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How Much Exercise Do Older Adults Need to Ward Off Heart Disease?

article about health and well being by Danielle Zickl ‘As we age, it can become harder and harder to make exercise a priority. With full time jobs, family responsibilities, and busy social lives, working out regularly can take a back seat—even if we don’t mean for it to happen. According to a new study published…

Is your lower back pain comning from tight gluts and overstretched ham strings?

Some good advice and exercises to relieve tight hamstrings by strengthening your gluts. If the #1 condition people complain about is the neck and shoulders, then the # 2 is the lower back. I keep saying that sitting is a primary cause of lower back pain as it tightens up the hip flexors. The gluteus maximus…

Diets don't work

36 Diet Diets don’t work – Hidden sugars in processed foods can be working against you. Once the weights been lost it can be hard to maintain unless your extremely strict and focussed.  Many diets recommend off the shelf products that can contain processed sugars.  By eating these processed foods we are increasing our sugar…

Let Go of Negative Thoughts

The red car story I was recently reminded of what I refer to as ‘the red car story’.  In his book ‘Thunk’, Sandy Newbigging perfectly describes how our minds can be overrun with unnecessary thoughts by using the analogy of a red car survey.  It makes me laugh but it is an effective way of…

Pedal Power

Massage and cycling are two subjects I feel passionate about. I’m a complementary therapist by profession, specialising in Massage. I’ve been practicing for nearly 13 years, having recently targeted more sport-specific target groups, such as cyclists. I have a keen interest in cycling, so it seemed a natural progression to offer treatments at events. I’ve…

Proven ways of dealing with stress in the workplace

Stress is not always a bad thing but, when it is out of control, blighting everyday life, you need to take action. Simple enough, you may think, but when it comes down to it, stress can be so inhibiting to our natural and productive train of thought, that ‘doing something about it’ is a mammoth…

What to avoid when hiring someone for corporate massage

One of the most valuable assets of any business are the people. They have the skills and the abilities to complete tasks quickly and to a high standard, maintain the success of a company. It makes sense, therefore, to invest in these people and whilst this might include such things as training, and so on,…

The REAL benefits of chair massage…at work!

The healing power of massage and touch has long been known. A staple of healthcare in ancient cultures across the globe, modern medicine, has created a reliance of chemical intervention. However, the healing power of massage is still as strong today as it ever was and thus, as more companies realise that to help their…

7 Corporate Massage Problems – and Solutions!

There are all kinds of activities and tasks that a company can offer its staff to have a workforce that is relaxed, focused and productive. Corporate massage is one of those activities that can be offered but, there can be barriers and hurdles that need to be crossed before it can really be appreciated. Here…

Prevent Monday blues with Monday massage

The Monday blues are all too common. Many people start to feel the impending doom on a Sunday evening of having to return to work; in most cases, people are being light-hearted and tongue in cheek but, there are some people who look at work as a stressful part of their lives. They are not…

Bad Bosses Bad for Business

..and more importantly your own health and wellbeing in at out of the workplace Hands up who has had a bad boss? Recent research from Sweden evidenced that employees who rated their managers poorly had a greater risk of developing cardio vascular disease and having a heart attack. These managers demonstrated a lack of consideration for others, set unrealistic…

5 Key Questions to ask when booking an Office Massage

More and more businesses realise that to thrive and grow in a tough market, they need highly skilled and committed staff. But, when stress strikes it can rob a business of its cutting edge. Companies are therefore taking new and exciting routes to offer employees ways and means of coping and dealing with stress. Corporate…

Why businesses are now considering office massages as a company ‘must-have’

Workplace well-being is a very real need that more and more companies realise they must invest in. Looking after employees is not just about physical well-being, keeping them free from hazards and workplace dangers, but maintaining their mental health too. As a result, businesses are keen to invest in techniques, principles and methods that work…

Workplace stress: are you heading for burnout?

Stress is not always a negative thing. It is everywhere. It is the thing that can propel us on to better things, forcing us to make changes so that life, work and so on, is better and more pleasant. But stress can be huge in its impact, especially if it is out of control, eating…

Who copes better with stress? Men Vs. Women

Stress is part of everyday life. It can be a positive thing, fuelling us on to reach bigger and better things. But, stress is balanced on a knife edge, it can soon tip from positive to negative, straining every fibre of the being. How we cope with this type of negativity, varies from person to…

Creating wellness in the workplace

The workplace is naturally a hive of activity and productivity. When the pace is frantic, the deadlines tight, the possibility of forgetting the wellbeing of employees and colleagues is all too real. There are good intentions, ‘when the next deadline is passed, we will do something nice’ and so on. Invariably, once one pressure point…

How to de-stress AT work!

  work can be, without a doubt, incredibly stressful. Some aspects can be short term distress, linked to a looming deadline, short term staff shortages and the like. Even though they can heighted the stress, people also understand that they will be coming to an end. However, there are other occasions when stress levels seem…

Why do we make the decisions we do?

I recently attended a brilliant seminar on Performing for success given by Charlie Unwin a consultant for Lane4.  It prompted me to look at their website and read their blog page.  I found this article of which a snippet is pasted below but its worth looking at the whole article if you interested in the…

Creating harmony at work

  Work is an important activity in everyone’s lives; from paying the rent or mortgage, to self-esteem and providing a sense of purpose in life, creating the right work environment is key. But, harmony is not always in balance within a team, or between one person and another. As much as we may attempt to…

The benefits of facial massage

The face is subject to everything that we do in our everyday lives; from the harsh effects of weather, to the chemicals that we unknowingly encounter every day, the pollution and so on. It also portrays everything about our inner emotions – the stress, pain or worry, tiredness and so on, as well as the…

Hand and arm massages – perfect for the weary gardener

Gardening is something many people enjoy. A gentle way to enjoy the outdoors, fresh air and wafting scents of delightful plants, whilst creating something unique, colourful and delightful. However, gardening can takes its toll on muscles, the skins and our hands and arms in particular. So, bearing this in mind, how can you avoid aches…

Get rid of cellulite with the power of massage

Cellulite must be bane of every woman’s life; regardless of how active and fit you are, the legs and bottom can be a mass of bumpy, dimpled skin that can make someone feel unattractive. But what is cellulite and why is it that we all seem to suffer with it, and what can the power…

Can you have too much of a good thing?

Can you over indulge on massage? Are there are issues or long lasting damage for over-doing it?! There are many questions that people have about massage but can be too frightened to ask but a common question regards frequency and when, if at all, it is possible to over-indulge in massage. Laying your mind to…

Try these scientifically proven ways to reduce stress in the workplace

Stress is all around us. In everyday life, in family life but more commonly that not, within the work place. Not all stress is bad – think of the thing that last propelled you to meet that almost impossible target – but there are some cases where stress becomes too much. Such a heavy burden…