Confessions of a Lazy Runner

My Sunday run was fabulous (as most of my runs are, in hindsight!  In the moment, not always so much….!)  The weather was perfect – light cloud, gentle breeze.  The terrain was a little challenging for me.  Plenty of puffing up hills (rewarded with some lovely cruising down hills).  I must confess, though, to being Continue reading »

How Alice took action to deal with her neck and shoulder pain

Alice had had aching and tension in her upper back, neck and shoulder for quite some time.  It wasn’t severe pain, but it was persistent – almost always with her.  She put up with it, thinking it would eventually sort out on its own, but really she began to forget what it was like to be without Continue reading »

Love Your Chair

If you work in at a desk, it’s really worth getting to know your chair.  Most good office chairs have plenty of adjustment options, but many of us never bother to use them fully.  The era of “hot-desking” hasn’t helped that situation.  Sitting in a badly-fitting chair for a few hours may make you feel Continue reading »

Wallet Syndrome – or Why Being Rich May Be Harmful to your Health

Ok, so wealth in itself may not be detrimental, but it depends how you carry all that wealth!  If it’s stashed in a wallet, along with some credit cards, a driver’s license, a few receipts…and you stow the whole thing in your back pocket, you could be in for a few problems. What’s Wallet Syndrome? Continue reading »

Stretching for Health

Stretching Study Those of you who enjoy the BBC’s factual programmes have probably come across “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor”, a show that looks at health issues.  One that caught my eye recently was about stretching.  A study was carried out by a team at Wolverhampton University.  They looked at what happens in our bodies when our Continue reading »