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 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…

Top Tips To Avoid Tennis Aches And Pains

Top Tips To Avoid Tennis Aches And Pains

Tennis is in the news again now that Wimbledon Week is here. Tempted to get on the tennis court to hone your skills? It’s great for building muscular strength, aerobic exercise (so good for the heart!) and strengthening bones. It also gets us out under the sun to manufacture Vitamin D, improves coordination and, above…

7 Reasons Why You Should Start Cycling

7 Reasons Why You Should Start Cycling

Summer is here, and it’s time to get outside and enjoy it! With warmer weather around the corner, there will be an increase in outdoor sport activities. This week is National Bike Week 2022 and cycling is a great way to improve your cardiovascular health as well as maintain muscle tone and improve knee and…

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…

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…

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…