Inline skating is a great way to get fit and stay fit. Not only does fast inline skating burn calories at about the same rate as running, it gives you the same great outdoor exercise experience as cycling without all of the costs of buying and maintaining a bike. Since it usually uses fluid, gliding strides, it's also a low impact sport that places less strain on your lower body joints than other activities such as tennis and aerobics.
This October saw the second instalment of NHS campaign Stoptober take place. Starting on 1 October 2013 and running for 28 days, the campaign aims to help people stop smoking for good. Research shows that those who stop smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to stay smoke-free. Stoptober 2012 saw over 160,000 people successfully complete the four-week challenge, and it's hoped that even more will have signed up for this year.
Winter can be a great time of year. There is the excitement of seeing the first snow come down, time spent with family at Christmas, New Year's celebrations, and all of those invigorating winter sports. However, for many of us, winter seems to come as a surprise every year, and we don't take all the steps we should to keep ourselves healthy and fighting fit. It's too easy to cocoon ourselves away in front of a roaring fire and let...
If you are an Eagles fan, you have to be hurting right now. Not only are they off to a 1-3 start, after winning their first game 33-27 against the Redskins, but they just seem to keep on making mistakes. At the rate that they are going, they will end up at 4-12, exactly the same dismal performance as they had last season.
Following a spinal injury, immediate attention is given to survival and determining the severity of the injury. However, this is only a very small part of the process; rehabilitation following a spinal injury can take years. The sooner rehabilitation starts after the injury the better; not only will a comprehensive rehabilitation programme work towards repairing damage to muscles, it will also promote independence and improve confidence.