lack eye hand coordination, don’t follow instruction or find certain postures and movements scary and/or uncomfortable.  Clinical experience and case studies from chiropractic offices around the world tell a story of how chiropractic care in early childhood assists the function of nerve pathways necessary for motor skills of developmental milestones as well as language development.  These skills are necessary when playing sport either with a team or as an individual.   

People Who Exercise Have Bigger Brains

People Who Exercise Have Bigger Brains

Just when you thought pumping iron was only good for giving you big guns, science goes and gives us yet another reason to hit the gym. The benefits of exercise just seem to keep on growing. Not only does it create endorphins, new brain cells and keeps your waistline in check, it turns out, it’s also going to give you a bigger brain. If there was ever a reason to get off the couch and pull on your sneakers this might be it.

Bracing and Exercise-based Treatment for Idiopathic Scoliosis

This article looked at the bracing methods as the primary mode of conservative treatment for AIS. This was a literature review which aimed to identify the most effective forms of conservative treatment for AIS. Interestingly, they identified cosmetic improvement as one of the main goals when treating AIS, as further physical or neurological impact in the literature (excluding severe cases) is yet to be firmly identified.  “According to a consensus by Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) experts, esthetic improvement is one of the main goals of scoliosis treatment. In a recent study on the importance of physical deformity in patients with AIS, 'severity of deformity' consistently ranked as the most important clinical consideration when proposing surgical treatment.”