Does exercise make you happy?

What does exercise really does to our bodies and our brains?

Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and more.

Most of us are aware of what happens to the body when we exercise; we build more muscle or more stamina.

We feel how daily activities like climbing stairs becomes easier if we exercise regularly.

When it comes to our brain and mood though, the connection isn’t so clear.

In the article linked below, we find out how the brain is reacting to exercise and the benefits it has on your overall well-being, both mentally and physically.

It really is a facinating, albeit long, article which could change your outlook on how you exercise - you will not be dissappoited!

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Vitamin D Deficiency

Did you know that living in the UK, especially at this time of year when we haven't had much sun on your skin, it is 97% likely that you have a Vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D is required for a healthy immune system and a deficiency has been linked to over 17 cancers, poor bone density, depression, low moods, tiredness, and hormone imbalances.

New research, released in the last few days, has highlighted the benefits of Vitamin D in slowing down the progression of Multiple Sclerosis in sufferers.

At The Village Osteopaths we offer a holistic approach to health and sell various supplements and have just re-stocked 'Better Health' Vitamin D spray (£6.99) to help with Vitamin D deficiency.

We have had great reviews from patients about this product, with one peppermint flavoured spray a day under the tongue (where it is best absorbed) will easily correct any Vitamin D deficiency. One tube should last 3 months, so hopefully all winter!

One of our osteopaths decided to trial the spray for 6 weeks after being found Vitamin D deficient and, as you can see from a blood test report, is living proof the supplement is safe and effective.

Osteopathy & Running - National Running Day 2015

Don’t ignore any aches and pains so that National Running Day is the only day you are able to run on.

When running each foot will come into contact with the ground roughly 80 to 100 times per minute. As a result runners can experience muscular aches and pains, strains and joint pains in the lower limbs, as well as hip pain / pelvic pain and back pain.

Running and Osteopathy Altrincham

From professional athletes to gym and fitness enthusiast, osteopathy can help keep runners on the right track with their health and injury management.

Osteopathy is effective for the treatment and management of all sports and at The Village Osteopaths in Timperley we aid many patients in diagnosing a problem and treating the symptoms to return you to full health and back running.

Your osteopath can work with by assessing the relationship between your muscle, limb and spine function. By making adjustments and recommendations our osteopaths can help prevent injury and ensure you can reach your running goals.

High Heels in Winter

Do you suffer foot pain wearing high heels?

As the nights are drawing in and weather conditions becoming increasingly wet and slippy, will you trade your high heels for flat shoes to avoid further foot pain?

A passion for high heels will inevitably end in sore feet - so if you are intent on marching through Winter in your heels we have found an article with some good tips.

For high heeled wearing ladies this article has some good advice for stretching to ease any foot pain you may be suffering  whilst wearing high heels!

So whilst you may get a pair of high heels for Christmas, remember your feet are for life!

http://www.canadianliving.com/health/fitness/4_easy_exercises_for_high_heel_wearers.php

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iBad Posture and Neck Pain

Do you suffer from poor posture? Or are you suffering from neck pain?

Due to the development of mobile phones, tablets and other devices from the likes of Apple, and Google there has been a marked increase in poor posture and problems relating to the vertebrae.

The image on shows that humans have developed 9 new postures due to our increased phone and tablet usage.

Equally, as this article in the Daily Mail shows, texting is having a real impact on young people's necks - dubbed as 'text neck':

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3274835/Shocking-X-rays-teenagers-text-neck.html

Osteopathy treats poor posture and your osteopath treats neck pain. Osteopathy can help with the likes of text neck by relieving strain felt in the muscles with massage and exercises to strengthen affected areas - to stop deterioration occurring again.

If you have not tried to treat neck pain with osteopathy, or perhaps you haven't considered that your osteopathy can help with poor posture - don't hesitate to find out the benefits of osteopathy at The Village Osteopaths.

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