Everyone is prone to injury – whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a professional athlete. However, high-contact sports such as rugby can cause serious injuries or worsen existing ones. Tackling or scrummaging puts a lot of force on the entire body – from the neck all the way down to the ankles. But there are also many times when injuries are a result of poor technique and inadequate pre- and post-match stretching.
What do stress, sleep deprivation, hormonal changes, and poor diet have in common? They’re all possible causes for brain fog.1 Also known as mental fatigue, brain fog is a type of cognitive dysfunction with symptoms such as lack of focus, clarity, memory, and attention.
We've been noticing lately that many of our members have been leaving the kids at home when coming to get adjusted. Or, they bring children in to their appointments, only to leave them in the waiting room. Some parents do bring children into the room to watch them receive an immune-boosting adjustment, only to then walk out without having their children checked.
We feel that we have failed to educate you when it comes to the importance of getting your kids adjusted. We're sure you have questions. Do kids need chiropractic adjustments? Is it safe for kids and babies to be adjusted? What should I look for to know if they need to be checked? Why would a perfect little baby need to see a chiropractor?
Just like a car needs fuel to make it run, your body needs the right kind of nutritional fuel. The key to healthy eating is balance, variety and moderation. The right balance of foods will make sure that your body gets most of what it needs in terms of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and fibre to stay healthy
You are what you eat
The closer a food is to its natural state the better it is for you. Unprocessed foods provide original nutrients that prevent deficiencies and keep your body in peak condition.
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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.
Did you know that around 60% of our body weight is made up of water? It is an essential element that your body can’t produce. You can survive for weeks without food, but only a couple of days without water, unlike camels, we aren’t lucky enough (depending on how your look at it) to be able to store water in humps.
Water is responsible for the transport of nutrients, oxygen and waste products, as well as regulating your body temperature, so getting enough fluid each day is important for good HEALTH.
How much water should you drink?
If you guessed the answer was 2 litres, you are not far off, but this may not be right for everyone.
The ideal amount is actually ½ your body weight in ounces of water per day
Weight =7 stone (98lbs) you should drink 49 oz of water (1.4 litres)
Weight = 10 stone (140lbs) you should drink 70 oz of water (1.9litres)
Weight = 13 stone (182lbs) you should drink 91 oz of water (2.7litres)
And if you are very active, sick or taking medication this may need to be increased to 2/3 or ¾ of your body weight.
The biggest mistake that people usually make is to wait until they are thirsty before they take on fluids. During the Summer we spend hours out in the sun, at the beach or playing sports which makes us sweat out even more water , so it’s vital that we nourish the body with water.
Tricks for staying well hydrated
Obviously water is the best source of hydration, but there are lots of foods you can eat to keep you hydrated during the Summer. Cucumbers are made up mostly of water and they also contain a lot of nutrients and are great for putting the potassium back into your body. Munch on water-based snacks such as watermelon, pineapple, berries and green salads as they contain many hydrating elements as well as additional nutrients.
Stay Healthy with Water!
Restful sleep is one of the pillars of health and getting a good night’s sleep should be at the top of your to-do list. Everyone knows there’s nothing like a good night’s sleep for feeling refreshed and alert in the morning. Sleep is important to maintaining your health; without it you become more susceptible to health problems. Failure to obtain quality sleep may lead to poor alertness, lack of attention, reduced concentration, decreased work and academic productivity, and even car accidents.
What About the Kids?
Checking your child’s posture should become part of your routine. Poor posture is always something talked about with adults, but what about the kids? It has now become an epidemic and many don’t realise what kind of effects it can have on long-term health.
The 2019 RBS 6 Nations is in full-swing with the final weekend of matches heating up. Every year the intensity of the rugby in the championships goes up a notch and collisions from Cardiff to Rome could be heard ringing around the continent.
Ok, perhaps not quite this loudly but what’s apparent to us is each year rugby becomes tougher and the hits are bigger. This is just true on the international stage and in domestic competitions but right across the board through age-group and club rugby. The impact this has on the body, particularly a body that isn’t fully developed, is huge and significant.
Chiropractic care is good for mums! Using all natural, gentle techniques, chiropractic care can help mums alleviate muscle aches associated with taking care of the kids, doing housework and managing a career. Chiropractic care is also good to reduce pain associated with pregnancy and childbirth. When a woman gets older, chiropractic care can also help her stay healthy. Chiropractic can help mums in their duties as mothers and as adults, by helping them keep their bodies healthy and stay in good shape.