1 . Get your spine checked by a Chiropractor
Did you know that the first organ to form in the human body is the brain and the spinal cord ? That means that everything else in the body that is created after this is controlled by the brain and the nervous system, that must make it pretty important right ? Yes ! that’s why we need to make sure we look after it. Your brain is protected by the skull and your spinal cord and nervous system are protected by your spine. Your spine is made up of multiple bones called vertebrae with discs in-between them allowing nerves coming off your spinal cord to exit. Sometimes the joints on these vertebrae , the facet joints can become injured and actually affect the nerves exiting at that level causing pain , stiffness , decreased function and decreased healing. Ever suffered with back pain, neck pain or headaches ? 90% of the time its probably coming from an injured facet joint due to such things as a road traffic accident, sporting injuries , poor posture and sitting at a desk. Getting your spine checked by a chiropractor means they can tell if you have injured facet joints or what Chiropractors call a subluxation and can perform specific, gentle chiropractic adjustments to the spine to help your body heal these injuries relieving pain, stiffness and lack of mobility.
2. Cut out sugar
Did you know that sugar is just as addictive as cocaine and could be causing you to experience headaches , have trouble concentrating , struggle with poor energy and be causing you to put on weight. Eating sugar affects your blood sugar levels , your blood sugar should naturally deviate above and below the norm depending on what foods you eat. However eating high GI foods such as cakes , biscuits , chocolate , sweets , bread and pasta could cause your blood sugar to raise significantly above the norm and then crash significantly below the norm causing you to crave sugary foods but cutting out sugar including naturally occurring sugars like those in fruit for just one week can allow your blood sugar levels to start to normalise and start to minimise cravings.
3. Clean up your beauty products
Most People are aware that we are what we eat and are conscious on what they put into their bodies but do you know what the biggest organ in the body is ? Its your skin ! Your skin has 1000’s of pours in it that absorb everything you lather , rub , scrub and smother on your body , so its just as important to think about what you put on your body as what you put in it. However just because you might buy the most expensive beauty and skincare products doesn’t always mean that they are the best ones for you . 12 Companies actually own 80% of the worlds beauty products and they put 82,000 chemicals in those products of which 1 in 8 are toxic to the human body. These toxic chemicals can cause things such as breast cancer , thyroid issues , hormone imbalances , reproductive issues and skin conditions and irritations. On average on woman using 12 beauty and skincare products a day subjecting them to 168 chemicals. Check out how clean or dirty your products are by putting them into the Think Dirty App and make the change today to something cleaner and better for your health. www.tropicskincare.co.uk/shop/Hannahbeard
4. Drink More Water
How much of our body is made up of water ? 60% ! That’s why its extremely important we drink water everyday. Our bodies require around ½ of our body weight in ounczes to stay hydrated and allow our body to function at its optimum. However when we drink water it shouldn’t just be any water
- ideally it should be filtered to remove lots of the chemicals added to tap water including pesticides , chlorine and hormones ,
- It should be at room temperature as cold water will sit in your stomach until it reaches body temperature and can be utilised
- Sip it slowly , drinking large amounts of water at once can overload your kidneys
We love our Bobble water bottles that filter tap water using a carbon filter and our Water Warrior Ulla’s that remind us to regularly drink
5. Be Grateful
What is Gratitude ? Gratitude is taking the time to appreciate what you have in your life. Being grateful for even the little things in life can lead to improvements in emotion, our careers , our social life and even our health. Gratitude can actually improve happiness by 10% which is the same improvement in happiness as doubling your income. It can also improve sleep quality by 25% and decrease pain by 10% . Just taking as little as 5 minutes a day to be grateful for what you have can make these difference so why not give it a try we recommend using this 5 minute journal !
To help you Spring Clean your health this April Pure Wellness Center are offering you a full health check covering 20 different health parameters at 75% off for only £39 – to book yours follow the link below or call 01202 463 405.