'What kind of exercise to do'

Is bowls a good kind of exercise to do?

Why do you never recom­mend bowls as a form of exer­cise? I appre­ci­ate that it is not the most ener­getic of pas­times but surely all the walk­ing, bend­ing and stretch­ing must be doing some good, and prefer­able to tak­ing no exer­cise at all?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012

Can exercise help my tinnitus and balance?

I have very severe tin­nitus and I find lots of exer­cise very dif­fi­cult because I have prob­lems with my bal­ance and dizzy spells. I have a hula hoop but even that can put me off bal­ance at times. Have you any other sug­ges­tions?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012

Why am I developing a dowager’s hump?

I am 62 years old and have noticed in recent years that I am becom­ing very round-​shouldered. My back­bone sticks out and I am devel­op­ing what looks like a hump. Is this to do with hav­ing bad pos­ture? Is there any­thing I can do to improve it?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012

How do I tackle the effects of too much sitting?

After 30 years of sit­ting at an office desk, my chiro­practor tells me I have lost muscle length in my upper leg and this is res­ult­ing in my bad pos­ture. Are there any exer­cises I can do to help rem­edy this? Which activ­it­ies should I avoid?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012

How best to exercise with an inguinal hernia?

I am a 52-​year-​old man and have been going to the gym for eight months now. I’m doing well and have lost a stone and a half, but I have an inguinal her­nia. What activ­it­ies can I still do and what should I avoid?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012

What will help my weak back and sciatica?

I am a 70-​year-​old woman and have had prob­lems with my back for 40 years. In my thirties I was twice put in a body plaster for six weeks for slipped discs. Recently I have begun suf­fer­ing with sci­at­ica and would like to know of any exer­cises that would help to strengthen my back again...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012

How can I strengthen my bladder muscles?

I have been told to exer­cise my blad­der muscles but I’ve no idea how to do this. I have been doing pel­vic floor exer­cises for years, since the birth of my son, but I’m not sure if this works the same muscles. Can you advise me?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012

How best to workout with angina and high BP?

I am try­ing to regain fit­ness after being dia­gnosed with microvas­cu­lar angina and high blood pres­sure. I take med­ic­a­tion. I have been very fit until recently. The doc­tors say exer­cise is fine, as my body will tell me what the lim­it­a­tions are. I can run for about 15 minutes before get­ting pain. Do you have any guid­ance?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012