Nick's healthy lifestyle tips
Life seems to get busier each year with less and less time to spend on exercise. As well as my usual 3 days a week treating humans, I am now spending 1-2 days a week treating horses so the 'spare time' I used to have has diminished and I'm having to find new ways to keep supple and fit. "Exercise snacking" is not a new concept but studies show that several short bursts of exercise can be as effective as a prolonged workout. So in between patients I often go through a quick exercise routine - simple body weight exercises that require no equipment is the key. Focusing on balancing - flexibility, co-ordination, strength, cardiovascular. Simple exercises such as running on the spot, lunges, star jumps, plank always emphasising really good form as priority.
If the above feels too much, then just try to increase the activity in your lifestyle - recent research demonstrates that “non-exercise activity thermogenesis” (activity we take when not exercising) is actually more important for overall health and longevity than working out. So get active - walk rather than driving, use stairs rather than a lift, cycle to work once a week. Benefits of increasing your activity levels are not just weight loss, it affects your whole health improving your heart and lung function, digestion and even benefits sleep and mental health.
Nick was proud to collect his Post Graduate Certificate in Animal Osteopathy this week, also collecting the prize for top academic achievement, as a result he has been asked to help with teaching students at The Osteopathic Centre for Animals in Wantage.
If you would like to speak to Nick about your animal please contact us.
Earlier in the summer, Nick finished his Postgraduate certificate in Animal Osteopathy and has been enjoying treating horses and dogs since. Having won the academic achievement prize for highest grade score, he has also been asked to help with teaching at The Osteopathic Centre for Animals. If you would like to speak to him regarding your animal please do contact him or for further information visit www.theosteopath.co.uk.
New Massage & Acupuncture therapist to join The White Practice
We are pleased to welcome Paloma Sparrow to the clinic from the 21st of June, she will be offering massage and acupuncture.
Paloma offers a whole person approach to health, tailoring treatment to the individual and working to restore health in body and mind. With over 17 years’ experience Paloma can treat a wide range of conditions, working in tandem with conventional medical treatment.
Paloma practises Swedish oil-based massage with a holistic approach, to create an effective and deeply relaxing massage treatment.
For any appointment enquiries please call The White Practice on 01453 832515
New! Animal Osteopathy with Nick White. Click here for Animal Osteopathy website.
Nick has spent the last academic year studying for a Post Graduate Certificate in Animal Osteopathy; so he can now treat horses and dogs, “I have always loved animals: particularly horses for their grace and beauty and dogs for their loyalty and character. To be able to help alleviate discomfort and improve performance is a real privilege”.
Animal Osteopathic appointments can be made for home / stable visits or at our clinic in Slimbridge. Please phone 01453 832515 to arrange an appointment.
Please note that Nick will still be based at The White Practice in Market Street and that there is no change to when he will be available for human osteopathic appointments.
Thank you Kelly Haines for this article and great photos!