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  • CHEK Practitioner

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|0 Comments
  • Overweight Man Stomach Measurement

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 […]

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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|0 Comments
  • Smiley Newton's Cradle

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 […]

  • Veal, Asparagus and Tomatoes

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|0 Comments
  • Sciatic Pain Model

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|0 Comments
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Do you care about your chickens?

I was listening to the radio this week (click the link below to have a listen) and one of the topics being discussed was quality of chickens, its impact on our health and, more importantly, whether we actually care enough to pay for more ethically reared chickens. They were talking […]

By |January 20th, 2018|Health, Jim's Blog, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Rehabilitation|0 Comments

Welcoming the newest member at JT Ethos – Adam Spinks

Some of you may have already met our newest member of the team following the departure of Tyran.

Allow me to introduce Adam Spinks.

Adam is a recent graduate from Staffordshire University and has taken on the role of Sport Therapist/Exercise Coach. At just 21 years old, he completed a Sports Therapy […]

By |January 17th, 2018|Jim's Blog, Rehabilitation|0 Comments

Will I Ever Be Toned Again?

Every time I set out on a new phase of lifting my levels of health my mind gets filled with images of how my body will look. The lean, toned look with a narrow waist and pecs that look nothing like the dreaded ‘man-boobs’!

To be quite frank I have no […]

Sitting on your arse in the gym is wasting your time

Time is precious, you’ve got about 5 things to do with every chuck of time you can identify.

Getting to the gym is important to you but it’s really difficult to make the time regularly, too many other demands pulling you in different directions.

So why on earth would you waste your […]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Health, Jim's Blog, Lifestyle, Strength Training|0 Comments