TIPS AND TOOLS FOR A HEALTHIER LIFE… DECEMBER 2019

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By Western Health Collective

INCREASE YOUR IRON

Did you know you can increase your iron intake by eating vitamin C rich foods? Try kiwi fruit and red capsicum alongside plant-based iron rich, leafy greens, spinach, lentils and beans daily.

Include these with  foods we eat for our iron intake.

Avoid tea or coffee consumed with meals as polyphenols bind to these iron sources, thus decreasing our iron absorption. Enjoy.

Christine Carley


HIP FLEXORS

For runners and walkers, your hip flexors can play a big role in back stiffness and pain.  To stretch, kneel on one knee with the other leg at a 90° angle. Lean forwards from the hips keeping spine straight. Hold for 30 secs. Swap legs.

This will help reduce strain on your hips and lower back plus minimise injuries.           

Richard Todd     


HEADACHES

Acupuncturists apply pressure to this spot on the hand to relieve pain, particularly headaches. This in turn can induce calmness. Massage this point in a circle while you apply some pressure from both front and back of point. Go gently as it can be tender! Use this spot on both hands for benefit.

Clare Faux


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

January 2020 is our 3rd birthday! Happy Birthday to Us!

We opened in 2017 with the desire to provide a unique health space to our community – a mix of brilliant therapists who are focused on working with clients dealing with chronic, long term, complex conditions.

Thank you to our amazing clients for your support, trust and compliments, especially on our interior design! We love working with you all and will continue to do all we can to help in the years to come.

We hope you love this new partnership with Westsider Newspaper for free tips, tool and health bites from our experts.

Jennifer Cook
health@thewestsider.com.au

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