Healthy Children and School Bag Weight

Cheyne Child Care, Lifestyle Health

A concerned Mum recently asked me, “how heavy should children’s school bags should be?” Caring Mother It’s a great question! You may also be wondering how school bags impact on your child’s health. When your child’s bag is too heavy, it can cause back pain, changes to the natural curves of the spine, rounded shoulders, muscle strain and/or fatigue. Ideally, …

World Spine Day – Get Spine Active!

Cheyne General Health, Lifestyle Health

World Spine Day (a Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health initiative) is held on 16th October every year. Every year people join in to empower and raise awareness of spinal disorders and caring for your spine. Worldwide, back problems are rated as the number one health issue. 50% of Australians are not active enough, which puts your spinal health at risk. The …

Brexting, Bracebooking, or Brinstagramming?

Cheyne postnatal

“Distraction by devices, other people, and your environment can affect the let-down of milk.”Cheyne ThompsonI’m showing my age now, but when my children were babies, none of these existed! I know life is busy now, and we all like to keep in touch with friends, family and the world in general, when we can squeeze these opportunities into our busy …

Looking After your Spine in Winter

Cheyne General Health, Lifestyle Health

As we approach the end of winter, here are some tips to keep your spine mobile. We often can become more sedentary in the cooler months. This can affect your spine and posture.  We often take these cooler months as an opportunity to curl up on the couch and binge on Netflix, read or nap. When you sit with poor …

5 Tips to Help Winter Back Pain

Cheyne General Health, Lifestyle Health

Are you enjoying the cooler weather after our long summer this year? What a change! It has been quite chilly for us Queenslanders! The colder weather can cause some people to have back pain, though. Why is this? It can be caused by tightening of the ligaments, muscles and tendons that irritate the nerve roots leaving from the spine. If …