Design a Year of Abundant Health

Design a Year of Abundant Health

Movement Is Essential Designing a year of abundant health starts with ensuring you’re setting SMART goals and taking proactive daily steps to help your body function at its best. Motion is life. Movement and exercise are the essential foundations to living your best life. Not only does motion help you feel better physically – research…

Creating SMART Goals for Better Health

Creating SMART Goals for Better Health

New Year, New Goals A new year has come again, and that means it’s time to revisit and renew your goals for better health. There’s no better time to evaluate your health, assess your wellness and to start making healthy changes. Goal setting may not be the easiest thing to do but setting SMART goals…

What Causes Inflammation?

What Causes Inflammation?

Chronic inflammation is one of the most significant health issues many of us will face today. It’s been linked to everything from chronic pain to a wide range of other mild and serious medical conditions. It’s important not to mistake acute inflammation for chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation describes your body’s natural defence mechanism against injuries…

What are Spinal Discs Made of?

What are Spinal Discs Made of?

We all know spinal discs are important – but to understand why, the real question is….what are they made of? Simply put, your spinal discs are the little cushions that sit between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine. Each disc is made up of a tough, fibrous outer layer (annulus fibrosis) and a jelly-like inner…

The 3 Best Exercises to Avoid Back Pain on The Golf Course

The 3 Best Exercises to Avoid Back Pain on The Golf Course

Back pain, in general, is one of the worst pains you can experience. It affects even the most pedestrian of movements like walking and sleeping, much less doing anything out of the ordinary writes Brian Pena @ Red Birdie Golf our guest contributor. Back pain on the golf course is almost unbearable and can keep even…

Poor sleep leads to back pain

Poor sleep leads to back pain

New research says that poor sleep contributes to back pain. The study looked at what factors caused people to seek medical care for back pain. Poor sleep was top of the list. Most people have the odd sleepless night but for some, poor sleep can cause more back pain. Here we explain why sleep helps…

Mindfulness meditation for back pain relief

Mindfulness meditation for back pain relief

Decreased stress, anxiety and depression from mindfulness meditation Research has found that a Mindful approach to difficult situations can alter the way our brain works, suggesting that Mindful meditation allows people to regulate and process emotions differently. Further research reports lesser anxiety, depressive symptoms, stress and fatigue in those exposed to mindfulness. Mindfulness reduces pain…

Simple fitness exercises to do at home

Simple fitness exercises to do at home

If you are stuck at home and want to know what the best exercises to keep fit are while protecting your back, then this video is for you. You don’t need lots of equipment. In fact, you don’t need any equipment. You don’t need colourful, stretchy gym gear either as you can do these exercises…

Back pain in pregnancy and chiropractic

Back pain in pregnancy and chiropractic

During pregnancy your body changes to adapt to your growing baby. These changes happen fast and you can experience pain and discomfort in your pelvic and lower back area. Hannah’s story Hannah came to me here at Sundial during her 4th month of pregnancy because she was experiencing pelvic pain for few weeks and the…

Preventing low back pain

Preventing low back pain

Recent research shows that low back pain can be prevented with regular chiropractic care. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden reported that early results from their randomised control trial showed significant improvements in the recurrence of back pain. These results, as yet unpublished, were reported at the latest European Chiropractic Union Conference in Cyprus, May…