Pregnancy and back pain

  The joy of preparing for a new baby is diminished for many women by persistent back pain during pregnancy, causing stress and frustration due to the lack of relief available. For this reason, it is important to know as much as possible about why you may be experiencing back pain as well as effective… Read the full article…

Core Stability

  Core stability refers to the ability to stabilise the body during movements, whether it be everyday movements or activities and sports. The ‘core’ is made up of an inner group of muscles which include; the deep abdominals (transversus abdominus), deep low back muscles (mutifidus), pelvic floor and diaphragm (breathing) muscle. They can be visualised as an… Read the full article…

Driving needn’t be a pain in the back!

Confined in a fixed position for hours on end, stressed out by traffic and with the constant vibration, it’s not surprising so many people get backache after a long drive. Work, leisure and driving all contribute to wear and tear of your back over the years. Two out of three adults will experience back pain… Read the full article…

Protect your back while you travel

   Travelling for business or pleasure is a normal part of life. Travel is a commonly overlooked cause of lower back pain. Air travel in particular can be hazardous to your spinal health due to prolonged slouching in a confined space for several hours followed by dragging your suitcase through airport terminals. Here are some tips to… Read the full article…

Healthy Skin, More Fruit and Vegetables, Less Wrinkles!

Regardless of your skin type or where you live, what you eat affects your ability to resist wrinkles as well as disease, as a recent study of “Food Habits in Later Life” shows. An international study of eating patterns and ageing found that the complexions of both olive and fair-skinned individuals fared better in those who ate… Read the full article…

Repetitive Surf Injury

 It is estimated that 8 million people in the UK are accessing the internet on the move. As usage of the worldwide web expands, there is increasing concern that consumers may be risking their posture and putting themselves at risk of RSI (repetitive strain injuries). The frequency of use and the way in which people are accessing… Read the full article…

Crazy about Kale!

On the hunt for a nutritious, vitamin-packed vegetable that also has lots of flavour? Try kale. There are many reasons to pile this cruciferous vegetable on your plate: It is low in calories Has zero grams of fat Contains nearly 20 percent of the RDA of dietary fibre This can promote regular digestion, prevents constipation,… Read the full article…

Some Helpful Travel Tips to avoid back pain

The last thing you want is back pain to ruin that dream getaway. According to research from the British Chiropractic Association, 47% of the population suffer from back pain and it is often when people are on holiday, out of their normal routine, that things go wrong. So be aware of the potential pitfalls before… Read the full article…

Nourish Your Brain

  The ageing process takes enough of a toll on the human body without having the mind share the same fate. As we age, the brain is susceptible to various degenerative processes, from simple lapses in memory and concentration to outright cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s. Fortunately, there are simple ways to keep your brain healthy… Read the full article…

The Basics of Balance

  Balance is easy to take for granted; after all, our every movement relies upon it in some fashion. Most of the time, we only notice balance when it fails us – like when we trip over or find ourselves leaning slightly to the left or right while standing. Actually, without balance, we couldn’t do… Read the full article…

Stress

Stress is one of today’s “buzz” words. Psychosocial stress pervades modern life and is known to have an impact on health (Jamison, J. 2000). The average person will comment that they have experienced “stress” at some point in their lives; but what is stress? What is stress? There is no agreement in the definition of… Read the full article…