What are the advantages of Activator Technique
Activator technique is a type of chiropractic technique that uses a small, handheld instrument called an Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle, low-force impulse to the spine. This technique is often described as gentle and less likely to cause discomfort than traditional manual adjustments. Some of the advantages of Activator technique over traditional chiropractic techniques may include: More precision: The Activator instrument allows the practitioner to deliver a very specific and controlled impulse to the spine, which can be beneficial for patients with certain types of conditions or injuries. Lower force: Because the Activator instrument uses a low-force impulse, it may be a good option for patients who are sensitive to more traditional, high-force adjustments. Faster treatment: Activator technique […]
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Remove blocks and impediments to movement in your life
My father was an engineer on the Snowy Mountains Scheme and he told me this story when I was a child. He recounted that he was at a Snowy region camp, outside in horrible weather, muddy, cold and wet where workmen were struggling to thread large metal nuts onto large bolts. Dad suggested that they take the nuts off the bolts, wash and clean the threads and then they would be able to spin the nuts on the threads with their fingers. They washed the threads and the nuts spun onto the bolts. Easter 1974 I was labouring on the last Snowy region camp. It was snowing and cold and I came across some men in a muddy pit trying […]
removing impediments to health
Born to Move
This is very simple. We are born to move. We are born to move in an endless variety of ways. Just look at what very little people do with their bodies… they can suck their toes, contort, twist, bend. They move with boundless energy. Then sleep. Well, this is how we also began life. But somewhere along the way, our energy reduced, our flexibility stiffened, time became short and we became busy. And gradually, we began to dry up and lose the benefits that movement gave us having no idea that that we were losing anything. We deteriorate through neglect because we don’t have time for or feel that other things are more importance than scheduling movement in our lives. […]
Body mind
Exercise and healthy diet key to reducing cancer rates, research shows.
Fourteen cancer types have been declared by the World Cancer Research Fund to be causally associated with being overweight or obese, including liver, breast, prostate and kidney cancer. The study found up to 13 per cent of obesity‐related cancers in men and up to 11 per cent in women could be avoided if overweight and obesity were eliminated in the Australian population between 2013 and 2037. Learn more Your future is literally in your hands. Every step you take towards eating a better diet and a more active life will bring joy and energy into your life and will, increasingly, protect you from cancer
What Is Mindfulness, and Why Do Kids Need It?
From our earliest moments, mindfulness can help minimize anxiety and increase happiness.  Mindfulness and its benefits can be introduced to children as an idea, an activity and a skill that reaps rewards in so many ways.  The benefits list from Mindfulness is long, many layered and similar to the benefit lists that flow from many healthy ways of living such as adequate exercise, sleep, entertaining healthy thoughts and consuming nutritious food for example. Mindfulness is staying present and experiencing 'now'. Children respond well to encouragement in this regard. If the parents are interested in mindfulness and its benefits the children will lean in this direction and trheir interest can be nurtured. 
STRIKE THE POSE TO BECOME a stronger, calmer and ‘bigger’ you!
Amy Cuddy's 2012 Ted Talk has been watched 40 million times and is the 2nd most watched Ted Talk in history and it is worth the 21 minutes. But if you are in a hurry here is her message in brief... <br /> If you adopt a 'Power Pose' for 2 minutes a day It will change your body chemistry and your testosterone (strength hormone) will elevate and your cortisol (stress reactivity hormone) will fall. This applies to both males and females and the power pose effects are the same. Check this out. Practice the pose(s) for 6 months! How? Strike the pose for 2 minutes a day. You could do this in your office, the bathroom, your home or your […]
We Sit and We Sit Poorly and this Damages our Posture and our Health
Homo erectus is who we are! We are designed to be upright, erect but we now spend much of our time sitting, and sitting poorly. Esther Gokhale in the 6 minute Ted X talk below, speaks of the importance of tilting your pelvis forward (tilting your bottom out) to allow the spine to sit upright without slumping. <br /> A good upright sitting posture is easy if you put your knees lower than your hips. A good upright sitting posture is easy if you put your knees lower than your hips. Some office chairs can be adjusted so that the seat platform can be made to slope forward. Alternatively, a cushion or wedge under your bottom will achieve the same […]
NEUROSCIENCE IS BEING REWRITTEN and old stereotypes are falling by the wayside
 INDIVIDUAL EMOTIONS DO NOT LIVE IN SPECIFIC PARTS OF YOUR BRAIN Lisa Feldman Barrett, a Northeastern University professor of psychology, is at the forefront of the "constructed emotion" theory. In this view, emotions aren't standard across all human brains. For example: Fear does not have a specific operating location in the brain, nor does it create a universal response, like widening your eyes. &lt;img src="https://rodmcleanchiropractic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/38_image-asset.jpg" alt="" /&gt; Rather, "emotions are whole-brain affairs," Barrett writes. "Emotions, and really all mental events, are constructed by your whole brain, as vast networks of neurons work together. We no longer ask where emotions live in the brain but how the brain makes emotions." Turns out, our brains are even more unique than we thought—and may be […]
Cop it Sweet, Australia needs a sugar tax…
In this 18/2/17 SMH article, Peter FitzSimons writes about the cost to Australia of obesity due to health outcomes that flow from a chronically overweight population. And Peter FitzSimons can talk. He has lost 1/3 of his body mass by removing sugar from his diet and quitting alcohol. 32 years later he now weighs less than he did as a representative footballer. The need for and benefits that would flow from a sugar tax are supported by a 15/2/17 article in the Guardian citing research from the University of Melbourne's School of Public Health.

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