Yes, we know many of you are still planning for Christmas day and all that entails, so thinking about your post Christmas day activities may be a little early. We just wanted to get in there with a gentle reminder that getting outdoors and enjoying a walk can be both beneficial to you and fun.
After all most of Christmas Day afternoon is spent watching old movies on the TV for the hundredth time (or so it feels like) or falling asleep on the sofa! Why not blow away the cobwebs and work off some of the excess calories that Christmas lunch will have added to your daily intake.
Our chiropractors at Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic are keen to encourage everyone to get in some daily exercise and what better way than walking. It’s simple, free and almost everyone can do it. Here are just a few of the benefits of walking to your health and well being:
- helps prevent or manage various health conditions which are prevalent in our society such as type 2 diabetes
- aids in strengthening bones and muscle
- improves mood and
- reduces stress.
The great news is that we are fortunate to have some fabulous areas to get outdoors to enjoy a walk around Newcastle under Lyme. Newcastle under Lyme is surrounded by stunning countryside. Staffordshire, as a county, boasts a National Park, areas of outstanding natural beauty, national forests and National Nature Reserve. Off road paths, greenways, canal towpaths and river routes are all on our doorstep.
Of course for your post Xmas walk you may want to take a walk around the area you live in, it’s often surprising what is just on our doorstep. However, you may want to get out somewhere a bit further afield. A place we enjoy visiting is Apeldale Community Country Park.
Stoke on Trent is on our doorstep and is one of the greenest cities in the UK – if you didn’t know! Westport Lake and Park Hall Country Park are great places for taking a walk.
If you’re looking for some more walking trails around Newcastle, the Ordnance Survey #GetOutside website offers up some suggestions.
There are lots of places to get out and enjoy so make the most of them this Christmas.
It’s never too early to plan your post Xmas lunch walk.
It’s International Walk to School month and the focus of this year’s campaign is how to make the walk to school safer and easier.
You may already be involved in the campaign but if not you can get details at this link:
Following research undertaken by YouGov 2018, the Living Streets organisation is calling for new measures to reduce the number of cars on the school run. The organisation is suggesting that councils pilot school road closures alongside a series of other measures to encourage more families to walk to school.
As adults and children are increasingly living sedentary lives walking to school may be one way to counteract the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle. As chiropractors we encourage everyone to get more active in their daily lives. There are many other benefits of your child walking to school such as improved concentration and learning safety skills. It’s also a great opportunity for you to take time to talk with your child.
So make October your walk to school month and ditch the car and get walking.
As we start to leave summer behind and head into Autumn now is a great time to brush off your walking shoes and take a walk. The evenings are still light enough to get familiar with walking routes that suit you. The temperature should have cooled off but not be too cold! So no more excuses now is a great time to get off the sofa and get some exercise in.
Our chiropractors at Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic and our sister chiropractic clinic in Stoke on Trent can’t stress enough the importance of taking regular exercise for your overall health and well-being. It’s also really important for the health of your back. Walking is an excellent form of exercises for people of all ages.
We are very fortunate in the opportunities we have for great areas to walk in around Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke on Trent.
You may not be aware that Stoke on Trent is the greenest city in the UK. We are surrounded by green space, beautiful parks, gardens and open spaces.
So get outside, get walking and enjoy the open spaces we have around Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke on Trent.
Keeping active and taking exercise doesn’t necessarily mean going to the gym. After all most gym memberships never get used!
However, staying active and taking regular exercise is important to our health and the health of our backs. Finding a form of exercise we enjoy is more likely to mean that we will do it and stick to it.
Our chiropractors at Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic want to encourage people to be active and take regular exercise and here they share their top 3 ways to do this:
Walking: This is by far one of the best forms of exercise that can be taken. Most everyone can do it and it can be taken at your own pace and the pace can be built up over time. It offers so many benefits from helping weight loss, preventing and managing various health conditions, aiding in strengthening bones and muscles and helping improve your mood and and reducing stress levels.
Swimming: This offers an all-round form of exercise that is low impact. Whatever your age or ability it is a great activity that helps you get fit, stay active and feel great. The Jubilee 2 pool is convenient if you live in Newcastle under Lyme or if you live in Stoke on Trent there is the Dimensions Leisure Centre.
Dancing: Programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing have brought a new interest in taking up dancing. It really is a great fun way to get active and take some exercise. Whatever moves you want to perform on the dance floor there are classes held regularly in dance schools in Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke on Trent. So what are you waiting for ” Get Dancing”!
Remember to seek the advice of your chiropractor or health care professional before starting on any new exercise regime.
Our chiropractors are here to advise you and help you.
It’s Christmas! And what does that mean? A week or two of lounging on the sofa, watching every TV special under the sun while eating and drinking way too much? Not if you want to start the New Year in good health.
We all like to relax over the festive period; and we’re all entitled to indulge, but doing too little over the festive period could set us up for back pain and a host of other health issues. While no one expects you to hit the gym every morning over the holidays, getting a few walks in is a really good idea.
Here our Newcastle under Lyme chiropractor highlights just some of the benefits of walking over the Christmas holidays:
- It can help you to keep those extra holiday pounds off. Remember that unnecessary weight is unnecessary strain on your spine!
- It can help to prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
- It can aid in strengthening your bones and muscles
- It can improve your mood and reduce your stress levels
The more regularly you walk, the greater the benefits. Don’t wait until the New Year to get healthy. After all, poor health won’t wait for you!