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Your fitness training could be leaving you unbalanced

Your fitness training could be leaving you unbalanced
Do you have a favourite fitness activity? If so, be careful to ensure that you don’t focus too much on only the muscles that you need for that one form of exercise. A common problem I see results from people focussing on only one aspect of their fitness – either...
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It's as easy as breathing

It's as easy as breathing
It’s might seem odd to think that you could improve something that you’ve been doing since the day you were born . Yet many of us could improve the way we breathe . Most people rarely notice the way that they breath . After all, it’s something which just goes...
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The cause of your pain might be elsewhere

The cause of your pain might be elsewhere
Most clients who come along for treatment of muscle pain or discomfort assume that the therapy they need for their muscle problems will be carried out just on the exact area of their problem . That is, those with shoulder problems expect me to work just on their shoulders ,...
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This one trick can reduce muscle stiffness and discomfort

This one trick can reduce muscle stiffness and discomfort
Following on from Ann’s blog Life Lessons from a Terrie r, I have been thinking about other lessons we can learn from our pets . In particular, I’ve noticed how our pets are often much better at muscle care than we are. Have you noticed how most mammals – whether...
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Your parents were right about this

Your parents were right about this
When I was a boy, I was often reminded by my mum to stand up straight and to not drag my feet when I walked. It seemed like nagging at the time, but I’m genuinely grateful for the way that it led me to develop the habits of standing and...
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This sign of ageing could be something simpler

This sign of ageing could be something simpler
Do you tend to blamed age for regular aches and pains in your muscles and around your joints?  A lot of people seem willing to accept that they’ll find it hard to open jars, or to get up from sitting without using their hands to support you as they get...
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You're probably missing this part of your training plan

You're probably missing this part of your training plan
January is the month when many people decide on a new physical challenge for the year. In the past, this was usually a 10K run, half marathon or marathon. Nowadays it seems that more people want something more extreme – a Tough Mudder , Wolf Run or something similar. It’s...
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Four ways Christmas can cause muscle problems - and how to avoid them

Four ways Christmas can cause muscle problems - and how to avoid them
Christmas is a time for fun and enjoyment for many people, yet it’s not uncommon for Christmas-related activity to end up with sore or stiff muscles . Therefore, here are four tips for ensuring that you stay fit and mobile over the festive season - ready to start the new year...
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Could you be missing this common cause of backache?

Could you be missing this common cause of backache?
I’ve often written about the problems which can result from over-using muscles , including strains, pulls and stiffness . However, sometimes a client’s problems can be caused by under-use and weakness of muscles. So often in these cases, as with many muscle problems, it isn’t always obvious where the problem...
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One cause of jaw pain that's often missed

One cause of jaw pain that's often missed
Jaw and neck problems can be particularly debilitating and often clients are u naware of why the problem has arisen .  I’ve noticed over the years a common pattern in those clients who come to me for help with t ight muscles around the jaw and neck , often with...
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Are you overdue for a service?

A review of people’s spending habits in the UK reveals a lot about priorities, as does simply asking people what they think is their most valuable asset. Both indicate that people value their houses and their cars enough to invest in their maintenance and repair. Cars are regularly serviced and...
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Slip slidin' away

Slip slidin' away
I was watching a live stage performance on Saturday when an actor rushed onto the stage as part of the performance. Though his speed was deliberate, the slippery stage wasn't. The previous scene had included some drinking, and some liquid had accidentally splashed onto the stage. As he reached mid-stage...
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