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Choosing the right trainers – part 1

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Choosing the wrong trainers can be painful! You could end up lying on the sofa nursing shin splints, serious back, knee and hip pain or blisters… instead of enjoying your chosen activity. According to one expert at The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, up to 65% of sports people in the UK choose the wrong shoe.

Do Topical Pain Relief Creams and Gels Really Work?

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Most of us have pulled a muscle before and used topical pain relief to ease the pain.  Maybe your joints ache when it gets cold and a pain relief gel does the trick?  If you’re developing arthritis, chances are you’ve reached for a topical pain relief method at some point.

Which Therapy Is For You?

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You are suffering with back pain and can’t get out of bed… You may have neck pain and can’t turn your head to reverse the car… You or your child may have a knee injury affecting your ability to play your sport… You know you need to get help, but who to see?

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

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Holiday season is soon upon us, where we pack up our suitcases and prepare ourselves for what seems to be the inevitable wait. Be it stuck in a traffic jam, waiting at the airport or on a long flight, sitting for long periods of time seems unavoidable. So what to do?

13 Ways To Love Your Joints

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Most of you probably do not think much about your knees, back, shoulders, and other joints until they become painful or stop working properly. Joints are the places in our bodies where bones meet. They roll, glide, rotate or bend like a simple hinge to let you run, jump and do the chicken dance.

Limber Up To Relieve Stress And Tension

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This stretch gently stretches your lower back, hips, thigh, knees and ankles.  It relaxes your spine, shoulders and neck and calms the mind thus helping relieve stress and tension.  

Cracking Your Knuckles Gives You Arthritis?

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“Cracking joints” and “popping knuckles” are an interesting and poorly understood phenomenon. There are many theories as to why joints crack or pop, but the exact cause is unknown. Painless cracking of joints is – as a rule – not harmful, however common sense generally would suggest that the intentional and repetitive cracking of joints is not recommended.

Sit Less and Move More – Our Top Tips

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Movement is critical to wellness.  We are designed to move, so our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is now starting to have a huge impact on our health.  Studies show that prolonged sitting is associated with heart/cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, high blood pressure, muscle degeneration, back ache/neck pain, osteoporosis, depression and dementia.

Limber Up To Avoid Tennis Elbow / RSI

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Tennis Elbow is a common complaint not only for sports players, but for those of you who use computers or engage in activities with prolonged gripping, such as hammering and gardening. Tennis elbow can lead to bigger issues down the road such as shoulder, upper back and neck pain.

Our Top 13 Tips To Avoid Cycle Injuries

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Cycling can be enjoyed by everyone, whether you’re young or old, athletic or sedentary. Cycling is an enjoyable and healthy way to travel and experience the outdoors. Done vigorously, it gives the heart and circulatory system a workout and can burn more than 500 calories per hour.