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There is no better time that now to start living healthy !

The London marathon is coming !

Whether you are a marathoner or a new runner here are some tips to prepare, enjoy and recover from your race :

  • Get ready for running :

While it's true that the best way to become more efficient and stronger at running is to practice running, it shouldn't be the only thing.

Numbers of runners come to us, with plantar fasciitis, hips and lower back pain : training to build up your stamina is one thing, but strengthening your core muscles for a strong pelvic stability while running is as important and can help you to avoid many injuries.

You will always benefit from a MOT , your osteopath will work on your alignment and help you to understand your strength and weakness and what exercises would suit you best .

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In the last few years yoga has become really popular.

We all have heard ideas like  “yoga is not a proper workout » or « yoga is too gentle ! » but Yoga is challenging in many way and as any activities it has to be practiced with cautious to avoid injuries .

When well performed , yoga helps to increase flexibility, strength and balance.

It also help reducing your stress and free your breath.

So why not starting now ?

Forget the misconceptions such as :

- Yoga is just for flexible people. 

Yoga accepts you wherever you are. There are no rules, no expectations, and no judgments. Anyone can benefit from the practice of yoga as long as you are patient and approaches the practice with an open mind.

And strangely enough it can be mor...

What is Glue Ear?

Glue ear (also known as otitis media,) is a very common condition among children. It is where the empty middle part of the ear canal fills up with fluid. This can cause temporary hearing loss, and It usually clears up within 3 months.

Below is a list of possible symptoms evident in glue ear in children:

  • Dulled hearing

  • Problems with speech, language or social interaction

  • Clumsiness or balance problems

  • Turning up the volume on the television, or radio, or often saying 'what' or ‘uh’? a lot

  • In the case of babies, being less responsive to sounds

If you suspect your child has glue ear, you need to visit your GP. Your GP will ask about your child's symptoms and medical history and then carry out a short ENT exa...

What is pilates?

Pilates trains your body to be strong, flexible and balanced. It involves a series of movements and positions that help to improve your strength and coordination.

The movements focus on your tummy, pelvic floor muscles and back muscles, which are all key to good posture, balance and strength. They also help your back and pelvis to be supported. 

Can I do Pilates while pregnant ?

Of course you can!

But it is important to take into consideration :

  • Do a specific antenatal pilates class with an instructor who has specialised in this area.

  • If you have any pre-existing conditions, talk to your GP to see if you are allowed to do exercises while pregnant. Exercising can be forbidden in some conditions such as...

A natural way to prevent winter colds and the flu is to visit your local grocery store !

Here are the 7 must-have food for this winter :


- Lemons are  are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. They are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they are alkaline and full of Vitamin C : the key to fighting infections.


- Broccoli is packed with Vit A C & E as well as many other antioxidants and fibres. 


- Garlic is one of the best immune booster with its heavy concentration of allicin.


- Turmeric is a powerful anti- inflammatory.


- Spinach is rich in Vit C, antioxydants and beta carotene, a good infection- fighter


- Ginger  helps to reduce sore throat and nausea


- Almonds are full of Vit E  and is the key to preventing and...

A pregnant woman's body undergoes various normal physical changes that can be obvious or quite subtle. These changes are necessary to assist fetal development and prepare the body for labor.

In your first few months of pregnancy, hormones flood your body. Your baby is still tiny, but already your body is changing. Your breasts start to swell and may feel tender. Tiredness, nausea, and a frequent need to pee are common pregnancy symptoms. Breasts nay become larger and more tender because of increased levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. As the due date approaches, hormone changes will cause pregnant women's breasts to get even bigger to preapare for breastfeeding.

In your second trimester, your growing uterus gradually rises up out of...

The simple fact is that most people do not breathe well. There are numerous studies on the effects of poor breathing on your health.

Mastering your breath is one of the keys to overall physical and mental health.

“ Breathe from your diaphragm ! "

The diaphragm is a huge, dome-shaped muscle at the bottom of the rib cage. Although it is used 24/7, it goes largely unnoticed ( unless you get hiccups ).

If you look at a newborn breathing you could see the diaphragm in action, unfortunately our lifestyle cause a change in our breathing pattern, increasing our stress level.

“ Forget the Shallow breathing , Breathing well means using your diaphragm to its full capacity “

Most people have a thoracic breathing (shallow breathing ), It means air and oxygen is no...

Voici un mois déjà que les enfants ont fait leur rentrée scolaire, toutefois avons-nous adopté les bons gestes pour les garder en pleine forme?

La rentrée scolaire est souvent vécue comme un casse-tête pour les parents. En effet, le choix du cartable ne doit pas être négligé. Il doit être adapté à l’âge et la morphologie de l’enfant pour préserver son dos et favoriser sa bonne croissance.

Environ 20% des élèves au collège se plaignent une fois par semaine de mal de dos ; il est estimé que le poids du cartable ne devrait pas dépasser 10% du poids de l’enfant.

Si le cartable est trop lourd, il impose aux structures de la colonne vertébrale des charges quotidiennes pouvant être responsable de maux de dos, douleurs de croissance et d'une fatigue global...

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