Back ache

  • 1 Choose your shoes with care
    They are, almost literally, the foundation of good health, but all too often we only really think about our feet when there's already a problem. After being wrapped up tight...

  • 2 Hot stone therapy: a cool way to relax
    The traditional pumice stone may not rate high in the glamour stakes, but other volcanic stones are now playing a leading role in one of the latest beauty treatments: they...

  • 3 Straight talk about workplace posture
    Perhaps you are one of the millions of people who spend hours 'glued' to a computer screen, or maybe your job involves repetitive actions. If that's the case, the chances...

  • 4 The water's lovely: 10 reasons to swim
    Swimming is the perfect summer sport: when the mercury rises, what better way to cool off than to take a refreshing dip? It doesn't matter whether it's at the beach...

  • 5 Lumbago: it's a pain in the back!
    Whether it's due to lifestyle habits, such as long hours spent in front of the computer, or caused by strenuous activity or accident, we've almost all suffered from localised back...



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