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  • Ask The Expert: Winter Weather Woes

    Ask The Expert: Winter Weather Woes

    3rd December 2018

    Q: How do I stop my eczema getting worse when I’m training outdoors? This time of year it is at its worst, and no matter how much I moisturise, my skin still dries out and becomes sore when I’m out in the…

  • How To Train Yourself To Stop Pre-Competition Nerves

    How To Train Yourself To Stop Pre-Competition Nerves

    14th November 2018

    Priory cognitive behavioural therapist, Lauren Povey, outlines techniques that athletes can use to stop anxiety affecting their performance. Anxiety can have a dramatic impact on performance. The psychological state, which is often caused by stress and worry, is commonly experienced…

  • Five Top Tips To Keep You Off The Couch & Out Running

    Five Top Tips To Keep You Off The Couch & Out Running

    29th October 2018

    Jenny Blizard, physio and running expert speaking on behalf of everyday healthcare company Simplyhealth, comes across the same mistakes over and over again with runners and injuries. Here are her tips to keep you off the couch and out running…

  • Five Cues To Improve Your Running Posture

    Five Cues To Improve Your Running Posture

    26th October 2018

    Jenny Blizard, physio and running expert speaking on behalf of everyday healthcare company Simplyhealth, comes across the same mistakes over and over again with runners and injuries. Here are her top tips to improve your running posture Just one of…

  • How Should I Prepare For A 10 Mile Race?

    How Should I Prepare For A 10 Mile Race?

    19th October 2018

    Tips provided by running expert and former international athlete Gareth Turnbull on behalf of Simplyhealth. Always be realistic with the time you can commit to train. If you can manage one weekday and one weekend run then that’s brilliant. The…

  • Acupuncture: Get To The Point

    Acupuncture: Get To The Point

    10th September 2018

    Jenny Blizzard, physio and running expert speaking on behalf of everyday healthcare company Simplyhealth, explains the practice of acupuncture and why it’s an effective treatment for people looking to stay active. Acupuncture is one of the many skills used within…

  • On Your Marks…Get Set…Need To ‘Go’?

    On Your Marks…Get Set…Need To ‘Go’?

    25th August 2018

    Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a very common condition, affecting an estimated 30% of women worldwide. The condition can have a significant impact on daily life affecting relationships, emotional well-being and physical activity – and for hundreds of women gearing…

  • How To Identify, Prevent & Treat Common Running Injuries

    How To Identify, Prevent & Treat Common Running Injuries

    24th August 2018

    Written by Dr. Jason Garrett Even with the best preparation, aches and pains are an inevitable result of a new running regimen. As a runner, you don’t want anything to get in the way of your fitness. That’s why being…

  • Running Ten Miles A Week Can Halve Your Chances Of Eye Disease

    Running Ten Miles A Week Can Halve Your Chances Of Eye Disease

    14th August 2018

    Glaucoma is a condition where your optic nerve is damaged by the pressure of the fluid inside your eye. It’s one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide and the damage is currently irreversible. But now scientists in America say…