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Tips for Older Adults with Back Pain

Back Care Awareness Week - Tips for Older Adults For those of you who read my previous blog you will know that there is a lack of awareness of the impact back pain on older adults, its causes and the best management approaches. I promised I would write more about this, this week, so here we go. I am focusing on tips to help you manage your back pain as that is why I am sure most of you have found...
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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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Tips to ensure your Desk works for you

Does your desk work for you? By identifying the key ways in which you use your desk space you, can ensure that the tools you need are closest to you, and are right for the job you do. Many graphic designers, architects, games designers will work with 2 or more large screens to ensure that they can see the small details that they are working on. For a call centre worker they should wear a head set...
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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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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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