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…

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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…

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Festive Faux Pas

As the festive season begins, many of us will either be thinking about or putting up our decorations fairly soon.  We want you to stay safe and in control as the mounting pressure to produce a “perfect” Christmas has us making silly mistakes! Festive Fairy lights and decorations A whopping 350 people a year are…

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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…

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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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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…