Beginners Pilates: brimming with assumptions, expectations, and perceptions Just before I outline what a class might contain, I want to briefly get the misconceptions out of the way The Pilates Body; A Pilates Body Google “Pilates” and you will see what I mean Overwhelmingly (but no longer 100% I am pleased to say): young, white, […]Continue ReadingA Beginners Pilates Class: What to Expect
Chronic stress is insidious and its effects are everywhere in our body. We must learn to recognise this and begin a process of learning to manage stress more effectively Here is my long, partly accidental and very much ongoing story. A story of learning what stress does and how to manage it I haven’t experienced […]Continue ReadingHiding in plain sight: Effects of stress. How I came to realise that we must manage stress better
How can I help my Pelvic floor? It isn’t as efficient as it used to be. Just squeezing doesn’t seem to work I have the occasional accident, running is problematic, I prefer to know where the next toilet will be located. It is a very familiar story and it has a knack of bothering us on […]Continue ReadingTwelve Different Things to help my pelvic floor
To breathe or not to breathe… properly: why is it even a question? Why does good breathing matter? It is quite literally a matter of life and death. We all know this don’t we, even if we don’t quite understand the physiology of getting Oxygen to the tissues and getting rid of the Carbon Dioxide […]Continue ReadingGood Breathing: How & Why we should take it seriously
What is Couch to 5K? It is the name of a phenomenally successful NHS app, designed to get people from no activity at all, so, sitting on the couch, to running for a distance of five kilometres One thinks of people as sitting on a sofa or chair and being on a couch when in […]Continue ReadingCouch to 5k: Panacea for Inactivity or Road to Nowhere?