Sitting is the new Smoking!

Sitting is the new Smoking!

Sadly, ‘sitting is the new smoking’ may well be the case as emerging research alarmingly suggests that prolonged sitting can be as bad for our health as smoking. (See the poster sitting-facts) Here are 3 compelling reasons from Kris to take regular breaks:...
“I’ve Got a Bad Back!”

“I’ve Got a Bad Back!”

It’s a rare person who hasn’t uttered these words at some time or another. Our long-suffering lower back can get a bit grumpy when we’ve not treated it well. How does this pain happen?  Too much bending forward – as in gardening, Lifting or twisting awkwardly...
Stepping Up.

Stepping Up.

Do you live in a single level bungalow or apartment? There are many advantages if you do. But if you want to continue negotiating bus steps and stairs in public, you have nothing much to practise on!   Practise keeping strong for steps and stairs.   With these simple...
Sitting on the Throne.

Sitting on the Throne.

It’s a room you visit every day. You probably don’t give it much thought. But, did you know – Toilets have only been around since the 18th century?   From then onwards, for many, squatting became a thing of the past. However, it turns out, squatting...
Hail to the Ankle!

Hail to the Ankle!

Have you ever sprained your ankle?  And hobbled around for a few days? Then you know how essential a healthy ankle is to your ability to move. Your ankle maintains your centre of gravity, which constantly changes as you move. In order to stay upright, your...
Chocolate and your Brain.

Chocolate and your Brain.

Recently, Dr. Robert H. Shmerling found out a surprising piece of trivia. Places where chocolate consumption is highest have the most Nobel Prize recipients! (Read the study) Is it possible that intelligence or other measures of high brain function are actually...
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