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How do you know if one leg is longer than the other?

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It’s nearly Burns night (25th Jan), so we are having a Burns night supper: Haggis (vegetarian), neeps and tattys! The fictional wild haggis was reputed to have legs longer on one side than the other, in order to be able to walk around the Scottish mountains! This may be good for a haggis, but is not so good for us. Leg length discrepancy can sometimes be a factor in some of our joint problems. So how do you know if you have one leg longer than the other? You’ll have to watch the video to find out!

If you want to find out more about some of the research about how leg length asymmetry impacts our functional health, you can see a previous blog post I did on the subject here.

Fitness or Pharmacy?

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If you need some inspiration to get yourself exercising in 2019, checkout this video discussing a new piece of research demonstrating that exercise can be as good as medication in reducing blood pressure. Wow! This is a ground-breaking piece of high quality research.

Andrew is also inspired to get into a new form of exercise: jump-rope. Exclusive new footage of him skipping in this video – and yes, he knows that you will mock him….Anyway, hope you had a Happy New Year and best wishes for 2019!

Here is the link to the research article in the BJSM: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2018/12/05/bjsports-2018-099921

My Mum’s Christmas Cake is so good…..it’s BAD!!!!

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My Mum makes the BEST Christmas cake ever. But like most things in life, what we love may not be so good for us….in excess. Increasingly all practitioners have patients who complain of symptoms of gout: pain, often quite severe, commonly in the big toe. This is probably due to our rich lifestyle. In this video I discuss some of the things that we can do to reduce the risk of us getting gout. Have a great Christmas!

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