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Are exams becoming a pain in the neck?

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books-927394_1920The exam period can be wreak havoc on a students health and stress levels

Consumer research (2017) by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) found that 37% of 16-24 year olds have struggled with back or neck pain in the past.

Our Chiropractor, Stuart Bennett says: “Exam pressures mean that a lot of time can be spent behind a desk and whilst stress doesn’t cause back and neck pain it can exacerbate the symptoms, so it’s important that students take steps to ensure this doesn’t affect their work. Simple actions such as taking regular breaks, drinking water and doing exercise can help prevent these symptoms and keep you focused. “

We at Durham Family Chiropractic have helped many of our students through this “dreaded” period and this is what  Megan has to to say:

 Exams and writing my dissertation, totally stressed me out and I was constantly suffering with tightness in the shoulders and headaches. Thanks to regular adjustments from my chiropractor, I kept my head clear and survived exams in one piece!

 

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British Sandwich Week

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british sandwich weekEnjoy your sandwiches this British Sandwich Week and grab some proper break time to enjoy them

British Sandwich Week is a week-long celebration of the greatest food to go and quite possibly the most iconic British culinary invention, the Sandwich.

Ever since John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich ordered cold beef between slices of toast, to avoid getting up from his cards game, his name has become synonymous with the delectable dish.

In today’s world  we want to get on with our lives and grab a sandwich, the ultimate food to go. So much so that in Britain alone we buy over 3.5 billion sandwiches a year.

Whether you experiment with healthy home made or bought, sandwiches are a popular food to take to work and many people will happily snack on their sandwich at their desk over their lunch break.
The British Chiropractic Association has some great advice for desk hoggers looking to maximise their lunchbreaks.

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Walking Fit

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Whether it is a walk in the park, or hike in the hills, enjoy the health benefits of walking and make every step count!

Now that the days are longer and warmer, it is time to grab your dog and possibly a raincoat and get yourself outside to enjoy our beautiful countryside.

Not only is walking simple and free, it is also one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight (if needed) and become healthier. Walking is ideal for all age groups and all levels of fitness, what a great way to spend some healthy family time!

 

According to the NHS, “Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers.”

 It is recommended by the NHS that you start slowly and try to build your walking regime gradually. To get the best health benefits from walking, it needs to be of moderate-intensity activity. In other words, it needs to be faster than a stroll.

Set yourself a goal and try to walk 10,000 steps a day, if you would like to track this and don’t have a smart watch, there are some fun apps available as a free download. Here is the “PACER” app to start you off on your adventures. Read More >

Spring has Sprung

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ladybird-449333_1920Protect your back whilst enjoying your time pottering in your garden.

It is that time of the year that the sun is starting to shine and the surrounding countryside is full of  golden daffodils, fragrant blossoms and bouncing lambs. Just the motivation needed to get ourselves outdoors and start think about our own gardening needs and jobs.

Here is some great advice from the British Chiropractic Association on how to best protect your back whilst enjoying your time pottering in your garden

 

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A Warm Welcome-a forgotten gesture or a meaningful experience?

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Our smiles are real and we are genuinely interested in you and your health and wellbeing.

We have all experienced that dreaded moment when we walk into a busy waiting room and are not acknowledged, or even worse ignored!

Why do they do this?

Especially when we all know that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression on anything in life. This is the experience that stays with us for ever.Read More >