Coconut oil is big news at the moment. Every day there are more articles waxing lyrical about the benefits, particularly with relation to brain health. In my circle of friends, we trade ideas of new ways to use coconut oil and those of us who are devotees are slowly converting the naysayers around us. Other friends who overhear us, who
A goal many of my clients note down on their client form, when they come to see me is “core strength”. Probably not surprising, considering most of them come to me to practice Pilates, and Pilates is considered a discipline that improves core strength.
And yet, every time I see “core strength” as a goal on the form, I wonder
Running trainers have a big role to play at whatever distance and speed you train for. A few myths busted and facts confirmed in this V-log that I hope will help you understand what to look for when you plan to buy a pair. Think safety and what’s most appropriate for your training regime and you can’t go wrong!
Since the 1990ies Pilates has become increasingly popular. Many of us try out Pilates at some point in our lives for various reasons, such as wanting to eliminate pain, seeking a low impact, mindful fitness class or wanting to improve sporting performance or posture. Most of us end up in a mixed ability mat work class, as this tends to
A few years ago, I stumbled across Tapping while I was researching another health topic and I was hooked from that first demo video that I watched. I bought some books and watched more demos online. The more exposure I had to Tapping, the more I wanted to know so I could incorporate it into my daily life. It
The discovery of antibiotics in the first half of the 20th century changed the world. Until then, treading on a rusty nail could mean the end of you. Bacteria had been discovered in the 19th century and improved hygiene helped reduce infection, but as bacteria are everywhere, infection is not completely avoidable and once it had taken hold, there was
Problem gambling has been defined as ‘gambling to a degree that compromises, disrupts or damages family, personal or recreational pursuits’. In particular, it can lead to health issues, relationships breaking down, difficulties with debt, crimes being committed and thoughts of suicide and even suicide itself. Gambling-related harm affects the individuals concerned, but also their families, employers, communities and wider society.
One of the key problems that underlies most physical issues is stress and excessive tension. Injuries can happen when we live our lives to the full, however sometimes we recover easily and sometimes pain and injury become chronic. And sometimes we get physical problems seemingly out of nowhere and struggle to get rid of them.
When injuries seem to just
Tip 1: Have things aligned from the start. If you’re a new runner I’d highly recommend having your gait biomechanically checked before picking up heavy mileage; this means everything looked at from head to toe, not just your feet. An imbalance will inevitably lead to a problem further down the line when those habits feel much more natural and harder
In 2017 many of my clients have made positive changes to their bodies and their lives. Some are only at the beginning of their journey to being happier and healthier. However they have made the first step by recognising the value of their own well-being and that we need to invest in ourselves in order to live life to the full.