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Chariots of fire 2012 in Cambridge

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Chariots of fire 2012 in Cambridge

The 2012 Chariots of Fire race in Cambridge will take place on Sunday 16th September 2012 starting from Queens Green.

Chariots of Fire is one of Cambridgeshire’s largest annual charity events. The race follows in the footsteps of the famous film, taking its scenic route through the streets and colleges of Cambridge,

The race is run in a relay format with teams of six each running a 1.7 mile course and exchanging a baton.

“Its fantastic fun and a great challenge, I have run in it 3 times and I highly reccomend it” Duncan Boltt

1.7 miles is a great distance, you can really work hard to get your best possible time.

Contact details

Telephone: 01223 461155

Email: admin@chariots-of-fire.co.uk

Website: www.chariots-of-fire.co.uk/

Back stretching plan

Category: Exercise tips and advice | Published : October 24, 2016

Back stretching plan

Back pain is exaggerated by tight muscles & poor flexibility. so a simple daily stretching plan will help to reduce the pain and also strengthen your back.

Stretching is best done when your muscles are warm, so a short walk will warm up your muscles.

Stretch 1 – Hamstrings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f40HPUX9OxI
Stretch 2 – Twisting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2zsmiJ9Lpk
Stretch 4 – Lower back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVHdzMmDfds

Hold each stretch for between 30-60 seconds. It is important when stretching to concentrate on relaxing and lengthening your muscles. It doesn’t have to hurt they just need to get longer

Back Pain Prevention – cambridge

Category: Exercise tips and advice | Published : October 24, 2016

Back Pain Prevention – cambridge

Back pain

Is caused by a number of reasons, it is however exaggerated by tight muscles & poor flexibility.
Main cause of back pain:
If you are sitting in a fixed position for a long period of time. Your body will adapt to this position by tightening your muscles.
The problem of this however is your back will then be stiff and painful when you are in other positions.

Prevention:
Unfortunately we can’t expect our body’s to be flexible, upright and able to move freely if we spend the majority of our time sat or laying down.
The solution is to be more active and stretch daily. A daily stretching plan after some activity like a walk or jog will massively reduce back pain. Yoga is also perfect for this.
Please take it slowly and build up gradually, also consult your doctor or physio if you have a injury.

Healthy lunch – Salads

Category: Nutrition news Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Healthy lunch – Salads

Salad is usually served as part of a meal,
but a salad can also make a healthy, low-calorie meal
all by itself. I love to make massive salads with some
nice treats like smoked salmon and avocado.
Keep them interesting by changing the
ingredients each time. Start with a bed of low-calorie
greens and add lots of vegetables, fruits and other
healthy toppings. Add lean meat , fish, nuts, avocado.

Swap butter for Avocado

Category: Nutrition news Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Swap butter for Avocado

Don’t go without just eat smarter. Avocado is a great substitute for butter. Avocado is a super food brimming with essential nutrients like potassium and folic acid. Add to that it has less saturated fat and contains large amounts of monosaturated fat which helps lower cholesterol.
It tastes great on toast and in sandwiches so why not give it a try. It can even be swapped when baking cookies check out the following cookies recipie with avocardo:

Contact details

Website: www.deconstructingthehome.com/?p=177

Louise – Went from Chronic back pain to full strength in 8 weeks

Category: Client success stories | Published : October 24, 2016

Louise – Went from Chronic back pain to full strength in 8 weeks

Louise – Went from Chronic back pain to full strength in 8 weeks

Introduction:

When I Louise started training she had a chronic back problem which had troubled her for over 3 months, during this period she had been to see several therapists with no luck.

Louise’s back would constantly ache and get very sore if she performed any exercise particularly any form of upper body. She was unable to work and was faced with the possibility of losing her job if she did not improve.

Results

Week 1 – After just one she had almost completely got rid of the pain

Week 2 – Pain gone

Week 3 – able to use arms (lightly) with out hurting back

Week 4 – No pain and getting much stronger

Week 6 – Started Kick boxing!

Week 8 – Back to full strength – able to do press ups and much more.

How we did this:

Firstly Louise deserves most of the credit, she was very determined and worked hard to get the results.

Louise injured her back pulling something heavy. This had caused her back to go into shock. It was clear to me that her body was very sensitive and cautious with exercise. This is why any exercise was causing it to lock up, because the body was still in shock.

The first stage was to get her back confident that exercise wasn’t going to hurt her back, also improving the balance and co-ordination of her feet, ankles, knees and hips. Also concentrating on stretching, as her muscles had become tense and the tension was unbalanced.

I was then working on reprogramming faulty muscle patterns. When injured and through bad habits the body will often be using the wrong muscle to perform an action, causing chronic problems.

So we assessed most movements and reprogrammed these muscles were necessary.

We didn’t just concentrate on core stability, each joint has its own stability, so we concentrated on each of these, building a strong and complete core unit.

I was incredibly satisfied with Louise’s results, the fact that she now does Kick boxing shows how strong and confident she now is.
What Louise says:

“It was great training with Duncan in that he observed and understood which muscles were not working within my back and my whole body structure. Up until that point I had spent a few months knowing that there was a muscular-skeletal issue, but not knowing how to stop it from getting worse. It did feel as if my body was a problem that was in control of me, and not that I was in control of my muscles fully. When we started training, Duncan did a full assessment of what was happening in my back and the rest of my body and I immediately had faith that the problem would be solved.

We started the program with gentle exercises, and week by week we upped the tempo. I was given simple exercises for core strength to do at home in between sessions. Every step of the way Duncan gave explanations as to which muscles were being employed, how each exercise would move my fitness forwards and exactly how it worked. Therefore I started to feel more in control of what was happening in my back and gained in confidence rapidly, both consciously and unconsciously.

I now feel back to my previous level of fitness, if not stronger! And as Duncan said, I have now taken up kickboxing, which also bears testament to the fact that I have made a full and efficient recovery.”

Duncan Boltt – Cambridge fitness Personal trainer

Christmass gift idea : Personal training vouchers

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Christmass gift idea : Personal training vouchers

Last year wehad a lot of people contacting us for personal training vouchers as a christmas gift, so this year we can offer 2 options:

Gift packages:

  • £160 = 4 x personal training sessions
  • £380 = 10 x Personal training sessions

If you would like to start exercising or If you know someone who is keen to start in the new year then having a personal trainer can be a great start.
At Cambridge fitness we come to your home, bringing the gym to you & making exercising even easier.

Training can be done individually but also as a couple, we find a lot of people benefit from training together.

Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Contact details

Website: www.cambridgefitness.co.uk/services/pricelist.php#christmas

Back pain? Move, dont rest!

Category: National health news | Published : October 24, 2016

Back pain? Move, dont rest!

Move if you have back pain, this is the advice of a researcher at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Patients with acute low back pain who were advised to stay active despite the pain fared better than those who were told to adjust their activity in line with their pain.

The thesis looked at 109 patients with acute severe low back pain. They were randomly advised in one of two ways: “stay active even though it hurts” or “adjust your activity to the pain”. They were also asked to keep a diary for seven days and to note how many steps they took each day, to what extent they could carry out their day-to-day activities and how they felt physically. They also completed a form to show whether they felt depressed or not.

In spite of having more pain, the group that was advised to be as active as possible recovered more quickly and did not feel depressed at the end of the follow-up.

“The other category, who had been advised from the very start to adjust their activity to their pain, were less mobile and felt slightly depressed compared to the patients who were active,” says Olaya-Contreras, a researcher at the Sahlgrenska Academy’s Department of Orthopaedics.

She believes that this could be because some people who are depressed and in pain experience the pain more acutely. Another explanation could be that the more acute the pain is perceived to be, the less a person wants or is able to move. This, according to Olaya-Contreras, is in line with previous research.

“I think that if you’re suffering with acute low back pain you should try to remain as active as possible and go about your daily business as well as you can. If you don’t keep moving, it’s easy to get locked into a downward spiral, as inactivity combined with pain can, in a worst case scenario, turn into long-term disability and an inability to work that, in turn, can lead to depressed mood and more pain.”

Olaya-Contreras therefore feels that the health service should introduce a routine investigation to determine the underlying psycho-social causes of patients’ back problems. This could measure the degree of perceived depression as well as anxiety and fear of movement.

“The results of the investigation and associated discussion could lead to patients taking a more active role and taking responsibility for their treatment,” says Olaya-Contreras. “I also believe that it can help patients to focus more on the positive resources they themselves have to handle the pain and master various physical movements even though it hurts.”

The thesis has been successfully defended.

BACK PROBLEMS: Low back pain affects up to 80% of people of working age at some time in their lives, though most will get better. Low back pain can be recurring, and some people will continue to suffer with some degree of pain. In 85-90% of cases the pain cannot be attributed to a specific illness or injury.

Contact details

Website: www.cambridgefitness.co.uk/professionals/sportsmassage

The Varsity Match

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

The Varsity Match

The Varsity match is a great sporting event, played between Cambridge and Oxford university.

Annually watched by around 30,000 spectators, and televised, the 2011 Nomura Varsity Match will be the 130th time two of the oldest clubs in world rugby meet. Cambridge currently lead the series 61-54, with 15 draws.

When:

Thursday the 8th of December at 2pm

Where:

Twickenham

Fortified corn flakes? fortified with iron filings

Category: National health news | Published : October 24, 2016

Fortified corn flakes? fortified with iron filings

Just came accross this, I reccomend avoiding fortified foods and ceriels. The iron they often use is not in a digestable food from a food source but is in fact Iron filings. Check out the following video, you shouldn’t be able to move your food with a magnet. They even extract the iron fillings.

Contact details

Website: youtu.be/V265pGgsBnM

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