Surprising Healthier Lifestyle Choices You Can Make

If you’re thinking about making healthier lifestyle choices, it’s could be time to be a case of out with the old and in with the new! So here are some surprisingly easy ways you can improve your wellbeing and make your habits the healthiest ones ever!

Drink Coffee to Boost Your Mood

We hear a lot about the negative health effects of caffeine, but let’s not forget that it has its good points too!  There is a link between moderate coffee consumption and improved mood. So if you’re feeling like those dark clouds are setting in, try a cup of coffee or two!

Chew Gum to Make You More Alert

Most of us have fallen victim to that afternoon slump, especially after a busy morning in work.  But did you know that chewing mint flavoured gum can help to make you feel more awake, reduce feelings of tiredness and improve your concentration levels? It can also work as a stress reliever too!

Stand More and Live Longer

Office workers, beware! Sitting for prolonged periods of time can put you at a higher risk of back pain, heart disease, diabetes and a host of other health problems. It’s simple, if you want to give yourself a better chance of a longer life, sit less and stand more! When you’re at work, try to introduce five minutes of physical activity every hour and make sure you take regular breaks away from your desk or workstation. Small changes like taking the stairs instead of the lift will also make a big difference to your health.

Stay Clean

Taking money out from a cash machine is something we usually do without thinking too much about it. But do you wash your hands afterwards? Cash machines have been known to contain the same sickness causing bacteria found in some public toilets. You wouldn’t touch a loo seat without scrubbing your hands, would you?

Think Positive

The mind and body are very closely connected, so it’s important to think positive. The stresses of life  can cause some people to suffer from a low mood, so make sure you do the things that help you to keep thinking positively. Join a class, visit friends, de-clutter the house – anything that keeps your mind in good spirits. The happier you feel, the healthier you’ll be!

Here’s to good health!

Is Coffee To Blame For Your Back Pain? Some Advice from our Chiropractor in Newcastle under Lyme

Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. And it’s one of the most common reasons for people to miss work or to pay a trip to the doctor or chiropractor to find relief.

Many cases of chronic back pain can be traced back to structural problems with the spine such as scoliosis, or injuries such as car accidents or muscle strain. But some people are simply mystified about the cause of their symptoms. Yet there are many surprising things that can cause your back to play up, according to our Stoke on Trent chiropractor. Take coffee, for example.  You wouldn’t think that your daily dose of caffeine could cause pain in your spine, would you? But it absolutely can!

Not many people know this but caffeine puts extra stress on the adrenal glands – just a single cup of coffee can stimulate them into overdrive! And guess where these glands are located? Right in the lower back!

Any undiagnosed back pain needs to be checked out by a reputable chiropractor or healthcare professional, but it’s always worth thinking outside of the box when it comes to the cause of your symptoms.

If you are suffering back pain then our experienced chiropractor in Newcastle under Lyme is here to help you. Call our friendly team on 01782 711 191 to book an appointment now.