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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...
COVID-19 Trying to stay positive

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...

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Why strength and flexibility are so important in later life

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...

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Paul and prostate cancer

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...

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Save our NHS!

Save our NHS!

You can speak to any doctor, nurse or health care worker in the NHS and they will all tell you the same thing - the NHS is struggling and something needs to be done. Every doctor and nurse that I know works longer hours than they get paid for and deals with cutbacks...

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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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