Tag: exercise

Older People’s Day October 1

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  Older People’s Day October 1st: Physiotherapy Bangor will be promoting the importance of active ageing to mark Older People’s Day on October 1. The day is designed to celebrate the contribution of older people in society and Physiotherapy Bangor will be proudly supporting the event. We will also be offering 10% of all treatments for over 60s for the month of October. The event is one of hundreds being…

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World Osteoporosis Day 20th October 2014

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What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition that affects bone health, causing them to become weak and fragile and more prone to fractures. Where do these fractures occur? These fractures most commonly occur in the spine, wrist and hips but can affect other bones such as the arm or pelvis. In Northern Ireland in 2014 72,000 people have osteoporosis, the combined cost of hospital and social care for patients with…

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National Arthritis Week 12-19th October

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National Arthritis Week: The Nation’s most painful moments were revealed this week in the results of a national survey into pain. 92% of those surveyed with arthritis rated their condition as painful as childbirth. When asked to best describe their pain, almost half (46%) said it felt ‘like hot knives every time I move’ and for over a third (38%) the pain of arthritis caused ‘constant fatigue and loss of…

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World Mental Health Day 10th October 2014

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World Mental Health Day 10th October 2014: Mental illness is the single largest cause of disability in the United Kingdom, contributing up to 22.8% of the total burden, compared to 15.9% for cancer and 16.2% for cardiovascular disease (World Health Organization 2008). Among people under 65, mental illness accounts for nearly half of all instances of ill health (Centre for Economic Performance Mental Health Group 2012). Mental illness often begins…

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Halloween de-stress sports massage

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Get rid of those Halloween Horrors this October: treat yourself to 15% off a Sports Massage. Why have a Halloween de-stress sports massage? Regular massage is a common part of training for serious athletes. Sports massage can be beneficial in the relief of muscle tension. ‘Knots’: accumulated tension points, can develop in areas of old injuries and through overuse. These tension points can throw your posture out of line as…

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Get Active: Take A TV-Free Day

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How to Get Active: NICE Guidelines New Recommendations:   Everyone should have routine TV-free days, limit computer use and take up active hobbies to encourage a healthier lifestyle and prevent obesity, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has said. The draft guidance has said everyone should get enough sleep eat breakfast follow a Mediterranean diet increase their activity levels by walking or cycling to school or work take…

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Take 10% off for PureGym Members with Physiotherapy Bangor

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Take 10% off for PureGym Members with Physiotherapy Bangor: Take 10% off all physiotherapy assessments, treatments and massage with Physiotherapy Bangor. PureGym Bangor opened last week at the Toscana Retail Park next to Clandeboye Retail Park where you find Halfords and PC World on the Ring Road, call them on +44 845 6838451 They offer an excellent range of classes and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a…

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6 Tips for an Effective Sports Warm Up / Down

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6 Tips for an Effective Warm Up / Down Recent news reports and articles have suggested that some warm up routines can be harmful and have led to misunderstandings regarding the importance of a warm up and warm down routine for exercise, suggesting that stretches can in fact be harmful. Dig a little deeper and you will see that the subject of stretches is a hotly debated one. The following…

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Back pain: 5 steps to avoid it

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Back pain: 5 simple steps to avoid it: Back pain self-management is possible. Check the following list to see what you can do to help avoid back pain. School bags and backpacks can contribute to back pain: With the new school year approaching, give serious consideration to the weight of school bags and back packs. School children and students should use a well-designed backpack, worn over both shoulders to distribute…

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World Cup Football: Which Group Do You Fit Into?

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With the FIFA World Cup starting today, which Group do you fit into, what is your ‘exercise’ group? Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon: pressure and expectation…..is this what is putting you off exercise? Stop making excuses and get out there, start in small manageable bursts and build upon them. Group B: Spain, Holland, Chile and Australia: Willing but not wonderful, or all or nothing? Does this sum up…

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