Working From Home: Heaven or Hell?

Working From Home: Heaven or Hell?

We’re in lockdown 3, which means those who can, have to work from home.   Before the pandemic, some of us would dream of the idea of WFH.  No commuting, less interruptions, more time with the family.  However, the reality can be much less enjoyable than the idea.  ...
Phones & Bones

Phones & Bones

Mobile phones…. They’ve become a big part of our everyday lives.  They are so useful, some of us panic if we can’t put our hand on them or go out without them!  They’re an amazing bit of kit, but not even a a millionth as amazing as our bodies,...
Poor posture?  It’s not your fault!

Poor posture? It’s not your fault!

Many people with poor posture will have been told, ‘sit up straight’, or ‘stop slouching’.  Anyone who’s ever tried to put this into practice, will know that it’s pretty impossible to keep it up.  The moment you stop thinking about it, back you go into a slump.  Even...
How to avoid back pain whilst gardening

How to avoid back pain whilst gardening

The sun is shining, the grass (and the weeds) are growing and many of us have more time than ever to spend in the garden.  This is when we all throw ourselves headlong into sorting out the garden. Before you do, consider the humble spine. Gardening is a workout, which...
Musicians and the Alexander Technique

Musicians and the Alexander Technique

Like many locals, I love Whit Friday and watching the brass bands. I admire the players greatly, particularly those who play large instruments, but can’t help noticing the potential strain that this can put on the body and breathing mechanism. For example,...