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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…

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…

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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…

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Smoking and Back Pain – Butt Out!

A builder might blame his jackhammer for his sore back.  An office worker might chalk up that ache to an uncomfortable chair – fair enough, but if either person happens to be a smoker, there might just be a different explanation for their pain! It is no surprise that smoking is bad for your overall…

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Golf – bring back pain to the Fore!

Golf – one of the U.K.’s all time favourite sports – is becoming more popular than ever!  This increased popularity may be due to the fact that technology is producing golf equipment that makes the game easier or that we have more time and disposable income – whatever the reason, golf is enjoying a surge…

Flexibility - What are the benefits?

Flexibility – What are the benefits?

Stretching your body to have more suppleness and flexibility has extraordinary health and physical benefits and can have a positive effect on your overall well-being. Improved flexibility may help to improve your day to day activities, decrease your risk of injury and pain and help your joints move through their full range of motion –…

Ditch that Poorly Fitting Bra!

Ditch that Poorly Fitting Bra!

There are numerous reasons why 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra – ignorance, embarrassment or just plain laziness!  Unfortunately ill fitting lingerie is bad for your health! Lets be honest – pain and discomfort makes our lives harder.  Chronic issues put us in a bad mood, they add to our stress and…

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Flying – How to avoid back pain!!

Its Summer!! Most of us will be jetting off to sunnier climes or having a well earned staycation!  However if you already suffer with back pain, flying can be quite a daunting prospect! Back pain is one of the most common ailments there is, with millions of sufferers in the U.K. alone.  Travelling with back…

D.I.Y. -Don't Injure Yourself!

D.I.Y. -Don’t Injure Yourself!

It’s that time of year again, the warmer weather approaches and those little D.I.Y. jobs that you put off all winter suddenly become ultra important! It is estimated there are approximately 200,000 D.I.Y. accidents each year in the U.K.; most of which could often be easily avoided – so before you start make sure you…

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Great tips for better posture!

Good posture involves training your body to stand, sit, walk and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on the spine, muscles and ligaments. Below are some great tips for a better posture. Sit up straight! Slouching adds stress to your spine – this in turn puts a great deal of strain on…