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Updated: Wednesday 22 September 2021

Most women will have a gap in their tummy muscles in their third trimester. This usually resolves within 3–6 months after giving birth but some mums are left with a gap – giving the classic “mummy pooch”. Jo Dafforn, Clinical Lead Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, explains what causes a diastasis recti and gives her top tips on how to fix it.

Updated: Friday 17 September 2021

We all know sleep is vital for our physical and mental health. While duration is key, with the sweet spot being around 7 to 8 hours, sleep quality is often overlooked. Justin Jones, Head of Physiology at Nuffield Health, explains how poor-quality sleep can affect us, and what you can do to improve your sleep.

Updated: Friday 17 September 2021

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. Brendan Street, Head of Emotional Wellbeing, explains how physical activity can help to prevent and manage stress.

Updated: Friday 17 September 2021

The past 18 months have been immensely challenging. The stress of the pandemic and being confined to our homes has understandably resulted in some unhealthy habits. Prevention Lead Gosia Bowling and Head of Emotional Wellbeing Brendan Street discuss how we can get fitter and healthier, from exercising more to having a better sleep routine.

Updated: Friday 17 September 2021

Not getting as much exercise as you’d like? Maybe you’re still working from home, or you’ve become a bit less active over lockdown. Dr Ben Kelly, Head of Clinical Research has 5 tips to help you move around more on a daily basis – starting with easiest first.

Updated: Friday 17 September 2021

Entering the gym for the first time can be a daunting experience, regardless of your age or ability. But help is at hand. Denise Collman gives her top tips on getting the best start.

Updated: Thursday 16 September 2021

Do you shy away from the gym for fear of damaging your joints? You needn’t be worried. Exercise can in fact help to protect your joints, as well as relieve pain.

Updated: Thursday 16 September 2021

Anti-ageing isn't just about creams or serums. Your nutritional health plays a key role in staying healthy both inside and out. In this article, Matthew Gardner, a Registered Nutritionist at Nuffield Health, gives his health and wellbeing tips to ageing gracefully.

Updated: Thursday 16 September 2021

Small changes to your lifestyle could make you happier, and see you living a longer, healthier life. There's no magic cure, but Head of Clinical Research Dr Ben Kelly has 5 top tips to help you keep your mind and body firing on all cylinders well into retirement.

Updated: Thursday 16 September 2021

Speaking to kids about their emotional wellbeing can be challenging. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist at Nuffield Health, Ekta Mansukhani, shares 10 tips to help you have conversations with children about mental health.

Updated: Thursday 16 September 2021

One of the key ways to maintain good mental health is to live life in a way that gives you a sense of pleasure, achievement and a feeling of being close to others. Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, explains how living life in line with your values, as well as with a sense of purpose, will help you to do this in a consistent way.

Updated: Monday 13 September 2021

Discover activities that will help your family stay fit and well while having fun at the same time. You'll barely even notice you're exercising.

Updated: Thursday 9 September 2021

Nuffield Health and the Personalised Care Institute (PCI) have this month kickstarted a long-term partnership. It means that around 3,000 healthcare professionals working at Nuffield Health, which includes nurses, physiotherapists, doctors, physiologists and rehabilitation specialists, will access the PCI’s range of e-Learning courses as part of their mandatory CPD.

Updated: Wednesday 8 September 2021

There is a clear gap in knowledge and support surrounding the menopause. Prevention Lead Gosia Bowling and Head of Emotional Wellbeing Brendan Street discuss their pioneering educational research project with Manchester Metropolitan University that aims to increase visibility and change perceptions.

Updated: Tuesday 7 September 2021

If you’ve recently had a baby, on the outside it may seem like you’ve recovered, but has your pelvis recovered internally? Jo Dafforn, Clinical Lead Pelvic Health Physiotherapy discusses 4 symptoms you may experience as a new mum, and how our Pelvic Health Physiotherapists can help.

Updated: Tuesday 7 September 2021

Momentum is building for the opening of our new hospital – Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew’s Hospital – by the end of the year. Jennie Bent, Head of Radiology and Cardiac Diagnostics, tells us why our new MRI scanner will help to deliver outstanding cardiac, cancer and orthopaedic joint care to our patients.

Updated: Monday 6 September 2021

While there is evidence for the adverse effects of technology and its overuse, some apps and digital platforms may be good for our wellbeing. Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, discusses how certain technologies can help improve work-life balance and provide access to emotional support.

Updated: Friday 3 September 2021

Close to 1 million people in the UK were experiencing self-reported long COVID, with 634,000 people reporting that their ability to undertake their day-to-day activities had been ‘limited a lot’. We held a panel discussion to provide clinical insights into the impact of long COVID on employees and guidance on how organisations can support employee recovery.

Updated: Friday 3 September 2021

Pelvic floor muscles play a part in a range of women’s health issues, from urinary continence to sensitivity during sex. Hayley Saunders, Physiotherapist at Nuffield Health, explains why and how to look after your pelvic floor muscles.

Updated: Friday 3 September 2021

If your marathon is a month away, use this training programme to prepare effectively for the big day and reduce your risk of injury.