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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Treating hypermobility – looking at ways that massage can help

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What is Hypermobility

Treating hypermobility is a life-long quest for many sufferers. But what is it?

It describes a situation where one (or more) joints stretch beyond their normal range.

Thankfully, many people with hypermobile joints don’t have problems. And often, they don’t require treatment. In fact, some ballet dancers and gymnasts may benefit from increased flexibility.

However, others are not so lucky. Hypermobility syndrome is often accompanied by a range of different symptoms.

These include pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles. They may also include joints that click or dislocate easily.

Fatigue and recurrent injuries such as sprains can be a problem. Not to mention, digestive problems, such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Other issues can include dizziness and fainting. And sometimes thin or stretchy skin.

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Lower back problems – 5 great ways to ease the pain

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Why is lower back pain so common?

Lower back problems result from a variety of factors. It isn’t possible to point to one specific cause.

Unsurprisingly, it is partly the result of us living more sedentary lifestyles. We are less active than in previous generations. And some issues are anatomical.

But lower back problems aren’t just a result of poor posture. Likewise, the fact we sit around so much more doesn’t tell the full story.

Increasingly, experts are realizing that the psychological and social aspects also play a role. You may well have experienced back pain when you were stressed out at work. Or when the kids started playing up.

Whatever the cause, one thing is clear. Stopping all forms of movement is not the answer. In fact, the complete opposite is true. In most cases, exercise and movement are a great way to counteract the problem.

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Relieving Migraines – We explore how osteopathy can help

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Understanding migraines

Relieving Migraines is a huge priority for sufferers. But what are migraines? And how are they different from headaches? Furthermore, what are some of the best ways to get some much-needed relief? And can osteopathy help? Let’s take a look.

Firstly, we need to understand what a migraine is. Sadly, we still don’t know the exact causes. But we do know they are believed to be linked to ad-hoc changes in the brain. More specifically, the problem is believed to be related to misfunctioning blood vessels or nerves in the brain.

Unlike normal headaches, migraines tend to affect just one side of the head. They tend to cause a throbbing sensation. And they usually leave you feeling sick or more sensitive to light.

They are often brought on by tiredness or stress. Certain people are triggered by particular types of food or drink. And it is well known that the early stages of a period can trigger problems. And sadly, this helps to explain, in part, why migraines affect more women than men.

Relieving Migraines

Relieving Migraines

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What are the 3 healthiest diets – and why are they so good?

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What makes a diet healthy?

Firstly, as we assess the 3 healthiest diets, we need some context.

So many diet plans focus on how much weight you can lose. And they often highlight just how quickly you can do it.

However, diets shouldn’t just be about what the number shows on the scales. And losing weight too quickly can often be unhealthy.

A healthy diet should provide you with a good balance of essential vitamins and minerals.

In addition, it should provide the required quantities of macronutrients.

In fact, diets should be as much about what to include as they should be about what to exclude.

Let’s dig deeper.

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3 healthiest diets

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