Can A New Mattress Help Relieve Back Pain?

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It is no surprise that back pain sufferers, suffer from poor sleep.  And they then enter a viscous circle of back pain, disrupted sleep and tiredness, and in turn, tiredness usually intensifies pain. We should sleep for around eight hours a night and it is an essential activity to keep us healthy.  Quality sleep can be associated with how we …

Which Sleeping Position Is Best?

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By chiropractor – Rob Grace We are frequently advised that our body and our overall health can be enhanced with quality sleep and 8 hours a night is the recommendation.  That is one third of our lives asleep, one third of our lives lying in bed.  So, if we are sleeping in a bad position, we could actually be causing …

Getting One Step Ahead This New Year

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In January, we hear about all the planned fitness resolutions; to take up a new sport, focus on losing weight, getting fit, a healthier diet and these are all fabulous! But, while splashing out on a gym membership or fitness class bookings, can we also recommend that if there is one thing you are going to invest in this year, …

Ski Strengthening Exercises

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by Matt Wagstaff (Sports Therapist) When preparing yourself for a skiing trip, you hope to be ‘ski fit’, but what does this mean?  Yes, aerobic fitness is required (gained through cardiovascular exercise such as running, swimming, cycling – anything that gets you out of breath and breaking a sweat), but to protect yourself from injury, strength is probably the most …

High Heels & Party Feet

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Podiatrist, Lawrence Bevan, shares his view on high heels, and gives us some invaluable heel wearing tips. It’s Christmas time and that, usually means parties, and that can mean party shoes. Whilst when it comes to high heels, my first advice would be – just don’t – I imagine I’m fighting a losing battle! There’s good evidence from research, that …

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Holiday Health

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Everyone wants to stay healthy for their summer holiday, which is usually the biggest holiday of the year.  Likewise, we all want to be able to ‘do’ lots of things – whether that is water-sports, sight-seeing, golf, tennis or simply playing with the children in the pool/garden.  Number one problem; many people have a sedentary work/lifestyle and sit at a …

Watch Wimbledon Well

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Centre Court, Henman Hill or Simply The Sofa – Look After Your Back! Bring out the strawberries and cream, perhaps the prosecco, or just a cup of tea, and settle in for some (hopefully) sunny Wimbledon action. Two weeks of great afternoon TV, or maybe just the highlights in the evening. And if you are lucky enough to go to …