According to the Health and Safety Executive, back pain is a particular bane of workers doing manual labour, delivery work, repetitive tasks such as packing, and those in sedentary roles. As our economy is increasingly dominated by financial and other services, burgeoning numbers of white-collar workers fall into the latter category. And back pain is the inevitable consequence, with eight out of 10 Britons hit by a dodgy back at some point.
Spotted on The Independent.
The squat is one of the 'big seven' exercises. So why is it that so few people perform it correctly or even use it at all? Video tutorial included. read more
A few years ago many people would never have heard of statins. Now more than five million Britons take the cholesterol-lowering drugs every day to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
But do they actually work for many of us? A new study has raised serious questions about whether they do - meanwhile, other new evidence has linked statins with severe depression and suicide.
Spotted on The Daily Mail
During a month holiday one client lost 1.5 kilos. Was it a grain-free diet and regular exercise that did it, or did their favourite tipple help too? read more
In 23 years, I have found that unless we involve all these '6 Pillars of Health' in a health and fitness plan then we will see only limited success. read more
One of the best exercises, the push up is part of the 'big seven' bodyweight exercise group. An explanation of this exercise and four video tutorials. read more
I have lost count of the times that I have had a client tell me in their consultation or assessment that they 'take everything in moderation'. read more