Zinc, the inside scoop

We need a steady daily supply of Zinc to stay healthy as it also has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant role. It also has a significant impact on hormonal balance for both men and women, even a small deficiency can cause an increased risk of diabetes or infertility. Are you getting all you need?

Anaemia, are you at risk?

Do you struggle to get through the day? Or get breathless, sluggish and weak doing everyday activities? These could be signs of anaemia. Anaemia leads to poor circulation of oxygen around the body and sometimes causes complications, although it’s rare, anaemia that remains untreated can even become deadly. 

Gout, explained

Gout is an excruciatingly painful condition caused when uric acid levels build up in the body. It’s a complex form of arthritis and the most common inflammatory arthritis. Approximately  2.5% of adults in the UK will get Gout, with men being more susceptible than women.

Delayed onset muscle soreness, explained. 

Delayed-onset muscle soreness or DOMS  is exercise-related muscle pain, which often peaks a day or two after the event. It is known as muscle fever, a beautiful exotic explanation to describe the distinctive muscle pain and soreness that nearly everyone experiences after intense or unfamiliar exercise.  Muscle fever is a meaningful term because DOMS makes… Read More Delayed onset muscle soreness, explained. 

Teeth grinding and jaw clenching.

Nearly 30% of people experience teeth grinding and jaw clenching which is medically called bruxism. Almost 10% of those that grind do it so severely that their teeth are reduced to small stumps.  Bruxism affects all ages groups, children to adults, causing severe tooth damage, jaw disorders, and headaches.

Movement matters: Exercise hacks for neck and shoulder tension

Movement matters are the blog sections dedicated to getting you moving. Exercise hacks (*) are 5 -10 minutes offerings of simple home movement or ‘exercise’. Taken from my toolbox of somatic movement, osteopathic practice, Pilates exercise repertoire, personal and clients favourites. * Life hacks refer to shortcuts or methods that increase productivity and efficiency, our… Read More Movement matters: Exercise hacks for neck and shoulder tension

Do you have “Tech Neck”?

Technology in all its forms is an increasingly integral part of daily life, most adults own and regularly use a smart device. They brilliantly allow us to work, shop, book holidays, listen to music, read books, watch movies, learn new skills, and catch up with friends and family on the go, wherever we happen to be.