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“Sleep is the golden chain that ties our health and our bodies together”

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6 Remedies for Lower Back Pain

If you feel as though you’ve tried everything to ease your lower back pain, but to no avail, these tips might be just what you’re looking for. 1. Release your inner endorphins Through aerobic exercise, massage therapy or meditation, the release of these endorphins will help to block pain signals from registering with the brain. This can also help to alleviate depression, anxiety and stress, all of which can increase pain. 2. Exercise your core Your lower back is supported by muscles in your abs and back. On a typical day, these muscles won’t get a good work out. Try... Read More


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Easy Easter Nest Cakes

The Easter weekend wouldn’t be the same without some chocolate nest cakes topped with mini eggs. If you want to make some for your friends and family, this recipe is so quick and simple, and is great fun to do with children. Here’s what you’ll need: 225g chocolate broken into pieces (A cheap supermarket brand plain chocolate is fine but your favourite chocolate will also work a treat) 50g unsalted butter 2 tbsp golden syrup 75g cornflakes 36 mini chocolate eggs Equipment: Fairy cake/muffin tin 12 paper cake cases Method: Line a 12 hole cake tin with paper cases Melt... Read More


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Working with Chronic Pain

A recent BBC Radio 4 programme met with Arthritis sufferers to discuss their different experiences whilst working with the condition, and the effect it’s had on their lives outside of the office. The Government wants us to stay in work for longer than our predecessors, which inevitably means that more and more people will be expected to work, despite a disability. Currently, the state pension age for myself (a 25 year old female), is 68 years old. It’s a dreaded thought to think that I have another 48 years of working life ahead of me. But what about for people... Read More


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It's World Sleep Day

Friday 17th March is the 10th annual World Sleep Day. With over 72 countries taking part across the globe, it’s a day dedicated to the importance of sleep, and the prevention and management of sleep disorders. The theme this year is Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life. Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post states, “We are living in a golden age of sleep science - revealing all the ways in which sleep and dreams play a vital role in our decision making, emotional intelligence, cognitive function, productivity and creativity. Ultimately, science has proved that sleep is the ultimate performance enhancer. So, it’s... Read More


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New Bed, New You - March is National Bed Month

March is National Bed Month. For over 20 years the month has been dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of sleep and how it affects our health. The average person spends one third of their life in bed. Add one or more chronic pain conditions in to the mix and that figure could double. How old is your mattress? We know that we should replace our mattress every 7-8 years, but we often leave it much longer than that, waiting until our comfort is seriously compromised before taking the plunge and investing in a new one. An old, uncomfortable... Read More