THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND HOW TO KEEP IT FIT AND HEALTHY

Whilst we are in the midst of the coronavirus Covid-19 crisis, there has never been a more important time to keep your immune system fit and healthy. The immune system is our bodies defence against invading bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and other pathogens. It is a complex network of hundreds of specialised cell types and organs and is the second most complicated structure in the body, after the brain. Specialised cells called neutrophils, macrophages, lymphocytes and other white blood cells…

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GOOD POSTURE – SIT TALL

Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture involves training the body to stand, walk, sit and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments. Good posture makes you look great, feel more energetic and project confidence. It also helps prevent injury and reduce pain. We all want good posture… but it can be so hard to achieve if you have…

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WHAT POSTURE ARE YOU?

A: IDEAL POSTURE Description Soft normal curves in the spine act like shock-absorbers, distributing mechanical stress on the body during movement and at rest.   Postural Problems In an ideal world there should be no problems, meaning your posture is not causing the problem. There are other reasons for the onset of pain and injury. With an ideal posture and good spinal alignment the muscles should be working in a balanced manner, equal in strength and length. Joints and ligaments…

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6 STRATEGIES FOR AVOIDING INJURIES ON THE SLOPES

There’s no doubt about it, snow sports are fun. Whether you’re hurtling down the side of a mountain at 40 mph, or exploring backcountry terrain; snow sports always involve excitement, adventure and exhilaration. But snow sports are much more funwhen you’re physically fit. There is nothing worse than having to limp in early from the slopes because you’re tired or sore (or even worse, injured). Snow sports are major workouts and if you’re not fully prepared physically for your holiday,…

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HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE?

Blog post written by FionaWorthington Clinical Hypnotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Coach at the Putney Clinic   Happiness is a choice? Find out what makes you happy, create your own happiness list. It’s easy to think that the outside world is responsible for making us happy. But we also contribute a big chunk to our happiness. Sonja Lyubomirsky has studied happiness for over 25 years. She has created a happiness pie chart. This shows that 50 percent of our long-term happiness…

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ACTION CALENDAR: FRIENDLY FEBRUARY 2020

Fiona Worthington, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Coach at the Putney Clinic has provided us with this little calendar has daily suggested actions that we can do throughout February 2020 to bring happiness to other people, improve our relationships and bring happiness to ourselves. Fiona Worthington – www.fionaworthington.uk.com Fiona offers a range of psychological services at the Putney Clinic.

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8 TIPS FOR DEALING WITH NEGATIVE FEEDBACK OR CRITICISM

This blog post is written by FionaWorthington Clinical Hypnotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Coach at the Putney Clinic I had some uncomfortable feedback a few months back when I was doing a course for work, really, really uncomfortable. I am not great with negative feedback. Never have been! I have to work hard at not reacting. At work that’s okay, I can cover it up and keep my cool. At home where I feel safe, I am prone to lash out.…

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MEASURING PERFORMANCE IN TRIATHLETES

This information has been supplied by Clive Lathey D.O MSc (Sports Medicine), and Osteopath at the Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy. Clive is a specialist in working with and treating both amateur and professional triathletes. This is the third in our series of triathlon focussed blog posts – measuring performance in triathletes. The first post can be found here and the second here. Vo2 Max This is a common test for running fitness. It is the measure of the maximum amount of oxygen…

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DO YOU WORRY MORE THAN YOU LIKE?

Blog post written by FionaWorthington Clinical Hypnotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Coach at the Putney Clinic looks at how self-knowledge helps us change habits and keep those New Year resolutions. If you worry more than you would like, try this simple tip. What is worry? “Worry is not based upon what is likely to happen. Worries are based on what would be terrible if it did happen. They are not based upon probability they are based on fear” David Carbonell. We…

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FOCUS TRIATHLON – TRAINING THE BODY’S ENERGY SYSTEMS

This is the second in our series of triathlon focussed blog posts. The first post can be found here. There are 3 trainable overlapping energy systems that need to be trained effectively to run a good triathlon and training will need to be tailored to the specific distance triathlon someone is undertaking. Energy systems The challenge is to train each system optimally with the most effective time spent in each zone to maximize fitness outcomes. The polarised approach to training…

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