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Rest Day with: Danny Lennon

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Welcome to the latest Flexiseq series, ‘Rest Day with…’. In preparation for the BodyPower event this month, we caught up with speakers and world class educators to find out their top tips for taking a rest day. 
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Rest Day with: Kelin Law

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Welcome to the latest Flexiseq series, ‘Rest Day with…’. In preparation for the BodyPower event this month, we caught up with speakers and world-class educators to find out their top tips for taking a rest day. ..

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How practising mindfulness can help with arthritis

Thursday, April 26, 2018

In simple terms, mindfulness is the psychological practise of bringing one’s mind and attention to what’s happening in the present moment. It allows you to take time away from the madness of everyday hustle and bustle, calm your thoughts and appreciate the surroundings. Mindfulness is about focusing on ‘the now’ rather than worrying about what’s happening next or has already happened in the past. Learnt through practise of meditation and other forms of training, mindfulness has been shown to improve mental health such as stress, anxiety and depression as well as also having a positive physical effect. ..

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How To Get Moving In The Morning With Arthritis

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Waking up with stiff and achy joints is especially common for arthritis sufferers. Pain can sometimes begin in the early hours, causing a restless night’s sleep. We know there’s nothing worse than starting your day a few paces behind because of aching joints, so here are a variety of easy exercises and stretches to do each morning. ..

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Testimonial Tuesday: Osteoarthritis

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Whether you lead an active sporting life or work in an industry that requires a lot of movement, osteoarthritis can get make everything that bit more challenging. Flexiseq is the drug-free wear and tear pain reliever to offer a fresh start in life. Here are five stories from those who found help in Flexiseq.

Lynn Fern

"Flexiseq has given me my life back. I have suffered from excruciatingly painful and debilitating osteoarthritis in my knees for many years. I’m using it five weeks and virtually all the swelling has gone from my knees, the stiffness has gone, and all the pain has gone. I am now able to walk properly and go up and down stairs and slopes without the need to hang onto anything — for the first time in years"

Chris Woodcock


"It's the only thing I've tried — and I've tried everything — that's worked. It's really very good. I have led a very active life, enjoying squash, skiing and golf, so arthritis has been a curse. But with Flexiseq the results have been astounding. I can now play a round of golf."

 

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Arthritis in the bedroom...

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Feeling confident in the bedroom is a challenge for most in itself, let alone when you’ve got arthritis making things that bit more tricky. Worrying if it might hurt your joints or your partner seeing certain body parts and even finding the energy in the first place are all common things of concern for people with arthritis.  ..

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Testimonial Tuesday: One-Off Injuries

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Flexiseq doesn’t just help people with long term osteoarthritis. Sometimes injuries or overexertion on the sports field can cause joint wear and tear. For today’s Testimonial Tuesday we’ve collected four reviews where Flexiseq has been a successful solution for those random moments of suffering! ..

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Hip exercises for arthritis

Thursday, March 29, 2018

For osteoarthritis sufferers, a lack of exercise can compound the pain and stiffness as the affected joints become weaker and less stable. Regular activity, however small, can help strengthen muscles, restore range of movement and ultimately fight back against the effects of osteoarthritis. ..

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Testimonial Tuesday: Hips

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Shakira once sang ‘my hips don’t lie’ and when it comes to suffering from arthritis, our hips certainly don’t lie. Osteoarthritis occurs commonly in the hips and the stiffness and pain caused can often result in difficulty walking. This week’s Testimonial Tuesday shares four stories of how Flexiseq has helped people get a wiggle back in their hips. ..

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5 Simple Hand Exercises

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Our last Testimonial Tuesday featured Myrna Peeters talking all about how arthritis affected her passion for knitting until Flexiseq came along. Alongside our drug-free gel, Myrna’s advice for joint pain involves stretching; following on from her advice, here are 5 simple hand exercises to ease arthritis pain: ..

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Testimonial Tuesday: Myrna Peeters

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Myrna Peeters fell back in love with knitting after Flexiseq soothed her aching hands and fingers. Following on from the Knitting and Stitching show at Olympia earlier this month we thought it only fitting to use Myrna Peeters’ experience with Flexiseq for today’s Testimonial Tuesday. ..

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The Arthritis Community

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Having arthritis can leave people feeling lonely and isolated. Suddenly, everyday tasks become more problematic and socialising isn’t as easy as it once was. It can often be hard to confide in others if they themselves don’t know what it’s really like to have arthritis...this is where support groups and communities are an important way of meeting and learning from others. ..

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Testimonial Tuesday: Osteoarthritis

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

From collarbones to sore feet and back aches, today’s testimonials include a variety of arthritic problem areas in which Flexiseq has given a helping hand for a fresh start in life. ..

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Ten handy tips for cooking with arthritis

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Being a mastermind in the kitchen doesn’t have to stop if you suffer from arthritis. Whether it’s choosing to invest in equipment for a helping hand, freezing herbs and spices in prep or rolling condiment bottles we’ve collected 10 tips to help you cook up a pain-free storm. ..

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Testimonial Tuesday: Knees

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Knees are one of those joints that are very commonly affected by arthritis. From the wear and tear of playing sports to post-op recovery, there are many reasons arthritis can occur - but Flexiseq can help. Here are the stories of five people who have found Flexiseq provides successful pain relief when it comes to their knees. ..

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Seeing The World With Arthritis

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Travelling can be stressful at the best of times, let alone when you have arthritis. Seeing the world is more popular than ever but flying, travelling and temperature all come with arthritic challenges.

Follow these 8 tips to make globe-trotting as relaxing and pain-free as possible.  ..

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Testimonial Tuesday: Hands/Fingers

Monday, February 26, 2018

Whether it’s on the computer at work, holding a golf club or simply texting, our hands are in constant use. Alongside knees, arthritis most commonly affects the joints in the fingers and hands...this is where Flexiseq comes in. Here are four Flexiseq converts who now swear by it:

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Joe Swift's Winter Gardening Tips

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Do you look out into your garden at this time of year and despair? Where’s all the colour gone? All the vibrancy and aroma that makes your garden feel alive? It doesn’t need to be this way though; Gardener’s World’s Joe Swift tells us a garden can be stunning all year round. Here Joe gives us seven tips to bring your winter garden to life. ..

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Joe Swift - Winter Isn't For Hibernating

Friday, February 24, 2017

The days are short and it’s cold outside, so the garden is hibernating, right? Wrong. Gardener’s World’s Joe Swift knows how important the colder months can be for the garden. Here he talks to us about the joys of wrapping up warm and getting stuck in during the winter season.
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Dylan Karger - Invest In Yourself

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

At this time of year we’re all about getting fit and healthy. Dylan Karger knows a thing or two about health, nutrition and fitness. As a personal trainer it’s his job to ensure his clients are taking the very best care of themselves. He’s about to go back to university, at the tender age of 33, to study nutrition and on top of all that he competes in Ironman competitions. Ironman sees participants swim 2.5 miles then cycle 120 miles before finally running a full marathon. Dylan spoke to us about getting active, staying active and looking after your health and joints to help in later life. ..

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Simon Stones - Talk About Your Arthritis

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Simon Stones has had arthritis nearly his whole life. For many years he figured out ways to cope by himself but recently he has discovered the power of sharing his tips with others while learning from them in return. Here Simon shares with us what he has learned and how finding a community has had hugely therapeutic benefits.
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Arthritis Advice From Those In The Know

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Having arthritis and joint pain can be a hardship, but you’re not alone; there are millions of people in the UK living with arthritis on a daily basis. One way of dealing with your pain is to find out what others do, so over the past few weeks we’ve been asking our Facebook followers and arthritis forums for their tips and tricks for coping with arthritis. Here are our favourites. ..

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Myrna Peeters - Clicking In All The Right Ways

Monday, December 05, 2016

Myrna Peeters is a 58 year old mother of five girls. With all her daughters grown up Myrna wanted to become a masseuse but arthritis meant it was too painful on her hands. For a while she was worried that it would get in the way of her real passion, knitting. Thankfully one of Myrna’s daughters had a solution that meant the knitting needles could keep clicking, unlike Myrna’s fingers. ..

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Arthritis Christmas Wish List

Thursday, December 01, 2016

As anyone with arthritis or joint pain will attest, doing even the simplest of tasks can become difficult when your joints are hurting. Thankfully there are some very clever people out there who have come up with a host of ideas to help. So this Christmas why not ask your loved ones (or Santa) for something to make 2017 free of joint pain. ..

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Simple Self Massaging Tips For Arthritis

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Last week we spoke to massage therapist Jo of Massage And Me about the benefits massage can have for those with painful or arthritic joints. Having someone pamper you can be a luxury but here Jo shares, with the help of Pete Murch who has mild arthritis, some of tips for simple massages you can perform on yourself. ..

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How Massage Can Ease Arthritis

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Jo Murch knows the benefits massage can have on achy and arthritic joints. As a massage therapist Jo set up Massage And Me. Having led a stressful life as a commuter in London, Jo discovered the relaxing qualities of massage therapy and decided to become a masseuse herself. Now she works with a variety of clients many of whom are care home residents with a deep appreciation of massage therapy’s ability to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis. 
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Technology To Help Your Arthritis

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Simon Stones was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) when he was three years old. He has never known a life without arthritis and is now determined to help others take control of their health. He is a PHD Researcher, a Health Activist and a member of EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism). 
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Arthritis Care - You Are Not Alone

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Arthritis Care is the UK’s largest organisation working for people with arthritis. As well as raising awareness of the condition, Arthritis Care also runs a free and confidential helpline, offering support to anyone who needs it. Flexiseq spoke with Rachael Twomey who works on the Arthritis Care helpline to help us understand more about arthritis and how it impacts people's lives. ..

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Cold Weather Tips For Arthritis

Friday, October 21, 2016

The leaves are falling, crunching satisfyingly under foot and the nights are drawing in. For some the autumn and winter months are a thing of beauty but for those with arthritis it can mean an increase in pain. There is no definitive proof that links cold weather to an increase in aching joints, although barometric pressure, not dissimilar to what you experience on a plane, is one theory that holds some water. Here are some key tips to help you fend off the cold and keep those joints warm and moving. ..

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The Art Of Movement - Boxing

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Flexiseq wants to inspire people to get moving because the body, which can do seemingly impossible things, is never something to be taken for granted. ..

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Variety Is The Spice Of Life

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Every week there’s a story in the press about how we must avoid certain foods. It becomes confusing, especially if you have arthritis, knowing what can help you maintain a healthy diet. Dr. Sarah Schenker is a registered dietician and nutritionist having served as a member of the British Dietetic Association, the Nutrition Society, the Association for Nutrition and the Guild Of Health Writers. A person best placed, then, to give great insights into finding, maintaining and benefiting from a healthy diet and in particular ways in which a varied and specific diet can greatly help those with arthritis. ..

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World Arthritis Day

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wednesday 12th October 2016 was World Arthritis Day. Amid news that Robbie Williams suffers from arthritis, Flexiseq wanted to help raise awareness of the day. Over the past year we’ve spoken to a number of people with arthritis and, despite their stiff joints, aches and pains, they never fail to inspire us. So here, in one neat and tidy place, are all of the quotes and images we put out on #WorldArthritisDay to celebrate those living in the face of arthritis.
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Dylan Karger's Nutrition Tips

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Putting the right fuel in your body will help you to both keep active and maximise the benefits of doing so. As if being a personal trainer and competing in Ironman events wasn’t enough Dylan is about to head back to university to study nutrition. Given the colossal distances he swims (2.4 miles), runs (26 miles) and cycles (112 miles), all one after the other, Dylan has some key tips for fuelling your body for life and exercise. ..

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The Human Mechanic

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

No matter how old you are, how stiff your joints are or how bad your arthritis is, it is key to try and keep your body mobile. No one knows this better than Rosie Scott who set up Black Swan Osteopathy. Whether it’s beating your personal best in a half marathon or simply being able to put your socks on in the morning, Rosie can help you find ways of retaining as much movement as possible. ..

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Paul Roberts - Focusing On The Game

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Paul Roberts plays and coaches rugby. But even at the young age of 26 he has learned the importance of maintaining his physical condition in order to stay match sharp. It’s a message he passes on to his students and despite a recent shoulder injury has found a way to ensure his mind is on the game and not the pain.  ..

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Arthritis Care's Pain Management Tips

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Part of coping with Arthritis is knowing how you can manage the pain that it can bring. Arthritis Care knows this better than most. They are the UK’s largest organisation working to support people with arthritis. They have a downloadable booklet on pain management and here are their top six tips to help you manage pain. ..

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Seven Exercises To Help Your Joints

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

One of the first things your GP may tell you to combat debilitating joint pains and osteoarthritis, is to keep your joints as active as possible. A tough ask but Rosie Scott, the brains behind Black Swan Osteopathy, is on hand to tell you how. Rosie knows the importance of keeping the body supple and ensuring it has as much range of motion as possible, that’s why she refers to herself as ‘a mechanic for humans’. Here Rosie shares with us seven exercises you can do at home to help with stiff and painful joints.
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The Art Of Movement - Climbing

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Flexiseq wants to inspire people to get moving because the body, which can do seemingly impossible things, is never something to be taken for granted. The Art Of Movement series is a collection of photo essays about people who thrive upon using their joints, bodies and movement to do the things they love.  ..

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Top Tips For Arthritis In The Work Place

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

For those suffering with arthritis work can be a daunting prospect. Arthritis Care knows this better than most. They are the UK’s largest organisation working to support people with arthritis. Here are their top six tips for working with the condition: 
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James Casserly - The Boy Who Can

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

For most people, the thought of running a marathon is a daunting prospect. James Casserly, however, is not most people. At only 10 years old he lives with cerebral palsy and idiopathic juvenile arthritis in multiple joints. But on 30th October 2016 James, with the help of his trainer Mark Lacey, will take part in The Dublin City Marathon. James’ mother Vicki Casserly told Flexiseq about James’ remarkable story. ..

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The Art Of Movement - Yoga

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Flexiseq wants to inspire people to get moving because the body, which can do seemingly impossible things, is never something to be taken for granted. The Art Of Movement series is a collection of photo essays about people who thrive upon using their joints, bodies and movement to do the things they love. ..

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Julie Creffield's Tips For Getting Active

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

For many of us, the thought of getting healthy and active is a daunting prospect - especially so if you suffer from something like arthritis where it can be painful to move. Julie Creffield was once told she was Too Fat To Run but refused to listen. Now she’s set up a website of the same name, which helps people of all shapes and sizes to get out there and get healthy. Julie gives us her Top Six Tips for getting active. ..

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Ursula Malewski - Music To Your Knees

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ursula Malewski is passionate about music. She teaches piano, she’s a jazz vocalist and she runs jazz courses in the hope of passing on her love of music to the next generation through her organisation MEhr Clef. But when she needed a knee operation earlier this year there was a concern that the music might stop, until she found a solution singing all the right tunes.
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Kate Lawson's Cooking Essentials

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Kate Lawson knows that suffering from any form of arthritis can make even the most simple of tasks hard work. But knowing how to cope with her arthritis is what drove Kate to create her brilliant blog Cooking With Arthur. Discovering how to make life in the kitchen that little bit easier can put the fun back into cooking so Kate gave us her Top Ten Cooking Essentials.  ..

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The Art Of Movement - Running

Monday, August 15, 2016

Flexiseq wants to inspire people to get moving because the body, which can do seemingly impossible things, is never something to be taken for granted. The Art Of Movement series is a collection of photo essays about people who thrive upon using their joints, bodies and movement to do the things they love.  ..

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Ericka Waller - Running In The Face Of Arthritis

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ericka Waller is only 34 years old but has already been through the struggles of being diagnosed and then coming to terms with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Now Ericka, who is inspiringly candid to talk to, is determined to help other sufferers not go through the same issues she did. When she’s not looking after her three kids and a dog she’s running her blog Mum In The South which gives all manner of clever parenting tips as well as her wonderfully inspiring insights into living with arthritis.  ..

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Simon Stones - Top Tips For Studying With Arthritis

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Simon Stones recently graduated from Manchester University with a BSc Honors in Biomedical Sciences. As if that wasn’t impressive enough Simon is now embarking on a PhD at the University of Leeds. In other words, Simon knows a thing or two about studying but he does all this while suffering from childhood-onset arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis.  ..

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