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Avoiding the stresses of ‘Back to School’ shopping
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If you suffer from fibromyalgia, when it comes to sending the kids back to school after the long summer holidays, it can feel like a mixed blessing.  Whilst keeping the kids entertained over the vacation period...Read More
How Swimming Can Ease Your Fibromyalgia
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In previous blogs we have explored how gentle exercise may help to improve fibromyalgia symptoms.  Studies have shown that low impact and non-weight-bearing aerobic exercises (such as walking, swimming and cycling) can help to build up...Read More
How massage therapy can benefit Fibromyalgia patients
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Fibromyalgia symptoms can be wide-ranging, but they often involve muscle aches and stiff joints: making it difficult for patients to participate in daily physical activities.  Whilst many who suffer from the condition receive medication to help...Read More
National Parks Week is 28th July to 3rd August
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Taking place from the 28th July to 3rd August, National Parks Week is: “an annual celebration of the amazing places, people, and things to be found within the boundaries of the National Parks family.” A number...Read More
If my employer dismisses me, can I claim under permanent health insurance?
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Dear Brian I am not well and face the possibility of being dismissed from work. However, I have a permanent health insurance (PHI) scheme at work. Is it true that if the company dismissed me I...Read More
Surviving the Summer Holidays: Travel tips if you suffer from Fibromyalgia
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The summer holidays are upon us and, as facebook newsfeeds across the country fill up with pictures of friends enjoying relaxing breaks in exotic retreats, it seems as if everybody around has exciting plans for the...Read More
National Motivation Day is July 1st – What will you be doing?
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According to the official ‘National Motivation Day’ website, the aim of the day is to: “… motivate and inspire individuals to reach their potential. It’s right in the middle of the year, where we’re all in...Read More
My Fibromyalgia is a result of child abuse. Can I claim?
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Dear Brian I have Fibromyalgia.  I have been told that I was more likely to get it because I was abused as a child.  That is what happened to me.  I was in a Care Home...Read More
National Bike Week and Why Cycling Can Ease Your Fibromyalgia
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If you haven’t already heard, the biggest cycling event across the UK is happening this week. According to the official website, Bike Week is: “an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be...Read More
Mens Health Week is 9th – 15th June 2014. What will you be doing?
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Organised by the Men’s Health Forum (MHF), Men’s Health Week promotes awareness of health issues for men, encouraging them to seek help if they have concerns about their own physical or mental well-being. Whilst men can...Read More