April Newsletter

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Get Britain Standing"Get up offa that thing". British people sit for 8.9 hours each day (on average!)

Did you know that sitting for more than 4 hours each day leads to:

  • Enzymes responsible for burning harmful blood fats shutting down
  • Reduced calorie burning (Metabolic rate)
  • Disrupted blood sugar levels
  • Increased insulin and blood pressure levels
  • Leg muscles switch off

Are you sitting more than you should be? Why not do something about it? Start by Calculating just how muchFRIDAY 28TH APRIL IS 'ON YOUR FEET BRITAIN DAY'. Where this national compaign aims to encourage you to WIGGLE IT/WAGGLE IT/MOVE IT/GROOVE IT - JUST DON'T SIT ON IT!!

Workers across the country (including us of course) will be taking part in this national day. What will you do? We are removing most of our chairs (just for the day) and will stand and move as much as possible! The On Your Feet Britain Challenge dares you to  convert 'sitting time' to 'standing time'. What could you do? Follow some simple changes - it’s easier than you think: 

Berkhamsted Chiropractic ClinicYoga: Good For the Body AND the Brain

It’s commonly known that yoga is good for your body. Combining postures, breathing, and meditation, it only takes a few sessions to see how quickly it can tighten muscles, increase flexibility, and reduce stress. But what effects does yoga have on the brain? New research by Chantal Villemure and Catherine Bushnell of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, suggest that it actually helps grow parts of your brain.

“We found that with more hours of practice per week, certain areas were more enlarged,” Villemure says, hinting at the fact that yoga was a contributing factor to the brain gains. What the study showed specifically

There you have it. Proof of what you probably already knew to be true—yoga does the body, as well as the mind good. Ancient cultures who practiced yoga and then passed down the principles to following generations knew it was one of the best forms of medicine.  And the best part about it is that you don’t need a gym, weights or running shoes to do it. So try it out, the worst thing that can happen to you is that you grow a bigger brain which works better!

Spinal Awareness Week is run every year, promoting the importance of taking care of your spine and nervous system through Chiropractic and a healthy lifestyle. The week is run by The United Chiropractic Association who represent a growing body of chiropractors focused on transforming healthcare globally.

The theme of this years Spinal Awareness Week will be “Chiropractic – Checking Future Adults Today!”

Stay tuned..Coming to you in May!