An investment that pays you now, and in the years to come.

Health Investment: Pays you now... and in the years to come.

New house in good shape.
New house in good shape
It takes very little investment in dollars and effort to move into a new house ...and let it fall apart. Ignore the loose shingles, and water gets into the walls and footings. Ignore the moisture on the window sills and eventually, the windows rot out. Neglect the crack in the foundation wall and the frame starts to shift. Without any effort, bit by bit, the house deteriorates until it is no longer fit to live in.


Derilect house
Derilect house

In the same way, it takes very little investment and effort to neglect your health. Every time you overdo the body becomes distorted. Every time you underdo, the body weakens. Bit by bit, you deteriorate until your body is no longer fit to live in. The trouble is, you are stuck in it.

With the house you live in, fixing little problems and keeping the place in order does take the investment of some time, and effort, and yes....money. Yet, the house stays comfortable and remains fit to live in for many years.


Old house kept well maintained.
Older house kept in good shape

Invest in your health. 

Invigorating exercise, good posture and spinal health habits, and seeing me for your regular chiropractic care are investments that pay dividends now and helps keep your body fit to live in over the years to come.

For more information, please connect with me through www.drwaynecoghlan.com.

Why not schedule a free consultation to discuss your concerns and health goals?

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Is good posture worth a year’s supply of prozac?


Posture vs: Prozac

In this article, I am comparing the effects of improved posture on relieving a mild to moderately depressed mood, a condition that may otherwise be medically managed by pharmaceuticals such as Prozac. This is for reader's information and not intended as a guide to treatment.

 

Respectfully submitted for your evaluation.


As you are sitting now at your computer station, allow yourself to slump in your chair…if you aren’t already.

X-ray image of person slumping at a computer station
Computer Posture

Give it a minute or so to give it time to sink in. Answer a few more emails if you wish.

As you are now sitting slumped, take notice of how you feel in your chest….try taking a deep breath. You will likely be feeling constricted and the deep breath will be less than satisfying.

Notice the feeling in your shoulders, the heaviness in your arms.. .. perhaps tension or fatigue in the back of your neck.... that load in your neck and shoulders get transferred to the lower back and adds to further muscle fatigue.

Notice the tone in your facial expression…. Jaw, eyes….
Face of a person sitting slumped at the computer
Inspired?

Try to smile while you are physically slumping - you might be able to form a grimace.. but you aren't really smiling... are you?

Take notice of how you feel inside yourself. What is your personal energy like? Do you feel much like doing another hour of work or perhaps a desire to go sit slouch on the couch?

If you typically adopt this slumped posture, you may be feeling a headache developing in the back of the head or around the head or behind the eyes. How about the pain in the shoulder… if you are living in a lot of stress you will likely have knots at the inner corner of the shoulder blade… Gritting your teeth yet?

Keep slumping….

How would your employer view you as you sit in the slumped position? Are you the candidate for a special project that may lead to a promotion? Do you even feel like you deserve or even want a promotion just now?

Allowing the feelings time to sink in… Keep slumping….

Image of woman slumping
The world mirrors what you show it.
Consider how your life might be if this were your normal posture? The world mirrors back to you what you show it. Imagine you come across your co-worker or son/daughter in the same position. What impression would run through your mind….is this the person who makes things happen?

What are the postures characteristic of boredom, apathy, indifference, fear? 

Take time to explore the nuances of the slumped posture…. Take another deep breath…

Consider in a group of people how they stand .... Is it similar to a pack of dogs – the alpha has its tail up…. the more submissive the lower the tail. What does their posture say about each person? What does your posture say about you? 




When you are ready…

Sitting tall
Sitting tall.
Pull yourself up so that your back is straighter… head over the shoulders 

Take a deep breath…. What feels better?

Notice the tone of your facial expression.

Is there less fatigue or strain in your neck and shoulders?

Do you seem to feel a little clearer in your head?

What do you notice about your inner energy level?

Do you feel as much of a need to go slump somewhere else – or is your attitude more – Bring it on!

Are you the person who can take on an assignment and ace it! What about that promotion?


I expect that you will be feeling a sense of competence that wasn’t there a few minutes ago.

Could this, in time, change one’s life?


What variable changed? How much did it cost you? If you could get a pill that would do this for you… how much would you pay for it? 

What are the side effects of improving posture compared with medication? While better posture may not make the world a better place, would it allow you to stand up to it better?

You may wish to repeat the experiment while standing.

Confident woman
Confidence!


Mind-body. Body-mind.

Does this comply with our discussions on somatic - emotions – perception? What is driving which? 

Negative emotional affect will drive poor posture. 

Put yourself into a depressed mood and feel what your body wants to do? If you perceive that the world is crapping on you… how will you feel emotionally and physically?

Try it in the car and note how you feel before and after slumping.

You may notice the same effect by allowing your facial tone to drop. 

Notice that when you let your facial tone sag …it pulls the emotions with it…. 

Or adopting a brighter facial tone and noting the emotional tone. 

Try feeling sad inside and hold a feeling of contentment in your face…. Likely hard to do.

Insiders tip…. Notice the facial and physical posture of someone…. Mimic how they appear (discretely, please). You will likely start feeling the same way and thinking at the same emotional level as your subject. Be the life of the party…. Amaze your friends… get inside their head.

In a group setting, allow yourself to gently slump and take note of the social interaction. 

Then gently pull yourself up taller – do some people look you in the eye more? Is it more natural for you to look others in the eye than it was when you were slumping? Are some people intimidated or threatened by your …presence? You have changed the non-verbal signals of hierarchy within the group and there may be some adjustments. Mostly happening at a sub-conscious emotional level.

(Al Bernstein gives a very good description of how the sub-conscious emotional ‘animal’ brain influences our behaviour in Dinosaur Brains. Powerful stuff….)

Ever notice in a corporate situation that the execs stand taller than the managers?

Summary: It is hard to feel down when you are standing tall.

Improve your posture - improve your life.



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Ascent and descent of Man
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Awake through the night? Might be entirely natural: Divided - Segmented Sleep Theory

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Trouble sleeping? Consider the Divided / Segmented Sleep Theory.

Divided Sleep Theory

There is an idea gaining traction that our modern idea of eight or so hours of uninterrupted sleep is more an unnatural accommodation to the demands of commerce.

Divided sleep theory
Segment / Divided Sleep Theory

In pre-industrial Europe, people would typically go to bed as it became too dark to work, would have a period of deep sleep for a few hours, be wakeful though the wee hours of the night, and then enjoy a second lighter sleep until dawn. The wakeful time at night was occupied by meditation, prayer, stoking the fire, perhaps making love. 

During the full moon, people would be more active doing chores, visiting with neighbours, maybe pillaging. Perhaps this is the root of the perception that behaviours become more extreme during the time of the full moon.

As most people worked near their home farming or cottage industries, it was convenient to have a mid-day nap. 

In many countries not governed by the demands of Western commerce, this pattern of sleep continues. In such cultures, sleep is supplemented by a mid-day nap or siesta. 

Divided / Segmented Sleep Theory.
Siesta

We find a similar night sleep pattern and mid-day nap in most other higher primates.

Divided / Segmented Sleep Theory.
Siesta 

Ergo, that time spent awake through the night, and that groggy time you feel in the early afternoon may be more natural for you than what we have been lead to believe as being a sleep disorder.


Divided / Segmented Sleep Theory.
Broken sleep may be nature's way.


Divided / Segmented Sleep Theory.
Mid-day naps may be nature's way.

I suppose that if you have trouble fitting into the industrial time clock, instead of taking medications and fretting, try adjusting your sleep patterns to be more in harmony with nature, rather than trying to change millions of year of evolution to fit 200 years of commerce. 

Of course this may necessitate an early bed time at the expense of watching the nightly news and late show. 

Divided / Segmented Sleep Theory.
Sleep well

For further reference visit wikipedia



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Mississauga, Ontario.

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Mediterranean Diet and Living Well Longer

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Mediterranean diet has marked impact on aging

First study to link women, Mediterranean diet, and biomarkers of aging.


The Mediterranean diet consistently has been linked with an array of health benefits, including decreased risk of chronic disease and cancer. Until now, however, no studies had associated the diet with longer telomeres, one of the biomarkers of aging.

In a study published Tuesday online in The BMJ, researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) found that greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet correlated with longer telomeres.

Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences at the ends of chromosomes that get shorter every time a cell divides. Shorter telomeres have been associated with decreased life expectancy and increased risk of aging-related disease, while longer telomeres have been linked to longevity. Telomere shortening is accelerated by stress and inflammation, and scientists have speculated that adherence to the Mediterranean diet may help protect against that effect.

“To our knowledge this is the largest population-based study specifically addressing the association between Mediterranean diet adherence and telomere length in healthy, middle-aged women,” explained Immaculata De Vivo, an associate professor in the Channing Division of Network Medicine at BWH and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the senior author of this study. “Our results further support the benefits of adherence to this diet to promote health and longevity.”

The researchers analyzed 4,676 disease-free women from the Nurses’ Health Study who had completed the food-frequency questionnaire and whose telomere lengths had been measured. They found that a greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with longer telomeres, and that even small changes in diet made a difference.

“Our findings showed that healthy eating, overall, was associated with longer telomeres. However, the strongest association was observed among women who adhered to the Mediterranean diet,” explained Marta Crous Bou, a postdoctoral fellow in the Channing Division of Network Medicine and the first author of the study.

De Vivo notes that future research should be aimed at determining which components of the Mediterranean diet drive this association. This would allow researchers to gain insight into the biological mechanism, as well as provide a basis for increased public education for informed lifestyle choices.


Mediterranean Diet Pyramid
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Trouble sleeping? Consider the Divided / Segmented Sleep Theory.

Divided Sleep Theory

There is an idea gaining traction that our modern idea of eight or so hours of uninterrupted sleep is more an unnatural accommodation to the demands of commerce.


Divided sleep theory
Segment / Divided Sleep Theory
In pre-industrial Europe, people would typically go to bed as it became too dark to work, would have a period of deep sleep for a few hours, be wakeful though the wee hours of the night, and then enjoy a second lighter sleep until dawn. The wakeful time at night was occupied by meditation, prayer, stoking the fire, perhaps making love. 

During the full moon, people would be more active doing chores, visiting with neighbours, maybe pillaging. Perhaps this is the root of the perception that behaviours become more extreme during the time of the full moon.

As most people worked near their home farming or cottage industries, it was convenient to have a mid-day nap. 

In many countries not governed by the demands of Western commerce, this pattern of sleep continues. In such cultures, sleep is supplemented by a mid-day nap or siesta. 


Divided / Segmented Sleep Theory.
Siesta
We find a similar night sleep pattern and mid-day nap in most other higher primates.


Divided / Segmented Sleep Theory.
Siesta 
Ergo, that time spent awake through the night, and that groggy time you feel in the early afternoon may be more natural for you than what we have been lead to believe as being a sleep disorder.


Divided / Segmented Sleep Theory.
Broken sleep may be nature's way.


Divided / Segmented Sleep Theory.
Mid-day naps may be nature's way.

I suppose that if you have trouble fitting into the industrial time clock, instead of taking medications and fretting, try adjusting your sleep patterns to be more in harmony with nature, rather than trying to change millions of year of evolution to fit 200 years of commerce. 

Of course this may necessitate an early bed time at the expense of watching the nightly news and late show. 


Divided / Segmented Sleep Theory.
Sleep well

Stress and pain can often interfere with restful sleep. With a unique combination of body treatment and mind treatment skills, I may be able to find your way through. 

Do consider seeing me for a complimentary consultation. 

Dr. Wayne Coghlan: Chiropractor / Counselling Psychology
Mississauga, Ontario.

Email me at drwaynecoghlan@gmail.com

Please visit my website drwaynecoghlan.com


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