5 Foods That are Surprisingly High in Sugar
YOGHURT Yoghurts are supposed to be healthy for us, and they are. But many brands add crazy amounts of sugar, especially the low-fat brands. Some brands contain just as many grams of sugar in it as the average chocolate bar does. Try swapping flavoured yoghurt for natural yoghurt and topping it with some berries […]
How Resistance Training Can Benefit You
The basic principal of resistance training (also known as weight training or strength training) is the use of any form of exercise using resistance that forces your skeletal muscles to contract when required. Adding resistance training to your fitness program can help you to build strength, anaerobic endurance and build the size of your skeletal […]
What is Tennis Elbow and How can it be treated?
Tennis Elbow, also known as Lateral Epicondylitis, is a very common injury that is often caused by overuse and repetitive stress. This injury can cause long term disability in adults. The main characteristics of tennis elbow are pain and tenderness located where your forearm meets your elbow. Osteopathy treatment for this condition can help to fast track […]
How to Prevent (and Recover from) Plantar Fasciitis
It’s one of the most common injuries and can become a nagging problem for runners. But what exactly is Plantar Fasciitis? And how can you treat it? WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS? The Plantar Fascia is the tissue that supports your arch during the stance phase of your running gait. When your foot is on […]
Why it’s important to get your sprained ankle checked!
The sprained ankle is the most common type of athletic injury, with research suggesting that ankle sprains account for 15-30% of all sports injuries, it is also the most frequently re-injured. Although it is a widespread sporting injury, it regularly occurs during every day activities. Without proper treatment for an ankle sprain, there can be […]
Water: Why you need it and how you can drink more!
Water. Humans are made up of roughly 60% of the stuff. It’s integral to life and so many functions in the human body. Yet, somehow, so many of us struggle with drinking enough. While the eight-glasses-a-day recommendation has been debunked in recent times – as your need for water can change depending on your sex, […]
Period Pain and Osteopathy
Period pain can be as simple as mild ache for a few hours in the lower abdomen, or as crippling as agonising spasms combined with back and buttock pain. Women are sometimes told that “It’s just period pain” and not to worry about it, but if your pains are particularly severe you should always follow […]
World Spine Day!
World Spine Day – Raising awareness about spinal disorders as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week. World Spine Day is a great opportunity to shine light on spinal disorders and encourage you to take steps to better health. This year the theme is ‘Your Back in Action’, emphasising the importance of physical […]
How mindful are you? Here are 3 of the best mindfulness apps!
With today’s modern lifestyle packed with countless social media, family responsibilities and work deadlines, it’s no wonder that many of us are left feeling stressed out, tired, emotionally exhausted and anxious. Lucky that many apps can be used as your own little piece of time out. Here are my three top picks to try today. […]
What’s so great about exercise?
Everyone knows that exercise is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, but what is it that makes exercising so great? Endorphins get released when you exercise. These molecules of happiness help counteract feelings of stress and can make you feel high, and may be responsible for a large number of the benefits of exercise. You’ll […]