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Breathing Exercises | Brighton Chiropractor

Breathing Exercises | Brighton Chiropractor Matt Bateman shows you some simple exercises to improve your lung expansion by breathing with your diaphragm

These exercises can help with deeper better breathing as well as preventing chest tightness and upper back pain due to improper breathing

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Brighton Chiropractor | Good Posture

Brighton Chiropractor writes about Good Posture His column this month concentrates on the effects and benefits of good posture both to your health and to your business.

If you feel that you need help with your posture helping you stand taller and more confident, reducing pain or even for the psychological effects of better posture then don’t hesitate to book in for a FREE POSTURE ANALYSIS today.

Core Chiropractic offer FREE 20MIN POSTURE ANALYSIS with a posture screen which you can take away with you as well as consultation offering advice to how you can help your posture in the future. Book in today by calling 01273 933170

The Whole article in this weeks Independent reads as follows

The Core Health Essentials to Health
With Matthew Bateman (Doctor of Chiropractic)
Can your posture improve your business?
A tall, authoritative and decisive YES is the answer. Good posture can help you in physiological and psychological ways. It can help you breathe more efficiently allowing oxygen to get to the brain and other organs. It can help the spinal cord communicate with your whole body better. But the most interesting aspect is that in the business world good posture is seen to portray confidence, strength and command of the situation.

Everybody knows that posture is important physiologically. Good posture places your bodyweight in the best position for your muscles and joints to hold you upright against gravity. We know that having your ear, hip and ankle inline helps you hold a good balanced posture. Good posture is seen to also reduce the levels of cortisol in the blood which can in turn reduce stress.

Good posture can affect physical and chemical aspects of your health. However it is interesting how good posture affects non-verbal communication. If we look down and allow our shoulders to hunch upwards then we appear less confident in our communication. When we drop our shoulder blades backwards and downwards our chest comes up and forwards naturally portraying confidence. When forced by simply puffing up your chest, the onlooker can subconsciously identify this as a show and not believe your confidence. Good posture is something you do and not something you have. Hence natural posture which is practiced and adopted as normal movement patterns will be authentic within your body language.

Everybody’s posture is different however good physical exercise including core stability, upper and mid-back strengthening with advice from physical therapists if needed can help develop a better natural posture to help your physiological and psychological health.

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Brighton Chiropractor Matthew Bateman Healthy Eating makes you Happy

The Core Essentials to Health is the latest collumn written by Brighton Chiropractor Matthew Bateman and to read the full story please follow below:

Healthy Eating Keeps Your Happy

There are many diets in the media, it is difficult to know which FAD to listen to. Nutrition should not just be about weight loss as we should all know the affects of our food has on us. People who have decreased brain function, regular illness or chronic pain may be dehydrated, eating low energy foods or eating too many inflammatory foods such as red meat, refined sugars or processed foods.

A common piece of advice I give to patients is to drink more water. People who are properly hydrated are less susceptible to headaches, muscle pain and have better brain function. See how you feel if you drink 2 – 2.5 litres of water daily.( But think about when you are drinking water.)( You dehydrate during the night by exhaling water vapor and sweating and then morning caffeine makes you more dehydrated hence you can swap your morning coffee or tea for a lemon water or herbal tea to rehydrate as early as possible. This can help your brain function, mobility and digestive system for the rest of the day. Ignore some of the FADs and make small changes to your diet and see what works for us.

When diet is combined with physical fitness and psychological happiness you can make changes in your overall health. Combining the three allows you to balance a good level of health if you know you are going to have a stressful week and cannot make the gym then you need to be strict with your diet. However if you have been segregating your stress levels, completing consistent exercise then feel free to enjoy a steak and vino with your family.


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The Core Essentials to Health – Fit Exercise into you Life

Core Chiropractic Chiropractor Matthew Bateman has written another column for the Brighton and Hove Independent in the column The Core Essentials to Health

This month he has focused on the how exercise is beneficial with tips how  to stick to exercise as a consistent goal in your life.

The full article is below, however for more hints and tips how to live a healthy lifestyle then please follow through this link for the latest news

The Core Health Essentials to Health

With Dr Matthew Bateman (Doctor of Chiropractic)

Welcome to the Core Essentials to Health column. Last month’s column covered psychological stress and this month’s column focuses on my favourite, physical wellbeing.

Very simple levels such as 20 minutes of active exercise daily can make you 50% less likely to have diabetes, 30% less chance of heart disease and 30% less likely to suffer from depression or dementia. So obviously even low levels of exercise not only helps us physically but also mentally. Sticking to long term exercise is a problem that I see in my patients regularly. You need goals that are achievable for you and then enjoy fulfilling them. Goals can be as simple as walking the dog daily or tough as running a marathon, it must fit around your current lifestyle so you can plan it at the beginning of the week and execute it by the end. You goal can be integrated into your current schedule like walking your children to school or even going to the gym in your lunch hour. The key aspect is to then celebrate your goal! Tell people about your achievement and then set a new goal. My wife ran the Brighton Marathon but after race day, her running stopped. So now she has set another goal of a 12 week fitness plan and is enjoying executing her new goals. Don’t make excuses, remember the satisfaction after going to the gym, walking to dog or swimming and make that feeling a priority in your life.

Combined exercise, psychological happiness and nutrition can help you to be healthier and happier. Next month you can learn simple easy methods to introduce new and fun healthy eating to your lifestyle.

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The Core Essentials to Health – How to maintain a positive mindset

Learn the simple tricks to maintaining a positive mind-set in the most recent ” Core Essentials to Health ” column from Chiropractor Matthew Bateman in the Brighton and Hove Independent newspaper.

This month describes simple and easy tricks to swap from a frustrated negative mind-set into a more positive resourceful mind-set at your command. These tips can help your psychological health which in turn contributes to your overall health.

Find the full text below

The Core Essentials to Health

With Dr Matthew Bateman (Doctor of Chiropractic)

Welcome to the Core Essentials to Health column. This monthly column can teach you how to live a healthier life. The three main factors that contribute to your health are psychological stress, physical wellbeing and nutrition. This month we are focusing on how to maintain a positive mind-set during your daily activities.

Psychological happiness is important because stress can make you more susceptible to depression, heart disease and weight gain. Nobody is completely stress free and you may have it during your commute, office politics or even from certain family members. Many of us have finished a hard day, come home, had a glass of wine and continued to allow the days stress effect your mind-set.  After leaving a stressful environment you can change this negative attitude and re-set your mind-set. Some people choose to meditate, listen to cheerful music or play with their children. Personally I choose to exercise, often I run home from work while listening to health and fitness podcasts. This positive task allows for endorphins to be released in my system, it improves my mood and helps my brain function away from work. The immediate self-satisfaction makes me happy to go on into my next task of the day. You may be different but you can find that task that can help you re-set your mind-set. This may be a 10minute fitness video, bathing your children or taking your partner on date night however find what activity works for you and make it a priority. This will help you move forward in a positive psychological state.

Read next month we will let you know a few secrets to committing to long term exercise plans and making a positive change in your life.

Future Articles can all be found on in the future as well as tips and hints on diet, core stabilisation and clinic news.





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