Archive for December, 2011

‘Business yoga’ set to be the Next Big Thing in 2012

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

2011 has seen our capital city melt down in light of the recession, with stressed bankers dropping off the radar all over the show. The remedy for the coming year? Yoga. It seems the business world is calling for time out to light some incense, don some stretchy leggings and assume the downwards dog position read more »

Horseback physiotherapy gives hope to disabled children

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Physiotherapy conducted on horseback could prove to be a hugely effective therapeutic tool for disabled children. Horseback physiotherapy, or hippotherapy as it is otherwise known – is a little known form of physio which is breathing a new lease of life into many profoundly disabled children up and down the UK. The therapy itself is read more »

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to blame for school absences

Friday, December 16th, 2011

A recent study has found that far more children suffer from CFS, also known as myalgic encephalitis (ME), than previously thought. Estimates have previously been around 0.1% of children in the UK. According to the new research by Bristol University, that figure is now much higher at 1%. ME can cause disabling fatigue, low mood, read more »

Home remedies for common ailments

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Fed up of taking medicine full of ingredients that you can’t even pronounce? Go back to basics with these simple home remedies: 1. Chicken soup for the soul…& a cold This is an age-old remedy for anyone coming down with a common cold. As well as being a delicious way to provide the body with read more »

Introducing the treadmill desk- the new way to keep fit at work

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

A recent study by the University of South Carolina found that men who spent more than 23 hours a week sitting at a desk were 64% more likely to die from a heart attack than men who had active jobs. One evening four years ago, James Levine, a British scientist, came up with a rather read more »

The work of art therapy students goes on display in a gallery

Monday, December 5th, 2011

A school specialising in Art Therapy has had the work of students displayed in a local gallery. The Openart Studio funded by both County Durham and Darlington Primary Care Trust and Darlington Borough Council was set up with a view to improving the mental well being of individuals in the local area. The studio uses read more »

Blast the booze belly this Christmas with slimming cocktails

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Mulled wine, eggnog, slow-gin, ale, mulled cider- just a few reasons why so many of us become raging alcoholics at the end of December. The festive season is rife with temptation when it comes to alcoholic beverages. Christmas day is essentially the only time it’s socially acceptable to start drinking at breakfast and not stop read more »