Seven top tips for better walking

Seven top tips for better walking

Do we really need to walk 10,000 steps a day? Well no, because this number has no real research backing it up. Actually it was a Japanese manufacturer who came up with it in 1965 when they made a device called the Manpo-kei which translates to the 10,000 steps meter. It was marketing, not health…

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…

Relieve Back and Neck Stiffness - Stretching For Flexibility

Relieve Back and Neck Stiffness – Stretching For Flexibility

Back and neck pain can be helped by making stretching part of your daily routine. As we age, our joints become less flexible and this can make everyday tasks increasingly challenging. Stretching keeps our muscles flexible and increases the range of motion in our joints, and it can also improve posture, reduce the risk of…

Prevent Back Pain When Working From Home

Prevent Back Pain When Working From Home

Working from home can cause back pain. The majority of people work at a desk or kitchen table for long hours during the day, which can put increased pressure on the structures of your spine. Others work on the sofa or even a low coffee table which increases the pressure on the spinal joints and…

Get a massage to feel better

Get a massage to feel better

Why should I get a massage? There are a few answers to this question, but I’ll start with one – you actually don’t need to have a reason! Getting a massage is, for most people, an enjoyable experience and you don’t need to be injured or suffering before you choose to come for a treatment.…

E-Learning: How to Avoid Tech Neck

E-Learning: How to Avoid Tech Neck

Is your child connected to a phone, computer, or tablet during and after school? Think about it. Many of us aren’t more than an arm’s length from our phone at any time (even when we are sleeping).  Spending time every day looking down at our devices can place a lot of stress on the supporting…

How to help your kids get the right posture

How to help your kids get the right posture

As students worldwide return to school, it’s likely many will be e-learning in some capacity for hours each day on their digital devices. While our devices can be fantastic tools for entertainment and education, the postural effects are something all parents should be aware of. For many students, e-learning may increase neck, mid-back, and low…

How to fix a poor workstation at home

How to fix a poor workstation at home

You must tailor your workstation to you rather than force yourself into awkward postures on the sofa or kitchen table or you will develop pain in the neck, shoulders and back. Stress can also cause tight muscles in the shoulder and neck so, where possible, create a separate work area where you can concentrate and…

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Top five exercises to prevent neck and shoulder pain and backaches whilst working from home

Working from home?  Bad workstation? Getting neck and backaches? Try our new Home Posture Workout. These simple exercises done in a few minutes a day can stop aches and pains. Working from your sofa or from your kitchen table might seem like a good idea however, this can lead to postural pain and potentially cause…