Pre- and Post-natal Exercise and Nutrition

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By Denise Bailey  Keeping physically active during pregnancy and the post-natal period has many benefits both physically and mentally, and is recommended by the Royal College of obstetricians and Gynaecologists as well as the American College of Sports Medicine. This is true even if the individual did not participate in physical activity prior to pregnancy.  […]

Lindsey McKenzie’s 12-Week Community Learning Courses: INTRODUCTION to HAIRDRESSING

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Hairdressing is a very rewarding career, and recession-proof too. Even when the economy suffers, it becomes even more important to keep groomed, especially when job insecurity increases. If you are thinking about choosing hairdressing as a profession, or perhaps you are after a career change, the full NVQ training process can be lengthy (up to […]

FitNet – Update

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Dear FitNet Readers I hope you are all keeping well and healthy, adapting to the changed circumstances and coping with the delay in offering your services. The latest government advice appears to be that the lockdown of the health & fitness industry could be lifted in July or as late as October. These are very […]

The HEALING POWER Of NATURE

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By Andrea Slivkova Smith Connection with nature is deeply embedded in us. A new term ‘ecotherapy’ is increasingly being used to describe the beneficial effects of spending time surrounded by nature. It brings about calm, self-reflection and an opportunity to re-connect with what’s really important to us. Nature offers the best antidote to the stresses […]

Trigger Point Massage ALL TIED UP IN KNOTS?

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By Luana Howes One of the most common questions I get asked in my clinics is, “what are knots?”. Have you ever reached back to your shoulder and found that aching spot that feels so nice when you dig your fingers into it? Yes, that is it! Those small sensitive areas of soft tissue are […]

WORRYING In WINTER

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By Emma Reed Many of us struggle through the winter months. Whether feeling low from the lack of light or worrying how to make ends meet over Christmas, periods of anxiety and depression* are common at this time of the year. One major challenge we face is our own impatience with those feelings. Of course […]