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#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...

COVID-19 Trying to stay positive

I launched Molyfit.co.uk in the beginning of the year with the aim of helping the NHS by encouraging the older adult back into exercise. Promoting physical activity among the over 65’s I believe can help save the NHS millions by curtailing avoidable diseases. Now we...

Why strength and flexibility are so important in later life

In the UK, falls are the most common cause of injury related deaths in people over the age of 75. This is why it is so important to keep an eye on the components of fitness, to try and reduce this horrible statistic. Falls occur because of balance problems and...

Paul and prostate cancer

I’d like to introduce you to Paul. Last month, Paul was diagnosed with Prostate cancer. In Males in the UK, Prostate cancer is the most common cancer. About 80% of men who reach the age of 80 will have cancer cells in their prostate. Paul at 77, has a good prognosis...

Understanding your body during exercise. Working to heart rate.

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 train just after a meal. When...
Who says age should slow you down?

Who says age should slow you down?

We are all aware that as the years go by, the ageing process begins and our bodies slow down. What I fail to accept is that we should just roll over and let it happen, giving up on the interests and activities that we enjoy. It seems to be cemented in our culture that...

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Lower back

Lower back

Everyone experiences some degree of lower back pain at some time, the most common cause of this can be blamed on the lack of correct posture. When your posture is poor, your spine is not neutral and your body weight goes into your lower back. A great stretch for this...

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Hip and bottom

Hip and bottom

The hip joint allows a big range of movement. The muscles around it have to cope with a lot of stresses and pressure as the hip supports your bodyweight and the massive force that comes from the large muscles of the leg. The muscles in the hip and bottom are very...

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The hamstring muscles

The hamstring muscles

The hamstrings are a set of three muscles in the back of your thigh. They attach in the lower half of your bottom down to behind the back of your knee. The job of the hamstrings is to bend your knee and to move your hips backwards. Tight hamstrings can lead to lower...

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