December Newsletter

Sedentary Job? Sitting for long periods of time?

In recent years a variety of major international research has produced compelling evidence that sitting more than 4 hours each day leads to increased risks of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer (amongst other things.) A variety of studies have warned that sedentary lifestyles are likely to be causing as many deaths as smoking.

These risks grow significantly for people who sit longer than 4 hours each day: The top 10 risks  include:

Bad back / Inflexible spine: spines that don't move become inflexible and susceptible to damage in mundane activities. When we move around soft discs between the vertebrae expand & contract like sponges soaking up fresh blood and nutrients. When we sit for a long time disks are squashed unevenly and lose sponginess. Collagen hardens around supporting tendons and ligaments.

Strained neck: if most of your sitting occurs at a desk at work craning your neck toward a keyboard or tilting your head to cradle a phone while typing can strain the cervical vertebrae and lead to permanent imbalances.

Sitting whilst reading this? Stand up!

Source: Get Britain Standing

 

Berkhamsted Chiropractoc Clinic Wash Your HandsWashing your hands - should we be doing this as much as you think?

Sarah Farrant has become the ‘tell it like it is’, no fluff, mentor to moms. She is dedicated to helping individuals and families step away from the treatment merry-go-round by giving them a new way to approach their own health and the health of their children. Today she supports, mentors, and educates thousands of parents globally.

Here we feature just one of her brilliant articles on germs - See more at: http://vitalmoms.com

 

 

 

 

I was prompted to write this after a Face Book discussion on germs. I thought it futile to comment in the thread as there just wasn’t enough space! Most were alluding to germs being nasty, disgusting and need to be gotten rid of. It’s understandable that parents wish to keep their children’s environments clean. A mother’s day at any given time could be made up with boiling bottles in hot water, cleaning pacifiers that fall on the ground, washing their children’s hands, wiping down supermarket trolleys and purchasing yet more antibacterial soap. Is this all necessary? After all it is still called a germ theory! - See more at: http://vitalmoms.com/resources/vital-alerts/#sthash.Zxt6y1TL.dpuf