Monday, 31 December 2018

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year 2019

From all at Be Smart Get Supple

New years eve is here again.
This year why not begin it feeling amazing.

  • 5 Simple  things to help your new year start with a bang
    • Drink in moderation on new years eve
      • A new year doesn't remove the consequences of a binge session, or the things you do under the influence
    • Sleep at a reasonable hour
      • Stay up until midnight to see the fireworks, but don't over do it. Starting a new year exhausted already puts you in a place that is harder to feel good and put your resolutions into action
    • Start January 1 with a good breakfast and a nice walk
      • A good meal and light walk is good for your health, both physical and mental.
    • Be kind on yourself when assessing what you achieved over the last year
      • If you hit your goals, awesome, if not, don't berate yourself accept your humanity and allow yourself to learn from what didn't go so well. You can always start again.
    • Be realistic with what you will do in the coming year
      • Making unachievable resolutions  will only make you feel like a failure before you begin, not only that it often leads to problems.
      • If you plan to exercise more and haven't for a long time, don't resolve to exercise an hour a day, you will probably just hurt yourself.  So aim to do gentle exercise a few days a week or a few minutes each day and work up. Aim to exercise daily by the end of six months.
      • Get advice be it diet, exercise, mental health, work, personal projects just ask someone who is well qualified. 

We all hope you have a happy and safe new year, and we look forward to helping you reach your health goals in 2019.


A reminder that we will return to normal opening hours on January 7th 2019

Friday, 16 November 2018

Christmas is coming 2018

Happy Christmas from all the Staff at Be Smart Get Supple

Again the year has flown by and Christmas and New Year Festive Season is fast upon us.

The clinic is open right up to Christmas.
The different practitioners have different Last Consulting days this year.
Brendon will work up to and including Friday 2st December.
Rodney will also be working on Monday 21st December from 10 am.

Clinic will be closed Christmas day through to the 6th of January.

Normal Consulting hours resume on January 7th 2019.

Please feel free to leave a message at reception or via our contact page if you call through that time, as although  it may not be answered until after we return.

We hope that you have a lovely time with people special to you during this celebratory season and enjoy the opportunity to reflect on the year past and prepare for the year to come.

We like to remind people that there is more to Christmas than the shopping rush, so some hints to beat the stress this season:
  • Allow time and be patient
    • Things always take longer as shops are crowded and things go wrong
  • Be kind to others, and yourself.
    • Have a nice word to say to those who help us, particularly the retail staff who are overworked
    • Be kind to yourself, things won't always go according to plan so don't be too hard on yourself if you slip up.
  • Exercise
    • Light walking in the sun and vigorous exercise both have benefits for reducing stress and putting life in perspective
  • Volunteer time
    • Put some time into helping others be it a community group or a charity it helps keep life in balance
  • Drink enough water
    • Keeping hydrated helps the body feel better
  • Eat appropriately
    • In the Christmas season it is easy to eat way too much
      • take smaller amounts 
      • think about what you are eating and enjoy quality over quantity
  • Find some time to reconnect with people you don't always get to see
    • it is a great excuse to catch up with someone you have lost contact with. At the end of the day the most important things in life are the relationships you cherish not the things you accumulate.
  • Don't make unrealistic New Years resolutions 
    • You are not going to change overnight, make a resolution but allow for time to grow into it and maybe seek advice from people who can help you make it happen.

Again we hope you have a restful and restorative Christmas and New Year period and we look forward to assisting you with your health goals for 2019.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Easter Hours 2018

The clinic is closed over the entire Easter long weekend.
We are Closed 
Friday 30/3/18 -  Monday 2/4/18
Tuesday 3/4/18 at 8 AM
The phones will be unattended, but you may leave a message and we will return your call as soon as practical on Tuesday.
For most people Easter is about FREEDOM.

For many Easter has strong Religious meaning of freedom, as Jesus died and rose again to free humanity from the price of sin and allow connection with God.

For others it is a few days of freedom from work, school and normal routines.

Regardless of what Easter means to you, please have a safe and relaxing Easter.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Happy New Year 2018

From All of us at Be Smart Get Supple we hope you had a good Christmas and New Year Period.
We have returned to normal opening hours as of January 8th.

We hope that you found time to rest, relax, reflect and recharge for the new year.

We look forward to helping you hit your health goals for the new year.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Christmas 2017

Christmas is fast approaching and is a busy time of the year.

The practitioner will take a break for the Christmas season to spend time with family, friends and generally recharge.

The last day of consulting for 2017 will be December 22nd.
The clinic will be closed on December 23rd through until the 7th of January 2018.
We will REOPEN on January 8th 2018 for Consultations.

We hope that you have a restful safe Christmas and new year.
For those of you that this Christmas has some difficult memories we wish you comfort during this time.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Don't Wait: After Injury Early rehab speeds recovery and reduces long term risks Early vs Delayed Rehab

Many people are of the opinion that it is best to wait to see if something recovers on its own, a recently published study shows that this is a really bad idea.

Although it was a small study, only 42 amateur athletes, it does seem to be fairly 'real world' in its observations and approach.

The summary is that those who begun treatment and rehab with in a couple of days of injury returned to their activity several weeks faster and had less issues with the injury after 12 months of follow up.

It is important to see a qualified practitioner who has experience with Injury management.

The Chiropractor/Osteopath at BSGS has been treating injuries on all levels of athletes, from weekend superstars to professional high level athletes, for 50 years.

The physiotherapist/Acupuncturist has almost 20 years of experience in dealing with all types of injuries and draws on a very broad range of approached to get you back on the field quickly.

Injured yourself on the weekend?
Don't wait, come straight in to see if we can help.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Dry July?

Very rarely do you go to an party or event where Alcohol is not a big part of the occasion.  From toasts to popping a bottle when you get the keys to your new home it seems to be a constant part of our lives.

Alcohol is a toxin which disrupts the nerve cells and gives rise to the feeling of being tipsy or in other words intoxicated.  This leads to changes in our thought patterns which leads reduced inhibitions and a form of artificial relaxation.

What many people don't know is that the World Health Organisation's International Agency for Reseach on Cancer (IARC) classified alcohol as a Class 1 Carcinogen back in the 1980's.

In 2014 the World Cancer Report (2) came to the conclusion that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption regarding cancer risk.  However is the dose dependent nature has been well established, so the more you consume the more the risk.

Alcohol is attributed to 3.6% of all cancers and 3.5% of all cancer deaths (3).

Alcohol is also linked to increase incidences of other diseases such as heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, obesity, impotence, brain damage, you name it. These have their own problems which then lead to other problems and so on.  The social effects on relationships, jobs, and mental health are also very pronounced.

So overall less is best when it comes to alcohol consumption, and it is advised to often give the body a rest and have extended periods of alcohol free time.  This is especially true if one drinks because they are stressed.

So if you are thinking it might be good to give the body a rest, why not look at the Dry July initiative for cancer awareness and fund-raising.

Even though July is part way through, it is never too late to start.

Alcohol provides nothing required for life, and so should be easy to live without.  If the idea of going a month without alcohol is too much to bear, then maybe you might want to consider increasing your alcohol free days and or drinking less each time you do.  This is also a good time to consider why you drink and look at other strategies to fill the role alcohol plays in your life.

To see how much risk you might be in and for information about where to get help take this simple 2-3 minute quiz:  NSW Government Alcohol Risk Assessment tool.

If you struggle to control your drinking or find that when you extend the time between drinks and begin to crave it and get a strong desire to drink it more, that could be a sign of an alcohol problem, and would be good for you to talk to your GP or one of the services below.:

Support Services:

The Family Drug Support
1300 368 186

Alcohol Drug Information Service
SA 1300 131 340
other numbers available here


A good summary of the  role of alcohol in cancer can be found in the wikipedia article found here
IARC reports are available through this link

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