All gain, no pain

All gain, no pain

I wanted to talk to you about pain today… a word we hear a lot. When you stub your toe and jump about yelping, and most probably swearing, something quite incredible has happened in that nano second. You stub the toe: you activate neurons called A-delta fibres...
Stress: Are we coping?

Stress: Are we coping?

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and the focus is on stress. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. What does strike me about stress is the ways it can present itself....
Rest may not be for the best

Rest may not be for the best

So, what should you do when you sustain an injury and how do you prevent it reoccurring in the future?  Physiotherapist and ex professional footballer Rodger Wylde answers. “Every active person will talk about injury prevention exercises but in reality (unless you’re...
A balancing act

A balancing act

Caz Kay competes all over Europe for Great Britain in triathlon and duathlon events. She’s a PE teacher and has two children, so how does she stay motivated and fit training sessions into her busy life? ‘I won’t lie, it is hard work balancing training, working,...