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[12 May 2020 | Comments Off on Creating a Daily Routine | ]
Creating a Daily Routine

Hey everyone, hope you and your families are all safe and well!

We had a bit of a downturn when the restrictions all started, but since then have been becoming steadily busier. A lot of this has been down to the effects of working from home.

Everyone is thrown off at the moment in one way or another. The chair and desk you sit on are different. The hours you work. The stress you are under. You can’t go to the gym you usually go to, or the yoga class you …

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[25 Mar 2020 | Comments Off on Coronavirus Update | ]
Coronavirus Update

Updated Wednesday April 15, 2020

First let me say that my thoughts are with any of you who may be affected by this virus at the moment or have family members affected or at risk. I have a high risk relative in my 94 year old Grandmother who has bad lungs and would not survive this virus. Let’s all do everything we can to stop it spreading.

I just wanted to update you on my clinic’s operating hours at this time.

Looking after your health at a time like this takes on greater …

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[11 Mar 2020 | Comments Off on How to Boost your Immune System Function to Reduce your Risk of Infection | ]
How to Boost your Immune System Function to Reduce your Risk of Infection

Everyone is talking about Coronavirus. Whether it’s the jokes about toilet paper, concerns over travel plans, or concerns about whether it will affect you or your loved ones, it’s the topic of the day. We wanted to talk you through some basic strategies you can employ to boost your immune function so that if it does get to you, its impact will be far less.

Immunity is strongly linked to the autonomic nervous system (stress response). When we are stressed and our sympathetic nervous system is in full swing (fight or …

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[18 Feb 2020 | Comments Off on Studies say a slumped posture can cause you to DIE earlier. Is it true? | ]
Studies say a slumped posture can cause you to DIE earlier. Is it true?

Wow, that’s a pretty big call. When I first saw this study I thought it sounded a bit ridiculous. Just being excessively slumped is associated with dying earlier? Sounded a bit dramatic. Then I read the study, and a few other studies on this topic.

Slumping forward is one of those things that tends to happen as we age. I’m sure you have seen older people walking along, looking down towards the ground as their back arches forward.

As we age our backs become stiffer, the discs become a little …

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[29 Dec 2019 | Comments Off on Can Pushup Ability Predict Longevity? | ]
Can Pushup Ability Predict Longevity?

According to a 2019 study, the answer might be yes.

In the study, researchers followed 1,100 men for 10 years. At the beginning of the study there were assessed in a number of ways, one of which was a pushup test.

Here are some quotes from an article which summarised the findings of the study:

“The participants were then followed for a decade to see if they experienced a cardiovascular event, such as a diagnosis of coronary artery disease, heart failure or cardiac arrest.”

“During the study period, 37 cardiovascular events were found …