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A Handful Of Tips To Avoid The Harmful Effects Of Stress

A Handful Of Tips To Avoid The Harmful Effects Of Stress Each and every year, approximately one in three Americans dies from heart disease or stroke, yet many of the deaths are preventable through lifestyle changes. In the UK we are, unfortunately, following very closely behind the Americans with our health problems. A poor diet, lack of exercise, and tobacco use are all crucial factors in the risk of heart disease, but another important factor is managing stress. The link between stress and heart disease is not clear; however, recent good quality...

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Your Posture Explained

Your Posture Explained Most people are familiar with posture – at least to the extent of knowing that it can be good or bad. “I know I’ve got terrible posture” is a comment we hear all too frequently in chiropractic offices! So if we know our posture is bad what’s the reason for it? What are the benefits of good posture and what are the consequences if it is poor?   How Do You Define Posture? Birmingham Chiropractor, Lisa Andrews, says, “Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies when...

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Stop Stretching and Prevent Sports Injuries

Stop Stretching and Prevent Sports Injuries What are the best ways of preventing sports injuries, and how can chiropractic help? What are the best methods of preventing Sports Injuries? Well, keeping the answer as brief as possible, everything but stretching… A recent published study determined whether physical activity exercises can reduce sports injuries and performed very thorough analyses of strength training, stretching, proprioception (this is the body’s own awareness of position) and combinations of these, and provided...

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Chiropractic and Back Pain During Pregnancy

Chiropractic and Back Pain During Pregnancy Pregnancy and back pain are a common match, unfortunately. However this does not have to be so: studies have shown that chiropractic not only decreases the incidence of back pain during pregnancy, but also during labour, in some cases chiropractic has even been shown to shorten labour time. The great thing about the research is that not only did pain decrease quickly, but chiropractic care was shown to be safer than taking medications for pain when pregnant. But don’t you have to have a...

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