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 On How To Stay Hydrated In The Heat

Tips On How To Stay Hydrated In The Heat

Summer’s here – and we’ve been having some sunshine, haven’t we? Hot weather carries its own risks, as we all know. But for most of us, our bodies naturally balance the quantity of fluid we lose and the amount we take in, so there’s no need to obsess about consuming a ‘standard’ 6-8 glasses of…

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…

How Can You Help Your Heart?

How Can You Help Your Heart?

Your heart always needs some love. Weighing less than a pound, the heart is responsible for pumping blood around your body, transmitting nutrients and oxygen, maintaining blood pressure and carrying away unwanted carbon dioxide. Cardiovascular health is essential at any age, so here are some easy ways you can maintain a happy heart, while reducing…

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…

Top Tips To Treat Runner's Knee

Top Tips To Treat Runner’s Knee

Do you have knee pain brought on by running? You could be suffering from Chronic Patellar Tendinopathy or Runner’s Knee. Regular strain from exercise can lead to conditions like Patellar Tendinopathy. This is a condition also sometimes referred to as Jumper’s Knee: an overuse injury characterised by inflammation of the tendon attached to the bottom…

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…

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…