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10 Top Tips for good posture when working on your computer at home

10 Top Tips for good posture when working on your computer at home

Many of the Happy Being online Pilates class members are working long hours from home at the moment and are asking what is the best work station arrangement (computer, table, chair set up) for good posture. Here are some top tips for a happy back, neck and shoulders. 1. Lumbar Support Sit at a chair (preferably with arms) with a high back and a good...

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10 Productive Things To Do While You Are In Lock Down And/Or Self Isolating

10 Productive Things To Do While You Are In Lock Down And/Or Self Isolating

For your mental health – talk to others on the phone, Skype and Zoom. I had pre-dinner drinks with friends on Zoom this weekend! For your physical health – join an online Pilates class with me, Jane Haddow (jane@happybeing.co.uk) or yoga. It’s a great way to connect up with others and have some fun too.  If you would like to take part in online yoga...

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4 Misconceptions About Pilates

4 Misconceptions About Pilates

1. It’s All About The “Core” Pilates is all about the core but so much more, strengthening the muscle groups around your torso and abdominal area is important but stamina, mobility and flexibility are such a big part of each class too. Pilates is an all-rounder, working the upper body, lower body, arms, legs, the hip, shoulder, knee and ankle joints. It involves centring the...

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5 Reasons You Should get a Massage Regularly

5 Reasons You Should get a Massage Regularly

I know how difficult it can be to make time for a massage. I have a massage once a month. When booking my session, I used to question whether or not I really needed it (and I’m a massage therapist!) – could I be spending my well-earned cash on something else perhaps? But over the years I have found each session builds onto the next...

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New year, better mental health?

New year, better mental health?

To start the new year on the right foot, our therapist Jane offers a simple tip to improve your mental health. We now are much more aware of our physical health and how to keep our bodies in shape doing  active things regularly like weekly Pilates classes, Yoga, Body Balance and cardiovascular work such as running, cycling and swimming. More and more of us are...

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10 Reasons why Pilates helps you to become a Happy Being

10 Reasons why Pilates helps you to become a Happy Being

1. Posture – Pilates will get you standing tall, looking younger (no more Quasimodo look) and breathing properly. 2. Pilates can help to end those shoulder problems such as Rotator Cuff Impingement, Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Instability. Some muscles in our upper back and shoulders get lazy others very tight. Pilates strengthens the lazy ones and releases the tight ones. Your shoulders will love it....

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