Nutrition and Hydration Week

Acorn Health, Emsworth’s award-winning chiropractic and complementary healthcare clinic is holding an event on Saturday 17th March to celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Week. Dr Philippa Oakley (Doctor of Chiropractic) has a specialist interest in chronic pain management, and will be providing a ticketed workshop on Saturday 17th March from 10-11.30am which will discuss foods that influence pain, and how diet can help manage chronic pain and inflammation. In addition, attendees will benefit from a group health coaching session with Rhiannon Oakley, qualified Personal Performance Health Coach who will help attendees plan their next steps to a healthier lifestyle.

In the run up to the workshop Acorn Health are partnering with The Final Straw Emsworth to host a public beach clean competition, helping to clear Emsworth’s coastline. The winner who bags the most plastic waste collected throughout the week will receive a nutritious hamper of local produce including meat from HH Treagust & Sons Butchers, fresh organic produce from Tuppenny Barn Organics, healthy energy bites from Frog Hollow Catering and local water from South Downs Water.

Philippa comments, “At our small, family-owned business we work to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We have recently signed up to be a local refill station, offering free refills of your water bottles. It’s important to us that we minimise food miles through supporting our local growers and producers, and work to keep our beautiful coastline clean by reducing the use of single-use plastics. Our beach clean competition will also get you outdoors and moving which is great for keeping our joints and muscles in good condition.”

Throughout the week the clinic will be providing advice on nutrition and hydration across social media and are partnering with Emsworth Cookery School who are producing exclusive healthy homemade recipes for the event that will help you combat pain and inflammation.

Philippa continues, “We enjoy celebrating national events such as Nutrition and Hydration Week. These events encourage healthy eating amongst our local community and promote healthier lifestyle choices. We’re proud to collaborate with local businesses, producers and the local community project The Final Straw, Emsworth. This event delivers an opportunity to celebrate healthy food and lifestyle choices, living well and caring for our environment. If you want more one on one support to make a positive change to your lifestyle, book a place on our exclusive health workshop on Saturday 17th.”
To book your place for the healthy living workshop and group coaching session on Saturday 17th March from 10-11.30 AM please call Acorn Health reception on 01243 379693. Places are limited and are only £15 per person, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

The beach clean will run from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th March. Simply head out with your friends and family throughout the week and collect plastic waste from our coastlines. At the end of the week, you can enter the competition to win the hamper by sending photographs of yourself with your bags of rubbish and tell us how many bags you collected before 9PM on Wednesday 21st March. Photographs should be sent to either acorn@acornhealth.org.uk, or upload your pictures and tag Acorn Health on Facebook or Instagram using @AcornHealthUK. The winner will be announced at 5 PM on Friday 23rd March on social media.
Find out more by visiting acornhealth.org.uk or phone reception on 01243 379693.