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.
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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.
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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.
One of our team was lucky enough to just return from a holiday in the Aegean part of Southern Turkey. Whilst away, they were on their way to a restaurant one warm evening, when they brushed against an overhanging tree branch containing an enormous quantity of pomegranates in various stages of growth. Now aware of a local and abundant product, they tracked down some pomegranate juice to try (when in Rome and all that…).