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The Power of Nasal Breathing

Who would have thought that making such a small change to your breathing could have such a massive impact on your health? The list of benefits is endless—from increased cardiovascular fitness, lower blood pressure and improved heart rate variability to the filtration of viruses, better sleep quality and reduced stress. In addition, breathing through the nose can clear the mind, improve dental health, and decrease asthma symptoms. It could even improve your erections. If you want to understand how all this is possible, simply take a look at this month’s blog.

The Power of Nasal Breathing

Dizziness

I think we can all agree that there have been lots of strange happenings during this last year—coronavirus and Brexit have been the most prominent by far, but another thing I’ve noticed is how many people have suffered with dizziness.

Dizziness

Dear Father-To-Be

It is a long time since I had my boys, but I still remember the feelings of excitement and trepidation as my labour approached. I remember clearly how much I needed my husband, Phil to be my rock, and how his taking control allowed me the space to get on with the critical task of giving birth to our boys.

Dear Father-To-Be

Do I Have To Pee My Pants?

The NHS estimates that between 3 and 6 million people in the UK suffer from some type of urinary incontinence. Although it is more common in women, men can also suffer from this condition. In this article we will look at a few of the reasons for urinary incontinence and outline some of the solutions to it. We will discover how Peter prepared for his prostate operation; how Anne resolved her back pain—whilst learning that growing older didn’t have to include wearing incontinence pads; how Clara found freedom to leave her house again; and how I learned to run and jump without worrying about peeing my pants.

Do I Have To Pee My Pants?

Menopause - HRT or Nature?

I am a 52-year-old woman and I’m peri-menopausal (which means I still have my periods but they aren’t as regular as they used to be). Too much information? No? Then, let me continue. Nowadays, I find I don’t sleep particularly well. I tend to wake up at about 4 am needing a pee and I often have trouble getting back to sleep. I gave up wine about a year ago, after realising that even one glass would sabotage my temperature control and I’d then spend the night in a cycle of removing and replacing my bed covers. Those of you who know me well will have noticed my increased word finding difficulties—this tends to occur when I need food. In searching for the correct word, my brain offers me seemingly random suggestions. An elbow becomes a knee and banana seems as good a word as any to describe my phone. A couple of years ago I began to suffer dreadful anxiety. It’s better now, which is why I can mention it, but at the time it was crippling. I found my confidence was shattered and I struggled to do the things I used to find easy.

Menopause - HRT or Nature?

Osteoporosis and Exercise

When I set up The Osteopathy & Pilates Studio 15 years ago I had a very definite vision for my business. I wanted to provide a place where female issues were at the forefront. It seemed to me that topics relating to women’s health, especially those relating to older women, were seldom spoken of and so it was my plan to provide a nurturing environment where women had access to the most up-to-date advice on matters relating to them.

Osteoporosis and Exercise