The wintry weather has begun to arrive. It’s time to make sure the season does not turn into a misery with the colds and flu that often plague us this time of year. A few homeopathic remedies can help! Continue reading “The ABC’s of Homeopathic Cold Remedies”
The first official London Wednesday Night skate of 2002 hit Piccadilly, Soho, South Bank and Holborn big style last night. Estimated numbers were somewhere in the region of 320 inline skaters, quad skaters and boarders. Continue reading “Photos from London”
So how do we control stress? First of all, the perception of control is vital. Those people who possess an external locus of control (that is, we feel powerless when confronted by stress) tend to suffer the most. We generally deal with stress in one of three ways: We fight it head-on, we attempt to reduce its impact or we run away from it. Clients suffering from depression often have an exaggerated external locus of control, in addition to other unhelpful “attribution styles.”
The very nature of M.E., with its physical and emotional peaks and troughs, leads to heightened awareness. Regular fatigue may be subconsciously intensified to a point where we fear a relapse is inevitable. So called “good days” may result in boredom and frustration, “bad days” in depression and anxiety. We may feel that we are “paying the price” when “normal” behaviour (a walk in the park, an evening out with friends) results in exhaustion and a reoccurrence of symptoms. Continue reading “A Psychotherapeutic Approach to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Part 2”
Rather like the conundrum of the chicken and the egg, it is difficult to know which comes first in the case of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis – depression, which develops as a result of having a chronic, debilitating illness, or is it a somatic disorder, masquerading as an organic disease?
Vitamins are essential for tissue building, energy release, digestion and cell building. A balanced diet is the ideal source of vitamins, but most people do not eat a balanced diet. Because of this a multi-vitamin is recommended to ensure that all the important vitamins are being obtained. Continue reading “Youth Fitness and Nutrition Post 4”
Free Weights and Weight Machines
Free weights and machines are the most common form of strength training. This form of exercise is safer and is more effective when young athletes have developed physically. Lifting free weights is not recommended for children under the age of 12. When training with free weights and machines all children should follow safety guidelines.
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