Posts from 2010

Back pain


Did you know 4 out of 5 adults will experience back pain at some point in their life. Back pain costs the NHS £481 million a year and accounts for 7 million visits to the doctor. Back pain is more...

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Kettlebells are all the rage at the moment we are seeing kettlercise classes popping up everywhere and magazines featuring them as the best exercise since slice bread. So what is this new phenomenon? Well, kettlebells aren’t new, Greek athletes were...

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Fill up with fibre


Are you having problems controlling your hunger pains? Then fibre may be the answer! Fibre has many benefits and comes in 2 types; insoluble and soluble, the recommended daily allowance for fibre intake is 18g with the average person only...

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Variety is the spice of life


Everyone has a goal for their fitness whether it is to lose weight, build muscle, tone up etc, to achieve this goal we need a programme which is designed specifically with the goal in mind. Programmes need to be set...

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Exercising outdoors the added benefits


As we are still in summer and the sun is coming out again I thought I would let you all know about the added benefits of exercising outside. The best reason for exercising outside is that it burns more calories!...

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The benefits of sports massage


Sports massage is becoming more and more popular as a form of treatment for injury rehabilitation and also as a preventative tool for regular training athletes. Sports massage is used by athletes of all levels from novice to elite due...

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Foam rollers


In recent years foam rollers have become commonly used as a therapeutic tool and we are now seeing them on many gym floors. So what are they, what are the benefits of using them, who are they suitable for and...

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The Power of Oats


This week’s blog is inspired by my dad! I recently analysed my dad’s food diary as he wants to change his eating habits to help him get rid of his little pot belly (no offence dad – and to keep...

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