Stand at Work

Stand up at your desk for two hours a day, new guidelines say GRANT McARTHUR HEALTH EDITOR Herald Sun June 02, 2015 8:30AM DESK jockeys should stand for at least two hours during their working day to stay healthy and productive, new guidelines recommend. Concerned by the impact of a modern sedentary lifestyle and obesity, a panel of international experts …

Thinking of taking up running? (extract from Your Chiropractor)

Or maybe running is already your preferred choice of exercise… Running is a repetitive motion sport that requires your body to undergo wear and tear at a much higher rate than non-weight bearing sports or everyday activities. Running requires that each leg and its associated joints, muscles and ligaments withstand forces equal to seven to ten times more than that …

Those Heavy School Bags! (extract from Your Chiropractor)

The impact of heavy books and bags on children’s backs places risks to the child’s spine. Prevention can reduce the impacts later in life. The general rule is a maximum of 10% of the student’s body weight in the school bag. That works out to approximately 4-5 kgs for a 40-50 kg student. In a recent survey of 1,000 children, …

Less meat beats weight gain (extract from Your Chiropractor)

It’s not hard to see why eating a lot of meat will make you put on weight – it’s high in energy and in fat, particularly red and processed meats. Our lifestyles are increasingly sedentary – meaning we sit around too much – and when our typical western dietary pattern sees us eat too much meat, saturated fat and refined …

Pumpkin is a Superfood (extract from Your Chiropractor)

There are numerous types of pumpkin in all shapes and sizes with many similar nutritional values. Powerful antioxidants known as carotenoids give pumpkin its “superfood” status. These compounds have the ability to ward off heart disease and cancer as well as certain eye-related diseases. Pumpkin flesh contains vitamins C and E, magnesium, potassium and a staggering quantity and variety of …