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How to Keep Healthy and Motivated this January

If you made a new year's resolution, the chances are you've already broken it. You may have told yourself already there's always next year. But don't give up so easily. Most resolutions are about trying to get healthier and you don't have to do anything drastic to get...

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Great Tips for A Healthy Winter

        Follow these important tips for a healthy happy winter! Eat A Healthy diet. Maintaining a good healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables and proteins is a good way to keep your body clean and in good working order. Try eating an extra piece of fruit or...

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Why Does The Weather Affect My Condition?

  We have all heard how a change in weather can cause a change in all types of conditions including headaches, migraines, joint pain and arthritis, swelling, muscle aches, stiffness, spinal disc pain and fatigue. The exact science behind this is still being...

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Not Just A Headache – Migraine Awareness Month at HVC

Migraine Awareness Month -  #NotjustaHeadache The World Health Organisation (WHO) ranks migraine as the 6th highest cause worldwide of years lost due to disability Over 8 million people in the UK currently experience Migraines The International...

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Great Tips For Symptoms Of The Menopause

Menopause/the change is an unavoidable natural part of life that every woman must go through. Some woman are lucky enough to have very little symptoms but some ladies can find it very distressful with all the symptoms that can accompany it. This is a time in every...

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Meet Jess – Our Brilliant New Chiropractor!!

My name is Jess and I am proud to introduce myself as the newest Doctor of Chiropractic here at the wonderful Health and Vitality Centre. I am here to provide detailed comprehensive consultations for all neuromusculoskeletal (this is a fancy word for nerves, muscles...

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What to eat to reduce Inflammation

What to eat to reduce Inflammation A topic of conversation that regularly comes up in my working practice is inflammation. Inflammation is at the root of many common, long term diseases: arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease, to name a few. With...

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Checking future adults…today! Spinal Awareness In May

May is the month of Spinal Awareness and this year the concentration is on children, as the title suggests have your child chceked at a young age to ensure the spine is in functioning and developing well leading to healthier stronger adults. Please see below for the...

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6 Of The Best Gardening Tips For This Spring

Gardening season is upon us. This means increased physical activity for most getting the garden ready for those bbq’s or vegetable patches. Below are some simples tips to help your back. Stretching before and after gardening –  doing physical activity needs your...

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Your Posture and Mood

We can intuitively understand if someone is happy, confident and full of life or if they are feeling miserable and depressed just from their posture. Research has shown that the relationship between mood and posture is reciprocal, which means that if you are feeling...

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Moving House

Moving House I myself have recently moved house and I was surprised with the amount of stress it caused not only mentally but also physically. Please see my blog below and see if you can come through the other end unscathed! Moving house can be a pain in the neck but...

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Is Your Thyroid Afecting Your Health?

Thyroid Your thyroid is a gland in the front of your neck, lying either side of your windpipe (oesophagus). It is an endocrine gland which is responsible for secreting hormones to help your body function properly, (the metabolic rate which cells work) These hormones...

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Chiropractic and Sport

Many professional sport teams rely now on Chiropractors to look after the health of their players. Chiropractors, through specific muscle testing can assess how every muscle of the body is functioning; if we have a weakness in one of our muscles, the body will not be...

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Why Massage?

If one of your new year’s resolutions was to be more active this year, whether it be more walking, joining a gym or a new fitness class, I’m sure you’re starting to feel the benefits already. However, with an increase in exercise comes the aches and pains of your...

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Why Do We Experience Pain?

Even when under care? What is Our Body Telling Us?   As Chiropractors we maximize the health of the spine and the nervous system, hence making sure it’s the best it can be! But no matter how good our alignment is and how well our nervous system is functioning, if we...

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