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October 20, 2019

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition where your bones lose strength due to reduced density. Weakened bones have a higher risk of breaking (or fracturing) and certain bones (the wrists, hips and spine) are more susceptible to breaks than others. It’s estimated 3.5 million people aged over 50 in the UK have osteoporosis, that is 7% of men and 22% of w...

September 4, 2019

Exercise can increase and maintain your bone mineral density, but knowing what type of exercise to do can be tricky. A clinical exercise specialist can prescribe specific weight-bearing and resistance training that can help you maintain your bone strength and may even improve it. However, in post-menopausal women, it is difficult to build bone density back up

June 29, 2019

I love running. I love the freedom of being outside, the ongoing improvements and the wonderful running community. However, like many runners, when injury strikes it’s miserable and  you can become isolated from your passion and your community. Astonishingly, 50% of runners get injured each year and if you are training for a marathon this increases to 55% (Van...

September 5, 2018

I had been advised not to run or swim during radiotherapy because the skin can become quite raw and any chaffing or chemicals from the pool could cause further irritate it further.

July 9, 2018

Exercise, Cancer and Me. Keeping active helped me managed the stress & anxiety of dealing with a diagnosis of cancer. Consulting with my dear friend & fellow exercise therapist we devised a pre-hab exercise regime; focusing on upper body resistance work, particularly the arms, lats and chests.

June 11, 2018

Exercise improves the quality of our sleep, but it's essential we do it at the right time of day to make sure it doesn't interfere with our sleep

March 2, 2018

7 essential tips to help you perform to your best on race day. The best way to recover from long runs and how to avoid the dreaded chaffinf

February 5, 2018

Marathon training essential tips. Follow this series of tips to achieve your optimum marathon experience

December 23, 2017

It's the final day of how to look after your health and wellbeing in the run up to the festive season

Set realistic expectations.  Managing your expectation can be one of the best ways to make sure Christmas goes smoothly.

  1. Apply the 80:20 rule. If 80% of your Christmas plans go well then take that! So you can allow 20% to slip. Bear in mind that some of the m...

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