Everybody has also experienced a stressful situation where your body goes into this fight or flight response, you are alert, maybe you’re sweating, and your heart rate has increased. Why are you getting a response like that? Let’s take a deeper look into how stress comes about through our nervous system.
Why do we as women so often discount ourselves? Why do we underestimate our abilities, our strengths, our bodies? Why do we lean into fear so often instead of trusting our bodies, our intuition, and our given abilities?
When it comes to the birthing process, we have been taught by society from a young age that we will need to depend on others to extract our babies, that it will be a terrible, difficult process; and we know that we will be constantly checked to see what scary things may be wrong at each stage of our pregnancy and birthing journey. We couldn’t possibly support our own babies through this powerful rite of passage naturally, could we?
One of the most common reasons why our paediatric chiropractors see infants is due to complaints of difficulties with breastfeeding. Although the birth process is a natural process, it is still a stressful process. The compression and pulling of the birth process can easily cause joint irritation to the child’s upper neck. In fact, research has shown that this is not a rare occurrence. A large study showed that it occurred in the majority of the babies that participated. The only problem is that they can’t tell us!
Strength training or resistance training involves the performance of physical exercises that are designed to improve strength (force production of muscles) and endurance. Long held myths have resulted in much ambiguity concerning adolescents and strength training which need to be addressed.
What is Maternal Mental Health? It is meant to cover mainly the mental health experiences of mothers in varying stages along the pregnancy and parenting journey. It often relates to PMADs which are Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders, including: postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder, postpartum bipolar, postpartum psychosis.
DID YOU KNOW…. Caffeine is a stimulant and can ramp up an already overstimulated digestive and nervous system?! One of my first and basic recommendations for loose stools (especially in the morning), anxiety, difficulty falling asleep and unwinding, nervous tension, and restless energy is to remove caffeine from the daily equation.
Let’s answer the most important question first. Can Postural Restoration improve posture without you having to think about it all day? Yes! But Postural Restoration is about much more than posture. The basic concept of PRI is that the human body is asymmetrical.
What should your child’s homework set-up look like to promote good posture and help prevent neck pain, back pain, and headaches?
Have you recently travelled, or are you perhaps planning your next trip or vacation? After a recent trip to London, UK and Croatia, I learned a lot about how I could have prevented the back pain I experienced and want to share some tips to help you avoid experiencing the same pain!
Many of you are mentally planning your garden landscape and visiting local garden centers for inspiration. But have you given much thought to the physical demands of gardening? Gardening affects the neck, shoulders, wrists, low back and knees. Gardening is a great way to stay active and healthy, and with preparation and planning, you can avoid weekend warrior injuries, sprains and strains.