Practical Steps For Stress Reduction: Enhancing Well-Being One Step At A Time

In today's fast-paced world, stress has become an inevitable part of our lives. Whether it's work deadlines, personal relationships, or financial worries, stress can take a toll on our mental and physical health if left unchecked. However, by incorporating practical...

Stretching….it’s good!

Stretching…it’s good! Regular exercise is super important in maintaining a healthy quality of life on many levels. However, the importance of stretching is commonly overlooked and often leads to injury that may be avoided. We require our muscles' flexibility to...

May is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Hypermobility Syndrome Disorder (HSD) Awareness Month

Find out how you can help - May Awareness Month This is a worldwide initiative to raise awareness of these syndromes and offer support. They are frequently misdiagnosed or undiagnosed for many years. Awareness and support are vital to all. These are a group of mostly...

The importance of movement for health

Physical activity and movement are essential for maintaining good health. Whether it's through exercise, sports, or simply incorporating more movement into your daily routine, staying active has a wide range of benefits for your body and mind. One of the key benefits...

Healthy joints through movement

I have finally succumbed to the fact that not only have I become a soccer mum, running my two sons to soccer practice, their games and now summer soccer, I have also taken on the responsibility of becoming the cricket taxi driver with the added involvement of watching...

The comfort crisis. It’s killing us.

I’ve just finished reading the book by Michael Easter called ‘The Comfort Crisis’. He reports that 3/4 of our jobs are now sedentary. The implications of this on our health are mostly negative. It is true that sedentary jobs, in which people spend long periods of time...

What exercise should you do?

We all know that exercise is meant to be good for you, and if you’re like me, then perhaps you often feel that you could (or should) be doing more.   But what exercise should you do? Well, I get asked this question a lot. In fact, it’s one of the most frequent...

VICKI with her tips on how to juggle kids, washing and exercise

https://youtu.be/oL47WnZVz-M 1. Use exercise (in this case walking), to commute. 2. Make it a little hard so that you have to walk back to the car. 3. Be in nature - more dopamine and endorphins to dampen pain and enhance well-being. 4. Do a 'life job' at the same...

Do you have pain and feel like you’re alone on this one?

That was me. I didn't think to ask if anyone else had experienced the pain I feel after cold water swimming - I do a lot of that. Turns out, after a passing comment, and a day of feeling that someone had put a hammer to my nipples after a swim, that it's a thing!...

Why is osteopathy called osteopathy?

What do you think of when you read the word osteopathy? Usually, the first thing people think of is –bones, because that’s what osteo means. The other idea is that it has to do with a pathology, but this isn’t the case. While bones do play a role they aren’t the whole...
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We all understand that sleep is vital for our health. Though, like many things that we understand are good for us, it can often get pushed to the...