The Body Mass Index is a handy little formula taking into account your height and weight in order to rank you for determining obesity. It's not perfect because if you're an athlete carrying extra muscle mass then you may find yourself in the obesity range but in fact you're just heavier because of all that extra muscle.
An infographic may not be the best reference style for medical advice but it's catchy with lots of fun pictures and really gets the message across.
Do you realise what poor posture looks like in different positions and are you consciously aware of how you hold your body at different times of the day?
Dr Mike did it again - another wonderfully engaging short (6min) illustrated video about how and why we might succeed with our New Year resolutions and what they are likely to be.
It is estimated that half of us will make some form of New Year resolution - but, will we succeed with it in the long run? Dr Mike admits to having a different perspective on what it takes to be successful and relates the power of reflection to Janus (of whom January was named after) the two-faced Roman God of beginnings and transitions who looks both into the past and the future.
There is hardly an occasion when you could pinpoint a single best thing for a particular cause. But when it comes to human health there does seem to be one thing that everyone seems to agree on. Dr Mike, whose interest and messages in preventative medicine we really like, presents a highly engaging and powerful short video called 23 and 1/2 hours claiming with research to support what the single best thing for our health is.
Watch it now.
As the cold winter sets in some of you may find that those knees have become a little bit achy. The term arthritis is often mentioned when such aches and pains begin to surface over time. This is a condition that we treat regularly here at Mount Merrion Physiotherapy. Let’s look at a bit more detail into the meaning of the term 'osteoarthritis'.
From Novak Djokovic to Mario Balotelli the use of multi-coloured tape in the professional sports field had become increasingly popular. This leads to the question is this just a new fad or an effective evidence based treatment technique that can also be used with the amateur sports person.