Do men do Pilates?

Do men do Pilates?

Tue 15th Feb 2011

It's a definite yes!A high proportion of men who come to see me for an assessment have been booked in by their partners who either know their men should do Pilates to improve their posture or  that they need to work their core to alleviate back pain. My male clients tell me initially they have be...

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Treat your feet!  Exercises for your ankles, feet and toes

Treat your feet! Exercises for your ankles, feet and toes

Tue 15th Feb 2011

Here are some simple effective exercises for your ankles, feet and toes.Look after your feet by soaking, wriggling and massaging them regularly and they’ll be ready to be worked and stretched. Your posture will thanks you for it!Do you know how many bones are there in the feet?There are 26 bones ...

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Can Exercise Help Me Beat Stress ?

Can Exercise Help Me Beat Stress ?

Tue 25th Jan 2011

I was talking to a friend over the weekend, a full on high powered business woman, who works hard and works out hard.Six months ago she was having problems. She was stressed at work, never enough hours in the day, always deadlines to meet, changes to implement etc.She exercised religiously 5 days...

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New Year , New You

New Year , New You

Tue 11th Jan 2011

That old cliche gets rolled out every January but let's face it it is a time we all make some resolutions to eat less and exercise more. I certainly feel a stumbling block to people starting and carrying on an exercise programme is previous injury or pain. This acts as a barrier to starting new e...

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How Can I Cure My Hangover ?

How Can I Cure My Hangover ?

Tue 11th Jan 2011

Sorry to say but it is that time of year when an extra drink or 2 seems like a good idea until the following morning and as we all  know the recovery time is so much longer the older we get!So when your reaching for the alka seltza and heading for the couch bear in mind to get the blood flowing a...

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Can Pilates Help With My Tension Headaches ?

Can Pilates Help With My Tension Headaches ?

Sun 2nd Jan 2011

Can Pilates help with tension headaches? I think the answer is yes!Learn how to use the deep muscles that should be supporting your upper body and release those muscles that should be used to move your neck and shoulders.The combination of the basic principles of alignment, breathing and using yo...

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Low Back Pain Guidelines

Low Back Pain Guidelines

Wed 29th Dec 2010

The consensus statement across international low back pain guidelines highlights the importance for clinicians to promote and advise people to remain active during an episode of low back painwww.nice.org.uk/pdf/CG88fullguideline.pdf NICE guidelines recommend that people with Low Back Pain (LBP...

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My back feels stiff when I wake up-help!

My back feels stiff when I wake up-help!

Thu 18th Nov 2010

This is a common problem and people always want to know : Can they exercise in bed? My advice would be, do a few easy movements in lying and sitting, such as:1.Hugging your knees gently into your chest and hold for the count of 10 while you take easy breaths2. Have your knees bent and your feet t...

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