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Client of the Month – October 2019

Congratulations to Brendan – we are proud to present him as our Client of the Month!
Brendan came to us when he felt his recovery from surgery had stalled. He was following the hospital exercise programme but felt that it was no longer challenging enough. Brendan has had his fair share […]

By |October 4th, 2019|Client of the month|Comments Off on Client of the Month – October 2019

When to seek expert help for neck and back pain

When to seek expert help for neck and back pain
Neck and back pain are more common than you might think. In fact, it is thought eight out of ten people will suffer with back or neck pain that is not caused by an underlying medical condition at some point in […]

By |May 13th, 2019|Education, Jim's Blog|Comments Off on When to seek expert help for neck and back pain
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What is a CHEK Practitioner?

What is a CHEK Practitioner?
CHEK Practitioners are a group of exercise professionals who specialize in corrective high-performance exercise kinesiology. Now you probably haven’t got the faintest idea of what that means and if I’m brutally honest, after over 10 years involved with the CHET Practitioners, I don’t really understand what […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Chek, Health, Jim's Blog|Comments Off on What is a CHEK Practitioner?
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Why A Full Body & Lifestyle Approach Is Better Than Pure Exercise

Exercise is one of the best things you can do if you’re looking to improve your physical and mental health. However, it shouldn’t be done in isolation. Adopting a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing, and taking care of your entire body and your lifestyle is far more beneficial […]

By |July 10th, 2018|Education, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health, Jim's Blog, Nutrition|Comments Off on Why A Full Body & Lifestyle Approach Is Better Than Pure Exercise
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What ‘Fit at 50’ actually means

You aren’t as fit as you used to be
Here at JT Ethos, one of our main specialties is health overhauls for men and women who dare to accept that they’ve kind of reached that middle phase of their life. Nobody likes the word “middle-aged”, but we all kind of know […]

By |July 10th, 2018|Education, Exercise, Health, Jim's Blog, Lifestyle, Rehabilitation|Comments Off on What ‘Fit at 50’ actually means
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How Being Positive Can Help Back Pain

Having a positive outlook on life comes with many obvious benefits. Some are well known, such as reducing rates of depression, increased life span and a higher resistance to the common cold. But are you aware that being positive could also reduce physical pain, such as back pain?
How a Negative […]

By |June 22nd, 2018|Education, Emotional Health, Happiness, Health, Jim's Blog, Lifestyle|Comments Off on How Being Positive Can Help Back Pain
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5 reasons dieting doesn’t work and what you should do instead

People diet to lose weight because they’re worried about their health, but dieting can be punishing on the body and isn’t the right solution.
Here are five reasons why dieting doesn’t work and advice on the right way to approach food for a healthy body and mind.

1) Diets make us unhappy

Meal […]

By |June 5th, 2018|Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition|Comments Off on 5 reasons dieting doesn’t work and what you should do instead
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How does exercise help relieve sciatica pain?

Whilst the thought of exercising can be daunting when you’re in pain, staying active can be far more beneficial to those suffering from sciatica than being sedentary.
If you suffer from sciatica, a couple of days of rest can be beneficial during a painful flareup, but generally staying mobile will […]

By |May 30th, 2018|Health, Jim's Blog, Lifestyle, Strength Training|Comments Off on How does exercise help relieve sciatica pain?

What if I don’t know what I want?

NOTE: This post is designed as a follow up from an earlier post entitled ‘Just Make a Choice’. 

We live in a time with unlimited opportunities, the world has never been a smaller more accessible place. Hell, a New York businessman can enter politics and within less than 2 years become […]

By |March 19th, 2018|Emotional Health, Happiness, Health, Jim's Blog|Comments Off on What if I don’t know what I want?

Just make a choice

When I read the following email it struck a chord, instantly.

It was one of those moments where I suddenly became very aware of that moment in time, what I was doing right there and made me think of exactly how I want to be living my life. Have a read:

If […]

By |March 12th, 2018|Emotional Health, Happiness, Health, Jim's Blog|Comments Off on Just make a choice