I often meet people who have been diagnosed, often after consulting a Physiotherapist or Osteopath or even their GP, with having “weak glutes”. That is, the major muscles in the buttocks, known collectively as the glutes, or gluteals, are weak, dysfunctional or , to put it another way, are not working properly. All of those […]Continue ReadingA Bridge Over Troubled Glutes?
I’d rather walk the plank than do the Plank This is what somebody said to me in class last week. It’s a funny quip, and is a great soundbite but it’s more than that – it encapsulated a widely held view – that Plank exercises are really hard and unpleasant. So this all got me […]Continue ReadingI’d Rather Walk the Plank Than Do a Plank
The Trapezius is a big muscle in so many ways – big in area, in strength, in the number of things it does and in the amount of trouble it can cause So, lets have a brief look at each of those elements of this important upper body muscle Basic Anatomy The muscle is a […]Continue ReadingThe Trapezius Muscle
Sitting, Smoking, Sandwiches. Is nothing safe anymore? Now sitting is a permanent fixture in the roll call of health health related no-nos, followed, more recently, by + eating too many Carbs + too much time spent on social media + not getting enough sleep It’s enough to make you reach for a Marlboro, for which, […]Continue ReadingSitting Pretty: Is It Really Best Avoided?
I have quite severe IBS, that is Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Mostly I can controls the symptoms, although I’m left with permanent, chronic bloating. On days when I’m worse, it’s harder to ignore – with the discomfort and pain and diarrhoea, however there aren’t too many of them and they occur when I’ve eaten the wrong food, or too much of the “right” food. But I’m lucky – I don’t have too many of those kinds of days, just lots of lots of frustration at not looking like I want to, and of eating endless boiled eggs, and no Pizza! There is one thing that I can do though – and that is to try and manage my response to the situation – it is all I have left. This is where Mindfulness comes inContinue ReadingIBS and Me. I can’t banish the bloat so how do I banish the blues?