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How to help back pain

What causes back pain? There are lots of reasons for getting back pain: poor sitting posture, excessive driving, heavy lifting, lack of stretching - even the wrong footwear! These activities put a strain on the back muscles which can cause them to tense up leading to pain. Sometimes the muscles will stay tight for weeks,

Should We Sit Less?

Should we sit less? In recent surveys, it shows that the average person is sitting for 13 hours per day and sleeping for around 8 hours a day resulting in a sedentary lifestyle of around 21 hours a day! This is a worrying figure considering our bodies are naturally designed to be up-right. So, what

Common Pregnancy Problems

In this blog, we discuss some of the most common pregnancy problems that we are faced with, offering a professional explanation on why, as well as advice on how we can best deal with the issues. Common Pregnancy Problems Low back pain Unfortunately, low back pain is one of the most common pregnancy problems, however,

Achilles Tendinitis

Our Achilles tendon is the largest, strongest tendon in our body that stretches to help us walk, run and jump. Injuring this can result in Achilles tendinitis or worse, Achilles tendinosis. What is Achilles tendinitis? Overuse of our Achilles tendon can cause the tendon to swell, become irritated, inflamed, and painful resulting in what is

Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) is very similar to, the more well known, tennis elbow. In fact it is the same injury only on the inside tendon of the forearm instead of the outside. What does this mean? It means that we will feel pain where the tendon (medial epicondyle) attaches to the inside of the

Homemade Frittata Recipe

Homemade Frittata Focus less on how much we eat and focus more on what we eat. Here’s a deliciously healthy Homemade Frittata recipe from our very own nutritional therapist, Amy, that you can try for yourself! Protein packed ✅  Gluten free ✅ Vegetarian ✅ Breakfast lunch or dinner ✅ Feeds up to 4 ✅ Ingredients: 6 eggs, Salt/pepper, 2-3 peppers, 1

Stretching – should we or shouldn’t we?

It seems for every piece of research that supports one, another study will come out saying the complete opposite. The truth is, stretching itself isn’t bad for us at all, and in fact, it’s great for us! The importance is knowing when, how and why to stretch and problems often come through lack of understanding

Becoming more active – start simple

Becoming more active is beneficial for anyone at any age. We don’t need to get caught up in attempting to run a marathon, partake in a 100 mile bike ride or join a gym straight away. What’s important is that we try to improve on what we are currently doing, no matter how small or

Couch to 5k guide

A simple guide to couch to 5k. Couch to 5k isn’t just aimed at those who want to run a marathon – although it is a great place to start. Couch to 5k is a hugely popular training program designed to take us from a sedentary lifestyle to giving us the capabilities of running a 5k

Innocuous Injuries

Innocuous Injuries As we move into spring it is common for all of us to do more activities, whether this is enjoying some gardening, spring cleaning or just getting out and about a little bit more. In doing more, we put ourselves at a little bit more risk of suffering an innocuous injury, these can