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Tips to reduce water retention in the hot weather

At the end of a long day in this weather it isn't unusual for your ankles or hands to feel swollen or bloated. Maybe your shoes are tighter or rings are harder to get off. To help identify the causes of your swelling it may help to write a food diary. This will help to make connections between certain foods and periods of bloating/swelling.If you are pregnant or are concerned that it is not ju...
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National Gardening Week 30th April – 6th May – Health Benefits of Gardening

For some people gardening is a passion, for others it is a chore that gets put off until it really has to be done. However the satisfaction and sense of well being at the end of a hard day doesn't just come from looking at a tidy garden, but also from having spent time outside engaging in physical activity. There are many benefits that come from gardening, however the benefits for health are not a...
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National Gardening Week 30th April – 6th May – Tips To Stay Fit Whilst Gardening

Unseasonal weather over the last few weeks, an early short summer burst, followed by a significant drop in temperature, torrential rain, and a forecasted upturn in the weather over the Bank Holiday weekend, has led to truly British conversations this week in clinic - all about the weather and the speed the weeds are growing. So many of my patients are off to garden centres over the next few days, ...
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Susan’s Story – How Osteopathy Helped Her

A busy life caring for others  Susan was working 3 days a week in a dentistry clinic as a receptionist, often sitting at her desk all day long, on her day's off she would visit her mum a couple of times a week. Her mum was wheelchair bound and slowly deteriorating as a result of her dementia and immobility. Susan would do the housework, take mum shopping and to appointments. In addition ...
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Tips to ensure your office chair is set up correctly

A very generous patient delighted me - they presented me with a proper ergonomic desk chair. Until now I have been using a saddle stool, which helps my posture when I am working with a patient, but  I don't find it comfortable if I have to sit at my desk for any length of time.I regularly see patients who are suffering from pain due to their work environment, and will advise them on how best t...
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Tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.

You are always running around, trying to achieve all your objectives for the day, and you know you need to have a good night as tomorrow will be a very busy day, however getting a good nights sleep isn't always easy. Here are some tips to help you get a good night's sleep.  Set aside some wind down time. Having had a busy day, it is essential to try to switch off and relax before bedtim...
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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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Tips to Help You Stay Hydrated this Christmas

I know that many of you will be enjoying a work or family party this festive season, and whilst this may well involve an alcoholic drink or 3, please remember to keep your water levels up.The role of water in keeping you healthy Water helps to keep your body fluids in balance, benefiting all of the systems in the body.SkinHelps to prevent fluid loss, If you are dehydrated you...
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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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