As we get older we tend to lose flexibility and from the age of 50 we can lose up to 2% strength a year unless we are actively working to combat this. Not only does a lack of exercise have consequences on our physical capabilities but as we all know – on things such as maintaining a healthy weight, preventing diabetes, preventing falls in older age, high blood pressure and heart disease.
I used to find exercising really easy as I had a lovely, lively, young Springer Spaniel who had bags of energy and was a struggle to keep up with! But sadly she is now 12 years old and, except on really good days or when she sees a unsuspecting squirrel, she is trailing several feet […]
If you are an experienced runner, it’s highly likely you’ve trained and competed whilst injured. Indeed, research shows that runners often carry old “niggles” that have never been properly sorted out. If you are a seasonal runner, or tend to aim for certain events, you may find that you are susceptible to injuries at certain […]
Skiing is for some a serious sport, for others an adrenaline rush, and for most of us a much needed winter break from the routine. Skiing is a demanding activity and places high demands on our bodies, especially the legs. Injuries can occur for many reasons, but what we know for sure is that when […]
As we get older we all lose some of our youthful flexibility, strength and posture through the natural ageing process, unless of course we work to maintain it. Not everyone enjoys sweating it out in the gym. That’s why Pilates is a great alternative for those who prefer something more sedate but just […]
Many families will be looking forward to their half term and Easter skiing holidays. But did you know that there are just 7 weeks from now until Easter?! That’s not much time to get fit for the slopes and cut down your risk of injury. Here I explain why skiers are choosing a new 6 […]