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Feeling and looking younger – What actually works?

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What makes us look older?

Looking younger is an age-old quest, but there are some obvious signs of aging that are familiar to us all.

These might include thinning hair, age spots, wrinkles or bags under the eyes.

But there are also a number of more subtle telltale signs that hint at aging. For example, the descent of cheek fat away from the eyelid fat compartments will lead to the exposure of the bony rim of the lower orbit that gives a sad or tired look.

And quite surprisingly, we lose height as we age, you can be as much as half an inch shorter in your later years. Which can make us look less statuesque.

We are not concerned here with the quest for eternal youth, but rather look at subtle ways you can look and feel more healthy and vibrant.

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Running Preparation and Recovery – Warming up and cooling down

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How to make the most of your running

Making the most of your running involves making sure your running preparation is spot on. How you warm up, how you stretch and how you recover all matter in terms of the long-term enjoyment of your runs.

The body is highly adaptable and durable and can cope with the strain and pressure that running can cause. However, it does require that you take all the necessary measures to stay injury free and healthy.

Managing and maintaining your body in a way that helps prevent injury pays dividends long-term (even though it can be tempting to skip warm ups and cool downs sometimes!)

But what is involved, and why are the start and finish of each run so important?

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Neck pain – How does osteopathy help

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What are the typical causes of neck pain?

Neck pain can ruin your day and even disrupt your sleep.

And besides that, it is never fun to walk around the office looking like an extra from a Frankenstein movie!

Obviously, there are a variety of reasons why you may be suffering, but there are some particularly common causes.

If you have had an injury or whiplash you will almost certainly be aware of the cause. But other factors such as a poor sleeping position, bad posture (especially at your desk), and pinching a nerve can all cause problems.

More often than not, neck pain will subside in a few weeks. But as part of Osteopathy Awareness Week, we look at how you can use osteopathy to help alleviate the condition and bring you some much-needed relief.

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Cracking Joints – Are they anything to worry about?

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Cracking Joints – Why do they make that noise?

At some point, you may have noticed a loud popping noise coming from your knees when you kneel down. Or perhaps you have experienced cracking joints in other areas such as the back or neck or ankles.

When it happens it can be quite disconcerting. But do bear in mind that it is relatively common.

It is not always caused by the same thing. Sometimes it can be attributed to the movement of tendons over the bone. On other occasions, it is related to a sudden release of gas bubbles from the fluid that lubricates your joints (known as synovial fluid). This tends to happen when the joint capsule gets stretched out.

On the whole, you are more likely to experience this popping sound in the joints as you get older. This might be related to the fact that cartilage tends to wear down with age, meaning that tendons are more likely to rub over bone.

But should you be concerned?


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