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.

Benefits of DSE

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.

Chronic Pain Management

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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First London Marathon – planning ahead for the big event

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The London Marathon Experience

The thought of running your first London Marathon can be an exciting yet daunting prospect.

Every year, more and more people get swept up by Marathon fever. It really is an inspiring, and often emotional event.

So you have harnessed those emotions, taken the plunge and managed to secure your place for 2019.

And suddenly there are less than 6 months to go before the big day!

And if you are a first-time runner, now is the time to start planning ahead.

But here are a few things you should consider before you dive into heavy training.


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First London Marathon

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Pelvic Floor Health – why it is important to understand it better

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What is the pelvic floor?

Pelvic floor health is vital in guarding against a whole range of potential health issues.

And looking after your pelvic floor can have other benefits too, not least of which is improving your sex life.

But what is the pelvic floor?

In short, it is a group of muscles, ligaments and connective tissues that act somewhat like a hammock to support your internal organs. 

In a woman, they are vital for protecting the uterus, rectum, bladder and vagina.

A weakened or compromised pelvic floor can lead to a prolapse and an increased risk of bladder or bowel incontinence.

As you can see, whilst so many fixate on sagging arms or other aesthetic issues, this vital area needs careful attention and should not be ignored.

Pelvic floor health

Pelvic floor health

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Improving Coordination – A part of fitness that is overlooked

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How coordinated are you?

Improving coordination is a subject that gets less coverage in fitness circles than others.

There are acres of pages on losing weight or strength training, but coordination is less talked about.

But when you think about it, good coordination is at the heart of so much of what we do. Whether it is driving, rushing for the train, or navigating your way around a busy street.

Good coordination can enhance your ability in sport. It can help prevent all kinds of injuries and help you stay more effective as you age.

So whilst the usual metrics of cardiovascular fitness and strength and flexibility all matter, it pays to focus some attention on how you coordinate movement.

Improving coordination

Improving coordination

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Functional strength training – what do you need to know?

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What are we training for?

Functional strength training doesn’t sound too exciting. But it might just be a vital step in looking after your health over the long term.

Of course, for many people, there is an element of vanity involved in strength training.

After all, there is nothing wrong with looking trim and toned.

But there has been a growing recognition that exercise should be very specifically targetted to our actual needs. And that is where functional strength training comes in.


Functional strength training

Functional strength training

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