New Year 2018 Geelong – Shannon Avenue ChiropracticPosted on January 10, 2018 in News
We are excited to be back for another year at Shannon Avenue Chiropractic. We look forward to helping you achieve all your health goals for the new year!
This year our New Year resolution is all about you! We want to help you make 2018 as healthy and pain-free as possible. Our goal is not only to maintain but improve on the high standard of care you’ve experienced with us! Your success is our success, and we are committed to your health and well-being.
As part of our resolution, we are going to give you some tips on how to live a healthy, pain-free life. We know that new years resolutions are easy to make but can often be hard to keep, we put to much pressure and place unrealistic constraints on ourselves.
Here are 5 simple health goals we think are worth the effort for 2018!
Keep moving. Your spine is designed to move! When you stay active, not only do you improve general health and well-being, you also help keep the spine healthy!
Adding small amounts of exercise at a time can be a great way to start being more active.
-Take the stairs
-Stand up every 30 mins to stretch
-If possible walk around the house/work when on the phone
-Do squats, lunges or push up during the TV add breaks, make it a challenge to see how many you can do.
Stretching! Lightly stretching everyday can help keep the spine flexible and mobile! Spending too much time sitting or standing can cause stress on the spine.
These stretches are a simply & easy way to introduce stretching into your daily life
-Child’s pose is a great way to relax and elongate your lower back.
-Put your feet up on the wall for 10 mins, this helps to reduce stress and relieves tired leg muscles.
-Cat/Cow pose, alternate between arching and rounding your spine, this helps to warm up the spine and increase flexibility.
Work to improve your posture, slouching or hunching distorts the natural shape of the spine.
Poor posture can put a great deal of stress on the neck and spine which may lead to poor spinal health over time. It important to be mindful of your posture during daily activities including the following.
-Using your phone/ipad, we spend a lot of time using technology its important not to over extend or over ache your neck!
-At your desk, when we are in the office we often sit on an angle, one foot on the seat or with our neck stuck out like a turtle, be mindful to maintain good posture during working hours.
– During exercise, in particular lifting! Incorrect posture while lifting heavy weights not only make the exercise not as effective it also can lead to serious damage!
A great way to stay mindful of your posture on a day to day basis is the the Straighten up App. Designed be the Chiropractic Association of Australia the app sends out reminders to ensure you are mindful of your posture, it also provides stretching tips and other handy hints. Download it today and be on the way to better posture.
These 3 tasks are the basic foundation to creating a healthier you! At Shannon Avenue Chiropractic we understand that there are many contributing factors to your pain, especially if it is recurrent or has been there for a long time. For us often getting rid of your pain is the easy part, the real challenge is stopping it from reoccurring. We hope to provide you with lasting freedom from pain, so your treatment program will always be tailored to you and your health specifically, we will often use specific techniques (soft tissue work, manual adjustment etc) and suggest exercises that help to correct the underlying cause of your problems, not just give temporary relief.
Receiving regular chiropractic treatment can help keep you in tip-top shape. Those who are active, lead stressful lives, or want to maintain great health, find that a regular scheduled visits are helpful in the maintaining optimal health and for keeping your body at peak proformance.
It’s now your turn to make 2018 a healthy and pain-free year! Call us now