Health Tips

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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Beat Headaches Once and For All

Headaches There are multiple different types of headaches all of which can leave you feeling cranky. Research has found that your brain isn’t what hurts as it has no nerve endings however outside the brain has many nerve endings which send signals of pain = headache....

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The Health Benefits of Tea

In the UK we all love to drink tea and not just good old PG tips or tetley. Tea originated in China and was used for medicinal purposes originally. Tea protects bones as it is a source of vitamin D, reduces the risk of some types of cancers as it can be loaded with...

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Be Kind To Yourself This January

Happy New Year to you all. Im sure like most of us you have made some new years resolutions. Most resolutions are about trying to get healthier and you don't have to do anything drastic to get there. Here is our guide to tweaking your lifestyle and ensuring that your...

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Stress Busters

Stress is one of many factors when it comes to pain. Whether its work, family or an injury that is causing you stress it can affect your homeostasis (your bodies optimum levels). Often when we get stressed we change our breathing to much shallower shorter rapid...

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Dry Needling-What’s The Point?

What is it? Does it hurt? Can it help me?   Dry needling uses thin filiform needles that penetrate the soft tissue. These types of needles are thin, flexible strong needles with a rounded tip compared to needles used for injections which are larger having an opening...

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The Pre-Work WorkOut

Why do we need a routine of exercise before working? Whether we are sitting all day long or doing physical work, our body is not really meant to be under those repetitive actions day in and day out. It doesn’t help in the fact that we often don’t have adequate muscle...

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Top Tips For A Healthy Brain

      You brain controls everything from your heart rate, mood and gait. That is why it is so important to keep it functioning well.    Think of the brain as local boy formula one racer Lewis Hamilton’s engine in his race car, it needs to be in the best shape and...

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Which is the right Pillow for me?

    www.Healthandvitalitycentre.uk Pillow Size: an unexpected cause of neck pain!                                                            Written by Pietro Gandi   We sometimes wake up with a stiff neck, pain in the upper back or posterior shoulder, and we suspect...

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Juvenile Arthritis

What is Juvenile Arthritis? Juvenile arthritis (JA) is not a disease in itself. Also known as pediatric rheumatic disease, JA is an umbrella term used to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions or pediatric rheumatic diseases that can develop in...

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