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Your easy shortcut to better health

Better health might seem hard to come by. With our sedentary lifestyles, poor health habits have an impact on our waistlines, brain, heart and posture. In a 2018 study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, researchers at Liverpool John Moores University in England claim sitting for too long reduces blood flow to the brain.  Sitting has been identified as so damaging to our health that experts now say “Sitting is the new smoking.”

Now, here’s the shortcut to better health that you’ve been waiting for!

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Fitness February

Throughout February we have been posting our top tips to get fit and healthy the best way possible in February. Here’s to committing to your workouts after the initial ‘New Year’ rush! Are you ready for our top tips to conquer ‘Fitness February’!? (More to be added soon!)

Protect Your Neck – Tuck your chin in and put your tongue on the roof of your mouth when you do crunches. It will help align your head properly, which helps reduce neck strain.

Don’t exercise when you’re sick – You’re better taking a day off so your body will use its resources to heal itself, not build muscle and endurance.

If you want to exercise before work but aren’t a morning person, try this trick: For a set period, let’s say 4 weeks, force yourself to get up 15 minutes earlier than normal and go outside for a quick walk. Make it so easy that you don’t even have to change into your workout clothes. As you near the end of the 4 weeks, you’ll have a new habit and will then be able to progress to either longer walks or a run in the morning!

Improve your balance – Stand one-legged on a sofa cushion and move a medicine ball (or heavy phone book) from hand to hand, side to side, and behind your head. Once you’ve mastered the move, try it with your eyes closed. This technique will improve your balance, coordination, and body control, all important athletic attributes.

Run Injury-Free – One week out of every six, cut your weekly training mileage and frequency in half. You’ll give your body a better chance to recover, and you’ll avoid permanent, nagging injuries. Find out more in our Running without pain resource.

Run Hills Faster – When running uphill, keep your head up and your eyes focused on the top of the hill. This opens your airways, making it easier to breathe than if your upper body were hunched forward. Find out more in our Training, Injury prevention and recovery resource.

Loosen Your Hips – Keep your heels on the floor when you squat. If you can’t, your hip flexors are too tight and need to be stretched out! Try this stretch: Hold onto the sides of the squat rack and lower yourself until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Hold this for 30 seconds. Return to a standing position, then repeat five times

Replace Your Shoes (Not Your Knees) – To avoid injuries, write an “expiration date” on your shoes as soon as you buy them. Shoes last about 500 miles, so simply divide 500 by your average weekly mileage to determine how many weeks your shoes are likely to last.

End Back Pain – For every set of abdominal exercises you perform, do a set of lower-back exercises. Focusing only on your abs can lead to poor posture and lower-back pain.

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Join our St George’s Day Charity Dog Walk!

Hounds For Heroes are a charity based in Petersfield who provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured or disabled men and women from the UK Armed Forces and UK Civilian Emergency Services. Hounds For Heroes provide all specialist training, in addition to covering pet food and vet bills for life for each of these talented pups, at a cost of £30,000 per dog.

Supported by the The Emsworth Business Association and our sister company Acorn Creative Ltd, join us as part of the St George’s Day weekend of events to support Hounds For Heroes and our injured service people. Bring your four-legged friends, stretch your legs and have some fun enjoying the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty around Thorney Island.

Join our charity dog walk! Full event details here.

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Please respect our countryside, local residents and Thorney Island Millitary Base by ensuring you scoop your dogs’ poop and bin it. Help us make this a fantastic family day out for everyone!

Suggested donation is £5 per dog, dogs can bring their owners, family members and anyone else who would like to come along! Additonal sponsorship forms can be found online here.

Starting Point: Thornham Lane, just past the Thornham Marina.
Some parking spaces (20 spaces max) have been kindly offered to our event by Thornham Marina – All dogs must be kept on leads here due to heavy vehicles moving around on site.

The full wallk is approx 8 miles around the Island (approx 3.5 hours). Why not take a picnic and enjoy some refreshments at St Nicholas’ Church, near the halfway point.

For those with little legs looking for a shorter walk there is a gate-to-gate option that doesn’t take you around the full island (purple route on map). Please be aware that livestock graze close to the path so dogs should be under their owner’s control.

Online donations can be made at our Just Giving Page here: https://www.justgiving.com/thorneydogwalk

Find out more about Hounds for Heroes here: http://houndsforheroes.com/

All donations made will be presented to Hounds for Heroes.

Our thanks to Thorney Island SSO Tim Kenealy for his support with this event.

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Source: Thetimes.co.uk

Injury for runners workshop

We hosted our injury for runners workshop todayknee acorn health
at The Run Company in Chichester.
We covered kinesiology taping techniques for common injuries for runners, and how the sport tape gives you the confidence to perform at your best.

The uses and benefits of kinesiology tape are overwhelming! At Acorn Health, we have utilised it for issues such as sports injury, post-operative rehabilitation, severe bruising and to help ease postural strains when pregnant.

Whether you’re training for your first marathon, getting ready for your next game, reaching a personal fitness goal, or just trying to get through the day, you already know that nothing slows you down faster than pain and injury.

Sport England has reported the number of people running on a regular basis has risen by more than a third since 2005. In over 10 years, running has become a favourite sport for many people but what should you do when pain and problems strike?  The most common running injuries are the focus of our workshops – join us on 19th August in Emsworth for the next injuries for runners workshop or visit our Facebook page for similar events. Just for fun – find out what type of runner you are by clicking here.Acorn Health leaflets irun

Please visit our resources page for guides on training for running events and more.

If you are unsure how chiropractic can help you please contact us on 01243 379693 or email acorn@acornhealth.org.uk.

Find out how we utilise kinesiology tape for pregnancy.

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