We sit to take the weight off our feet but sitting for too long can result in slack abdominal muscles and slumped posture encouraging cramp and indigestion. Exercise helps to re-oxygenate your system and improve your circulation and digestion. Reintroducing exercise for the less active and for those getting older or restricted in their movementsContinue reading “Too much sitting”
Dear Diana I’ve just hit 60 and feel so frustrated because my joints are stiff and painful. It makes it more difficult to move around like I did previously. Is this just old age creeping on…or is there something I can do to help myself? Helen Martin Somerset Do you want to exercise atContinue reading “Joint Pain”
Enthesitis-related arthritis is a type of juvenile arthritis that often affects the joints of the leg and spine, causing inflammation where the tendons attach to the bone. It can cause stiffness in the neck and lower back in the teenage years. It’s also linked to a painful eye condition called acute uveitis. Versus Arthritis has moreContinue reading “Enthesitis-related arthritis”
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Osteoporosis is a bone-thinning condition but it is by no means new. The Romans were referring to non-healing hip fractures and other similar-sounding conditions in the 6th century. By the early 19th century, physicians were concerned about the ‘spongy’ texture of bones in old age, even before they were able to see them on X-ray.
Before starting any exercise programme check with your doctor if you suffer from heart disease, have high blood pressure, joint problems, back problems, if you are very overweight, have a serious illness, or are convalescing.
Check out location and surfaces before performing any exercises in your home or out in the garden.
Check that surfaces are not wet or slippery
Make sure you are warm enough, wear layered loose clothing, which can be discarded as you hot up!
Diana Moran – The Lady 21st April 2016 – Great posture never goes out of style.
“Jane reminds us that God is in his heaven, the monarch on his throne and the pelvis firmly beneath the ribcage. Apparently rock and roll liberated the pelvis and it hasn’t been the same since” says the delightful Emma Thompson on her heroine – Jane Austen.
The muscles of your back are the largest muscle group in your body and having strong upper back muscles is imperative to performing well. A strong back allows us to do daily tasks, such as house and garden chores and enables us to lift heavy objects. Strong muscles help to prevent injury during sports, especiallyContinue reading “Backs”
This tranquil scene is a view across the River Thames from my window. The water with the colours and the trees reflected in it always fascinate me. The River Thames is 215 miles long, and is split into two sections, tidal and non-tidal. The tidal part, which is affected by the North Sea’s tides, runs forContinue reading “River”