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Benefits of cycling – hit the road!!

Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels.  It is also fun, good for the environment and cheap!!! Regular physical activity such as cycling can help protect you from serious diseases such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, mental illness and arthritis – so hit…

posture, stand tall

Great tips for better posture!

Good posture involves training your body to stand, sit, walk and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on the spine, muscles and ligaments. Below are some great tips for a better posture. Sit up straight! Slouching adds stress to your spine – this in turn puts a great deal of strain on…

migraines

Migraines V Tension Headaches

We have all suffered at one time or another with headaches or migraines, whether mild or severe, they can be quite debilitating and can literally ruin your day! But how do headaches differ from migraines? A headache is caused by the contraction of muscles between the head and the neck.  Signs and symptoms of a…

Gardening-Spring into action!

Gardening-Spring into action!

It’s that time of year again, where we start to think that we should really get to work in the garden!  The problem is that after a winter of not doing much, our gardening enthusiasm can be our worst enemy and back pain can throw a real spanner in the works. However that doesn’t mean…

Does How You Sleep Affect Your Back Pain?

Does How You Sleep Affect Your Back Pain?

We rarely think anout our spines when we are preparing for sleep.  However our sleep posture can have a bearing on whether or not we experience back pain – so remember these five simple tips for a healthier spine and back when you turn in for the night! If you can- sleep on your back! …

Eat to beat Muscle Cramp

Eat to beat Muscle Cramp

Cramp is a sudden and severe, involuntary muscle contraction that can last anything from a few seconds to approximately ten minutes.  Cramp can happen anywhere in the body but the most common place is in the legs. There are many different causes for muscle cramps, but one of them may be caused by a poor…

back pain

Back Pain and common Myths

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work in the UK, and is the leading cause of disability worldwide.  It is easy for people to get confused about this condition with it being so common, so is it any wonder that misconceptions arise!   We know that the easiest way to tackle this…

Do you sit correctly in your car?

Do you sit correctly in your car?

As most of you will know, Back Pain affects all aspects of your daily routine from laying down, sitting, walking and driving your car.   Did you know that sitting for too long can make Back Pain even worse?   Sitting can cause up to 90% more stress on your spine than standing!   So…

Upper Back Pain

Upper Back Pain

According to the National Office of Statistics in 2015 more than 1 million work days were lost in Britain due to back aches, with more and more of us hunched over computers upper back pain and stiffness has become far more common than lower back pain. Upper Back Pain and stiffness can be caused by: …

Walking to a better life!

Walking to a better life!

  Walking is a great form of exercise. It’s recommended that we take 10,000 steps a day. However, a recent study conducted at Stanford University found that the global average for steps taken per day is just 4,961.  The UK’s average is above this figure, however it’s a far cry from the suggested amount.  …