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Enhancing your home working environment

Enhancing your home working environment

How do you enhance your home working environment? With people working from home more since the pandemic it’s important to consider your position in relation to your work environment/equipment. Here are some ideas on how to achieve a positive workstation set-up in your home office from Jen at Plus Health Company. https://youtu.be/xZglL20g3iA

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How to help neck pain when doing abdominal focused exercise

How to help neck pain when doing abdominal focused exercise

We often hear people tell us that they can feel neck pain, or their neck straining, when practising abdominal exercises. Here are some simple tips on how to minimise this and make the most of your workouts. https://youtu.be/ZcCnGPbRW4M

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Let’s get bony! Demystifying Osteoporosis.

Let’s get bony! Demystifying Osteoporosis.

After speaking at a recent seminar about the importance of exercise on bone health, it became more evident than ever that there is a big variation in the way people with osteoporosis and osteopenia are treated by health professionals. Clients’ levels of understanding about their bones vary dramatically too. This is a problem.    Given I’m a strong believer in the saying ‘knowledge is power’, I figured I’d pass on some of what came up to help you optimise your bone health management and treatment strategies. After…

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Seated exercises to help you avoid getting chair-shaped!

Seated exercises to help you avoid getting chair-shaped!

We teach you how to keep moving and mobile, despite being sat down! You can use these exercise ideas to stay more active, at times when you’re unable to get up out of your seat. https://youtu.be/WRm1sGzUwXM

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Ready, Set, Go! Preparing for a Plus Pilates class

Ready, Set, Go! Preparing for a Plus Pilates class

We show you how to ‘set up’ your body in various positions. This will help you make the most out of your Plus Pilates classes that follow. https://youtu.be/0pAz58iDROk

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How to control swelling

How to control swelling

It’s common for an area to become swollen after a soft tissue injury or arthritic flare up. In most cases, swelling (or oedema as it is sometimes called) is the first stage of the healing process and is an entirely normal response. It is caused by an increased movement of fluid and white blood cells to the area and the release of certain chemicals and stretching of the soft tissues and nerves can cause pain. Although unpleasant, pain in the…

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Oh my aching back!

Oh my aching back!

Experiencing back pain is extremely common but can really cause havoc for us in day to day life, especially if we have difficulty with everyday tasks such as sitting at work or getting a good night’s sleep. It can often feel worse if we have associated symptoms such as leg pain or tingling and numbness. In most cases, we can significantly improve our back pain by considering a few simple ways and in only a small number of cases are…

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Postural Tips

Postural Tips

So many people are told to ‘sit up straight’ or to ‘pull their shoulders back’ as a means of improving posture. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the best advice. Our bodies are designed to move and respond positively to regular position changes. It is more helpful to change position more frequently rather than to maintain one posture for a sustained period of time. Our joints are ‘oiled and greased’ as we move them and our muscles remain more active. Fidgeting –…

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