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Understanding your body during exercise

Working to heart rate (HR)It is important to understand what’s happening to your body when you exercise and to be able to measure your effort levels.As you exercise, the blood in your body moves towards the muscles that you are using. This is why it is said don’t...

Stop being top heavy

The average human head weighs around 5kg. If your posture is good, your head will rest nicely on top of your neck with all of its weight evenly distributed throughout your body. Unfortunately, that’s not what most of us do. We slouch, stoop and walk with our eyes to...

Bad Habits

Bad Habits I have been a sports therapist for over 20 years now. During this time, a lot of theory and technology has changed. One thing that hasn’t is that I get called to action too late. Someone will usually contact me when they have chronic, consistent pain, tried...

The Coronavirus – how staying active can help you!

The Coronavirus panic is, as I write, looking less scary with lock-down being eased.  So what have we learned? Yes, be alert. Listen to the guidance. Think of others. Wash your hands. All good advice but there are so many things we are still unclear about. What...

#stayfitforever

I had the idea for my new book An Even Better You in Later Life in December, finished writing it in January, gave Duncan, the illustrator February to complete his work and in March it went off to the editor. The idea was to try and encourage the older adult to...
Understanding your body during exercise

Understanding your body during exercise

Working to heart rate (HR)It is important to understand what’s happening to your body when you exercise and to be able to measure your effort levels.As you exercise, the blood in your body moves towards the muscles that you are using. This is why it is said don’t...

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Stop being top heavy

Stop being top heavy

The average human head weighs around 5kg. If your posture is good, your head will rest nicely on top of your neck with all of its weight evenly distributed throughout your body. Unfortunately, that’s not what most of us do. We slouch, stoop and walk with our eyes to...

read more
Bad Habits

Bad Habits

Bad Habits I have been a sports therapist for over 20 years now. During this time, a lot of theory and technology has changed. One thing that hasn’t is that I get called to action too late. Someone will usually contact me when they have chronic, consistent pain, tried...

read more
The Coronavirus – how staying active can help you!

The Coronavirus – how staying active can help you!

The Coronavirus panic is, as I write, looking less scary with lock-down being eased.  So what have we learned? Yes, be alert. Listen to the guidance. Think of others. Wash your hands. All good advice but there are so many things we are still unclear about. What...

read more
#stayfitforever

#stayfitforever

I had the idea for my new book An Even Better You in Later Life in December, finished writing it in January, gave Duncan, the illustrator February to complete his work and in March it went off to the editor. The idea was to try and encourage the older adult to...

read more
#NHSSOS: It’s time to Save OurSelves…and the NHS

#NHSSOS: It’s time to Save OurSelves…and the NHS

When I'm out on my allowed one walk of the day, morning, afternoon or evening, no matter what time it is, there is a smile on my face. How lovely it is to see so many new faces walking past me. Self-isolation has been a challenging affair to say the least, but the...

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