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4 Foods That Boost Metabolism

“Protein takes more energy to breakdown, so consuming adequate protein at all meals and snacks can help increase the metabolic burn or thermic effect of food after a meal,” says Goodson. “Basically, it takes more energy to digest high-protein foods,” she adds. To take advantage of this effect, be sure to consume plenty of protein, whether from […]

Practice Makes Perfect For Proper Posture

If you are one of the 50% of Australians that sit at an office desk from 9am – 5pm (or some variation of that) then you are probably guilty of sitting in that same position for most of the day, often unaware of the potential effects of poor posture on your spine. Between sitting at […]

The free, easy exercise that’s right under your nose!

Most of us can do it, and you don’t need a gym membership to sign up to this lifetime club. You know it, you love it, and you do it every day… it’s walking! We talk about walking a lot, but that’s because we want to stress how great it is, not only for your […]

The Benefits of Stretching Inside & Outside the Gym

Stretching is definitely one of those things that’s easily overlooked when it comes to working out (or ever). Maybe it’s because it only takes a few minutes so you easily brush it off. Or maybe it’s because you don’t “see” the results of stretching that you don’t take it seriously enough. Knowing the benefits of […]

Numbness and Tingling

Numbness and tingling conditions are conditions that can affect people of all ages. Frequently, numbness or tingling may result from underlying nerve compression of the nerve roots as they exit the spine caused by spinal misalignments – what we as Chiropractors call subluxations. Other causes of numbness and tingling are a ‘pinched’ nerve in other […]

Back of Thigh Stretch

Place one foot up on a low surface about knee high with your hands on the thigh. Keep the knee of this leg straight with the toes pointing forward. Bend forward from the hips—not the waist. Keep your lower back flat by bringing your chest towards your knee rather than your head. You should feel […]

Common Running Injuries and Chiropractic

According to research, 82 percent of runners will experience some form of injury throughout their running career. It doesn’t matter if you are an elite athlete training for a marathon or simply starting out on training for your first 5km event. Although running can be extremely beneficial; running can lead to injury. Some of the […]

Tricep Stretch

1. Stand straight up with your legs shoulder width apart 2. Bend your left arm at the elbow and touch the top of your shoulder blade with your fingers 3. Reach over the top of your head with your right arm and grasp your left elbow 4. Gently pull with you right arm to increase […]

Eating the Right Types of Fat

Many people don’t eat enough of the right types of fat. Add healthy natural fats to your diet such as extra virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil, coconut oil, avocados, nuts, seeds and even butter. Fat is satiating and helps to prevent overeating. Fat also improves nutrient absorption from vegetables.

Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction

Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) which is a large joint in your lower back connecting your sacrum to your pelvis, can sometimes cause lower back and/or leg pain. Dysfunction of this joint basically means that it is not operating normally. For decades, the sacroiliac joint was suspected as a common cause of low back […]