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For fitness enthusiasts, the summer can be a challenging time. Whilst it's important to keep active during these months, doing so in the face of soaring temperatures can be uncomfortable and even dangerous. With temperatures seemingly rising year on year it’s important to adjust the way we do exercise to make sure we train safely and effectively during a heatwave.

Updated: Thursday 11 July 2024

Published: Tuesday 18 July 2023

Lower back or lumbar pain is a common issue that will affect most people at some point in their lives. The lumbar region is located between the lowest rib and the top of the pelvis and is prone to pain that can be amplified by factors like a sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, and stress.

Updated: Thursday 11 July 2024

Published: Thursday 11 July 2024

Dr Ben Kelly explains why the real key to burning fat lies in understanding how your muscles work.

Updated: Thursday 11 July 2024

Published: Friday 25 November 2016

Justin Jones, Head of Physiology at Nuffield Health explains the symptoms, the difference between types 1 and 2 diabetes, and what you can do to reduce your chances of developing the condition.

Updated: Thursday 11 July 2024

Published: Friday 13 November 2020

A cervical smear test is used to assess the health of a woman’s cervix and to help prevent cervical cancer. It's understandable to be nervous about your test or curious about what's involved, especially if you've never had a smear test before.

Updated: Wednesday 10 July 2024

Published: Wednesday 10 July 2024

In the very first episode of the Let’s Talk Health podcast, we sat down with two of our Nuffield Health Ambassadors Dame Kelly Holmes and Fara Williams MBE to chat about their decorated careers, the importance of adapting your training over time, overcoming adversity, and the barriers to fitness that women still face today.

Updated: Tuesday 9 July 2024

Published: Tuesday 9 July 2024

‘Gymtimidation’ refers to both the use of new equipment and training styles as well as the feeling of intimidation when stepping into the gym. Olivia Tyler, clinical fitness regional lead at Nuffield Health, shares common scenarios of ‘gymtimidation’ and how to recognise and overcome them.

Updated: Monday 8 July 2024

Published: Friday 23 December 2022

The health of your mind and body are intrinsically linked, but only 3 in 10 people acknowledge that exercise helps their mental health, according to latest data from our Healthier Nation Index. We'll discuss how physical activity can help to prevent and manage stress.

Updated: Monday 8 July 2024

Published: Monday 15 April 2019

Recently joined the gym or returning to training after a long break? There may be a risk of doing too much too soon. Senior physiotherapists Emily Jackson and Daniel Gibson, share their top tips for training safely, and what to do if you suffer from a sports injury.

Updated: Monday 8 July 2024

Published: Thursday 20 May 2021

Is a bad hip stopping you from doing everyday things? Mr Wilhelm Wagner, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital, reveals the signs you might need a new one.

Updated: Monday 8 July 2024

Published: Wednesday 10 February 2016

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, but this article by Jodie Breach, National Lead Physiotherapist, looks at the most common form – osteoarthritis.

Updated: Monday 8 July 2024

Published: Wednesday 9 October 2019

Back pain (especially in the lumber region) is one of the most common causes of discomfort and time off work in the UK. To make things worse, misinformation and myths about the causes and treatments of chronic back pain can make understanding your condition more difficult.

Updated: Monday 8 July 2024

Published: Friday 26 May 2017

If you're visiting hospital, there's a few basics you'll need to take with you. Our video guide shows you what to pack whether you're only coming in for the day, overnight, or staying a little longer.

Updated: Monday 8 July 2024

Published: Tuesday 19 July 2016

Whether it’s functional strength or aesthetic appeal that you’re looking for, training your biceps is a vital part of any weightlifting routine. All you need is a bar and some weights or a set of dumbbells.

Updated: Monday 8 July 2024

Published: Wednesday 4 October 2023

After two successful years of working together to support disadvantaged and disabled young people across Greater Manchester, Access Sport and Nuffield Health have announced that this vital partnership will be extended until March 2026.

Updated: Monday 8 July 2024

Published: Monday 8 July 2024

Cataracts affect many of us as we get older, but acting early can reduce the impact they'll have on your life. Thankfully, spotting the early signs of a cataract developing is fairly straight forward.

Updated: Thursday 4 July 2024

Published: Friday 19 February 2016

It's true, cataracts are common. Thankfully, there are precautions you can take to minimise your risk and prevent damage to your eyes and vision. Mr David Anderson, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital has four tips to protect your eyes.

Updated: Thursday 4 July 2024

Published: Thursday 18 February 2016

Meet Simon, an energetic 61-year-old who refused to let a nagging hip condition hinder his active lifestyle. Simon received a hip replacement at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital under the skilled hands of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr James Hahnel, assisted by the cutting-edge surgical Mako Robotic-Assisted Arm Technology.

Updated: Wednesday 3 July 2024

Published: Wednesday 3 July 2024

If you’re returning to the gym after some time off or you’re a complete beginner, you might be wondering what you need to bring with you. Times change quickly, and with so many new and innovative gadgets out there, knowing what gear is essential and what isn’t can get confusing.

Updated: Tuesday 2 July 2024

Published: Tuesday 12 December 2023

Sweating is a normal bodily function, but for some people it becomes excessive, uncomfortable, and even embarrassing. Hyperhidrosis can occur in different areas and is defined as sweating that goes beyond what you’d normally expect given your physical condition or environment.

Updated: Thursday 27 June 2024

Published: Thursday 27 June 2024