An alternative solution for back pain and bad posture is non-invasive, non-forceful Inversion Therapy, which was used as early as 400 BC by Hippocrates, who suspended patients upside down on a ladder, to allow gravity to exercise therapeutic traction. In the 1960s, Dr Robert Martin (an osteopath, chiropractic and medical doctor) introduced the ‘Gravity Guidance […]

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Expert yogi Sharni Quinn explains how you can get the maximum out of your cycling training by adding yoga into the mix. As a cyclist, you understand how to train hard, you know how to push your body and you have probably achieved great results. However, what if you could also boost your power, stay […]

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Q.: As I approach the mid-50s, I realise more and more that ageing isn’t equal. Some people are really active in their 60s and 70s while others in the same age brackets really struggle with flexibility, low muscle mass and weight issues. I am a workaholic and I know I need to exercise. The thing is […]

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– an investigation into the positive health benefits of regular exercise Exercise plays an important role in all the phases of life, not just until you pass your driving test! Ian Craig gives some good reasons to get moving, and suggests some exercise options. Not all that far back in the evolution of humankind, exercise […]

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Once you’ve started smoking, it’s very hard to quit. Nicotine is addictive stuff. In fact, it’s more addictive than heroin. But you can cut your cravings – Patrick Holford tells you how. Nicotine produces a stimulating effect, even in small doses, and in large amounts acts as a sedative. This is its attraction: on the […]

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  Osteoarthritis tends to creep up on you, gradually increasing over months or years. Stiff and painful joints are the main symptoms. The pain tends to be worse on exercising the joint and at the end of the day. Joints tend to be stiff after resting but this usually passes in just a minute or […]

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