With its physical changes and promise of the birth of a child – a life-changing event – pregnancy can mean stress for a mother.
While stress during pregnancy is natural your Hinterland Chiropractic doctor recommends keeping stress levels as low as possible as stress can have a lifelong impact on a foetus. To keep your pregnancy as stress-free as possible, your doctor shares with you the following stress-busting techniques.
The best way to treat stress is to avoid it. This is doubly true of pregnancy – minimising stress before pregnancy is the best way to deal with it. However, even late in term, small decreases in stress can make an enormous difference. Continue Reading →
The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) controls organ function and overall balance of the body. The ANS adjusts or modifies body function in response to things like stress, regulating the heart, blood pressure, and breathing, stomach function, salivation, insulin level, and sexual function.
The ANS has generally been divided into two parts, the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the para-sympathetic nervous system (PNS). The SNS is the bodies “flight or fight” mechanism, which kicks in in times of stress. The PNS is the “rest and digest” system, which is responsible for longer-term functions such as digestion.
These systems need to work in harmony and synergy with the SNS being something like a gas-pedal and the PNS being similar to a brake. Continue Reading →
Neck pain provides limited neck motion and makes your simple daily tasks difficult. There are approximately 70% of people who will experience neck pain during their lifetime. It is not surprising that with the advent of technology, many individuals tend to suffer from different kinds of pain and ailments. Working long hours using computers, tablets and cellphones, injuries, accidents and jobs activities that involve forward head posture are just some of the causes of neck pain. The Use of Smart phones particularly while texting places major stress on the neck.
One more detail about neck pain is how it is linked to Headaches. Research shows that there is a key correlation between neck pain and headaches. In fact, neck pain is found to be one of the symptoms in many types of headaches which can radiate pain to the head. Muscles which radiate pain from the neck can transmit this pain throughout the parts of the head. Certain regions of the neck are associated with specific pain patterns and headaches. This indicates that something is wrong and should be assessed. Continue Reading →
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Your Gold Coast chiropractor is expert when it comes to reading postural anomalies and correcting spinal problems. Hinterland Chiropractic is a corrective chiropractic practice that has long since dedicated itself into providing the local Gold Coast community with the very best in family chiropractic care.
It seems like most Australians can’t get enough junk food these days. A new study reveals that average Australians eat junk food every day, three times more than the recommended daily intake. By asking more than 40,000 respondents about their eating habits, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) gave Australia a failing score of 61 points out of 100.
Taste can be deceiving. Despite its poor nutritional benefits, many people still indulge in eating junk food due to their pleasant taste. Junk foods were produced to stimulate one’s senses and taste buds, making you crave more. Most of them can be eaten right away without knowing how they are made. No matter how addictive these foods are, you must understand that unhealthy foods shouldn’t be a common staple in your diet and realise that you can break the junk food habit. Continue Reading →
“When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too.” – Terri Clark
Cancer is not just an alarming disease. It is also somewhat a personification of people’s disregard to a healthy lifestyle and proper medical care. According to the World Health Organization, the annual cases of cancer are expected to skyrocket from 14 million in 2012 to 22 million within the next two decades.
The exact reason why an individual has developed cancer is not easily identified, and there are no proven methods to prevent cancer. On a brighter note, a person can always choose to reduce the risk of cancer and continue to live their life to the fullest by choosing a healthy lifestyle. If you have the chance to fight it, then do it before it’s too late. Continue Reading →