Category Archives : Misc

Acute Back Pain

At the first sign of back pain, there are a few simple things you can do to provide short term relief and give your back the best chance of healing quickly. Make sure you call your Osteopath to book an appointment, below are tips to help you manage your back pain: Stay active: It may […]

What turns acute migraines into a chronic problem?

Migraines are a widespread problem that affect more than 30 million Americans, according to the US based National Headache Foundation.  A recent study, developed by a group of researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Headache Center, Vedanta Research and Allergan, Inc., found that people who suffer from acute migraines are more likely to develop […]

Artificial light and an increase in sleep disorders

The exploding popularity of hand-held digital devices could lead to a big jump in sleep disorders, with experts warning the light emitted from digital screens can have a disturbing effect on the body clock. Leading Australian researcher Professor Shantha Rajaratnam says there is growing evidence that the night time use of portable digital devices is […]

Easy Office Stretches

Firstly, ten points for clicking through and acknowledging that you want to change your posture. Ok, now for the exercises…   Shoulder Shrugs Sitting, arms by your side, shrug your shoulders forward five times and then backwards five times.  This gets the whole shoulder girdle moving and works the trapezius muscle, which is stuck in […]

Good sleep and big breakfast the key to staying slim

A DIET consisting of a big breakfast and smaller meals throughout the day and a good night’s sleep are beneficial for weight loss, studies have shown. Scientists studied 93 obese women who were split into two groups and given carefully structured meals. Both groups ate 1400 calories daily for 12 weeks, but with opposite patterns […]

Bret’s Season of Endurance

If getting up at four in the morning for a bike race is your idea of fun way to spend a Saturday, then you probably would have been at Forrest in the Otway Ranges with me on the 16th of February. With all the training miles I had in my legs I was looking forward […]

Asthma ‘Link’ With Fast Food

FAST food could be behind surging rates of allergies and asthma among children, an international study has found. Scientists from New Zealand, Spain, Australia, Germany and Britain found young teenagers, in particular, are nearly 40 per cent more likely to have severe asthma if they eat burgers and other types of fast food more than […]

Australian children overdosing on salt

Spokesperson: Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) New Australian research reveals many children are eating as much salt as adults, raising fresh concerns they are setting themselves up for health problems later in life. In a sample of 238 children aged 5 to 13 years, seven in ten exceeded the recommended upper limit for sodium, or salt. Professor Caryl Nowson, who […]