The Winter Blues. Sounds like the name of a 70’s folk band but alas, no… It’s the deceptively-cute nickname some give to what doctors call ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder‘, or S.A.D. This is something of an aptonym, of course, because sad is exactly what many people suddenly and inexplicably feel with the a […]
Do you know how many tennis balls are used in the Wimbledon Championship every year? No, nor did we… Turns out it’s about 54,000! It also turns out that might be a waste of balls! How so? Well, it seems the simple tennis ball can help your health in a number of ways… So!, if you’re one of the millions of people th […]
There’s an old joke that says, “If you mention exercise to some people, they’ll run a mile!” If you’re reading this though, there’s a good chance you want to run 26.2 miles! If you are one of the brave souls that’s running a marathon soon, then here are our practical tips to help make sure all t […]
Would you believe that serrapeptase is a supplement made with an enzyme found in bacteria in silkworms? Sounds like nonsense, right?! It’s true, though, and serrapeptase is said to help with inflammation, pain, infection and more. Bob’s Bones looks into it…
Can Serrapeptase Help You?
So, serrapeptase is an enzyme th […]
How the Way You Think Can Change the Way You Feel
Ever heard of a self-fulfilling prophecy? We’re not talking here about the idea that if you want a Ferrari you can just believe one is on its way and have it turn up! Rather, we mean the kind of self-fulfilling prophecy that impacts on your health…
In its sim […]
The fact that – annually – more than three million people over the age of 65 suffer a fall in the UK is justification alone for an Info Sheet on this… But that’s not the worst of it!
Plenty of younger people take a tumble, too, while many others choose not to report their accidents… And although the conseque […]
If there’s one food that continues to get fantastic press pretty much across the board, it’s kale. Even with a recent study showing that it might not be quite so terrific for you when raw, and in large amounts, kale remains of great interest. Why? Because it’s…
One tends to think of liver, beef […]
Back and neck pain – along with sciatica – are among the most debilitating conditions we see here at the Back in Shape clinic. And while manual therapy is often enough to help, there is another option for chronic pain: Intervertebral Differential Dynamics Therapy, or IDD. This month we look at how it can help…
This time of year sees shops swell with food that one hardly sees at any other time! As a bit of fun, we thought it might be interesting to see if any of them have health benefits… And the outcome is surprising! We’ll start with a couple of curiosities, then finish with a traditional Christmas gift…
The common cold. Powerful enough to wipe out Martians in H.G. Wells’ ‘War of the Worlds’ but not enough to earn a colleague’s sympathy… Here at Back in Shape, though, we’re sympathetic enough to share our top tips on keeping them at bay. Colds, that is, not Martians…
"Exercises, exercises, […]
If you’ve read our sheet Inflammation: The Quiet Danger then you’re already up to speed on how your body’s defences can sometimes work in an unhelpful way… Here, we look at specific ways that you can fight the unhelpful effects of inflammation. If you’d like to check out the original, though, here it is: Inf […]
Perhaps more than any other subject, inflammation is the topic about which we get the most questions at Back in Shape. Here we take a look at why inflammation is essential, what’s unhelpful about it… And what you can do to help avoid issues.
While many people initially think of inflammation as being […]
A recent article in the highly-respected medical journal ‘The Lancet’ suggests that certain activities could prevent one in three cases of dementia. Bob’s Bones takes a brief look at each of them.
First, What IS Dementia?
We often think it’s easier to start by saying what dementia is not… Categorically […]
Itchy eyes. Tickly throat. Runny nose. An estimated 10 million people suffer from the symptoms of hay fever, which can also include coughing, sneezing, a blocked nose, watery eyes, and itching in the airways & ears! In extreme cases there may also be headaches, earaches and feelings of fatigue. For those that suffer, here are some […]
Albert Einstein. Winston Churchill. Leonardo da Vinci… Just three notable names that believed taking a short nap during the day proves hugely beneficial to the mind and body!
Now add to that list the wealthiest man in modern history – John D. Rockefeller – and luminaries such as Thomas Edison, Jodie Foster, and presiden […]
"My friend’s going to return from a fishing trip with a full kreel" laughed one of our team members, quoting from a so-called dream dictionary recently… Somewhat improbably, that’s how the book interpreted the subject of his dream: a pelican! Dismissing it as nonsense, he went about his business with the feeli […]