Research, conducted by the University of Bristol (Collin and Cawley, 2016) shows that one in 50 16-year-olds have experienced significant, long term fatigue (more than 6 months.) Add to this the numbers of young people with other long term pain and medical conditions and we can see that the struggles of continuing education with a chronic illness are more common place than we might at first think.Read More
Firstly, think about whether you have to say yes!
It doesn’t have to be all or nothing, consider going for part of the eventRead More
I have heard so many clients with Pain and fatigue saying they no longer have friends over because it is exhausting. When I ask them more about this the answer is almost always the same.
By the time I have cleaned the house, gone shopping and cooked dinner I have no energy left to enjoy talking to my friends.
I ask them these questions:
Low back pain is very common, and most people have it at some point in their lives. It affects people of all ages and all socio-economic statuses. It is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the number of people affected is increasing.
The good news, however, is that 90% of people recover from back pain within 6-8 weeks and less than 1% of back pain has a serious cause.Read More
‘‘Menopause fatigue sometimes referred to as crashing fatigue, is defined as sudden and overwhelming feelings of weakness, exhaustion and reduced energy levels that can leave you emotionally and mentally drained.’’ http://menopausehealthmatters.com
This excellent article explains more about fatigue that can occur around the menopause and how it differs from Chronic fatigue syndrome. It also have useful tips about coping with this type of fatigue too.Read More
Overcoming chronic pain - a self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques is a very readable and relatable book offering a flexible approach on how to access the various elements of the book in order for the reader to get the most personal benefit.
A highly engaging book, empowering the reader to been to take control over their chronic painRead More
Does the very thought of planning a holiday leave you feeling exhausted?
The thought of a long journey and sleeping in a different bed is enough to raise your anxiety levels before you even consider the expectations of yourself or others regarding what you will actually do whilst on holiday.
Isn’t it supposed to be pleasurable or at the very least somewhat relaxing?
The following advice , all supplied by our clients might help.Read More
GET' stands for 'Graded Exercise Therapy'. It is an approach for building physical activity in a person's life by being consistent, making gradual changes and responding to setbacks.
Graded Exercise Therapy..Who's it for?
It can be used as a treatment for people with physical injuries, persistent pain, fatigue, mild depression and other medical conditions. It is also an approach which can be used by people without any particular medical condition to improve general overall wellbeing. The approach is most effective and safest if it is carried out with guidance from a health professional.Read More
What you need to know about keeping hydrated.
Making sure that you are drinking is important for health and prevents dehydration. You should aim to drink at least 1.6 to 2 litres (approx. 3 to 4 pints) of fluid per day to stay hydrated. This is the same as about eight glasses or mugs of fluid.
Sometimes people are not aware that they are mildly dehydrated and by the time they feel thirsty they may be more moderately affected. Don’t forget that with warmer weather the fluid you will lose through sweating will be higher.
Checking the colour of your urine is an easy way to assess your own hydration level. Use this urine chart to see if you need to drink more.Read More