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Obstacles

Weekend Binging:  All week you exercise and eat the right foods, but come the weekend you want to “let your hair down.” Weekends are wonderful for relaxing, but be mindful of indulging in junk food as a way to unwind. … Continue reading

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Food and emotions

Many people self medicate with food to manage their emotions when feelings of stress or depression take hold. Food definitely makes us feel better, even if we aren’t self-medicating when we eat. Food not only quells our hunger, it also … Continue reading

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Benefits of exercise go way beyond weight loss

Exercising as a way of dieting or as a means to an end to shed those pounds is counter-intuitive.  What should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience as well as a highly stress busting activity that is about self-care and … Continue reading

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Effective weight management

Fixating on losing weight alone is short lived and cannot be sustained long term. It most often results in many unsuccessful attempts, usually through fad dieting, yo yo dieting, starvation, scrupulous calorie counting and obsessing with the weighing scales. You … Continue reading

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Itchy, Sneezy, Wheezy – Are allergies getting you down?

With allergy awareness week just around the corner, I thought it important to spend some time highlighting an issue often overlooked when dealing with various symptoms. Allergies develop when the body mistakes a specific food or environmental substance as a … Continue reading

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Entry 7 – Sciatica: What’s causing your pain? Herniated Discs

Sciatica can also be caused by pressure on the nerve due to a herniated or bulging disc. A disc herniation is when a disc protrudes outwards from between two vertebrae. This can be due to a trauma such as a … Continue reading

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Entry 6 – Sciatica: What’s causing your pain? Piriformis Syndrome

This is the first in post in a short series on sciatica and what might be causing your sciatica symptoms. In this series you will find recommendations for the most common causes. If you have been diagnosed with sciatica please … Continue reading

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Entry 5 – Do runners need orthotics?

For anyone not aware what orthotics are they are custom made insoles that fit inside the shoe. They are designed to decrease abnormal motion of the foot, help re-align your feet to a normal position, restore balance and serve to … Continue reading

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Entry 4 – Posture, Posture, Posture

My physical therapy clients are probably delighted I am writing a post on posture, like they haven’t heard me talk about it enough during consultations lol. Posture is important in movement, exercise and if it’s just sitting at home or … Continue reading

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Entry 3 – Physical Therapy Stretches on the Go

Most of us are sitting at the desk, in the car, or at home in Dublin for long periods of time without really understanding how this affects our posture, its role in back pain, headaches and stress. If you sit … Continue reading

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