The topic of pain is rife with myths and legends. One of the biggest is that of core stability, or core strength. In fact this one is sticking around so persistently you could call it a zombie myth. If you have had back pain you will have had exercises for your core recommended. If not […]
In the pain and fatigue and wellness world we love an analogy…. These always seem to involve kitchen items for some reason: spoons (see here) or cups.None of these are perfect at explaining what’s going on in something so complex (you!), but they can assist us to understand how to help ourselves. What’s in Your Cup? We
Have you made a New Year Resolution? My resolution time is generally in the summer when there isn’t the excuse of cold and the desire to hibernate, so I’ve had a while to work on mine! I started couch to 5k. If you don’t know it, this is the NHS app that cheers you on
The most pleasurable activities in our lives are those which are really absorbing, ones where you lose time. And that’s great, we don’t want to stop doing these things: they are the best parts of life! However, that absorption can mean that we stay still for too long, or overdo it and suffer the consequences.
This blog was provoked by comments I have seen online recently – someone with a chronic condition, fibromyalgia, was really distressed by colleagues making comments about how she was coping with her condition. They were suggesting she go to the gym – the implication being that this would “cure” her pain. This woman just couldn’t