back pain

from Versus ArthritisBack pain is a common problem, usually caused by a simple muscular strain, which affects four out of five of us at some point. It’s often caused by a simple muscle, tendon or ligament strain and not usually by a serious problem. WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MYSELF? There are several ways you can…

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muscle strength

Staying with our balance theme this month, this is an excellent exercise to strengthen muscles which help you stay upright – and it can be done almost anywhere. Stand holding the back of a chair, a sofa or a countertop Lift up onto your tip toes, hold for a few seconds then go back done…

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‘Rock the Boat’ is a simple exercise that requires no equipment, although you can use a balance for support. Begin by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, with even weight on each side, thenĀ raise your arms out to the sideĀ for balance. Stand up straight, shoulders back, head looking forward. Raise one foot off the ground,…

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To help improve your balance, try walking in a straight line, one foot in front of the other with your arms outstretched. Then try it backwards. Once you are confident doing this, you can try it while looking side to side. Please let us know how you get on!

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