Homeworking: how to minimise the harmful parts

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…

Put your oxygen mask on first…

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.

Could “Eccentric exercises” be a magic cure for tendonitis?

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.