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The Wimbledon Championships have started and the nation is keeping their fingers crossed for a summer of sun and a British victor!
With vast amounts of TV coverage; more live channels, catch up coverage, highlights programmes, not to mention social media updates, it could well end up being a summer of sitting!
The health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle have received a lot of coverage recently and Mark is particularly keen to highlight the effects that prolonged periods of sitting can have on the spine. Indeed, we all seem aware that sitting has a negative impact as in consumer research carried out by the British Chiropractic Association in January 2015, 54% of respondents felt that long periods of sitting had the most negative impact on their back health.
Mark says: “Many people are completely unaware that staying in the same position can cause unnecessary strain on the back. Whether at your desk, on your tablet or sitting watching TV, it’s really important to take regular breaks to relieve the build-up of tension in your lower back. Sitting causes up to twice as much pressure on discs in the spine as standing so, as a nation, we’re vulnerable. A sunny summer should be all the encouragement we need to get off the sofa and start doing some physical activity. The impact will be positive and not only on back health.
If the Wimbledon Championships get you fired up for action, follow some simple steps to make sure you do it safely and with the greatest benefit.”
Whether going for a brisk walk or having a game of tennis, take a look at these tips:
– Warm up. Make sure your muscles are prepared by gradually increasing the intensity of your warm up, to avoid lack of flexibility and injury. A warm down may also help with those post exercise aches.
– Watch the pressure points. Your joints are most at risk due to the repetitive nature of actions such as serving, ground strokes and volleying.
– Keep drinking fluids – muscles and joints work better when you are not dehydrated.
If you are watching the tennis from the sofa…
– Don’t sit in one position for more than 30-40 minutes at a time.
– Get up and move around when you take a break to give your body a complete change of position and shake out any stiffness.
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Read our latest newsletter to find out about tips for camping and find out which shows we will be attending for free back checks.


http://westsussexchiropractor.co.uk/newsletter/june-2017

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Today is Vitamin D awareness day, find out more here
http://www.vitamindday.net
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We had a great summer and enjoyed meeting lots of you at the shows and festivals and gained some lovely patients along the way.  We had a winner for our Prize Draw ......
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So that we can make sure we always have time available to treat you, and to welcome new patients, we now have a new chiropractor.
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Have you ever wondered what a slipped disc or disc type injury means? Or why we can have problems with our spine related to wear and tear on the discs?  Read more to find out what discs are and how they become damaged.....
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As part of "Back Care Week" we have just received some research on SUFFERING IN SILENCE…
Failure to self-care sees those in the South East living with
back pain for up to 10 years, read more here......

http://westsussexchiropractor.co.uk/?p=1319
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Council must help save Brighton Hippodrome | Campaigns by You http://ow.ly/IwOVO
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Happy Life leads to happy bones.

Something we've all probably seen is that happy people tend to lead happier lives. Now research is showing us that older women who were more satisfied with their lives had higher bone density than their dissatisfied peers.

Follow the link to find out what else they found.

http://well-adjusted.co.uk/happy-life-happy-bones/
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