Exercise to beat back pain

Most people will be affected by back pain at some point in their life. In the UK, an estimated 2.5 million people are suffering from back pain every day. It’s the single greatest cause of absenteeism and indirectly costs the economy £3.8 billion a year in lost production. Since starting Kinesis Pilates & Fitness Studio three months ago, I’ve taken on four clients with sore backs — one the result…

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Heart health – what’s your risk factor?

If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that the NHS has just launched an app that can predict when you’re likely to have a heart attack or stroke. The online tool, which compares your heart age with your biological age, has been described by developers as a “wake-up call” to encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes. Critics have already called the accuracy of the calculator into question but…

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Stress – why exercise can be the best medicine

We all experience stress and anxiety at some point in our lives but how do you cope when the little niggles you experience each day start to become overwhelming? Stress is a normal physical reaction to events or circumstances that are upsetting or threatening. The nervous system responds by releasing stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol which increase the heart rate, tense the muscles and sharpen the senses –…

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