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5 low back exercises to do at home!

All of us, whether we are key workers or working from home need to keep our spines moving correctly, whether you have low back pain at the moment or just wish to keep your back strong and mobile – try out these five exercises that you can do at home as part of your daily…

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Wash hands – save lives!

Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.  Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. How do germs get onto our hands in the first place? Faeces (poo) from people and animals…

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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…

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Low back pain- 5 things to stop doing!

Low back pain is the most common cause of job related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days.  Men and women are equally affected by low back pain, which can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation! It is important to point out that you should stay…

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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…

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5 Signs stress levels are out of control!

Stress is a process, not a diagnosis!  When the term “stress” is used in a clinical sense – it refers to a situation that causes discomfort and distress and can lead to other mental health problems such as depression and anxiety! However, stress is normal.  We are actually designed to react to demanding or threatening…

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…

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Muscle Spasms – What are they?

Otherwise known as muscle cramps, spasms happen when a muscle involuntary and forcibly contracts and cannot relax.  They are extremely common and can affect any muscle in the body. Usually spasms involve part or all of a muscle or several muscles in a group. They are most common in the thighs, foot arches, calves, hands,…

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…