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Advice and insights into Chiropractic and Health from the Chiropractic Partnership. Looking after the people of Norfolk

Wonders of walking

2018 Posted on Mon, October 08, 2018 11:43:12

Last month I completed a walking challenge, The Yorkshire Three Peaks, 24 miles in under 12 hours. I wanted do complete a physical challenge, to spend time with some wonderful Chiropractic women and raise funds for Little Fro – a charity helping the lowest income families in Northern India.

As part of my training I starting to increase my regular dog walks and noticed some wonderful benefits.

  • We are so blessed to live a such a beautiful county – I can walk from my doorstep pass ancient churches, over bountiful farmland, along clam river banks, to coastal pathways looking over calm seas and big skies.
  • The sounds of nature are the best – I especially love wind blowing though the leaves of trees.
  • I love maps – planning a route, so you know where you are going – and how this transfers to life. Do you know where you are? Do you have a map of where you are going? What wonderful surprises will you find en-route? Will this change your route? Will you end up in the same place or somewhere un-expected.
  • Time on my own – with my own thoughts. I often noticed I kept thinking of the same things (see above!)
  • How amazing the human body is – adapting to different gradient and terrains.

I will be continuing my walks, and plan to compete the local long paths, such as Weavers Ways. If anyone wants to come along, you are very welcome. Maybe you’ll start to notice some wonderful benefits too.

5 Pillars of Health

2018 Posted on Tue, May 01, 2018 09:42:45

Our health is dictated by our body’s ability to adapt to external stress.

One analogy to use is if we see our body as a kitchen sink, we can deal with a certain amount of stress without adverse effect, because we have a natural ability to deal with some stress and we have this big sink that we can fill.

But the tap continues to pour in external stresses and it will never turn off completely, so we’ll always be facing chemical, emotional and physical stress; thoughts, toxins and traumas. There are things we can do to turn the tap down and therefore limit our exposure to these stresses, but they never go away.

The other tool in our kit is the plug-hole, the drain. If we keep a nice wide drain, then we’re constantly draining the stress away by appropriately adapting to this stress. The things that control the drain are what we call the ‘Five Pillars of Health’nutrition, exercise, rest, attitude and the function of our spine and nervous system. With those five in play, we are better able to adapt to the stresses that we all face throughout our life.

Making lifestyle choices that enable the body to work well, keep your nervous system functioning at its best with regular Chiropractic care, enable you to cope better with stresses that can often lead to health complaints both physical and mental.

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