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Triathlon 2016 season

Triathlon 2016 season After an encouraging 2015 coming on the back of glandular fever the year before I was keen to step it up and start to become competitive. I learnt a lot the year before regarding nutrition, preparation and recovery and was itching to get going again. The problem was I’d been injured from […]

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Triathlon 2014-5

Triathlon 2014-5 “I like a challenge”. That would probably be the best way to explain why I have found myself doing Triathlons. That and the inevitable accusations of being in the grip of a perpetual mid-life crisis! Triathlon keeps me fit and helps me feel good about myself. It helps me understand the needs of […]

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Seated Core Exercise

Selection of Core exercises for Low Back pain.

Selection of Core exercises for Low Back pain.Core exercises have been the buzz word for well over a decade now and there’s good reason for this. They help to stabilise your lumbar spine and keep you free of back pain.To find out more on why go the end of of this post. In the meantime […]

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Inspired By Our Excelling Olympians?

Inspired By Our Excelling Olympians?Then Join In On The Fun The Next Time You Watch Sport.In August our amazing Olympic team brought home life time best performances and medals galore. The joy and delight on their faces was moving and something you can share to an extent by joining the para-olympic athletes as they inspire even more through […]

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Rising from a chair exercise

Back Pain Exercise, How To Get Up From A Chair.

Back Pain Exercise, How To Get Up From A Chair.Hip Hinge: A Practical Exercise For Helping Back PainWe all get up and down from chairs regularly through the day. How many of do so with a groan due to back pain? Following this simple back pain exercise will help strengthen your thighs, Buttocks and spine. The […]

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Exercise in 2016

How to avoid injury when you restart exercise.

How to Avoid Injury when you Restart Exercise After a break from exercise it is easy to get carried away and bite off more than you can chew. If you don’t take a sensible controlled view you will be more likely to get injured. So here are a few steps to consider when you restart…… […]

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Are your anti-cholesterol drugs compromising your energy levels?

Are your Anti-cholesterol Drugs Compromising your Energy Levels? The Technical Bit Anti-Cholesterol drugs such as statins reduce your cholesterol by slowing down the production of cholesterol by the liver.  They do this by interfering with the action of a key enzyme, HMG-CoA-Reductase.  Cholesterol production is not fully blocked nor is the production of other substances that […]

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Ski Fit Program

Ski Fit Program 4 Exercises to Help you Get Fit for the Slopes Skiing and boarding involves prolonged periods of hip and knee flexion. This involves working the Gluteal muscles, hip adductors, quads and foot muscles hard to help stabilise and control knee and hip flexion. If you want to be able to ski a […]

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Probiotic bacteria help reduce symptoms of Hay fever.

Probiotic Bacteria Help Reduce Symptoms of Hay Fever Eating a bio-active yoghurt a day can help reduce Hayfever 18 million people suffer from hayfever in the UK to some extent. For some it can be life changing and for most just annoying. Hayfever is triggered when pollen proteins are recognised by an over-sensitized immune system. […]

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You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks….Or Can You?

You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks….Or Can You? The difficulty of re-wiring your brain or why we’d all be better off if we were 6 years old!! As a chiropractor who looks at a functional neurological approach to pain and poor function I was delighted to find this article and video on the […]

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What is Pain?

What is Pain? Fact: Pain is being sent to your brain by every pain nerve in your body all the time. Thankfully the action of the nerves that detect movement and pressure suppresses this pain at the spinal cord and you don’t feel it. However loss of movement of an area means the suppression is […]

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Back Pain Prevalence

Back Pain PrevalenceBack Pain Audit shows worrying trend.Recent National Pain Audit figures show a worrying trend. A staggering 20% of health expenditure in the UK is now spent on back pain services. Chronic pain affects 8-60% of the population depending on the definition of pain (1). Severe pain affects 11% of the population and 8% […]

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