Lower back pain at work

Lower back pain at work

If you’ve been struggling with aches and pains in your lower back whilst at work, please take a look at the video above, where I offer advice on the best ways to curb the issue. At Christopher Hole Training, my aim is to help you to overcome your injury, improve your fitness levels and become healthier. To do this, we will look at the life course of your back pain. This can be broken down into: The initial cause In…

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Treating lower back pain through education

Treating lower back pain through education

As explored in my recent video, lower back pain is one of the most prevalent aches and pains experienced by people today due to modern working conditions and lifestyle. Sitting at a desk for 40 hours or more a week while at work can have a huge impact on our bodies; they are not designed to remain in static, badly postured positions for such long periods of time. Evaluate your lifestyle It is often believed that our lifestyles can be…

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Is wine really a healthy product?

Is wine really a healthy product?

With the mainstream media offering up plenty of articles about the health benefits of wine, it’s easy to see why many of us see it as something that might be good for us. However, such sensationalist articles often fail to provide the whole story, opting for soundbites that will entice readers as opposed to rigorous scientific reasoning. So how legitimate are these claims, and how might we enjoy a glass of wine in the healthiest way? These are very common…

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Becoming more mobile to alleviate lower back pain

Becoming more mobile to alleviate lower back pain

In today’s blog I will be looking at overcoming lower back pain and becoming stronger, fitter and more aware of the things that may cause the pain. Please have a look at our YouTube channel for lots of interesting videos and this video above explaining the importance of learning the correct, basic exercise skills. Understanding your body and how it works We can use exercise to help eliminate lower back pain and become more flexible and mobile. The first thing…

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How to get fit without getting injured

How to get fit without getting injured

A common misconception about people with high fitness levels is that they are almost immune to injury. However, this is simply not the case, and people at the top end of the fitness spectrum can actually be far more vulnerable to injury than those with average fitness levels due to the sheer amount of sporting activity they get up to on a weekly basis. Common injuries suffered by athletic people include knee injuries, muscle strains and sprains, shin splints, shoulder…

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Dark chocolate as part of a healthy diet

Dark chocolate as part of a healthy diet

The world of chocolate is as complex as wine. From one bean, the magical cacao, comes a thousand different tastes; and just like wine, chocolate should be enjoyed with a developed taste. It is one of the spices of life. And just as scientists and doctors argue that in moderation wine can actually benefit health, the same may be said of chocolate. In its natural state chocolate is bitter from the flavonoids the bean contains. These flavonoids are celebrated for…

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Lordosis Symptoms: How to look for signs of lordosis

Lordosis Symptoms: How to look for signs of lordosis

In a three-part video series, I’m offering insight into common signs of poor posture, including how to spot them and how to fix them. The video above is the first of these three, and it introduces what is known as lordosis. I discuss the tell-tale signs of lordosis, and what can happen as a result of this poor form of posture. What is lordosis? In the video, you get a clear demonstration of how to spot lordosis. It is essentially…

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Why are good core exercises for low back pain important?

Why are good core exercises for low back pain important?

After having desensitised someone’s lower back pain, there is then a need to build a foundation from which to carry out pain-free activity. Essentially, it is time to create a certain extent of mobility and stability to suit the needs of the individual. In a video interview above, Dr Stuart McGill offers his expert analysis on how to go about carrying out a good quality core regime. Features of core stability When understanding the purpose of core exercises, it is…

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HIIT training: right people at the right time

HIIT training: right people at the right time

One of the most common exercise programmes used by personal trainers, coaches and individuals is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) which intersperses intense movement with periods of rest. As with many other forms of exercise it serves an important purpose. Done properly, with the right individuals, it can bring substantial benefits. However, it is not always fully understood and it can be detrimental when used incorrectly. In the Back to Basics series of videos, I exposed the truth behind exercise…

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Is the chocolate we’re eating really good for us?

Is the chocolate we’re eating really good for us?

In today’s blog, we’re going to look at a question which gets asked every single day – is there any way in which chocolate can be good for me? In order to answer this question properly, you have to know a little about how chocolate is made. The main ingredient of chocolate is the cacao bean, which is picked, cleaned and sent for processing. In its raw form, the cacao bean is bitter, but once roasted for a couple of…

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