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Walking Hip Mobilisation | Heat Vs Cold | Good Eating

Isolation seems to be coming to an end. The kids are back at work and many people are back at work. 

Now is the time to get rid of alot of the stiffness that was caused by too long sitting at poorly setup kitchen table offices and the dreaded couch!

This video shows you how to move your lower body to free up your legs, hips and lower back.

Give it a try, just be gentle at first and increase your range as you body gets a bit of movement back.

This video is a part of Self-Care 4 Self-Repair. Our online memberships give you access to dozens and dozens of similar videos.

How many acupoints are there on the head!

Heads Have Lots of Acupoints

Have you seen how many acupuncture meridians and acupuncture points are on the head?  

When there is to much ‘energy’ in these channels it can give rise to headaches or migraines.  

This is a bit like when you kink a garden hose it can give rise to a build-up of pressure.  

Ask your acupuncturist how acupuncture can help release that excess energy.

Hot or Cold for Muscle Aches and Pains???

Understanding the basic principles of heat and cold allows us to determine which will benefit our aches and pains.  

Heat increases circulation and allows muscles to expand and relax, so can be used for chronic aches and muscle tension.  

Cold reduces circulation and can be used for acute injuries to reduce swelling and pain.

3 Omegas

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 Fatty Acids are vital for the health of the brain, cardiovascular, reproductive and musculoskeletal systems.  

Approximately 80% of Australians are not meeting the recommended daily intake of omega 3 fatty acids.

Foods containing the highest amounts of Omega 3’s are Walnuts, Salmon, Canola Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Sardines, Chia Seeds, Mackerel and Flaxseeds. 

Another way of optimising Omega 3 intake is with a good quality supplement. 

 

Grilled Salmon and Salad
Yummy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Salmon fillets
  • Rocket
  • 1 Capsicum finely sliced lengthways
  • ½ Lebanese cucumber, sliced
  • Fetta cheese, crumbed or cubed
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Lemon, cut into wedges
  • Lemon vinaigrette
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

METHOD

  1. Heat large frying pan to medium-high heat. Lightly season both sides of the salmon fillet with salt and pepper.
  2. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on both sides to coat.
  3. Place salmon fillets into frying pan, skin side up first and cook uncovered for approximately 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove the salmon from the grill and transfer to a clean plate, cover to keep warm.
  5. In a large bowl add salad ingredients; rocket, capsicum, cucumber, fetta and red onion and drizzle with lemon vinaigrette.
  6. Serve salmon with a wedge of lemon and garden salad.