5 REASONS Your DIET Is Failing YOU

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By Jodie Newell It’s been a month, you’re hungry, tired and bored of eating the same thing every day, the scales have stopped going down and you have had enough… Cue massive over indulgence of your favourite food, and you tell yourself off for failing again, for having no willpower. You feel pretty ashamed, you […]

£500K FUNDING BOOST For LEDBURY SWIMMING POOL

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Sport England have awarded £500,000 of National Lottery funding to help Ledbury Swimming Pool transform its facilities. The money will help modernise changing facilities, which despite serving the community well, are in need of an update. The new village style changing rooms will offer more flexibility for families and school groups, as well as being […]

Mary Stanley On PODIATRY

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A Podiatrist is a lower limb specialist, dealing with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb (from the hip joint to the foot). They are qualified to treat people with arthritis, diabetes, perform nail surgery and treat sports injuries, amongst other conditions of the foot and ankle. Podiatry is a more modern term […]

Progressing Ballet Technique HOMEWORK

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By Heather Winterburn In the previous edition we touched on the benefits of the Progressing Ballet Technique in helping dancers with their training. Although the programme was designed for dancers, the exercises can benefit anyone. The following exercise helps with activating the hamstrings, but also with turn out, core strength and pelvic stability. It can […]

Maintaining EMOTIONAL WELLBEING In Later Life

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Some people believe that mental health problems are a normal part of the ageing process, but this does not need to be the case. Although some people do develop conditions such as depression in older age, there are things you can do to help improve your mental wellbeing. Wellbeing means feeling good – about yourself […]

A Reason For Massage: Relaxing The Mask

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An excerpt from the NO HANDS® Massage Company newsletter on Relaxing the Mask, written by Gerry Pyves – the creator of NO HANDS Massage. According to a study involving 32 healthy Japanese women aged from 20 to 40, facial massage reduces anxiety and alleviates negative mood in healthy adult women. Not only did it calm […]

Common FOOT Problems And How To TAKE CARE Of Them

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More trained Foot Health Practitioners are required not only to accommodate the population increase but also to promote awareness of preventing and treating foot disorders. Just as importantly, with the decline in foot treatment available under the NHS, there is now even more need for Foot Health Practitioners, according to The Institute of Chiropodists and […]

HEADLEY COURT DMRC, A Centre Of Excellence For Serving And Veteran Military Personnel

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On 30th June I visited Headley Court Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) for a tour of this exceptional facility and to interview two military professionals who head the rehabilitation team, Lt Col Stacy McQueeney and Divisional Warrant Officer Matt Arthur. Interview By Andrea Slivkova “It’s about the blokes, our men and women of the Armed […]

Fundamentals Of FAT LOSS

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By Matthew Barrett The rule of thumb with losing body fat is for your body to be in an energy deficit; this means your total calories out to be greater than your total calories in. But for long-term success rather than a two-week fix, there are some things to consider before you start. The usual […]