As you age, does your body feel more sore in the winter?
Do you think your discomfort could be related to a lifetime's worth of your body compensating for old injuries and poor posture? Yes? Then I can help you. In this blog post I'll talk about how old injuries are compensated for and therefore hidden from our day to day awareness yet slowly building up bigger problems for the future health. Plus a couple of ways to test the 'state' of your body right now.
This is such a common thing to have happen anywhere from our teens onwards. It's so easy to accept this as normal for you especially if your back does free up quickly after getting out of bed but this is another one of those body signals that you have the start of 'something's-not-right' and needs attention.
In this post I'll discuss some possible factors that could be contributing to your morning's discomfort and strategies to try first that may well help you.
In this blog I'll discuss the body positions and common habits that are very likely to increase tension in back and neck muscles and how to improve them with furniture and simple exercises.
This is important from a chiropractic view point because whatever twists you had in your spine and whole skeleton before you got pregnant will now be changing as a result of the effects of this hormone circulating in your body during this time and for approximately 5 months after childbirth.
You may know someone who's back pain disappeared when they got pregnant and hasn't returned or equally someone who never had a bother with their back/neck/shoulders etc until they had children. Aside from the physical stresses of pregnancy, child birth and bringing up children, a woman's body isn't the same as it once was and this absolutely includes the alignment of the spine.
Whilst the significant associations with insufficient sleep and physical diseases and mental disorders are seriously alarming, we can use this knowledge to our advantage and take small, simple steps feel better now and for the future.
Our Chimp can often sabotage the most positive of plans to get fit. Understanding a bit about our brain, neurochemistry and the psychology of what motivates us can make the difference between quitting early and a life-long new healthier you and all the knock-on good stuff that goes with it.