Here are some resources for local yoga and pilates teachers. Please contact them directly if you need more information or would like to book classes. The Lotus Retreat – Yoga & Pilates The Lotus Retreat in Faringdon offers a range of holistic therapies, courses, workshops and classes, such as yoga, pilates, qigong and tai chi.
The Faringdon Clinic's osteopath Marianne Damgaard Jensen demonstrates a short easy exercise to help lengthen the chest muscles and also to strengthen the pectoral muscles. View the video here or on our YouTube.com channel. Our YouTube channel has many helpful videos to help you maintain and improve your health with exercises and advice for all
Stand On One Leg is a podcast by doctor Michael Mosley about how to improve balance. It's one in a series of radio programmes which are all about simple things that can greatly improve health and longevity. By improving our balance we can directly improve our health. Importantly, with better balance we have better posture
These resources, recommended by our Physiotherapist Emma Overson, are focused on balance, stretching and flexibility exercises. They are particularly useful for those people over 60 or who have balance and movement problems; people who are seated at work most of the day and people with osteoporosis. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has
The BBC 5 Live website has an excellent series of videos called "10 Today". There are 10 videos in total and each video is 10 minutes in length. Exercises can be done seated or standing – whichever is best suited to you. The aim of the exercise videos is to get you stretching and moving
Since my last article so much has happened in the world that is now affecting us all. The importance of maintaining good health can't be stressed enough, especially in extraordinary times like these. Keeping healthy means doing things that are good for your body – it is more important than ever to eat nutritious foods,
Physiotherapist Kirsty Harris has compiled a series of exercise videos aimed at older adults. These videos are 15 minute sessions and are to help people stay active and healthy during the time spent at home caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. 1. Let's Keep Moving introduction: 2. Warm up: 3. First 15 minute session of moderate
Running well, be that running fast or injury free, means to run naturally. That means using your own anatomy as it was designed. Here are some tips on how to do that from Carlton Rowlands. Carlton Rowlands is an osteopath and athlete with Team Vibram. Part 1. Flexibility and activation for natural running: Part 2.
by Emma Overson MCSP There are now nearly 14.5 million people in the UK aged 60 and over. Two-thirds of older people live with one or multiple long-term conditions, and about a third of all people aged over 65 fall each year (3 million people). Only 19% of English adults aged between 65-74 meet