Are You Sitting Well…?

It’s a familiar scenario. Hard day’s work, return home, crash on the sofa. You’ve earned the right to just flop, put your feet up and watch a bit of TV. It’s good to have a bit of rest and relaxation, but studies suggest adults in Western countries spend up to 70% of their day sat on their backside. Thrown in the worrying stat that 80% of the UK will experience at least one lower back pain issue during their lives and Houston, we have a problem… There has been progress, however, with employers recognising the good health of their...

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Super sitting in three ways on one chair

We all know we sit too much. Modern living involves sitting whether at your work desk, in the car, or watching TV at home. Sitting has been described as the “new smoking”.               Do the above pictures look familiar? Often we end up slouching as we slide down the seat of the chair. Even if we sit correctly in the chair, then we have a tendency to slump particularly if working on a laptop. Even sophisticated, supposedly ergonomic office chairs create this effect despite many knobs, levers and other adjustment mechanisms. Having had...

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Does Dehydration Cause Back Pain?

Health experts often recommend a minimum of 2 litres of water a day. Only you know if you drink anywhere near this amount of water. If you don’t, have you ever considered what the consequences are and whether dehydration will cause back pain? Back pain is often considered, and certainly felt, as a physical and mechanical problem.  So it may seem odd to consider your water intake as an important factor in helping to ease your back pain. In this blog we will discuss the many roles water has within the body. What happens when we do not drink...

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Inflammatory Foods That Can Cause Pain

Pain, inflammation and acidity go hand in hand as they all co-exist with each other. If there is too much acidity in your body you will not be able to escape pain whether it is a niggle, absolute agony, localised or widespread dependent on how much there is.  Let food be thy medicine and reduce or avoid some of these inflammatory foods that we outline in this article. There are many aspects to your life that can contribute to acidity as stress.  These include chemicals in our environments and those we apply to our skin in addition to allergens...

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How To Stop Back Pain Ruining Your Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and it can be a very full on period. With parties and all the over indulgence that goes with them, in addition to all the preparation, rushing around shopping, cooking and possibly extra travelling – looking after yourself normally goes to the back of the queue. We want to make sure you can fully enjoy your Christmas break and get involved in all the festive activities, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you look after your back!   Our Guide on How To Stop Back Pain Ruining Your Christmas The Last Few...

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