My First Park Run: Delamere Forest

My First Park Run: Delamere Forest

I've been meaning to go to a Park Run for the last 6 months (since I registered last year). I've been putting it off though, mainly because I was worried that I wouldn't be able to run the full 5K without stopping. I got into running about two years ago now, when a friend invited me to run a 10K Race for Life for Cancer Research. That was my first ever organised race and I had about 5 weeks to...Read More
Pilates for Scoliosis: Review of Curves, Twists and Bends

Pilates for Scoliosis: Review of Curves, Twists and Bends

This post contains affiliate links I recently purchased the above book from Amazon "Curves, Twists and Bends: A Practical Guide to Pilates with Scoliosis" and thought I'd share my honest opinion. Pilates is something I've always wanted to get into, as I know it's important for me to have a strong core. I have been to the odd Pilates class over the years but I've always left feeling underwhelmed. The issues I've had with Pilates classes are: Some Pilates exercises...Read More
10 simple scoliosis exercises you can do at work

10 simple scoliosis exercises you can do at work

When you work full time, it is sometimes difficult to fit in enough time each week to exercise. Having scoliosis means keeping core muscles strong in order to protect the spine. We have to be more determined in maintaining a healthy body, no matter how busy our schedule gets. I thought I'd share a useful infographic which shows some simple exercises that you can do right in the comfort of your office. The best part about these exercises is that...Read More
Scoliosis surgery what to bring to hospital

Scoliosis surgery what to bring to hospital

I get asked a lot what to bring to hospital for scoliosis surgery, so I've compiled a helpful list. I know how stressful it can all be so I've also created a checklist that you can easily download and print - see the link at the end of this post. Below are items that I found useful when I was recovering from scoliosis surgery in hospital but they are probably relevant for any back surgery. I hope you find it...Read More
Happy New Year (and a plea!)

Happy New Year (and a plea!)

I just wanted to write a quick post to wish anyone who might read my blog a very happy 2017! I still can't believe 2017 is here (seriously HOW did that happen?) last year went so fast. So it's around this time of year that I always get reflective, where am I going? What am I doing? What is the purpose of life? etc etc. I also look back at the previous year and what I have achieved. In terms...Read More