The Trouble With Sitting

By |2019-02-26T09:14:19+00:00February 26th, 2019|Uncategorised|

It turns out that a lack of exercise in our lives is a silent killer. The World Health Organisation lists physical inactivity as the fourth biggest risk factor for death in adults across the world.

The latest research shows when it comes to heart disease, leading a sedentary life is as great a risk factor as smoking and obesity. In fact, inactivity in terms of disease risk, is more dangerous than being overweight.

If you spend long periods of time sitting, this is particularly bad news, as it increases your risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. The most current research has shown that even normal weight individuals that are inactive, are at risk of developing disease. There is a molecular pathway that is essential to burning fats, that shuts down with inactivity, and that subsequently increases your risk of developing heart disease.

And unfortunately you can’t bank the benefits of exercise from your youth, hoping it will help you 40 years down the line. The ideal scenario is to have been active throughout your lifespan, but research has shown that your health can benefit from physical activity at any age, meaning it doesn’t matter when you start, as long as you start!

Physical activity performed regularly, can help to prevent and manage over 20 chronic medical conditions. These include coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, mental health problems and musculoskeletal conditions.

And the good news is that we can combat the negative effects of prolonged sitting (total of 8 hours or more) with […]

Sleep and Back Pain

By |2019-02-05T08:58:42+00:00February 5th, 2019|Uncategorised|

How many nights have you spent tossing and turning with back pain,trying every position possible to get comfortable and getting up the next morning
feeling more exhausted than when you went to bed?
Worse still, you spend the next day feeling irritable and weary, only to repeat the cycle all over again the next night?

Well, it’s something that one in three of us experience at some point in our life.
And as if dealing with back pain during the day isn’t hard enough, this pain often tends to increase in intensity through the night, meaning the resulting lack of sleep not
only impacts on your ability to function the following day, but can also cause anxiety and lead to depression.
The chronic back pain cycle is relentless, it takes more of a toll on our emotional state than most of us appreciate, and sleeplessness plays a pivotal role in that downward spiral.

What’s interesting however, is that most back pain isn’t caused by serious medical conditions like cancer or arthritis. Instead, it’s often brought on by strain from bad posture,
awkward sleeping positions, stress and other lifestyle habits like poor nutrition, alcohol consumption and weight gain, to name just a few.

Download our FREE printable leaflet with 6 strategies that you can use to help you banish those sleepless nights for good, and allow you to wake up feeling refreshed and ready for action.

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