We all want to feel great and look good for the summer. Summer is the time for getting outside more, holidaying, gardening, or playing ball with the kids. Bright early mornings, warm sunny days, and mild evenings, it’s hard to resist getting out and enjoying it. O.K…. So perhaps the Great British Summer can be a bit hit and miss. But that just highlights the reason we need to grab, enjoy, and get the most out of our sunny days.
The transition from winter to summer has arrived and its time we make the transition to our summer lives. It’s time to say farewell to our TV, winter feasts, Gadgets, and warm clothes and reintroduce ourselves to our bicycles, summer wear, gardens and local parks. Exercise and movement is good for our bodies and naturally we are drawn to green space, which is good for wellbeing. Interestingly, research has showed that urban living in greener cities improves health and wellbeing (take a look at this article if your interested) and our lovely Bristol is among the top cities for green space in the UK.
So how can an Osteopath check up help you get ready for summer?
You might not be in pain but perhaps a little less flexible than you were last summer, maybe you’re getting more active already and experiencing some aches that you feel really shouldn’t be there. We can help.
As Osteopaths we look at how your body functions from head to toe and how a restriction in one part of your body impacts another part. We want to get to the bottom of what is going on and work to improve the way your whole body functions. Like a full service for your body, correcting a problem before it goes wrong or causes pain.
Our bodies are amazing at compensating. Us humans wouldn’t be where we are today if we couldn’t compensate for all kinds of problems. An example of this could be a stiff neck from sleeping awkwardly. You’re still able to do your daily tasks, but maybe looking over your shoulder is harder. But the body has limits on how much it can compensate, a niggle here, stiff there, all adds and can eventually cause pain. Think of an empty glass, and each time you experience one of these little niggles you fill the glass slightly until it starts to over flow. Our aim is to stop the glass from overflowing or to empty it. Taking you back to a point where your body is functioning great and not having to compensate.
For more information on how you can benefit from a check-up with your Osteopath, or to book. Call Pure Health Osteopath Clinic on 01179 000 935. Or email: [email protected]