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Shrewsbury Family Chiropractic
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All this week, to mark Spinal Awareness Week 2018, we have been talking about how living the DREAM of the right balance of diet, rest, exercise, adjustments and mindfulness supports spinal health (and of course, your overall health as well). I hope we have inspired you to make some changes - Let us know how you get on and we can help you along the way! Happy spinal awareness week. Read more here sfchiro.uk/spinalawareness2018 #spinalawarenessweek2018 #SAW2018 #Chiropractic #Shrewsbury #Vitality #Stress #Wellness
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Spinal Awareness Week, day 6: MINDFULNESS - What happens when we’re not mindful enough? Our blood pressure increases, our stress hormone (cortisol) increases, we struggle to sleep, we feel less motivation to get out for that run, we don’t eat as well – we unconsciously munch our way through the contents of the snack cupboard…. The list goes on. If you have been reading our posts all week, you should realise how this can negatively affect spinal (and general) health. If you have any questions on anything related to spinal health, please ask us! We are here to help!! Read more here sfchiro.uk/spinalawareness2018 #spinalawarenessweek2018 #SAW2018 #Chiropractic #Shrewsbury #Vitality #Stress #Wellness
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Spinal Awareness Week, day 6: MINDFULNESS – We all have times when we overanalyse and overthink. Arguments, events that don’t go to plan, or those times when our internal self goes into overdrive – we’ve all been there! How do you feel when you have one of these ‘moments’? Quite often, they can leave us feeling drained. They can interfere with sleep, make us feel tense or sad. All of this directly influences our spinal health. Stressful situations cause our muscles to tighten (especially in the shoulders and neck) which can stiffen the spinal joints. Being more mindful can combat this reaction to stress and improve spinal health. Read more here sfchiro.uk/spinalawareness2018
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Spinal Awareness Week, day 6: MINDFULNESS - When was the last time you took 5 minutes for yourself? 5 minutes of reflection. No interruptions. Nothing. The last, but not least, component of living the DREAM is mindfulness. You may have heard about this recently as it seems to the thing of the moment. But what’s it all about? Mindfulness is about checking in with your inner self. Acknowledging what’s going on, accepting it and then moving on. There are lots of ways to help with mindfulness. If are interested, ask your Chiropractor at your next appointment, or search for apps like ‘Headspace’ on your smartphone. Practicing mindfulness reduces mental stress which helps reduces tension and stress in our body, allowing the spine to function properly. Read more here sfchiro.uk/spinalawareness2018 #spinalawarenessweek2018 #SAW2018 #Chiropractic #Shrewsbury #Vitality #Stress #Wellness
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Spinal Awareness Week, day 5: ADJUSTMENTS – If you’ve followed us all week you will know that now is the time we talk about ‘too much’ But what about your chiropractic adjustments …… is there such a thing as too many adjustments? Nope! If your Chiropractor identifies a subluxation, you need an adjustment. Some people come to our office in a really bad way with loads of symptoms and, in these cases, we might suggest another check and, if needed, another adjustment in the very short-term. Read more here sfchiro.uk/spinalawareness2018 #spinalawarenessweek2018 #SAW2018 #Chiropractic #Shrewsbury #Vitality #Stress #Wellness
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Spinal Awareness Week, day 5: ADJUSTMENTS - What happens if you don’t see your Chiropractor often enough? We know that if you have a knock or a fall, the chemical changes inside your joints that can lead to wear and tear do not begin immediately when you have regular adjustments. Regular chiropractic adjustments start to make long-lasting changes to the body after approximately a month. This is why, once you’ve been through a specifically tailored course of care, the plan is for you to have an adjustment once a month. Makes sense, right? If we catch any stiffness that might develop in the spinal joints within the month, those chemical changes won’t have chance to start causing problems. So an adjustment at least once a month helps maintain spinal health. Read more here sfchiro.uk/spinalawareness2018
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Spinal Awareness Week, day 5: ADJUSTMENTS - When was the last time you saw your Chiropractor? And I don’t mean as you were walking up The Cop! When was the last time you saw them in the Chiropractic Office? Spinal health is directly linked to being regularly adjusted. We know that adjustments improve the function of the spine and spinal nerves, allowing the body to function better. A spine free of subluxations is a healthy spine. But how does the adjustment help? Each adjustment into the spine directly affects the nerve flow and communication to the brain. If the brain knows exactly where the body is, and what’s happening there, it can accurately decide how to help, heal and regenerate. Read more here sfchiro.uk/spinalawareness2018
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Spinal Awareness Week, day 4: EXERCISE - You know the phrase, ‘Use it or lose it’? This is exactly how our bodies respond to stress from life. If we don’t move and exercise enough, our muscles will weaken and become smaller, our bones can become weaker. In later life, this is really key to good health and independence. If our muscles are weaker, we are more likely to fall over. If our bones are also weaker (osteoporosis), there’s a higher risk of fractures. Having good strong bones in your spine and strong muscles controlling its movement is the key to having a healthy spine and ageing well. Read more here sfchiro.uk/spinalawareness2018 #spinalawarenessweek2018 #SAW2018 #Chiropractic #Shrewsbury #Vitality #Stress #Wellness
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Spinal Awareness Week, day 4: EXERCISE – Whether or not we do it, we all know that exercise is ‘a good thing’, right? But it is possible to do too much? If we exercise too much too soon, our body can panic. It starts to think that it’s under attack and goes into protection mode. The spine houses and protects the spinal cord – literally the nerve centre of our entire body – so this protection mode can tighten the muscles around the spine ensuring that, if it can’t move, it can’t break or be damaged. A controlled and steady increase in exercise (check with your doctor first) is the best way to help your spine. Read more here sfchiro.uk/spinalawareness2018 #spinalawarenessweek2018 #SAW2018 #Chiropractic #Shrewsbury #Vitality #Stress #Wellness
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Spinal Awareness Week, day 4: EXERCISE - How much exercise do you think is enough? A walk twice a week? A bicycle ride once a week? The body and spine require a certain amount of movement and exercise to thrive. Current guidelines are 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity (that gets your heart pumping faster) plus strengthening exercises 2 or more days a week. Exercise has been shown to improve digestion, help restful sleep, weight loss and much more. But healthy movement also helps bring nutrients to (and remove waste from) the spine. If there is a lack of movement, this process becomes stagnant. So for a healthy spine, it’s important to include more exercise in your weekly routine. Read more here sfchiro.uk/spinalawareness2018
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