Articles, News & Blog

Wed
01
Jul

How to give yourself a Vitamin D boost safely!

Sunshine Vitamin D Boost

Vitamin D plays a vital, key role in your immune system.  A deficiency can lead to fatigue, depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and a weakened immune system.  It’s the weakened immune system that exposes you to the common cold, but also to flu and other infections.  On that note, vitamin D has been shown to decrease the severity of influenza, as well as your chances of catching it.  Vitamin D is also know to be responsible for regulating calcium absorption and, therefore, your bone density. It’s also thought to positively affect many other diseases, including: colon and breast cancer, respiratory disease and type-1 diabetes.

So, where do we get vitamin D from?

Wed
13
May

Strength & Balance Tips

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Strength & Blance Tips

Taking a tumble can cause serious injury that affects your everyday life and independence. One of the best ways you can reduce your risk of slipping, tripping and falling is to improve your strength and balance. Almost any kind of physical activity is helpful - but some activities deliver greater benefits than others.

Strong Legs for Stability

Strengthening you leg muscles can reduce the chance of falling if you do lose your balance. Strong legs will stabilize you and can make the difference between staying on your feet and hitting the ground. While any activity that uses your legs is it’s important to find something you enjoy. The best exercise plan in the world won’t help if you don’t want to do it. Here are some ideas:

Brisk Walking

Mon
11
May

Spinal Awareness Promotion - Now On!

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Spinal Awareness Promotion

Come in and take a look at our Spinal Awareness table.  Information and handouts to take away as well as FREE new patient consultations for the over 65's!

ONLY AVAILABLE FOR TWO WEEKS, so spread the word and call us today! No treatment obligation.

Wed
06
May

Spinal Awareness Week 11th-15th May

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Spinal Awareness Week 11-15th May

From 11th – 15th May 2015 we are promoting Spinal Awareness Week in association with the United Chiropractic Association.  This year the theme is Move Better – Live Better and we will be offering help and advice on improving mobility and flexibility that can positively increase independence and quality of life within the over 65’s.

For two weeks (between Monday 11th May and Friday 22nd) we will offering FREE NEW PATIENT CONSULTATIONS  to the over 65’s with lots of advice on the benefits of Chiropractic, exercise, diet and tips on how to add life to your years!

We need your help to spread the word to friends and family members so that we can share our passion to Make Health Last through Chiropractic.

Mon
20
Apr

Exercise and Protein are Important as we age

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic It's simple to eat well

Exercise and protein are important as we age.

We all know how important it is to keep mobile and see your chiropractor regularly to maintain movement and nervous system control (naturally!!!)

But, once the power to the muscles is turned on, how many of us think about how we are using our muscles or indeed what we are using to build them up?

To quote some old sayings, which, let’s face it, are always the best ones: ‘You are what you eat’, and ‘If you don’t use it, you lose it’.  As we get older, the excuses not to get out and exercise seem to roll off the tongue much easier. It is also a bigger challenge to eat properly as we age. Life gets busy... or not busy, or lonely, or too hard.  However, these sayings are no less true.

Fri
17
Apr

Can Chiropractic Help Adult Incontinence?

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Live Better We've got your back

Incontinence, or the difficulty in controlling one’s bladder, affects 4 in 10 women and 1 in 10 men during their lifetime.  About 17% of children younger than 15 years are also affected. In a survey of 2,500 women aged 55–95, 64% reported that urinary incontinence was of great concern to them, but only 25% perceived that it was being adequately addressed by their healthcare provider.  Urinary incontinence is associated with poor quality of life, poor self-rated health, social isolation, depressive symptoms, decline in the instrumental activities of daily living, and an increase in out-of-pocket expenses.

Fri
17
Apr

An Older Person's Nervous System

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Live Better We've got your back

A person’s gradual loss of balance and co-ordination, and decrease in mobility and muscle strength, all contribute to one’s fall risk, regardless of age.

One of the most important reasons for a loss of co-ordination in the elderly is a decline in the nervous system function that occurs when people age.  As the body begins to degenerate, the pressure generated by structural misalignments of the spine system commonly alter the efficiency and accuracy of the nerve signals sent to and from the brain.  Over time, if left unchecked, this situation can cause significant loss of balance, poor control of the limbs, and decrease in mobility. 

Wed
01
Apr

World Health Day

World Health Day

3 Ways to Improve Your Nutrition - World Health Day

On Tuesday 7th April, World Health Day the United Chiropractic Association is promoting 3 simple ways to improve your nutrition. Whilst the emphasis of World Health Day is Food Safety Ed Groenhart, a member of the United Chiropractic Association and our chiropractors at Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic, suggests: "Whilst we all want to ensure that the foods we eat and drink are improving our health, not damaging it, we need to be aware that there are simple ways to ensure this" Ed has come up with three simple rules to supply our bodies with more goodness, and decrease the effects of a poor diet:

Wed
11
Mar

Physical, Chemical and Emotional Stress

Physical, Chemical and Emotional Stress

You know you’re stressed, but did you know that there are 3 kinds of stress that could be weighing you down? Physical, Chemical and Emotional. Or as DD Palmer the founder of Chiropractic identified "The 3 T's - Trauma, Toxins & Thoughts"

Physical Stress (Trauma)

Physical stress comes from the postures and positions you maintain throughout the day; it results from your actions and activity, or lack thereof. We all understand the importance of a proper work environment and ergonomic habits for manual workers. Too much heavy lifting and twisting or repetition can cause injury. But we don’t pay as much attention to how sedentary many other jobs are. Add that the fact that we sit when we eat, we sit when we drive, we sit when we relax. That lack of motion is another physical stress that your body has to deal with.

Fri
13
Feb

Half Term = Half Price for Kids!

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Half Term = Half Price

Between 16th and 21st February we are offering 1/2 price visits for children new to our clinic (to include assessment and first treatment!)

Call the clinic to book your appointment on: 01442 863800.

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