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  • 17/02/2020 0 Comments
    Should you buy Organic Foods?

    Is Organic Food any Better?

    Typically people will spend a little more money on organic foods for several perceived benefits, including:
    👉 Taste
    👉 Health
    👉 Environmental impact
    👉 Less pesticides
    In almost all cases, organic foods are more expensive, rendering any possible benefits financially unfeasible for the socially deprived, but for those who are willing to fork out the extra money.. Are the believed benefits actually backed up? .”

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    11/11/2019 0 Comments
    Collaborative spaces and remote working have serious flaws. Are you ploughing on regardless?

    Is the 'New World of Work' working?


    Working in the commercial space this surely couldn't happen. Modern tech companies in particular have the ability to change and adapt quickly. If serious flaws are noted in the way working environments are developing , they will change right?

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  • sitting; stretching; pain; back pain; injury; neck injury
    03/07/2019 - Stephen McDonald 0 Comments
    Stress, pain and why exercise helps

    When we encounter stressful situations our body releases hormones to help us be more receptive to react to these situations. These are hormones such as Adrenaline and Cortisol are released via our 'sympathetic nervous' system. These neurochemicals , mean our hearts beat faster, we send more oxygen through our blood to feed muscles and our brian becomes alert to the perceived danger around us. This function is a left over from when we ran with the rest of the animals on the planet as ‘Hunter Gathers'. 

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  • sitting; stretching; pain; backpain; injury; neckinjury
    06/06/2019 - Stephen McDonald 0 Comments
    Tiredness from Sitting isn't fixed by stretching

    Stretching feels good and gives a sense of relief, especially when moving from a stationary position after long periods of time. However there is very little evidence to suggest that stretching alone has any long term benefits for weak and stiff muscles!

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  • 26/05/2019 - Stephen McDonald 0 Comments
    Sitting isn't the 'new smoking', Smartphones are. A 1950's addiction all over again

    Smartphone owners interact with their phones an average of 85 times a day. Along with the physical health implications we have a mental health epidemic waiting to happen.

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    28/02/2019 - Stephen McDonald 0 Comments
    Considerations for starting or returning to exercise over 40'ish

    So you want to start exercising.. again 


    You've hit a waist measurement your not happy with, you're borderline diabetic, you can't play with your kids or your joints are achy. You see a GP or physio and they say, 'you need to be doing some exercise!' 

    Your mates are playing 5- a-side football, started pilates, kettlebell classes or donned some lycra and have bought a bike. So how do you get back to getting yourself back in shape?

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  • 07/12/2018 - Stephen McDonald 0 Comments
    Tendonitis Do's & Dont's

    Have you been told you have Tendonitis/Tendinitis . Don't just jump into medication or injections , check out the research first. Here's some 

    Achilles, Shoulder, Hip, Knee Tendon Pain - Do's & Don'ts

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    25/10/2018 - Stephen McDonald 0 Comments
    Ice or Heat

    We're often asked in the clinic , 'should I use Ice or heat for my injury?'. In short there are some benefits to using both as they have short term analgesic effects, but neither will have any long term or deep effect on the injury itself.

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  • 29/07/2018 - Stephen McDonald 0 Comments
    Stiffness, joint pain : Arthritis, Exercise and Diet

    If you have a painful, stiff or achy joints , you may have Osteoarthritis. This condition is extremely common and typically not serious. 

    As we age the vast majority of us will have some level of arthritic change in our joints, primary hands, necks, shoulders, hips knees and lower back.

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  • Running, knees, pain
    24/07/2018 - Stephen McDonald 0 Comments
    Is long distance running bad for your knees?

    Does long distance running have a negative impact on your knees or knee cartilage?

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  • Food, snacks, vending, health
    24/07/2018 - Stephen McDonald 0 Comments
    Snacks in the office and the dreaded vending machine

    The consumption of fast and processed foods isn't slowing down. If anything, more and more companies are starting to package their foods with tweaks such as ' Added Protein' while still having the same, if not more grams of Fat and Sugar, according to the 'Global source Foods Forum 2018'. 

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  • food pain relief
    20/07/2018 - Andrea Murray 0 Comments
    How an anti-inflammatory diet can support pain relief

    Inflammation within the body can impact every aspect of our health; heart disease, arthritis, autoimmune issues and pain within the body. Inflammation is when the body generates a reaction to an injury generating heat and swelling.

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