Walking Challenge Prep

If you’re not someone that walks regularly or is particularly active, diving straight into our walking challenge might be a little bit more difficult. So, how do you prepare for this? It’s something we like to call “Pre-Challenge Prep”. Adopt a more gradual approach. In the weeks leading up to our walking challenge, start to…

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Willow Walking Challenge

Welcome to the Willow Walking Challenge. Between the 20th and 24th June, we want you to walk 55,000 steps. We all know that we should be hitting our daily steps goal every day, but how many of us actually do? Most of us would say that we are more reactive than proactive with our health.…

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Declutter your mind with brain dumping

Brain dumping helps you put all your thoughts down onto paper so that you can start to organise your thoughts. You can write down everything that enters your mind, or you can use a structure. We have suggested three structures to organise your brain dump below. You might like to use one structure or no…

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The Perils of Inactivity

Over the last couple of years, there has been a rise in the number of people who are working from home. What has become apparent is the negative effect that this has had on your body. Your work set-up was only 20 seconds from your bed, you didn’t even have your commute to work anymore,…

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The Seven Principles of Mindfulness

There are seven principles that form a good foundation for mindfulness, written by Jon Kabat-Zin. When you start to practise one of these elements, the other ones will follow. Your ability to bring these attitudes in your mindfulness practice affects your ability to calm an anxious mind. Non-judging The world isn’t black and white, but…

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Mindfulness Exercises

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us (Kabat-Zin). It might seem really basic, but so often our minds drift and we seem to lose touch with our body. We get obsessive…

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Chiropractic Care for Degenerative Disc Disease

Senior sciatica pain

Here at Willow Chiropractic, we understand that ageing is part of life, and as we grow older, back pain can become more prevalent. One of the most common causes of lower back pain is degenerative disc disease. What is Degenerative Disc Disease? Almost everyone’s spinal discs show signs of wear and tear, it’s part of…

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Olivia’s Story

Willow Nailsea

I had been receiving regular chiropractic care for 2 years when I brought my daughter Olivia in for her first check-up. She was five years old at the time. My main intention was to make sure that Olivia had no misalignments in her spine that may inhibit her growth and general well-being. Her birth had…

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Do I need to see a Chiropractor?

Most people know that the main elements of health include eating well, drinking enough water, exercising, and getting enough rest. But, have you ever considered the integrity of your nervous system? If your nervous system isn’t working properly, it will keep all those other important elements of your health from functioning properly. In fact, they…

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Facts about your spine

Spine

Your spine is a very interesting part of your body. The design of the spine gives it incredible properties, like it’s flexibility and protection of the spinal cord. Your spine has over 120 muscles in it, 220 individual ligaments and 100 joints, which is why the spine is so flexible and why it allows us…

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