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Posture tips for Christmas chefs

Are you cooking the Christmas lunch this year? Or baking lots of mince pies? Then think about your posture. Standing in the kitchen for long periods can cause lots of discomfort. Your feet, legs, back and neck are all vulnerable if you don't ensure you are properly prepared for action Wear the right shoes.  Standing for long periods means your feet need to have the right support. Comfor...
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Will your survive or enjoy the Christmas break with the kids?

Are you Christmas ready?The children have been hyped up by Christmas plays, carol services, fairs, and end of term parties, they are highly excited by the celebrations to come, what are your plans? Christmas lunch with the relatives, sleep overs or days at home are so much easier with a few simple preparations. Here are some tips to help survive the excitement Plan some down...
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Healthy Mince Pies and other Christmas Treats

I love to make Christmas treats with my children, however it is very easy to succumb to the delicious smells that drift from the kitchen. So I have found a couple of healthy alternatives to share which will help to reduce the calorie intake this year. Healthy Mince pies - serves approx 20 If you are keen to make your mince pies healthier there are 2 ways to achieve this  - make your own mincemea...
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Smoothies to help your recover from your Christmas fun

Smoothies can help to give you the extra boost to help you recover from your Christmas excesses or to give you the start to a busy day, shopping, cooking or partying. Below are some tips to ensure you make the most of your smoothies, and a couple of recipes to try. Tips for making smoothies However the key is to try not to add too many extras to sweeten the fruit and veg you add in. Use nu...
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Party season – Stretch out Exercises

Tis the season to be merry and with it comes the Christmas parties. For many it is the only occasion that they are likely to be dragged on to the dance floor by a well meaning colleague, and for others it is an opportunity to show off some serious skills. However often with the party comes alcohol and a freedom of inhibitions. As a result many will wake up wondering what on earth they were doing o...
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Have a healthy Christmas

Christmas is associated with wonderful food, and historically often in excess. Today we are far more aware of eating healthily, however it can be difficult to stick to what is good for us when the food on offer is so tempting. Instead why not offer a healthier selection of food that is also tempting. In most cases it is possible to find tasty healthier alternatives to the traditional foods offered...
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Avoid the pain of Christmas Wrapping – Postural tips

We have all done it, piled the presents around us, popped on our favourite Christmas film or music, grabbed mince pie and a mulled wine or hot chocolate and settled down for a present wrapping session. More often than not all the preparation is about the tools we need to do the job at had (as well as treats to keep going). However we often forget the main tool we need - our body, & instead jus...
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Tips for choosing the right party shoes

Party Time Shoes So you have chosen the right outfit for your work Christmas party, or for Christmas Day, but you still have to find that perfect pair of shoes. If like me it is a rare occurrence that you wear anything other than your comfortable trainers or flats, then the thought of wearing anything more formal can fill you with dread. After all several hours in a pair of uncomfortabl...
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An Osteopathic Advent Calendar of Tips, Advice, Exercises & Recipes

We all love a good Advent Calendar & this year there are so many on offer, from the traditional picture calendars to those that offer all sorts of goodies.So to take a healthier approach I thought I could share a calendar of advice, tips, exercises and recipes, all aimed at a healthy festive period.Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter to find out what is hidden behind each door ...
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