Five signs you may have Osteoporosis

Quite a few of my pilates clients are sufferers of Osteoporosis, many finding out after a fall and a bone breakage.

There are many risk factors for osteoporosis which include family history, medications and lifestyle.

But, how do we know whether our bones are healthy or not? We can’t see them like we can see our skin, or listen to them like the heart or lungs. Bone density scans are one way to look inside bone, but bone density tests are rarely recommended until after menopause unless you have risk factors. Osteoporosis may be developing long before that.

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Arthritis – how do you help sooth yours?

One of the most common disease I hear about in my classes is Arthritis.  Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joints. There are many possible causes of joint inflammation; the most common are osteo or rheumatoid arthritis. They can both be crippling and painful in one or more joints and although there are differences, their management is all about controlling inflammation.

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Introducing the ALIVE Longevity Tree

A year ago I asked my ladies the following question:  “What concerns you the most about your future health?”  I thought the outcome would be heart attack, Parkinson’s or diabetes, but the number one thing that came out at the top was the fear of dementia, the memory robbing Alzheimers being the top concern.

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How does Mindful Movement help?

As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your feet feel like right now – their heaviness.

Well done you just did some mindful movement, yes, it is as simple as that.

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You exercise in a Village Hall?

I have been teaching fitness for over 21 years now. Back in the early 90’s when I qualified, aerobics classes in Village Halls were the norm.  No need to pay huge gym fees, just pop along to your local post office and take a look in their window for posters advertising their local classes.  Usually pay as you go option and and away you go.

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Five BIG tips for women over 40

For many years I have listened to women, mostly girls that primarily want to drop a few pounds but also want to feel GOOD, want to feel back to there normal selves. Read more

Winter Nights are here…


How many of us have managed to do some regular physical activity and been reasonably sensible about our diet during the Summer when it’s light till late?

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