We all know that exercise releases endorphins. We all know that endorphins make us feel good. And while the days are getting longer, it’s still dark for a lot of the time. And the darker days can make us feel a bit gloomy. So, how can we can get those endorphins going without leaving the cosiness of our homes?
The simplest thing to do is just get up out of your chair. If you’re playing/working on a laptop or tablet, try putting the device onto the kitchen work top and standing up while you’re working. You can even walk on the spot while you’re surfing the internet trying to work out which socks to buy someone for Christmas.
Or try the following:
In 2016 Public Health England put out new guidelines on vitamin D intake. We all heard about them. We all read about them, but do you know what they mean? Or did the news disappear amongst all the other health advice we are given that year?
While further evidence is needed to draw firm conclusions on the links between Vitamin D and non-musculoskeletal conditions, including cancer, multiple sclerosis and cardiovascular disease, the government has issued guidance on how much Vitamin D we all need.
What you need to know:
Good morning to all our lovely loyal patients
In the light of the current situation I feel the time has come to temporarily close the clinic. We must do all we can do to stop the spread of this terrible virus. As many of you already know I am always on the end of the phone.
This will not change and I hope in the next few days to be able to offer video consultations for those who need it.
Please do stay in touch and visit our Wincanton Chiropractic facebook page. I will keep this regularly updated with tips to help you stay healthy during this time. It would be great if any of you could share your stories or things you are doing to occupy yourselves during these surreal times.
Zane our lovely new yoga and Pilates teacher will offering online classes Arun in a very similar way to the ones at the practice. The classes will be small and hopefully even though you are doing them at home it will feel like you are in a class.
The important thing for us all and our community is to stay safe and healthy. If you do think you have an urgent condition that you feel that I can help with then please do phone me.
I look forward to welcoming you all back to Wincanton Chiropractic as soon as it is safe to do so.
Stay in touch stay healthy and look after yourselves and your family.
To all our loyal patients,
Despite all the news about Coronavirus, life continues as usual along with all its aches and pains. I wanted to let you know what we are doing here at Wincanton Chiropractic to keep you safe when you come in to see us.
Following advice from Public Health England, we are disinfecting surfaces in the treatment rooms between every patient. This includes the bench, door handles, and chair arms and every other surface that patients come into contact with. We have a strict hand washing policy as soon as anybody enters the clinic. Reusable towels have been removed and replaced by paper towels also all magazines have been taken away. Hand sanitisers are available for your use during your visit. All staff are disinfecting and washing hands thoroughly throughout the day. We are now operating a social distancing policy by not allowing more than one person in reception at a time. We are also asking anyone who is in the high risk category or self isolating not to attend. Please also do not attend if you have a temperature or any flu like symptoms or have been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid 19. I am really happy to give any advice over the phone so please feel free to contact me on the practice number or leave me a message.
These measures will minimise the risk of passing on an infection. By taking a few sensible precautions and working together we can reduce the effects of the infection, reduce the disruption to daily life and ensure that everyone who needs to see us is safe.
Stay safe and keep healthy we look forward to seeing you your next appointment. If you have any concerns please do contact us at the practice.
You can get up to date information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Gov.co.uk website here
Zane will be running classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm
I moved to England over six years ago and settled in Dorset where I enjoy both the beautiful countryside and the warmth of the local community.
I was born in Latvia and from an early age my first passion was rhythmic gymnastics. Subsequently, I studied choreography and dance from 1993 to 1997. From that time I was delighted to enjoy a successful career in professional dancing, both in Latvia and internationally.
I became a teacher in 2011 where I developed my interest in both Yoga and Pilates gaining professional qualifications in Latvia. Subsequently, I re-sat these examinations in the United Kingdom where I qualified with credits.
My interests and passion are dance, classical ballet, contemporary dance and the musicals. I also believe in a healthy lifestyle, which is not just good and healthy for our bodies but beneficial in the context of the overall environment. Both together and individually everyone can make this world a better place for us all and future generations to live in and enjoy.
Chris is a yoga teacher with a special interest in athletes.
Chris has a background and variety of professional, competitive and leisurely sport and endurance events, enabling an extensive feel and knowledge of the movements that most sports present. He has a passion for correcting movement patterns to reduce injuries, increase efficiency and longevity for the sports we love doing. His Yoga inspired work aims to help athletes increase range of motion (flexibility), torso stability (core strength) and strength. Whilst his sessions involve a subtle focus on the psychological and wellbeing benefits from mindful yoga and breathwork, the main emphasis is the physical benefits to your sporting performance and body for day to day life.
Yoga4Sport - Chris Giles (Facebook Page)
Chris's sporting experience:
Change your mind, Transform your Practice
Whether you have entered a local park run, regional 10K or have taken on the task of running the London Marathon next month, the fact is you are out there training and putting your body through its paces. Running has become an increasingly popular way to improve fitness, however the impact of your feet hitting the ground, can have an effect on your skeletal health. Keeping your bones and joints in tip-top order is a priority. We have set out below some things to consider that may enhance your performance.
Do you get more than just green fingers when you garden?
As the weather warms many of us will be dusting off our spades and unravelling our hoses in anticipation for a spring and summer full of gardening. As peaceful and relaxing as gardening can be it’s undeniable that it brings with it a lot of bending, twisting, reaching and pulling. Your back, upper legs, knees, shoulders and wrists, can all become affected. It is important to take the necessary precautions, before, during and after enjoying your favourite hobby.