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Fibromyalgia is a surprisingly common condition, even more widespread than rheumatoid arthritis, but despite this, it is not well understood even by medical professionals. Also known as Fibro, FMS or fibromyalgia syndrome, the condition affects an estimated 800,000 people in the UK and three to six percent of people worldwide. Even with the condition being common, it’s still difficult for a sufferer to depict how they are feeling –...

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If you think a six-pack is the most important part of your core, you’d be wrong. The core muscles are one of the most significant muscle groups in your body and weak core muscles can impact a lot more than just giving you a less-than-toned stomach; from holding you up straight, supporting your hips and supporting most movements you and your body make, including balance and stability – the core muscles should not be overlooked....

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If you are chained to a desk all day and then hunched over your phone or tablet in the evening, it’s likely that – unless you’re making a big effort to sit correctly – your posture is pretty poor. We see countless clients that have structural issues that all stem from bad posture, or at least aren’t helped by their posture. If you too find yourself with back, neck or chest pain, a curved spine, painful hips and much more then you may...

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Foam rolling isn’t exactly a new technique but as the gym becomes ever more popular, we’ve seen a rise in the use of foam rollers, but what exactly is a foam roller and how does it benefit you? We explore…   What is Foam Rolling?   To look at, they’re a harmful device; a simple cylinder made of foam that is either smooth or covered in ridges – they’re also available in a range of sizes, too – but foam rollers are actually a...

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Meditation has been around for centuries but as it becomes more mainstream, even more of us are turning to meditation and mindfulness as a way of coping with every day stresses and pressures. In a world where we are addicted to technology and always being busy, meditation comes as a welcome relief. Most know it as a way to stop, slow down and think, but studies have shown that as well as having heaps of psychological benefits,...

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