Take a look at the photo above of the lady working from home above. Do you recognise that pose? She’s sitting on a dining chair with her neck stretched forwards and she’s looking down towards the laptop screen. Her back is hunched over, and her shoulders are rounded forward. She’s clearly not happy about something, but at least she has a cup of coffee…
That’s how an old phrase goes and it’s true, in a one-week ski holiday, you may well find yourself going home a little less fit than when you arrived. After all there’s beer to drink and endless cheese-based food to eat while your away… and unless you’re super dedicated to the slopes you many find those long indulgent hot chocolate stops just too tempting to resist. So, with that in mind we recommend getting as fit as you can manage before you jet or drive off to the mountains.
So here we are, almost at the end of January 2020. How’s it all going? Most of us will have made some sort of plan or resolution at the beginning of the year to make a change to the way we live. If you did, you would certainly have had all the best intentions in the world: get more exercise, go vegan, spend less, drink less, pick up old friendships, reduce plastic, practice mindfulness… Sadly, a lot of these intentions may have already flown out of the window as we get back into the thick of commuting, meetings, emails, ferrying children around and weekly grocery shops.
Mental health is starting to be better understood and has moved away from being the taboo that it once was. Whilst it is concerning that mental health issues, particularly among the younger generation, appear to be increasing – this is balanced by a greater willingness by those affected to seek help and talk about their issues with a therapist.
Tendonitis can be a right pain. There are tendons in the human body wherever muscles meet bones, connecting the two together. This creates lots of opportunity for pain, stiffness, grating sensations and swelling: all classic symptoms of tendonitis. Two very well-known types of tendonitis are Tennis elbow and Achilles tendonitis.
Ouch! What was that?
A few years ago, a friend of ours was on her daily commute whilst about six-months pregnant. As she walked from the station car park to her train platform, she saw her train approaching and broke into a brisk jog in order to catch it (in heels, with her heavy laptop in tow). Almost immediately she felt a searing pain in the front of her pelvis. Resuming to a walking pace she felt the pain subside a little, but her pelvis felt different and the pain continued throughout the following days.