As children, we pay quite close attention to our toes. Whether its from singing “This little piggy went to market…” or literally being able to put our foot in our mouth – when we are young, they are fun!
Yet as adults, we tend to simply put socks over them, perhaps only focusing on them when we have to cut our toenails.
So, what do we know about our toes; what do they actually do? And how can we help keep them healthy?
When real or imagined stresses exceed our perceived ability to cope, we experience stress. This is not always a bad thing. Short term, manageable stress can help motivate us and facilitates learning and change. But what happens when stress becomes chronic or long-lasting? This type of toxic stress can have major health implications…
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.
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.
We hosted our injury for runners workshop today
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.
The South Downs Marathon is this weekend. Thousands will be running, competing, having fun and raising money for charity all at the same time.
Whether you are an athlete, pro-runner or amateur there are some simple rules to stick by to prevent injury and pain after running all that way. The South Downs Marathon is notoriously tough, so here’s our tips to help you overcome from the challenge!
1. Water – If it’s hot outside, you’ll need to drink more than usual, which is a challenge when you’re trying to run as well. Please focus on hydration both pre- and post-race (being well hydrated will mean you recover more quickly too!) Don’t overlook the electrolytes you’ve lost through sweating. Rather than buy expensive, sugary energy drinks, simply add a few mmol of sodium (salt) or suitable electrolyte powde to your water. Tastes gross but does the trick!
2. Don’t forget to eat. It might be the last thing on your mind after you’ve just run a hefty race but it’s important to rep
lenish your body with lost nutrients and electrolytes after expending so much e
Replenishing stores of glycogen (what gives you your energy!) in the muscles and liver
Protein helps aid muscle repair
Restores fluid and electrolytes lost in sweat
Supporting the immune system in removing the lactic acid that can build up after strenuous activit
3. Kinesiotape is not only helpful when you’re out running to help support your joints and muscles, but it may also aid recovery from injuries by improving blood and lymphatic flow around the injured areas.
If you are reeling from any form of exercise this weekend and are in need of some assistance please contact the clinic on 01243 379693 or email email@example.com