Alive for Life Blog
A good night’s sleep can work wonders for us physically and mentally, just as a bad night’s sleep can leave us grumpy and moody in the morning. Choosing the correct bed can make such a difference to sleep as your bed can also be the cause of back pain.
After a weekend away from the office, once again it’s Monday! But how is your office affecting your body? More and more we see people attending the clinic due to the sedentary lifestyle they lead Monday to Friday and it could be adding to an ‘epidemic of back pain’ says Michelle Heming from Alive for Life Chiropractic, Bristol.
Next time you are out and about, sitting in a café or having a quiet night in with the family, take a look around you at all the people using their smart phones and tablet computers. How are they holding the device and positioning their body?
Often in life we live in our head – planning, preparation, organising, getting to places, studying, working – and our body just becomes the vessel that gets us from A to B or that reaches for or carries what we need, or becomes maligned as we wish it was a different shape and if it hurts we get annoyed with it because it’s stopping us doing something. Rarely in our busy lives do we take the time to stop and reconnect so we can listen to our body and the messages that it brings.
It is well known that our thoughts (our psychology) affect our bodies (our physiology). We can tell when people are “down” by looking at them as their entire posture is “down”. When someone is happy and their mood is “up” so is their posture. However, it is also possible for our physiology to affect our psychology.
During Spinal Awareness Week, Alive for Life is offering New Patient consultation and Report of Findings for £25 (usual price £50) this includes history taking, chiropractic examination, computerised posture analysis and bilateral scales. A seperate appointment is made for the report of findings and options for care.