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Avoiding slips, trips and falls in wet weather

Avoiding slips, trips and falls in wet weather

Be cautious about slips, trips and falls in winter. November began true to form. With copious amounts of rain. Combine rain and fallen leaves and what do you get? Slippery paths and pavements which can sometimes feel tricky to navigate safely. So how can you prevent falling in winter and avoid slips, trips and falls? Whilst it is right to be cautious about going out when it’s slippery and wet, especially if you have fallen before or have worries that…

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Clam / Oyster exercise? Here’s how to do it right!

Clam / Oyster exercise? Here’s how to do it right!

The Clam / Oyster exercise is popular with health and fitness professionals alike yet it can be easy to do it incorrectly. We’ll teach you how to do it properly and get those gluteals fired up! https://youtu.be/eOfi5WkfC7A

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Activate your core with ab and pelvic floor exercises

Activate your core with ab and pelvic floor exercises

We teach you how to activate your core with ab and pelvic floor exercises. In this demo, we'll show you how to 'centre' in a simple and effective way. Centring provides a good foundation for core stability control, particularly in the lumbar zone and pelvic area. Watch below for some simple techniques on how to engage your abs and pelvic floor to activate your core! https://youtu.be/cV005ecaPdY

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Hip Twist exercise to loosen up your back.

Hip Twist exercise to loosen up your back.

The Hip Twist exercise is one of our ‘go-to’ exercises in our Pilates classes. This move can help to free up your back and keep it loose and supple. Best of all, this move can be done at any time of the day almost anywhere and doesn't take long to do either. Our demo shows you how to do this move right to avoid injury. https://youtu.be/IRvzmmbssJ8

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Strength and endurance exercises. Will they weigh you down?!

Strength and endurance exercises. Will they weigh you down?!

Benefit from strength and endurance exercises. It’s natural for people to feel cautious about working with/against resistance during exercise, particularly if they have a health issue that they worry about making worse. But the truth is, strength and endurance exercises are essential components of our overall health and fitness. Did you know that national recommendations advise we ought to be doing 2 to 3 strength-based exercise sessions each week? This is in addition to our aerobic exercise and balance training.…

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Exercises to help improve balance.

Exercises to help improve balance.

Looking for exercises to help improve balance? Balance training is an essential component of your overall health and fitness. Here are a few exercises to get you started! Don't forget to regularly check out our useful tips and information page for more exercise demos too.   https://youtu.be/GWkA7GF1dps

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How to do simple deep breathing exercises

How to do simple deep breathing exercises

Not sure how to do simple deep breathing exercises correctly? Breathing more deeply benefits us for several reasons, but you might not really understand how and why. Check out our Plus Health Company tutorial to explain how and why deep breathing exercises work and how they can help you feel physically and mentally better. https://youtu.be/GbWhSsKylXo

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Research a health condition? It must be ‘NICE’!

Research a health condition? It must be ‘NICE’!

Want to research a health condition, but don't know where to look? Worried about a generic Google search bringing up lots of irrelevant and misleading info? Then you might want to check out 'NICE'. ‘NICE’ stands for National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. They provide national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. They review the literature, evidence, and research available about various health conditions/diseases and produce guidance to facilitate the effectiveness of health services, individual clinical…

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How your butt influences pain!

How your butt influences pain!

Yes, a study has revealed your butt influences pain in your knees and feet! You might not have thought about it much before now, but your buttocks have a big impact on your lower limbs. Improving your gluteal function can help you enhance your alignment and manage/overcome lower limb problems such as knee, ankle and foot pain. Take a look at the latest instalment in our how-to videos. Here we advise on how you can overcome pain by working on…

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