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Self help to prevent a stiff neck

June 16th, 2019
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Previously I shared my produced for how to treat a stiff neck.  In this blog post I want to share my tips for on prevention of stiff necks for those that are prone to them. Firstly, make sure you practice proper posture regardless of what you’re doing, such as positioning computer monitor at eye level […]

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Self help for a stiff neck

June 9th, 2019
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Neck cramps, also known as a stiff neck, generally occur when the neck muscles weaken over time due to overuse or poor posture. An example of over use of your neck muscles, is when we are doing abdominal exercises and start to feel it in you neck – if this happens remember you are exercising […]

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Can massage and reflexology help clients with bladder cancer?

June 1st, 2019

Patients who have a cystectomy following bladder cancer may benefit from massage and reflexology to reduce pain and improve wellbieng, according to a pilot. The pilot sevice provided 38 cystectompy patients with one hour of massage, reflexology of a combination the day after they had surgery and this was followed by another one hour treatment […]

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Reflexology may reduce the intensity of migraines

May 27th, 2019

Migraines affect twice as many women as men and are experienced by one in seven people in the UK.  (Migrane Action, 2018). Reflexology could be a beneficial treatment for people who are experiencing migraines a recent study suggest. A randomised control trial was conducted with 75 male subjects who all had a nitrogylcerine induced migraine-type […]

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What can help depression during pregnancy?

May 19th, 2019

Post natal depression is very well known, what is talked about less often is depression during pregnancy. A team of scientists in the Uk and Singapore conducted a systematic review of six clinical studies, involving 450 pregnant women that examined the effects in yoga on depression during pregnancy. All six studies showed reductions in depression […]

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Can a cup of cocoa a day help you?

May 12th, 2019

The causes of mental and physical fatigue experienced by people with MS are complex, and likely to include neural, inflammatory, metabolic, and psychological factors. None of the currently available approaches offers long term relief, say the researchers. Previous research suggests that dark chocolate, containing between 70 and 85 per cent cocoa solids, is associated with […]

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Whats the most effective recovery strategy from after a run?

April 28th, 2019

Fatigue in sport has become a topic of interest among athletes, coaches and sport scientists because it affects athletic performance across a wide range of sports.  Sports related fatigue can be defined as a decline of muscle force or an exercise induced impairment of performance.  (Knicker, 2011). Scientists recruited 46 healthy male recreational runners taking […]

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Thai massage can help with Parkinson’s symptoms

April 22nd, 2019

Parkinson’s disease affects 1 in 350 people in the UK (Parkinson’s UK, 2018). A ransomised controlled trail allocated 30 patients with Parkinson’s and muscle weakness to receive either six Thai massage treatments in three weeks alongside standard medical care or standard medical care alone. Patients in the Thai masage group showed significant improvements in their […]

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Is eating organic food worth it?

April 14th, 2019

I have often wondered weather paying that bit more for organic food is worth it.  Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t.  I normally buy organic eggs and meat but with vegatables I am really not very consistent.  I know with organic vegatables you get less pesticides but is it worth it.  I know in […]

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How to protect your eyesight as you get older

April 5th, 2019

I have been wearing glasses since I was a teenager, so I am always interested in how to protect my eyesight.  One of the most common cuases of failing eyesight as we get older is age related macular degeneration (AMD). Scientists tracked the diets and eye health of over 2,000 people who were at least […]

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