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Bloody Hell

Woman in FieldBlood is a collection of specialised cells suspended in a plasma. Blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to the body cells, muscles and organs.

Blood collects waste, distributes hormones (chemicals that run the body), spreads heat around the body to control temperature, and in hot weather works overtime to keep the body cool.

Blood also plays a fighting role in infection and the healing of injuries. Blood forms about one twelfth of body weight, approx. 11 pints/5 litres in volume. Roughly 55% of blood is plasma. Plasma is 90% water and the rest is made up of dissolved substances such as glucose (blood sugar) hormones (chemicals), enzymes (proteins that act to create changes in the body as directed by the brain) and also waste products such as urea and lactic acid.

Lactic acid builds up in the body when there is not enough oxygen in the muscles and organs to break down or metabolise the blood sugars glucose and glycogen.

Metabolism means the change or a series of reactions that occur within the cells of living organisms to sustain life. Metabolism involves many interconnected cellular pathways to ultimately provide the cells with the energy required to carry out their function.

So the more you can help your body’s metabolism the healthier your blood will be and the more oxygen and nutrients  will be released into your body’s muscles and internal organs.

So how can you help your body right now today to get these positive changes going?

  1. Make a decision to help your body’s metabolism.
  2. Doing some light exercise early in the morning is best, even for 5 to 10 minutes each day.
  3. Keep a daily routine going
  4. Cut out 50% of the sugary foods you consume.
  5. Cut back on coffee and tea.
  6. Come to, Get Back Health Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic and get regular adjustments for a healthy nervous system.

Yours in Health John Keane Spinologist

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