Runner’s foot injuries – and how best to deal with them

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Out on your feet

Runner’s foot injuries are all too common. That’s because the feet are subjected to enormous cumulative forces during a run.

Take, for example, those of you that are currently training for the London Marathon. Depending on how fast you run, you will take anywhere between 1,000 and 2,300 steps per mile.  On the marathon day alone, you may take up to 60,000 steps.

You exert roughly three times your body weight with every step you take running. That can add up to hundreds or even thousands of tons of force acting on the foot.

So, first things first, if you haven’t yet invested in a high-quality pair of running shoes, it is time to do so.

But what else do you need to look out for? Let’s take a deeper look.

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New Year’s Fitness Goals – and how to stick with them

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A new year and a new you

Have you written yourself a set of fitness goals as part of your New Year’s resolutions?

If so, you might have already attended an aerobics class, signed up for a new gym membership or done your first park run.

As a rule, however, people tend to quit on these goals quicker than you might think.

According to an article in the Independent,‘quitters day’ can happen as early as the second Friday in January.

Clearly, you are not going to get the body of your dreams within a couple of weeks.

So let’s look at ways you can stick to your fitness goals this year.

New Year's Fitness Goals

New Year’s Fitness Goals

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London Marathon Equipment – Gaining a vital edge

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Preparing for the London Marathon

Having the right equipment for the London Marathon can be a great help.

Of course, nothing can replace putting in the hard yards in training. But you need to look after your body as best you can in the weeks leading up to the run. And there are certain bits of equipment that will help with that.

In our last blog, we outlined some of the basic equipment you will need for this year’s Marathon. Specifically, we spoke of the importance of good quality footwear and the right sort of clothing.

But there are other items that might help too. We look at some equipment that might come in useful for preventing injuries.

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London Marathon Equipment

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What is stability and why does it matter?

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What is stability?

Stability is your ability to stay upright. In a broad sense, it refers to your balance. But it is more than staying steady on your feet.

And it is not just about preventing falls as you get older, or reserved for the world of sport.

Keeping your body balanced and your posture stable has positive health benefits.

So let’s take a closer look and what it involves, and why it matters.

 

What is stability?

What is stability?

 

 

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The benefits of DSE – how it can keep you healthy at work

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You are what you repeatedly do

The benefits of DSE assessments might not be a subject that gets your heart beating faster.

However, you would be foolish not to take advantage of regulations that, for once, work in your favour.

On this occasion, Health and Saftey haven’t gone mad! You are sitting at your desk for up to 50% of your waking hours.

If you compromise your posture for long periods of time it can cause a lot of problems.

As Aristotle wisely said, ‘you are what you repeatedly do’.

Or in this case, your body reflects how you use it most often.

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Benefits of DSE

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Plastic Surgery Recovery – The best things that you can do

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Thinking of having plastic surgery

Plastic surgery recovery can be a daunting prospect.

It’s easy to focus on the good stuff. You will have no doubt thought about all the positive changes the surgery will bring.

But psychologically,  it’s easier to suppress thoughts of the recovery process until it is necessary.

However, what you do during the healing process can have a big impact on the final outcome.

We look at some tips and tricks to help you along the way.

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Plastic surgery recovery

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Chronic Pain Management – Tips for dealing with the condition

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What is chronic pain

Before we can explore chronic pain management we first need an understanding of what chronic pain is.

However, it is not the easiest condition to explain.

The only thing that makes chronic pain stand out is how long it lasts.

Definitions vary, but chronic pain will typically last 12 weeks or more. If pain persists more than 6 months it is almost certainly chronic.

The issue is, that the underlying causes of the pain can be very varied.

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Chronic Pain Management

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Heel Pain – What is the most likely cause of the problem?

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The heel can be a big deal

Heel pain can be a nuisance, but it is often one of those problems you might ignore for too long.

And as with most aches and pains, it can be caused by a variety of different things. It is, therefore, important to pinpoint the specific cause.

But whilst you shouldn’t rule out stress fractures, arthritis or even nerve damage, there tends to be one very common cause.

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common problem.

But what is it? And how can it be treated?

 

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Heel Pain

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