How to Work from Home

Are you having to work from home for the first time? Finding it hard to stay focused? You’re not alone! Check out these tips: 1 – Get dressed every morning as if you’re going to work. This will help put you in the right frame of mind for the day ahead. 2 – Stay hydrated Continue reading »

Self-Isolation – Coping under “House Arrest”

We all have to be prepared to take sensible precautions in these unprecedented times, whether that means self-isolation or simply avoiding public spaces for a while.  Having our freedom curbed may be better for our community’s physical wellbeing, but it can take a toll on our mental wellbeing. If you’re facing “coronavirus house arrest”, here Continue reading »

Trampolining

The sun is shining, the children are smeared with a mixture of sun-cream and ice lolly gloop, the smallest one is covered in grass cuttings from falling on the newly mown lawn.  And the new trampoline is waiting to keep A&E busy, and to provide me with opportunity to use some terrible jokes.   Trampolines Continue reading »

Balance your Exercise!

Do you wear a pedometer?  Always aiming for that daily goal of ten thousand steps?  Having an exercise goal is a great way to motivate yourself, and anything that increases your activity levels is useful…… …..however…..  Did you know Public Health England have recently conducted a review of evidence and have issued new advice as Continue reading »

Lifting children

Whether the kids are your own, your grandkids, or the ones you’re minding for someone else, children can be back-breaking work.  I have no statistics for how many child-lifting injuries we see in this country, but I’d put money on it being a significant number.   So what can you do to protect yourself?  How Continue reading »

Migraine Breakthrough

There’s been some exciting news in the press this morning for migraine sufferers. Researchers at King’s College Hospital have developed a potential new treatment that looks like it has some promising results. They used antibodies to alter chemical activity in the brain – the first therapy aimed specifically at migraines. In the study, half of Continue reading »

Knee Insurance

Latest research shows that the number of people with knee osteoarthritis has doubled in the last sixty years.  You might think this is because we tend to live longer nowadays, and osteoarthritis is a “disease of aging”. The researchers at Harvard University have shown this isn’t the case. Dr Wallace from Harvard University’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology examined more Continue reading »