How to stay healthy while working from home

Working from home has become the norm for many people in recent times, bringing with it a host of new benefits like saving on transportation costs and enjoying a more flexible lifestyle. There are drawbacks, however, particularly around your overall well being while working from home. To give you a good idea of how to stay healthy while working from home, we have outlined a few top tips below. Focus on a morning routine It can be very tempting to roll out of bed in your pyjamas, brew a coffee and get cracking with work if you’re staying at home.…

3 simple ways to avoid neck pain at work

With increased stress, longer working hours, and a more sedentary lifestyle, body tightness is inevitable, and it seems our poor necks take the brunt of the neglect. The whole body is connected, so it’s possible that your neck pain is the result of tight hips or leg muscles, which may even lead to further migraines, headaches, back pain or sciatica. If your office job is a pain in the neck, read on to find out 3 simple ways you can avoid neck pain at work. 1) Stress reduction It may seem obvious, but neck pain is a common symptom of…

Are your weekend plans hurting your back?

We all love taking a weekend to chill out in front of the TV and watch our favourite shows and movies, getting the snacks in and sitting in our favourite chair or stretching out on the couch. But while we are careful with our posture at work, our plans to relax could actually be causing more harm than good for our backs. How so, you might ask? Read on to find out more. Less exercise, less movement During our regular working week, we may be chained to our desk, but we also tend to move around a fair bit. For…

Home remedies to give sciatica the boot

Sciatica is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerves – located in your lower back to your feet – are left feeling either irritated or compressed. It is a condition that can last anywhere between 4-6 weeks but can, in some cases, last beyond this. At Melville Wellness, we know that this is not ideal in daily life, and so we have put together this simple guide on some home remedies that should help you to give your sciatica the boot. Gentle exercise Gentle exercise can often be a pleasant and relaxing method of coaxing out sciatica plaguing your…

Yoga poses for your back

Whether your back has only recently been giving you gyp, or you are no stranger to those uncomfortable pangs in your back, then why not try yoga? This ancient practice extends beyond just the physical, but in this article, we will be focusing on the physical yoga postures you can try to help alleviate back pain. As a practice that can also help release stress and overall tension in the body, it can be beneficial in so many ways. A lot of people refrain from trying yoga because they think they aren’t doing it right, aren’t bendy enough or feel…

Home remedies for back pain

Back pain is a common problem that affects many of us at some point in our lives, disrupting our everyday routines with bursts of aches and pains. At Melville Wellness, we understand this, which is why we have curated our expert knowledge to offer some home remedies for back pain. We advise you try these steps while you’re waiting for your chiropractor’s appointment. Temperature Using hot and cold temperatures can be advantageous for remedying back pain, yet it is important to understand the type of back pain you’re suffering from to treat it accordingly. For inflammation problems, or overstretched muscles…

Simple tips to fix your work posture

We spend a lot of our time at work. It’s an unavoidable fact, and for those of us that work in an office or at a desk, it’s key to make sure that in these hours, you aren’t doing damage to your body. Read on for a range of posture tips and tricks to make sure that you’re keeping your body in top shape, and avoiding any pain that comes with poor posture. Rest your feet on the floor It’s always ideal to have your feet flat to the floor. If you can’t reach the floor then you may need…

Getting to the bottom of plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that affects the heel. ‘Plantar’ refers to the sole of the foot and ‘fasciitis’ refers to the tissue (fascia) in the sole of the foot that connects the heel to the toes. Plantar fasciitis involves the inflammation of this tissue in the sole of the foot which causes pain in the heel and may also cause the formation of heel spurs (abnormal bone growth). Symptoms The main symptom of plantar fasciitis is the feeling of sharp heel pain which is more acute with one’s first steps after getting up in the morning, and also after…

5 home remedies for headaches

Migraines and headaches are a common source of pain across Australia. 4.9 million Australians suffer from migraines, and 23% of households across Australia contain at least one migraine sufferer (https://headacheaustralia.org.au/what-is-headache/prevalence-and-cost-of-headache/). Migraines are, at best, a nuisance, but at their worst they can be debilitating. While migraine treatments have come on leaps and bounds in recent years, with experienced chiropractors like those at the Melville Wellness Centre able to offer treatments targeting migraines and headaches, sometimes a quick solution is needed at home. Here are our five top tips for dealing with migraines at home. 1. Exercise It’s probably not what…

4 steps to help you prevent foot injuries

If your feet are healthy enough to get you everywhere or do everything you want, do not take it for granted. Take proper care of your feet by always putting on suitable footwear and stretching to enhance flexibility. Else, over time, foot injuries may occur easily. Remember that foot treatment can be quite complicated. Here are four steps to help you avoid foot injuries: 1. Maintain a healthy weight If you have extra weight, it will exert extra stress on your joints and feet and aggravate your foot conditions. Note that you can’t work out properly if your feet hurt.…

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