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Training over the festive season

Here is my third (and last) Christmas themed blog. If you missed the first two the are here and here.

Training over the festive season is a big challenge for many. With so much going on it is easy to be distracted.

It is nice to give yourself a bit of slack over this period […]

Reduce stress over the festive season

Today I have a second guest blog for December, this time to help us reduce stress over the festive season. I manage to keep this period quite calm but I think there are a lot of people under a lot of stress. Marjorie is a mindfulness coach and I asked her to give us some […]

Your Winter Holiday Health Check

I have decided as we are getting closer to the festive season I would ask Joyce of Eatlivelovefood to write a guest post to help us through this period. Joyce is a Nutritional Therapist and in this post she is highlighting the importance of a health check up and gives us tips for how we […]

Running using the MAF method

More than 2 years ago I was training for the Boston Marathon and made this video together with my coach Matt Warnock of Rebel Coaching about running using the MAF method. When you run you are keeping an eye on keeping your heart rate the same throughout the run. The heart rate in beats […]

Arthritis and Exercise

(Please note: this article shouldn’t replace advice given by a medical professional)

According to Volkgezondheidenzorg.info, 7.5% of men and 13.1% of women between 40 and 44 had been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2017 and the figures for osteoarthritis (artose in Dutch) are 11.7% of men and 15.6% of women. The NHS website defines arthritis […]

Tight sciatic nerve

One of the areas of the body we look at during a biomechanics screening is the sciatic nerve. I would say about 80% of the clients I have worked with don’t know what the sciatic nerve is.Therefore thought it would be a good subject to write about it.

The sciatic nerve runs down the back […]

Thoughts on pain

A few years ago I had a client who had been previously diagnosed with knee pain. There were some patterns I noticed about her that demonstrated that it isn’t only tissue damage that create pain. There are also other factors that contribute to the pain. In her case there would be two contrasting categories […]

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    Why women should be strength training in their forties and above

Why women should be strength training in their forties and above

I’ve been in my forties for a year or three now already and I am becoming increasingly aware that there are changes coming my way. It can be quite a confusing time, but in this blog I want to talk about the importance of strength training during this period. I’m aging alongside my clients, […]

Biomechanics Coaching for Dummies

One of the many challenges of having done a Diploma in Biomechanics Coaching is that it’s quite a challenge to explain what I do. Everyone has an idea what a physiotherapist does, but once upon a time physiotherapy used to be a new thing, so I am hoping one of these days everyone will […]

Starting triathlon – my experience

As I sit on the eve of my first triathlon of 2019 I am reflecting on the start of taking up this crazy sport. In my last blog post Why I started running I said that I had intended to take up triathlon many years previously, but fell in love with running and 10 years later […]