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Improving your balance skills at any age

Balance training involves doing exercises that strengthen the muscles that help keep you upright, including your legs and core. These kinds of exercises can improve stability and help prevent falls. Balance exercises should be completed at least 3 times a week and is good exercise for people of any age and fitness level. Regular balance …

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Everything you need to know about Sciatica

Sciatica is common and affects between 10-40% of the UK population. Recovery times vary widely depending on symptom severity, duration and required interventions such as gentle exercises, medication, pain relief, surgery etc. Sciatica is pain arising from compression of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back, through the buttock region, and …

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Simple method to ‘trick our brains into commuting’ when WFH

Why is a work ‘commute’ healthy when we are working from home. Our Health Hub CEO, Ian Rees, explains that a commute to and from work gives our brains a crucial ‘transition time’. The journey home from work allows us to switch our brain from ‘work state’ to ‘home state’, and now that a work …

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Best exercises to help reduce mobility issues for older people

Adults over 65 should aim to do some sort of exercise every day as it’s important to increase strength, mobility, balance and flexibility. Staying active is the key to keeping healthy, mobile and independent. As you get older, daily exercise will improve health and reduce the likelihood of heart disease, stroke and reduced mobility. Exercise …

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