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Are Standing Desks Worth the Hype?

Standing desks have become quite trendy and widespread in recent years, you might even have a few in your workplace, but are they any good? Personally I think standing desks are a useful tool depending on how you use them. Standing isn’t necessarily better for...

Is Running Bad for My Knees?

Not necessarily! Running could actually be good for your knees.Some research indicates recreational runners are less likely to suffer from knee osteoarthritis than non-runners. Your body adapts to the forces placed on it so running can lead to stronger muscles in your...

I want to start running, where do I begin?

Now gyms, yoga studios and swimming pools are closed, running is a popular choice of exercise. It’s also a great way to enjoy some fresh air and explore the local area. Getting started can be overwhelming. How often should you run? How far should you go? How fast...

I have a Disc Injury, will it ever get better?

Most disc injuries improve and heal with time. This is true of all types of disc injury including slipped discs, disc herniations, sequestered discs etc. A systematic review found that 96% of sequestered discs regressed spontaneously (without surgery). In addition to...

Do I need to stretch before I run?

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀No! It sounds counter-intuitive but you don’t need to stretch before you run. There’s quite a bit of research indicating that stretching before exercise either does nothing or slightly increases your risk of injury. It is better to use a dynamic...

Can I run if I’ve had a disc injury?

Yes, most disc injuries will heal with time and you’ll be fine to run. Running can also be a useful way to strengthen and mobilise your low back, so it could actually be good for your discs. Some research has shown fast walking and running can lead to thicker,...

How to Work from Home without Killing your Neck & Shoulders

Are you working from home due to coronavirus? You might have noticed stiffness and discomfort across your neck, shoulders and upper back. This is probably down to spending long periods at a poorly set up work station. There are two things you need to do to feel...

Weekend Reads August 2018 – Back pain, sleep and livers

Another month is nearly over so it’s time to get up to date with health and wellbeing news. 1. Channel 4’s Live Well For Longer looked at back pain and osteopathy. 2. Poor sleep may contribute to feelings of loneliness. 3.  What does running do to your...