All posts filed under: Active Health

Active Health Podcast – Swimming after Childbirth

So when can you go swimming after you’ve given birth? Not something you ever think to ask until you’re in the position when you want to go and suddenly wonder if you should! This podcast gives advice and tips about returning to swimming and exercise in general. Listen in to Episode 4 of Active Health right here, on WiSP Sports or on your favourite podcast app.

Active Health Podcast- Hay fever

I began a new adventure this year with a podcast series for WiSP Sports, a wonderful platform which shares the stories of women in sport, celebrates achievements and provides knowledge and information. They currently have 14 hosts and a global audience of more than 3.2 million! I’ll be sharing the complete Active Health podcast series over the coming weeks. Kicking off with Episode 1 – Hayfever. Just click play to listen in.

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What's it like to have a mammogram?

I was quite surprised when an invitation to attend breast screening arrived on my door step. I wasn’t expecting one until I was fifty and that’s three years away. Anyway, it turns out that I was being asked to be part of a trial, to see if lowering the age for screening was a worthwhile thing to do and whether the benefits outweighed the risks.

Quick Question – Why do I get a stitch when I exercise?

Stitches can quite literally stop you in your tracks. It’s hard to ignore a dull yet stabbing pain which takes your breath away, hurts more as your feet hit the ground and sometimes feels as severe as you’d expect a pain requiring surgical intervention to feel! What actually is a stitch? Why do some people get them more than others? How can you prevent a stitch and most importantly, what can you do to get rid of a stitch?