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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 time sitting as this can lead to poor posture and a weak back.
Here are our top ten tips to avoid back pain whilst enjoying your garden:

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Vitamin B12: Our Dietary Hero

Vitamin B12, or Cobalamin, is the largest and most complex vitamin currently known to man. It is an essential Vitamin for the body to work correctly. It helps make DNA, nerve and red blood cells. It’s also crucial for healthy brain and immune system and the running of your metabolism.

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Practice Makes Permanent!

You may well have heard of the term ‘practice makes perfect’, but what about permanent? Whether we are practising a musical instrument, playing a sport, making food… practice indeed makes us better, if not perfect.

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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.

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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 help and support to someone who suffers from an illness or disability and they can’t cope alone, then you are a carer.

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Biofreeze Cold Therapy Pain Relief

“… delivers targeted pain relief with the benefits of cryotherapy to treat athletic and muscle related injuries, sore or strained muscles, shoulder and arm discomfort, neck, hip and leg pain, painful joints, ankle or foot pain, and pain associated with bruising, and arthritis.” Biofreeze Cold Therapy Pain Relief is available to purchase at Shefford Osteopathic

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Goldilocks Pillows

“… is an innovative new concept in bedtime comfort. Using our patent pending measuring system you can discover your pillow height/size in moments. Knowing your personal pillow height/size takes out all the guesswork of finding a pillow that keeps your body in perfect alignment when sleeping. And when you are aligned in bed, you are

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Sallis Lumbar Support Belt

“… One way stretch elastic support belt, boned back dart. Touch and close fastening. In strong white elastic.” The belts are available in different sizes and you will be fitted for the correct size at the Clinic. The Sallis Lumbar Support Belt is available to purchase at Shefford Osteopathic Clinic Visit the Sallis Healthcare website for

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