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Our top tips to keep you healthy and fit and living your life to the full

Exercise – the best gift this Christmas

It’s true – exercise is the best medicine there is. Why? It’s free, easy to do and has immediate effect. Without doubt, no matter what your age exercise can help you to have a healthier and happier life. Here are 10 ways that exercise can help you: Control your weight. Exercise will help you to maintain […]

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Back Pain and Children

Like adults, children can suffer from back pain as a result of a variety of lifestyle activities.  And like adults, there is a number of things that parents and carers can do to prevent issues arising. If your child does complain of back pain, it is important to seek advice from qualified professional, such as an […]

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How To Avoid Tennis Injury – Our Top 12 Tips

The majority of tennis injury occurs from overuse.  As you know, here at Shefford Osteopathic Clinic we believe in helping you  continue doing the things you love, so here are our top tips to keep you injury free: Good preparation is important Wear the right and comfortable clothing for tennis Wear proper tennis shoes with […]

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10 Top Tips for Pain-Free Gardening

We all know that activity in the fresh air can make us feel healthy and happy. Gardening offers both physical and mental benefits. But – frequent bending, twisting, lifting pulling and pushing may lead to back pain. This is especially true if you are less active over the winter months or spend most of your […]

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7 Health Tips To Avoid DIY Injury

With 2 bank holidays in May, many of you will be looking at doing some DIY. Whether it is in the home or garden, injuries do happen, so here are our tops tips for keeping you healthy Ask yourself – do I have the knowledge, competence and fitness for this job? Think about your safety […]

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Convalescing for a Full Recovery

Convalescence is a lost art in this country. In fact if you are of a certain age you probably won’t have even heard of the word! Convalescence comes from the Latin word ‘convolescere’ which means ‘to grow fully strong’. It was once considered a distinctly separated and essential stage of aftercare and recovery from illness. […]

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New Year, New You?

Have you set yourself any goals this month? Many of us feel enthused about achieving our New Year resolutions – especially in January! By far the most common ones are health-based, and a lot involve giving up something. However – research shows that the majority of us fail to achieve our aims (66-83%). In fact, […]

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Look After YOU This Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching it’s time take a few moments to think about how we are going to use our body in the coming weeks… and how we can look after it going into the new year. Did you know that back problems become more common over the festive season? You can push all of […]

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Caring for Carers

National BackCare Awareness Week will be running from the 3rd – 8th October this year. The theme this year is caring for carers.  Many people do not think themselves as ‘carers’. They simply see themselves as a husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter or friend looking after someone they love. If you provide regular unpaid […]

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Vitamin D: The UK’s Quiet Crisis.

Many people are aware that Vitamin D is implicated in bone health.  Recent research also suggests that it may have other benefits too such as protecting against colds and fighting depression. Some people know that you can “get it from sunshine”. A few people know what food it is found in: oily fish, eggs and […]

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