spring

Gardening – Spring into Action!

Spring has sprung and many of us are looking at our gardens with a view to getting stuck in, but with a winter of inactivity, how do we avoid back pain whilst gardening? A Gallup poll for the BBC – BBC News Site revealed that 42% of adults have suffered from back pain and nearly half of…

January Blues - how to beat them!

January Blues – how to beat them!

January has a reputation for being the most depressing month of the year. Christmas has been and gone, and all we’ve got left as a reminder is a few more pounds on the scales and fewer pounds in the bank account. Leaving the house and returning from work in the dark is starting to drag…

immune

10 immune-boosting foods

We’re still in cold and flu season and the corona virus has everyone on heightened alert. While the best thing you can do to prevent illness is to wash your hands, some foods can help boost your health and immunity. Supporting your immunity isn’t just about taking extra vitamin C. It certainly pays to eat lots of…

winter

How to stay active in winter!

The weather outside is frightful …….. and even the most enthusiastic exerciser can have a hard time getting motivated in the winter months.  Short, cold days and long dark nights make it difficult to get out of bed, let alone getting the body moving – but there are some simple ways to get motivated this…

home

Lockdown and Back Pain

As we are settling into our new ways of living life in lockdown, the kitchen table desk set up we thought would only be needed temporarily may now be starting to look like a semi-permanent feature. It may also be the reason behind the niggles in your lower back, which is no surprise. Research suggests…

wash

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…

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…

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…

New Year

New Year, New You!!

Don’t let your New Year Resolutions lead to injury!  For a lot of us, our New Year resolutions list tends to include getting fit and losing weight, but don’t overdo is as this can lead to over exercising and ultimately injury! The New Year, it really does feel like we get to re-set the clock…

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…