Creating ‘health wealth’

Creating ‘health wealth’

Our bodies and our health are like a bank account.  We pay money in (do things which will help your body and health) and every day we make withdrawals from the bank (digest food, eliminate waste, engage our brains at work or doing the crossword, walk to the shops, or play tennis). 

Are you a saver or a spender of your health bank account?

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What your neck gets up to at work

What your neck gets up to at work

Much of the working day, and even during our leisure time we use screens. Our heads are held forward to concentrate on what we're looking at and doing.  Just how does our neck manage that?  How does that link to neck and shoulder symptoms?  Have a go at this experiment and find out.

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Align my wheels

Align my wheels

On a road trip last summer I passed a vehicle emblazoned with ‘Align my wheels’ and then several questions painted on the side of the van:  *Is your steering wheel crooked?  *Does your car pull to one side?  *Tyres wearing unevenly?   People really understand the idea of taking steps to address a small problem with how their car functions – so that it doesn’t turn into a bigger problem.  Do people apply the same principles so quickly to their own body? 

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On top of your game? Which game is that?

On top of your game?  Which game is that?

When England hosted the Rugby World Cup last year, we were treated to watching top flight rugby, whichever side you were supporting.  And that’s the joy of seeing an expert in their field display their skills, it can appear effortless when in fact we’re watching the culmination of years of hard work, dedication and practise.  What does it take to be world class – at anything?

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Health: is it an on/off switch or a dimmer switch?

Health: is it an on/off switch or a dimmer switch?

What do you think about health and wellbeing?  Or are you someone who thinks instead about illness and disease?  Of course they are two sides of the same coin and different people will find it easier to thinking about the coin in different ways.   But really the question is:  are you an on/off light switch or a dimmer switch person? 

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