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Avoiding Football Injuries – the benefits of warm-ups and cool downs

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Football injuries in perspective

In a strange way, avoiding football injuries should not be at the forefront of your mind.

This is because too much focus on the possibility of injury might make you nervous. Consequently, it can mean you are less committed to tackles or challenging situations.

In addition, anxiety about an injury can make the body tense up. Ironically, this can lead to problems being more likely.

But clearly, you don’t want to get injured. So what can you do?

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Multiple Sclerosis Pain Management – What treatments can help?

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Background to Multiple Sclerosis

Pain Management for Multiple Sclerosis comes in different forms. There is no best method for treatment. This is because it is often related to individual needs.

If you have lived with MS the symptoms may be all too familiar. However, this week is MS awareness week. As such, for those less familiar with it, it is important to highlight possible early signs of the condition.

These include blurred or double vision, stiffness or spasms in your muscles. Fatigue, dizziness or vertigo can also be indicators. But that’s not all.

Other signs include tingling or numbness, especially in the arms legs or fingers. As well as irritability, mood swings, bladder or bowel problems or even memory issues.

It goes without saying that it can be an extremely debilitating disorder. But what is it? And what can be done to help?

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Common rowing injuries – and how to prevent and treat them

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The challenge of rowing

The types of injuries that are common in rowing occur as a result of poor preparation.

Rowing is great for all-around fitness. However, it is a challenge in terms of the complexity of the technique and the physical demands it puts on the body.

Inspired by the annual boat race, many people take to rowing for the first time. But the crews of Oxford and Cambridge make it look so much easier than it is.

You can spot a novice rower in the gym because their rowing will be all arms and very little legs. It’s an inefficient way to row.

The most common injury in rowing is to the lower back. But other injuries that affect rowers on a regular basis affect the ribs, knees, wrists and shoulders.

Let’s see what can be done to help prevent them …

Common Rowing Injuries

Common Rowing Injuries

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Eat Less Salt – How too much salt can affect your health

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A closer look at salt

The vast majority of us should eat less salt. We will go into more detail throughout this blog. However, before we start, let’s get one thing straight. We don’t wish to demonise salt completely. After all, it is not all bad.

But as the recent Salt Awareness Week helped to remind us, it is becoming clear that excess salt is a serious problem.

So, what are the benefits? What constitutes too much salt? What problems can excess salt cause? And how can we all cut down?

Let’s take a closer look.

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Eat less salt

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Correct Cycling Position – how good ergonomics can help prevent injury

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Back in the saddle

Making sure you are in the correct position when cycling is a must.

We’ve reached that time of year where the days are noticeably longer.  It feels about time to dust down the bike. But before you try to harness your inner Geraint Thomas, think about your bike’s set up.

Bad ergonomics on a bike can lead to injuries. It is worth understanding how to adjust your bike in an appropriate manner.  One that will allow your body to operate efficiently and effectively.

Let’s find out more.

 

 

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How to prevent cycling injuries – some important reminders

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What to look out for

In order to prevent the most common cycling injuries, it helps to know what they are.

Obviously, in some instances accidents occur and injuries can be serious or sometimes fatal. However, we want to put your mind at rest. The media can portray cycling as a dangerous activity. It is, however far safer than many people think.

The vast proportion of bad accidents are caused by recklessness.  Sadly, there will always be thoughtless drivers. But good road sense, and being extra vigilant (especially at junctions) will vastly improve your chances of staying safe.

The fact is, the majority of cycling injuries are overuse injuries. The most affected areas being the knees, ankles, lower back and neck. We look at ways to guard against these more common injuries.

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Prevent Cycling Injuries

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Treating Tinnitus – How osteopathy might be of help

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What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is not the easiest thing to treat. This is because it’s not always easy to pinpoint the cause. Consequently, treating Tinnitus effectively has often proved elusive.

Furthermore, it manifests in different ways for different people. Many people associate it with a ringing in their ears. However, it can also sound like hissing, clicking, or even a buzzing noise.

It occurs when you perceive sound, but in reality, there is no external sound present. It is often a symptom that there is a problem with your auditory circuit.

The extent of the problem can range from mild to severe. It can affect one, or sometimes both ears. And it may be just temporary or fairly persistent.

It can have a significant impact on your quality of life. It affects how well you hear. But it can also disrupt your work life and your sleep as well.

 

Treating Tinnitus

Treating Tinnitus

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Lower leg injuries that affect long distance runners

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Lower Leg Injuries

The rate of injuries to the lower leg is high. The knee has the highest incidence of injury in runners. After that, the lower leg is the most vulnerable area. This is partly because of the wide variety of injuries that can occur between the ankle and the knee. We look at some of the most common including calf strain, Achilles tendonitis, and shin splints.

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London Marathon Newsletter

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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.

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Improving coordination

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