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Sep

The Pursuit of Mindfulness Living

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic The Pursuit of Mindfulness

Modern Life is anything but Simple. We are in an age of expansion not seen before and doesn’t look like slowing anytime soon. We juggle multiple roles, chase our never ending to do lists and many of us are entrapped in the web of technology as it advances and expands and intrudes into every corner of our existence, where not even the bedroom or the bathroom provide solace, anxious we’ll miss the latest blog or txt or ‘like’. The expectation we place on ourselves and those imposed upon us have never been greater – and the very things that may serve to help us maintain balance including solitude, down time, ordinary pleasures, connecting with nature and true connection (no device) time with family and friends are fast becoming redundant in our over stimulated, distraction laden daily lives.

Wed
06
Jul

Inflammation? How to make an inflammatory juice.

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Anti-inflammatory Juice

Anti-Inflammatory Juice

Ingredients:
•4 Celery Stalks
•1/2 Cucumber
•1 cup Pineapple
•1/2 Green Apple
•1 cup Spinach
•1 Lemon
•1 knob Ginger

Directions:
1. Add all ingredients to vegetable juicer. Gently stir juice and consume immediately.

 

Wed
08
Jun

Plant & Rake without the ache!

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Rake without the ache

Plant & Rake without the ache!   Do you love to garden? Shovel, lift, plant, rake, you can do without the ache if you learn how to lift correctly.  Here are some top tips for lifting with care,  without hurting your back

Stretch before you start

Dig. Lift. Reach. Bend

You could be burning up to 300 calories an hour so limber up first.  Your joints, muscles and back will thank you!

Stretch each of these body parts 5 times, holding each stretch for 15 seconds. Don’t bounce, jerk or strain, it should be a gentle stretch, not a painful one.

Stretch your: Thighs, Sides, Arms & Wrists, Shoulders, Hamstrings & Back

Bend your knees to lift with ease:

Wed
02
Mar

Go Crazy for Coconut Oil!

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is quite possibly one of the most versatile ingredients to keep in the kitchen. Aside from its culinary virtues, coconut oil offers many other benefits around the home.  It’s even incredibly useful in your natural beauty regime!

Thanks to Food Matters Here’s 33 Reasons To Go Crazy For Coconut Oil!

Beauty

Nourish Split or Dry Ends. Trying to grow long and luscious locks? Protect the delicate ends of your hair with a regular treatment of coconut oil. Simply warm a small quantity of oil in the palms of your hands, then gently rub into the tips of the hair shaft. Leave in for at least several hours before rinsing, or wait until your next hair wash.

Wed
13
Jan

Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

Berkhamsted Chriropractic Clinic Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Creating a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean drastic changes.  In fact, drastic changes almost always lead to failure.  Making small changes in how you live each day can lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Here are some healthy lifestyle tips you can incorporate into your daily life:

Move Well - Exercise on a daily basis, sit less, move more and gradually build up to at least 30 mins of exercise a day.

Eat Well – Increase your intake of natural foods, like fruits, vegetables and non-processed foods. A good simple rule is, the closer to its natural form - the better the food. A healthy diet can help with weight management and improve health and quality of life.

Sleep Well – Try and sleep 7 to 8 hours per day.  Lack of sleep can make you feel tired and affect your eating habits.

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26
Nov

Yuck Wash Your Hands!

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Wash Your Hands

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. - See more at: http://vitalmoms.com

Here we feature just one of her brilliant articles on Germs:

Wed
01
Jul

Road to recovery I can do it!

Road to Recovery I can do It!

We are often asked, "What can I do to get better quicker?" by patients as they begin care at our clinic  So we thought we would share with you the Top 5 things that you can do today to help you either get out of pain, improve your recovery from injury, or pass on to a friend or family member: remember though, if in any doubt about your suitability (diabetics and those with severe osteoporosis or arthritis, if you are on high-dose steroids or are undergoing chemotherapy) then please contact your Chiropractor or GP for advice.

1. Ice or heat: A recent study has shown that there is a 2% difference between these two contrasting therapies in terms of their effectiveness at relieving pain. Using ice or hot packs for 15 minutes seems to work.

Wed
01
Jul

How to give yourself a Vitamin D boost safely!

Sunshine Vitamin D Boost

Vitamin D plays a vital, key role in your immune system.  A deficiency can lead to fatigue, depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and a weakened immune system.  It’s the weakened immune system that exposes you to the common cold, but also to flu and other infections.  On that note, vitamin D has been shown to decrease the severity of influenza, as well as your chances of catching it.  Vitamin D is also know to be responsible for regulating calcium absorption and, therefore, your bone density. It’s also thought to positively affect many other diseases, including: colon and breast cancer, respiratory disease and type-1 diabetes.

So, where do we get vitamin D from?

Wed
13
May

Strength & Balance Tips

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Strength & Blance Tips

Taking a tumble can cause serious injury that affects your everyday life and independence. One of the best ways you can reduce your risk of slipping, tripping and falling is to improve your strength and balance. Almost any kind of physical activity is helpful - but some activities deliver greater benefits than others.

Strong Legs for Stability

Strengthening you leg muscles can reduce the chance of falling if you do lose your balance. Strong legs will stabilize you and can make the difference between staying on your feet and hitting the ground. While any activity that uses your legs is it’s important to find something you enjoy. The best exercise plan in the world won’t help if you don’t want to do it. Here are some ideas:

Brisk Walking

Mon
20
Apr

Exercise and Protein are Important as we age

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic It's simple to eat well

Exercise and protein are important as we age.

We all know how important it is to keep mobile and see your chiropractor regularly to maintain movement and nervous system control (naturally!!!)

But, once the power to the muscles is turned on, how many of us think about how we are using our muscles or indeed what we are using to build them up?

To quote some old sayings, which, let’s face it, are always the best ones: ‘You are what you eat’, and ‘If you don’t use it, you lose it’.  As we get older, the excuses not to get out and exercise seem to roll off the tongue much easier. It is also a bigger challenge to eat properly as we age. Life gets busy... or not busy, or lonely, or too hard.  However, these sayings are no less true.

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