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Three Ways To Feel Fabulous This Summer

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Summer is officially on its way. How are you feeling? This is the time of year when our bodies and minds are starting to wake from our deep winter slumber. As we shed our winter cocoons and start to do more again, we may feel sluggish. It’s important to nourish our bodies with everything that …

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Do You Think About Your Food?

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We all love food and eating. You’ve probably heard the saying: “You are what you eat.” You possibly know that we should be eating five pieces of fruit and vegetables daily, but have you thought about why you need food? Simply put, the food you eat needs to provide you with all the building blocks …

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Love Friends And Family

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Friends and family and the social connections that we make with them are essential for our health. I think most of us have been impacted during our lives, especially during the pandemic lockdowns when we couldn’t visit our friends and family in person. So why are they important? Physical health: Good friendships can decrease your …

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7 Ways To Love Your Body

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The recent news that operations are now facing a two-year waiting list, means that now, more than ever, we need to start looking at prevention. As you know, here at Shefford Osteopathic Clinic we are not just about clicking and crunching your back. We look at the whole of you and your body, which includes …

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Identifying Tension Issues

woman suffering from neck pain due to tension

During stressful periods, a lot of us hold tension in our shoulders. Beyond the obvious pain and tenderness, there are some other problems that can arise from this. Neck Pain and Headaches The muscles on the tops of your shoulders attach to the neck. Tension here can quickly lead to more tight muscles in the …

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Taking Care of Yourself First

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“You cannot pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” Unknown Author Sometimes we are so busy taking care of others that we forget to take care of ourselves. Self-care matters. What is Self-Care? Self-care is the practice of consciously doing things that preserve or improve your mental or physical health. It’s about …

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How to Manage Arthritis

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Osteoarthritis: Helping Yourself Without Surgery It is a common misconception that osteoarthritis (or just “arthritis”) is something that you just have to live with. Sometimes surgery is necessary in the late stage, but some joints cannot be replaced, and if you don’t have to suffer through to that point at all, why would you? Arthritis …

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Understanding and Managing Arthritis

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Arthritis is a vague term that could be used to describe anything where a joint suffers inflammation. Most commonly, it is used in reference to osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis Basics Osteoarthritis (OA) is the “wear and tear” form of arthritis. More recently, the description has shifted to “wear, tear, and repair” in reference to the body’s …

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Back Care Awareness Week 2021

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4th – 8th October is Back Care Awareness Week and the theme is ‘Spending More Time at Home’. Back pain affects half of the adult population every month and almost 80% of people at some point in their lives. It’s accountable for more than 12 million lost work days in the UK each year. However, …

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what are you grateful for?

Gratitude is an emotion similar to appreciation. Research has found neurological reasons why so many people can benefit from this general practice of expressing thanks for our lives, even in times of challenge and change. The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word ‘gratia’, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness (depending on the context). …

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