What do you need to help with Pelvic Floor Problems? Before going on to explain how Pilates might help , first let me outline the main Pelvic Floor problems. There are quite a few of them and I only want to give a quick summary here Stress incontinence where jumping, running or even walking causes […]Continue ReadingHow can Pilates help with my Pelvic Floor Problems?
Walking Back To Happiness
Running is so on trend right now isn’t it? Seemingly most people you meet are dressed for exercise. I am certainly guilty of that one. Gone are days of the twin set and pearls but believe me, I wore them in a previous life. Park Run is mushrooming. I’m sure you know a few people […]Continue ReadingWalking Back To Happiness
The Mind Body Split. What is it, and does it matter?
First of all, what is the Mind-Body Split? Well it turns out that there is more than one way to describe it. In ultra simplified terms: there is the view that the Mind and the Body are essentially completely different entities. This is Dualism. Alternatively there is the view that Mind and Body are are […]Continue ReadingThe Mind Body Split. What is it, and does it matter?
Sitting Pretty: Is It Really Best Avoided?
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?
IBS and Me. I can’t banish the bloat so how do I banish the blues?
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?