For any athlete, of any age and any level, small strains and sprains can bring their game to a screeching, and painful halt. Often, the standard advice for treating such minor injuries is to make use of either heat or ice to help relieve pain, reduce swelling and generally shorten the time it takes to heal an injury. But, the one thing that many people don’t really quite understand is when the use of ice is appropriate and when they should use heat instead.Read More >
If you sometimes think like it seems that the summer seems to bring along with it more headaches for you then you’re probably not wrong. Researchers have discovered that as the temperature rises so does the risk of headache in many people. Read More >
It’s vacation time! Whether that means packing up and heading for a beach resort, taking on the challenge of a camping trip or simply exploring a new city, at home or abroad, a break from your ‘normal life’ is usually a wonderful thing.
The one potential downside however of any vacation is that it can be tough to stay fit. Extra meals, a few more cocktails than usual, those comfy sun loungers by the pool and more can mean you may just return home from your trip in less than the best shape. Staying healthy is often key to staying pain free for those chronic pain issues – back pain, neck pain etc. – especially when you are going to be away from your favorite chiropractor for a little while.Read More >
How much of your day is spent sitting? No, really, it’s a serious question, and for many the answer is a lot longer than they think. Let’s add it up:
First, there’s the hour or so you spend sitting in a car, or bus, or train, on your commute to and from work. Eight or so hours sitting behind a desk. An hour or so’s sit down for dinner. An hour or so spent checking your personal email/Facebook page/reading the newspaper online. The hour or two spent watching television to unwind. And then, although it’s not technically sitting, you’ll be off your feet for another seven to eight hours when you head to bed for the night. That’s up to 21 of the 24 hours allotted to every day.Read More >
Spring is here and for most of us that means that our weekends are filled with spring cleaning, gardening and basic around the home maintenance, repairing some of the wear and tear that the winter months inevitably cause.Read More >
Spring is a wonderful season. The warmth of the sun, the longer days, the return of flowers, shrubs and that odd green stuff in your backyard you haven’t seen for a while (aka grass), it’s all wonderful stuff. For some. For others, though, spring isn’t so much fun, as it’s the season that brings with it the return of their spring allergies. And it’s hard to enjoy the spring when your nose is running, your throat is scratchy or you are sneezing your head off.Read More >
Most people know by now that remaining properly hydrated throughout the day is a must for overall good health. Many people however only really pay attention to the amount of water they consume in the summer, when they know that the summer sun will be depleting their body and dehydration is a risk. What many don’t realize is that dehydration can be a problem in winter too.Read More >
You’ve heard it time and time again and in your sensible brain, you know it’s true; you should be doing everything you can to make sure that your health is a priority. But it always seems like real life just does not cooperate.
For instance, you finally make an appointment with a chiropractor to get that nagging back pain checked out and then have to cancel at the last minute because there is a mandatory meeting at work. Or you spend so much time taking your kids to their various activities and yes, to their doctor’s appointments, that you never actually think of seeing one yourself. Read More >