7 Best Tips For Camping With A Bad Back

7 Best Tips For Camping With A Bad Back

Camping can hurt. There’s no doubt it’s also fun and gets you out in the open air, but it can take a toll on the back and neck. It’s not surprising, though: you’re spending several days in unusual living conditions, sleeping on a different surface and perhaps carrying large packs. So here are 7 tips…

10 Top Tips To Avoid Back Pain When Flying

10 Top Tips To Avoid Back Pain When Flying

If you suffer from back pain, the hours spent cramped in an airline seat can be agony. Hand luggage can be heavy and awkward getting into overhead lockers. When you arrive at your destination you have to deal with hauling heavy bags off the luggage carousel and dragging them thought the airport an into a…

Tips To Take Your Mind Off Back Pain

Tips To Take Your Mind Off Back Pain

Would you be surprised to learn that the pain in your back reflects your general wellbeing? In fact, your pain threshold is not fixed at all and you can take control of it. Research into back pain shows that the ‘usual suspects’ of posture or weak core muscles aren’t as important as once thought. Like…

Tips and Advice on Driver's Back Pain

Tips and Advice on Driver’s Back Pain

Are you planning a long road trip this summer? Read on for our tips on how to look after your back in the car! Remember, it can really help to make sure you’re not holding stiffness in your lower back before you drive. Get into the routine of doing some stretches every day – you…

Is Ice Or Heat Better For Back Pain?

Is Ice Or Heat Better For Back Pain?

Ice therapy can help with back pain or another injury like a sprained ankle if applied early enough. After a couple of days, heat can be more beneficial – here’s why… If back pain comes on suddenly with lifting or bending, for example, it is often due to a vertebral joint sprain which causes muscle…

7 Tips to Prevent Back and Neck Pain Doing DIY

7 Tips to Prevent Back and Neck Pain Doing DIY

Bank Holidays can mean relaxing, perhaps a barbecue in the garden – and catching up on DIY jobs. Unfortunately, Do-It-Yourself projects are responsible for about 200,000 accidents in the UK every year. As the bending, stretching and balancing acts involved in tasks around the home tend to be unusual, not surprisingly unprepared muscles easily get…

Strength Training For Over-50s

Strength Training For Over-50s

What happens to muscles as we age? As we get older our muscles lose strength and power. And they lose it up to eight times faster than they lose muscle mass. In other words we get weaker but we don’t look weaker. We often think aerobic-type exercise like walking, cycling or swimming is better than…

How To Improve Your Posture

How To Improve Your Posture

Were you always told to ‘sit up straight’ or ‘stop slouching’ when you were growing up? Unfortunately, it’s just too easy as adults to fall into bad habits and forget the importance of good posture. Standing or sitting with poor posture for prolonged periods of time places additional stress on your lower back – a…

Back Pain From Gardening

Back Pain From Gardening

Back aches and strained muscles are the bane of gardeners. Changing our routines and using different sets of muscles – without a warm up or a stretch – naturally make us feel the effects afterwards. We can take a few simple precautions to make sure a gentle afternoon’s gardening doesn’t lay us up in pain…