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November 2021 – news Home
Our core muscles are our most vital. Sitting beneath our abdomen muscles, they wrap around our entire body like a bandage, support our lower backs and every element of our anatomy that allows us to stand, sit, move and exercise. These muscles give us stability and strength and are affected by everything we do – or don’t do – without us realising until we develop problems, often in our lower back.
We need our core muscles to be strong and stable to create a good foundation for our bodies. This level of core health is important to us all but particularly to those who spend significant time at gyms, playing sports or are professional athletes. If you are intending to ski this winter or even if you are struggling with with every day tasks like heavy shopping bags, you will benefit from an exercise programme we can advise you on.
To start, we recommend a very simple exercise that you can do for just three minutes ever day, even before you get out of bed! We’d be happy to talk you through it while you are here for your next adjustment or book an appointment.
At the practice –––>
We’re rather pleased to say that we have very little to say this month. There’s been no changes to our team and we are all well. On the other hand, we are delighted to announce that we have scheduled our annual TOYS for ADJUSTMENT DAY for December 8th. We’ll be sending out details soon, and would love it if you would help us to help others again over this Christmas season.
At home –––>
Feeling the chill setting in? Time for Spicy Sweet Potato Lentil and Coconut soup – a delicious, warming dish from our chef du jour, Jan Ware.
2 sweet potatoes, 1 ordinary potato, 4 oz lentils, vegetable stock cube.
1 onion, 1 large tablespoon of curry paste, Tin of coconut milk
Peel and chop the potatoes into 2cm cubes.
Chop the onion and add to a large pan with a teaspoon of coconut oil (or any oil you have) and the curry paste (use mild or hot according to taste).
Cook for a minute or two to release the flavours, add potatoes and stock and bring to a simmer. Meanwhile wash the lentils in a sieve and add to a pan of boiling water, cook for 10 to 15 mins to soften. Drain and add to the potato mix then simmer till cooked through. Blend until smooth then add a can of coconut milk and gently warm through while stirring.