Shires Chiropractic Clinic Christmas 2014 OPENING HOURS
We know you can’t always predict a when your going to have a fall, a bump in the car or your backs going to 'go out'. So over the Christmas Holidays we will do our best to be there if you need us for any aches, pains and niggles that might pop up.
You can call us on 01600 890 282, call or text us on 07726297813 and email us at email@example.com. Please note when calling if we can’t answer leave a message and we will always endeavour to get back to you within 1 hour.
We wish you all a very Happy Health and Safe Christmas and hope that you shouldn't need to see us, but if you do develop any aches, pains or niggles and think we can help, please get in contact. Below is a list of our opening hours between Christmas and New Year.
Christmas and New Year 2014
Monday 22nd December - OPEN 08.00 - 19.00
Tuesday 23rd December - CLOSED
Wednesday 24th December - Open 08.00 - 12.00
Thursday 25th December - CHRISTMAS DAY -CLOSED
Friday 26th December - BOXINGDAY - CLOSED
Saturday 27th December - CLOSED
Sunday 28th December - CLOSED
Monday 29th December - OPEN 08.00 - 12.00
Tuesday 30th December - CLOSED
Wednesday 31st December - OPEN 08.00 - 12.00
Thursday 1st January - NEW YEARS DAY - CLOSED
Friday 2nd January - OPEN -08.00 - 12.00
Saturday 3rd January - OPEN - 08.00 -12.00
Sunday 4th January - CLOSED
SHIRES CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC | UNIT 10 | MARTINS GROVE BUSINESS PARK | WHITCHURCH | ROSS ON WYE | HEREFORDSHIRE | HR96BJ | 01600 890 282
We don't need IT support do we?
Heard from a small business operating locally, who were unable to send emails, had hundreds of pop up screens and couldn't print! The business owner was hopping up and down because he couldn't get an important quotation sent.
In this particular case we charged a fee to visit site and resolve the issues, which took around an hour. This company had taken the sensible step of moving to Office 365 which meant they didn't need to buy an expensive server to store their email and files and share information. Unfortunately they had decided to try and save money by setting it up themselves. It actually cost them more to get it unscrambled and put right than to have it professionally installed in the first place.
The trouble with IT is that everybody thinks they know what to do or can figure it out. Solicitors who charge out at £100's per hour seem happy to spend several hours messing around with setting up Outlook! The problem is we rarely value our own time or worse actually waste time we could be spending with our family or relaxing by trying to 'save money'.
Worse still, we give our customers poor service or fail to make time to find new customers whilst we try and fix something better left to a professional.
Inevitably, the first we hear of it is when a frustrated, angry possibly emasculated person calls blaming the PC, the web provider, Bill Gates or anyone except themselves ;)
In the end, this small business signed up for remote support at just £25 plus VAT per month which means that in future they can have someone look at almost any issue before it becomes a costly mistake. Oh and by the way, we'll do it quickly because we've got more than one professional.
My Theory Of Relativity
I saw a facebook post today from a friend in the boxing community. He had achieved 2 efforts at the abdominal plank, each lasting 90 seconds. You might know the exercise, if you don't, you perform the plank lying on your front, propped up on your elbows and feet. The challenge is to keep the core muscles engaged, stop the pelvis dropping to the floor - keeping the head, shoulders, pelvis, knees and ankles in line.
It's great that he posted about his success, I love seeing posts like this.
The problem is the second half of his post. He followed his achievement with,
"But I know that's nothing compared to everyone else."
My comment to him was simple, "Who cares about everyone else!"
Really, who cares?
If you can't do the plank. And then you get to 30 seconds, and then 60 and then 90 - to me that's awesome and you should be very proud.
If someone else does 80kg on bench press and then does 90kg and then 100kg that's just as great. Should you immediately be going to check your progress against the Bench Press World Record? Of course you shouldn't, it has no relevance to your personal achievement. Everything is individual. Everything is relative.
I've been a dedicated strength athlete for 7 months and I've made good progress. If I was to take a novice training with me, they might feel out of their depth and think I was doing well. If I went to train with one of athletes at the World Weightlifting Championships which took place recently, I would suddenly be the novice and I would be well out of my depth.
Does either comparison make me more or less of an athlete? No. If I train with someone less experienced I would still have to lift my weight and they would have to lift theirs. Likewise with the Championship athlete.
So success is relative and all that really matters is how we progress in relation to where we are and where we were. Of course, if we are competitive athletes then we have to be aware of the level our rivals are performing at but, in preparation, we can only control what we ourselves do and that is who we have to compete against ultimately.
Too many people are put off by what other people are doing.
The fitness industry unfortunately can have a guise of perfection and elitism. It isn't always the case and isn't always intended but it is too often the way the fitness industry comes across and it scares a lot of people away.
They think fitness is too hard when it is only improvement that we are after. And that means different things to different people.
Some of us love to go to the gym and work until we can't move, whilst for some just going in the door is a terrifying ordeal.
I get upset when I hear people say -
"I'm not fit enough to go to the gym."
"I need to lose weight before I join that class."
Fitness is individual.
If you want to improve your health and fitness, get started. Head high, believe in yourself and go for it.
It doesn't matter what anyone else is doing, they're concerned with what they are doing. Trust yourself, track your progress and go for it.
Get 1% better every time you enter the training environment and build consistency, and a love for what you do.
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STAMP DUTY CHANGES HOW DOES EFFECT YOU
With the announcement of the stamp duty changes in the Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne, has announced sweeping changes to the system of Stamp Duty. The current system of whichever banding the property price falls into being levied on the whole of the value of the property, will be replaced by one of gradients so that different rates will apply depending on the portion of the purchase price that falls into each rate band
Purchase price of property Rate of SDLT
Up to £125,000 Zero
Over £125,000 - £250,000 2%
Over £250,000 - £925,000 5%
Over £925,000 - £1,500,000 10%
Over £1,500,000 12%
Example: A buyer exchanges contracts for the purchase of a house for £275,000 on 5 December 2014, with completion expected to in February 2015. Under the new rules the SDLT is calculated as follows:
0% on the first £125,000 = £0
2% on the next £125,000 = £2,500
5% on the final £25,000 = £1,250
Total SDLT payable = £3,750
Winter Weather Tips – Reduce the Risk of Injury this Winter.
From SHIRES CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC
Although we haven’t had any of the white stuff- yet- we want you to be prepared for when things to get colder.
Icy roads and pavements cause hazardous conditions underfoot increasing the risk of injuries caused by slips and falls. It is quite natural for us to be wary when walking outdoors. Many people adopt an ‘ice walk’ to steady themselves. The problem is that an unnatural walking posture could cause as many problems as the icy conditions themselves.
Here are some TOP TIPS to stay safe and reduce the risk of injury:
· Have TWO pairs of shoes, one for walking in the ice and snow, the other for indoors or whilst driving.
· Waterproof or other lined shoes are preferable as are thermal socks, as these items will help keep your feet warm. Cold, numb feet are less able to sense and adapt to changing conditions.
· Make sure your footwear has a good grip on the sole; essential for maximising your grip on the ice.
· Shoes with support features are important. Walking shoes with a firm ankle support are ideal as they help prevent you ‘going over’ on your ankle and help you feel more stable in slippery conditions.
· Wellingtons can be practical, but they often don’t give enough support and can be difficult to take off. Also avoid walking outside in leather or other, smooth soled shoes.
PREPARE and BE AWARE
· There are things you can do to prepare yourself for better balance. Standing on one leg, as an exercise, is a great way to help improve your general balance.
· When you are out and about, keeping your hands out of your pockets (use gloves) so that you can use your for better balance is a great idea too.
· Watch out for parts of the pavement that may have been in shadow or under trees, where there is more likely be black ice, but make sure you pay attention to what is ahead too.
FALL AND ROLL
· If you do fall, try and curl up and ‘roll’ with the fall and stay relaxed, this will minimise any jarring to your body. Whilst it may be an automatic reaction, try to avoid putting your hands out to save you – this may cause wrist injuries.
We wish you all a very Happy Health and Safe Christmas.
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