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Kyphosis of the spine

Kyphosis of the spine

Kyphosis of the spine Kyphosis an excessive outward curvature in the upper part of the spine. Everyone has a curve at the neck, but a curve greater than 45* is considered excessive (www.NHS.uk/conditions/kyphosis/) Causes of kyphosis can be working over a desk for long periods...
Osteoporosis in the Spine

Osteoporosis in the Spine

 Osteoporosis in the Spine Osteoporosis in the spine, wrist and hip is caused by the bone not maintaining its density as we age. Women are more at risk than men. Women of post menopausal age are at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis following a...
Arthritis in the spine or Ankylosing Spondylitis

Arthritis in the spine or Ankylosing Spondylitis

Arthritis in the Spine or Ankylosing Spondylitis. Arthritis in the spine or Ankylosing Spondylitis. It starts with the inflammation of the ligaments around the spine. Arthritis in the spine differs from arthritis in the joints of the body. Commonly, Ankylosing Spondylitis starts in the sacroiliac...
Diaphragmatic Breathing to De-Stress

Diaphragmatic Breathing to De-Stress

Diaphragmatic Breathing to De- Stress Diaphragm breathing to de-stress is a little more challenging than the other forms of breathing that has been highlighted over the last few weeks. It uses the breath to its fullest and engages the muscles of the ribcage to move....
Breathing Rhythm to De-Stress

Breathing Rhythm to De-Stress

Breathing Rhythm to De-Stress A breathing rhythm to de-stress is unique to all of us. So much so, we tend not to think about breathing too much. It happens automatically and no emphasis is placed on it until we have cause to think about it....
Alternate Nostril Breathing to De-Stress

Alternate Nostril Breathing to De-Stress

Alternate Nostril Breathing to De-Stress Alternate nostril breathing to de-stress can have a very calming effect on both body and mind. Closing right nostril first and keeping left nostril open to complete a full breath.  Reverse the process, inhale through the left nostril and exhale...
How Breathing can De-Stress

How Breathing can De-Stress

How Breathing can De-Stress How breathing can De-stress seems too simple. So simple we may ignore it. Breath is a life force, without it we simply cannot exists. How we breath is a different matter, this changes all the time. We can effect the way...
Stress Relief and Exercise

Stress Relief and Exercise

Stress Relief and Exercise Stress relief and exercise go hand in hand together. Exercise should be fun and enjoyable, a challenge for you both physically and mentally. Ultimately a way of feeling good about yourself, and giving your time to yourself. stress is greatly relived...
Stress Relief

Stress Relief

Stress Relief There are many ways to achieve stress relief. It’s important to identify how stress manifests itself in you and how you can get stress relief. What do you do that makes you happy? Emotional, physical and behavioural effects of stress can all be relieved...
Stress, What causes stress?

Stress, What causes stress?

Stress, What causes stress? What causes stress may be related to: NHS.uk Stress caused by unemployment, a high workload or retirement (see Beat stress at work) Or Stress caused by Family –  being stressed due to a divorce, relationship difficulties or being a carer Perhaps, Stress caused by...
Stress, What is Stress?

Stress, What is Stress?

What is stress? This is The Stress Management Society: description of stress Stress is primarily a physical response. When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to ‘fight or flight’ mode, releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline,...
Healthy Heart Diet, Activity & Relaxation

Healthy Heart Diet, Activity & Relaxation

A Healthy Heart Diet A healthy heart diet has a been shown to be that of a Mediterranean style Diet A diet full of fresh vegetables, chicken, fish, all low in saturated fat. The healthy living  NHS website  states the following on: You can make...
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