osteoporosis

Osteoporosis explained!

Osteoporosis literally means – porous bone, it is a disease in which the bone density and quality of bone are reduced.  As bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fractures is greatly increased.  The loss of bone occurs silently and progressively, often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs! Osteoporosis occurs…

sore throat

Sore throats beware!!

When you have a sore throat, the burning uncomfortable feeling it causes can make it hard to drink and eat.  Whilst many of us go straight for the over counter remedies or worse bother the G.P. for antibiotics – which by the way, G.P’s are told not to prescribe for things like sore throats, why…

Massage - Feel better naturally!

Massage – Feel better naturally!

Massage is a general term, meaning to press or rub muscles, ligaments, tendons and skin.  It can range from light stroking to deep pressure.  There are many different types of massage so below are the most common: Swedish Massage –  A gentle form of  therapy incorporating long, light strokes, kneading movements, deeper circular movements, tapping…

5 Fitness Myths!!

5 Fitness Myths!!

Unfortunately the fitness world is full of different types of information and a lot of it is incorrect.  A lot of this incorrect information can lead to disappointment, can hold you back at they gym or may even lead to injury! Below are 5 fitness myths you may have heard and the actual fact behind…

pinched nerve

Pinched Nerve Explained!

When you hear the word “pinch” you know that it is not going to be pleasant!  As a child getting pinched by someone was not a nice experience.  We probably remember being told “you will just feel a slight pinch” at the Doctors surgery and then realised that it actually hurt! A pinched nerve happens…

6 ways to keep your spine healthy!

6 ways to keep your spine healthy!

We are all very busy with day to day life, we just don’t have time to deal with back pain!  Here are some simple tips to help keep your spine as healthy as possible! 1.   Wear the correct shoes! Your shoes need to support your spine – so whether you are walking for exercise or…

stress

Stress – Eat to beat it!

Stress – it’s a big deal and is affecting more of us every year!  According to the Stress Management Society, it has become the single biggest cause of workplace sickness in Britain and aches and pains are common symptoms of stress! When it comes to combating stress levels, many of us need more than a…

winter

Survive winter with arthritis

If it hasn’t arrived where you live yet, rest assured that winter is on it’s way, and that can be bad news for people suffering from arthritis! Science hasn’t really come up with a reason why the cold weather can make arthritis joint pain and stiffness worse, but there are a few possible explanations.  A…

lift

Lifting – a pain in the back?

Did you know that approximately 80% of people will experience pain in their backs at some point in their lives.  One sure way way to end up with an aching back is lifting something the wrong way.  Do you know how to lift a heavy package that arrives at your door or how to lift…