A Simple Equation: Movement = Life

Here is a great video about the detrimental effects of prolonged sitting: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-sitting-is-bad-for-you-murat-dalkilinc It helps to explain the reason I spend so much time explaining to patients the need to move more, even if it is just simple walking. As humans, we are quite simply built to move. We are not built to sit on our backsides all day! Recent research has really confirmed the severity of the ill-effects caused by too much sitting, including increased risk of; HEART DISEASE, DIABETES, some forms of CANCER, and even PREMATURE DEATH. If you are unfortunate enough to be in a job that
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What do the patients say?

I apologise that it has been so long since the last post. I have been so busy with lots of things including of course seeing patients. For that reason I thought it may be good to share a couple of recent testimonials that I have had from patients. Just in case you are unsure how a chiropractor may be able to help you.   “Working in health care I strongly believe in preventative practice. My work forces me into uncomfortable positions on a daily basis and so I think it is important to even out the toll I take on my
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Don’t be too quick to hang up your training shoes!

Shoes editIn the news this week you may have heard discussions about a strongly worded editorial published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine under headlines like “You cannot outrun a bad diet”: http://press.psprings.co.uk/bjsm/april/bjsm094911.pdf Research is showing that exercise alone will not help to curb the growing (excuse the pun) obesity epidemic, and that it is really diet that is by far the biggest contributor to weight gain and obesity. Specifically, sugar has been found to be the biggest culprit, mainly due to its metabolic effects of promoting fat storage and increasing hunger. Research has shown that carbohydrate restriction is
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