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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…

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…

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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…

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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…