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Potty Brains – The Dope on Dope!

in Health & Lifestyle

  There is a lot of emotive media calling for the use of ‘medical marijuana’ for pain relief for chronic pain and degenerative conditions. The benefits of occasional use as a medicine may yet prove to be beneficial. New research out of the university of Texas Brain Health Centre has found regular users, over several…

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Need More Reasons to Exercise?

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More evidence supporting the value of exercising (I know, I know I’m preaching to the converted). Recent research out of Finland has found that people who have the highest levels of fitness, strength and physical activity also have the least stress and improved mental resilience. Researcher’s suspect that being fitter helps your brain buffer the effects…

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Save Your Brain!

in Health & Lifestyle

Save your brain! Those of us that are the “other” side of forty know that some strange things start to happen with our thinking processes. Long time acquaintances rock up and it takes a while for their name to emerge from the ‘brain fog’. That actor from that film we love you know the one…

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Stretching Better for Golf

in Exercises & Stretches, Health & Lifestyle

We’ve all heard about the benefits of stretching and there is no doubt adequate stretching and warm-up can limit the possibility of injury but what is the best and most practical way to do it? Interestingly there is little evidence to suggest that stretching cold ie without a warm-up is of any use at all….

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Energetic Holiday for us Oldies

in Health & Lifestyle

I have just come back from a fabulous holiday in Europe, or at least I think it was a holiday!  A good friend of mine, who is an energetic dynamo, organized 8 of her friends to got on a “Multi-sport” holiday to Croatia & France. If your idea of a perfect holiday is lazing by…

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Crook Knees (Part 2)

in Health & Lifestyle, Physiotherapy

Okay I hope you have gotten over the bad news about hormones and bad knees from the last article unfortunately I have come to spoil the party once more. A study out of Iowa has confirmed what we all suspected, wearing high heels a lot of the time will increase your risk of joint degeneration…

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Crook Knees (Part 1)

in Health & Lifestyle

Woman? Knee problem? You’re not alone! It appears that woman have more knee problems than men, a combination of hormones and bio-mechanics seems to be responsible. Research from Texas University has implicated the menstrual cycle as a culprit with a decreasing ability to control musculature around the knee as the period approaches. This mechanism causes…

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Positive Affirmations

in Health & Lifestyle

Imagine a friend telling you that you’re not good enough, you’re too fat, too stupid, etc. etc. Would you really be friends with that person? Unfortunately this is what most of us do to ourselves every single day so it’s really no wonder that our self-esteem is at rock bottom. You are what you believe…

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What’s Your Handicap?

in Health & Lifestyle, Physiotherapy

So you play golf – do you know your handicap? Of course you do it’s a number between 1 (incase you are a disturbingly focused individual) and 36 (in which case I can sympathise with you) but could it be that your handicap doesn’t exist as a single or double digit numerical figure – perhaps…

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Tips for Runners

in Health & Lifestyle

Do you want to get into running but scared of the pain associated with beginning your running training? Active.com, who are responsible for the “couch to 5k running App”, have come up with 10 tips for new runners, below I have explained a few of their tips for runners; Perhaps the number 1 mistake that…

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