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Wellbeing

Things to Consider if you have Cardiovascular Disease

May 30, 2024 - by Jon Wade

Cardiovascular diseases are a collection of conditions that affect the heart and blood supply. They are the leading cause of death worldwide, but the good news is that survival rates from cardiovascular diseases are better today than they have ever been. The following living and mobility aids are useful for people with cardiovascular diseases.

Things To Consider When You Have Osteoporosis

December 20, 2023 - by Jon Wade

Living with osteoporosis can be challenging and it can quickly reduce your mobility. It can also lead to an increase in risk of falling. Fortunately, there are now many mobility aids that help improve comfort, safety and independence for those with the condition.

Rest And Relaxation Looks Different For Everybody

December 10, 2021 - by Pippa Stacey
This year, I’ve been having an ongoing struggle with seeking restful rest. I find it difficult to switch off even at the best of times, and I’ve tried my hand at many of these popularised methods of winding down… with varying levels of success.

The Benefits and Compromises of Independent Living

December 04, 2020 - by Pippa Stacey
Something I often speak about in reference to my chronic illness journey is the fact I’m an ‘in-betweener’. I’m frequently caught between being ‘well enough’ to look after myself, but still needing support to live the life I choose. And one of the areas where I think this is easiest to see is in my living situation. After I graduated from university and moved back in with my family, I knew t...

How To Manage Your Energy and Activity Levels

September 25, 2020 - by Pippa Stacey
Times are strange for many chronically ill people at the moment. Even though lockdown restrictions have eased, many of the chronic illness community have found themselves facing a somewhat unexpected challenge; re-building tolerance for everyday life. I’ll be honest, there was initially a part of me that thought the many weeks of staying indoors and shielding during lockdown might be benefic...

Setting Mindful Intentions as a Disabled Person

January 10, 2020 - by Pippa Stacey
Well here we are; it’s that time again. The time where social media posts become rife with meaningful life quotes scrawled out in italics and everybody under the sun declaring this year will be their year. And whilst there’s nothing at all wrong with making plans and preparations to ensure the coming months are as fulfilling as possible, the beginning of the New Year can bring a unique sort ...

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Getting Old

March 29, 2019 - by Jon Wade
Age has a habit of sneaking up on us all, but when you’re young you rarely stop to think about how or when it will happen to you. Age affects us all a little differently, but it is likely you will be facing a few of these issues in the future, so read on and be prepared! 1. Your Back and Joints Get Stiff OK, so it’s no revelation that your joints get a bit stiffer as you get older, but have y...

Treating Painful Joints - Advice from an Occupational Therapist

February 22, 2019 - by Natasha Bruce-Jones
Many people require a mobility aid because of avoidable or improvable joint pain. What changes could you make to keep your joints healthy?

How to Relieve Back Pain and Stiffness - OT Advice

January 29, 2019 - by Natasha Bruce-Jones
Back pain is one of the most common forms of physical discomfort and restriction. Fortunately, there are various ways you can alleviate some of the pain.