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Background There is nothing quite like the feeling of picking up a heavy weight in your hands. As with any movement or exercise in the gym, when repeatedly done incorrectly ...
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Following an initial care phase at Revolution Chiropractic, we frequently offer what we call a Protection Plan. This is a tailored plan of Chiropractic checks. Designed to maintain, or protect, ...
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For those who have experienced TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain or TMD (temporomandibular disorder), they know it all too well. You might just have pain in the jaw area or an ...
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Outdoor running The weather’s getting nicer and you look outside and think “why not take my running to the next level and hit the great outdoors?” Great idea. Outdoor running ...
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Pillows plays a bigger role in our sleep than we think. But with so many choices out there, it’s difficult to make the right choice. And seeing as you’ll spend ...
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Glutes Nowadays, people are sitting… a lot. And they’re sitting right on their prized possessions – one of the most important muscles groups in the body – the glutes. Let’s ...
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You may have heard about pelvic floor muscles in the context of pregnancy so you might assume that they’re only of interest to pregnant individuals. Although pregnant women benefit immensely ...
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Sleeping You spend roughly a third of your life in bed sleeping, or at least trying to sleep. Doing one activity for as long as 8 hours can impact your ...
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Today we’re going to give you some exercises you can do in your gym routine for good posture. Commands like “stand up straight!” and “don’t slouch” were commonplace for our ...
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Is lifting heavy objects good for you? This week I’m going to talk about a movement category that you may be missing from your gym routine and give you a ...
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You know it happens. You go on to Netflix and promise yourself that you’ll only watch one episode and get off your butt… One episode turns into two… two turns into three… and ...
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At Revolution Chiropractic, we equip our structural chiropractors with the tools necessary to help you run better. And in addition, to recover from your running injuries faster, and prevent running ...
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Giving birth takes an incredible amount of physical effort… so be prepared! We’re going to share some exercises for all you mothers to be that won’t only help with your ...
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The NZ Ministry of Transport released a survey in 2014 stating that people aged between 35-64 in New Zealand spend two-thirds of their total travel time driving. Just looking at ...
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There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to finding a chiropractor. And since the care of your spine and nervous system are on the line, ...
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Shin splints present as a dull ache along the inner shin. There can be some possible swelling in the area. Although it’s usually nothing to worry about, they may lead ...
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We’ve been over a general warm up routine you can do before your training sessions in our blog a couple of weeks ago, so today we’ll be going over a ...
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Reflux, heartburn, indigestion, these are all names for that discomfort and sometimes burning feeling that comes after meals. At Revolution Chiropractic we like to address the cause of issues rather ...
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Perhaps you have been to a Chiropractor before for one or two visits but you didn’t really feel like it did anything. And you are probably right. The thing is, ...
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There is a lot of information and weight loss programs out there claiming to help you rapidly lose weight that say something like “how lose 20 kilos in 3 days” ...
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Warm up Wisely It can be really tempting to skip your warm up and get right into an intense strength training session to maximize the time in your day. Not ...
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Throughout any intense exercise session, the body is handling stress and has a risk of injury. This can be minimised by warming up and cooling down before and after your ...
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.The Internet has brought many benefits to my life as I’m sure it has yours, however, if you are like most of this generation you probably find yourself spending (wasting) ...
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What is it? Cervicogenic headaches are headaches that originate from the upper neck (upper cervical spine). The pain is felt at the head, however, the dysfunction and cause of the ...
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What is it? Whiplash is caused by sudden hyperflexion (forward) and hyperextension (backwards) movement of the neck. This kind of quick movement stretches the soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons ...
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Going on a long flight? Bus ride? Car ride? You may have experienced the unpleasant experience of being crammed in a seat for hours. You get agitated, your muscles begin ...
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It’s coming into winter, often called flu season, and if you don’t want to get sick then follow this advice… Okay, so there isn’t really a cure for getting the ...
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Weekend getaway How good does it feel to get a long weekend escape from the city and go to the bush or the beach? Judging by how empty Auckland got ...
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It’s very easy to choose fashion over function without even thinking about it. You’ve got to feel good about what you’re wearing and that often means going for the fancy ...
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When did you last brush your teeth? I would be surprised if it was more than 24 hours ago. And why did you brush them? Because they were sore or ...
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Your feet are the 2 things that take you everywhere throughout your day. Imagine if they were in pain all the time and you couldn’t use them… Ask anyone who’s ...
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Everyone already knows what to do to be healthier. For starters, eating less processed foods and moving more is what you’ve heard since you were young. And guess what… It’s ...
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The other week I was giving some lifestyle and diet recommendations to a client who commented on how hard it is to avoid certain foods, especially when going out to ...
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Life happens. And one of the best ways to make it through successfully is to make sure you’re prepared. Meal prepping saves you time, energy and serves as your friend ...
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Willpower For years, self-help authors have been writing about willpower. The most popular notion being that we start out with a set amount of willpower and as we perform tasks ...
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Once you start going to a chiropractor you can’t stop If you are seeing a chiropractor or have mentioned you are considering it to a friend you may have ...
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With a beautiful summer coming to an end the temperature is already dropping and the days are getting shorter. Sadly this means you will be getting less outdoor activity and ...
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When flying for long hours (even just 3 hours), we can start to experience certain symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, confusion or just feeling zombie-like. What is it? This is ...
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As a chiropractor, I look at a fair few x-rays from week to week and a concerning pattern I am seeing is the amount of people, young people, with necks ...
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The debate of whether a certain amount of alcohol is good or bad for you has been a long-standing one. Some of us enjoy the glass of wine with dinner ...
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Control? Why? Work, kids, school, money, exercise, eating… What do these all have in common? Well, they can stress you out to the point of ripping your hair out OR ...
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In a given day how often do you breathe deeply? In a stressed out world you can unconsciously end up breathing short and shallow breaths, this can reduce oxygen intake ...
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Nature needs no help, just no interference Why does an injured body part, a rolled ankle, strained shoulder, lower back injury, get hot and inflamed? You may recall the ...
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What you eat during your 9 months of pregnancy matters. The food you consume affects you and your baby, so always mind that you’re eating for two! Pregnancy means that ...
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Your Trusted Chiropractor Auckland Contact Revolution Chiropractic – Leading  Chiropractor Auckland To Schedule your FREE CONSULTATION at Revolution Chiropractic E-mail or Call us on 09 418 3718.   You can ...
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We all have goals… Health goals. Financial goals. Personal Goals. When you ask yourself “what exactly is my goal?” it seems easy to answer. Just name how much weight you ...
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Each profession has an element that makes it unique, it’s reason it holds a niche in the market. At Revolution Chiropractic we take a distinct approach to your health by ...
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If you are like most people you pick up a packet of food in the supermarket and turn it over to read the ingredients to see if it is good ...
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Part III In our final part of a 3 part series adapted from a TED talk on longevity cultures, we cover off the final 3 points. Nature: Spending time in ...
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PART II Continuing on in our theme of living a healthier and longer life we look at the next 3 common traits of cultures with a high amount of centenarians ...
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Watching a TEDx Talk by Dan Buettner on longevity inspired me to write this. The following three blogs are a summary of his talk with a few of my own ...
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Here you are in the midst of modern society. No time. Rushed. Distracted. And eating… really, really fast. It seems like half the time you’re not even chewing our food ...
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If you’ve had no time during the week and you’re looking to fit in a quick, solid sweat, here’s your go-to do anywhere workout. It’s a great way to maintain ...
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Is sugar bad? Should you avoid it? This is possibly one of the most controversial topics in diet and health, but today, we’re going to tackle it with hard-core science ...
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Just when you think being pregnant is enough to deal with, nature has to throw in the curve-ball of a higher risk of low back pain. Not only that, but ...
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If you’re like most people, at some point in life, you try to stick to habits and recommendations that you know would be good for you, but they just never ...
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In the first part of this series I talked about some physical benefits of cold showers; better immunity, increased testosterone and reducing inflammation. Well the list doesn’t stop there. You ...
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It’s time to make friends with the cold. It may be hard to believe but there are quite a few benefits to having a cold shower. The idea of using ...
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At Revolution Chiropractic we take a structural correction approach to your spine and one of the big indicators of spinal dysfunction is forward head carriage. The head is basically a ...
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Exercise is something you probably know you should do but may not really enjoy and that could be for a variety of reasons; it’s hard, you don’t have time, you ...
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It seems like everyone is so focused on their intense exercise regimens and nutritional plans to realize that they’ve forgotten about getting quality sleep! Sleep is absolutely crucial to health ...
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Why is proper posture so important? Is it for the way you look? Sure, people definitely look better when they fix their posture. But regardless of esthetics, your posture is ...
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Here’s one thing you probably already know: the human body was not designed to sit at a desk all day. Our bodies require constant movement, so any job or activity ...
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Introduction “The best time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” I think we can all relate with this quote. You find yourself halfway through the week ...
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Introduction So it’s been established that exercise has incredible benefits for your body, your brain and everything in between, but with so much said out there about exercise and “The ...
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Introduction From reading this title you may be expecting me to give you the exact number of fruits and vegetables you need to achieve optimal diet status, or maybe a ...
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Falls and the elderly Falls are the main cause of morbidity and disability in the elderly. More than one-third of persons 65 years of age or older fall each year, and ...
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Introduction I probably don’t need to tell you that exercise is good for you. A stronger body is a healthier body. The more strength you have the more you can ...
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Introduction So you’ve been consistent with your eating and your workouts for quite some time now, but for some reason the results you were expecting just aren’t happening. You need ...
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Introduction It seems like every few years we have to unlearn some health advice that experts have come up with for longevity. “Fats are bad… No, they’re good!”  “Carbs are ...
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Introduction “Stand up straight!” We have all heard this at some point in our lives. And while the intention of encouraging proper spinal alignment is good, our spines are actually ...
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What is tummy time and why is it important? Tummy time is exactly what it sounds like, that is, any amount of time your baby spends in a prone (belly-down) ...
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Introduction Your brain is part of the central nervous system which controls every single cell in your body. It keeps your heart pumping, muscles moving, makes you feel and think ...
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Introduction We were once told that fats can do more harm than good and once deemed as an enemy to our diet. However, recent studies are showing that SOME of ...
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Introduction We always hear that we should be consuming at least 5 fruits or vegetables a day. Have you guys ever stopped and wondered why? They are vital in keeping ...
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Introduction For many years we have heard the term “use it or lose it.” This term seems to be the best way to describe the problems we face as we ...
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Introduction Do you ever remember your mother telling you to sit up straight, that it was bad for you? Fast forward 20 years and now you have shoulder aches, neck ...
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Benefits of Structural Chiropractic adjustments: 1. Proprioceptive retraining allows for improved function and strength. The brain records these proprioceptive signals from the joints motion. Especially for chronic conditions, the ...
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Introduction The juice of fresh raw celery is loaded with a variety of nutrients. It contains almost all essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and stocked up energy, which help in regulating ...
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Introduction Did you know that soursop is being touted as the cancer-killing superfruit? This Caribbean fruit has a sweet milky flesh. Soursop jellies, sorbets, smoothies, and ice creams are popular ...
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Introduction When it comes to newborns, most parents know that a rear-facing car seat position is safest. But most parents in NZ switch to a forward-facing position before their child’s ...
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What is Ginger? Ginger is versatile and easy to use. Not only is it used for its many benefits, but it is also nutritious and packed with flavor. With many ...
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Introduction Magnesium can be found in many food sources. However, due to our busy lifestyle and inadequate diet, we can often be deficient in this mineral. Moreover, magnesium is a ...
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Introduction Turmeric is a perennial plant native to southwestern India. Most people know this plant as a spice in many Asian cuisines. It is warm and has a peppery flavor ...
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Introduction Sciatica can be a real pain in the rear end! Sometimes it feels like a bad leg cramp. Sometimes it’s numbness and tingling through your butt and leg. The ...
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What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the primary demyelination and neuro-degeneration over disperse areas of the grey and white matter of the brain and spinal cord.  Chronic inflammation ...
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Introduction Before we dig deep into how you can heal your adrenal glands naturally, let’s quickly go through what can cause adrenal fatigue in the first place. Causes of Adrenal ...
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Introduction Are you always tired and stressed out? Are your hormones out of whack? Have you ever thought about what could be causing all this or do you just get ...
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Introduction Constipation is defined as the infrequent passage of a firm or hard stool. An infant should have multiple bowel movements per day. As children grow older the frequency should ...
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Introduction Migraines are among one the most common global health problems in children. With its disabling symptoms, it can impair the child’s functioning and affect their quality of life. In ...
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Introduction Gait is the process by which a movement occurs through periods of unloading and loading of our limbs. Gait includes all forms of locomotion; running, hopping, skipping, and cycling ...
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Introduction Carbonated drinks also known as fizzy drinks are consumed by a large majority of the population in New Zealand. In 2006 New Zealand was placed 6th as the highest ...
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Introduction Worth having your clothes smell great? Your clothes come out looking clean and fresh. Everyone at some point in time has or will have used laundry detergent. Most families ...
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Introduction “Tea is the second most consumed drink after water.” Some say green tea is the healthiest beverage to drink. Many people rave the benefits it has on the body ...
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Introduction 65 % of our body is composed of water, from our organs to our blood cells, we need water to function effectively. Most people know that drinking plenty of ...
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Introduction Keeping our teeth healthy is an important part of our lives. Our teeth help us look great, keeps our jaws strong, and helps us chew and digest our foods ...
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Introduction Firstly, let’s look at heavy drinking or binge drinking. As fun as it may be, there is absolutely no evidence that points towards this sort of amusement as being ...
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Introduction One of the most common phrases I hear from my patients is, “As soon as I get pregnant I will stop drinking coffee and alcohol.” The trouble with that ...
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Introduction As a nation we drink on average, 2.5 cups per week and we definitely can’t get through the week without it. Can you guess what it is? If you ...
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