Network Rail Health Fair

Thank you for attending the recent health fair event and hope you found the day interesting and helpful.

Here ia a webpage to help remind you of what was covered and links to additional useful information.
(Click on the headings below to view)

Fatigue presentation slides

Mobility presentation slides

What is Body Composition? This article explains which measurements there are, and how they impact you.

Understanding Blood Pressure

Grip strength - why does it matter?.

Blood sugar balance and simple healthy, enjoyable suggestions for breakfast, lunch, evening meal and snacking that will help boost energy levels and improve your mood! 

To help with your back health here is a list of tips:

  • Gentle warm up before heavy lifting.
  • Squat down and lift, pushing through your knees rather than bending/arching your back.
  • If sat down, get up and move every hour.
  • When sat down, no slouching.
  • Stretch your hip flexors, gluts and lower back.
  • If you drive a lot then invest in a lumbar support/rolled up towel/pillow.
  • Once in a while see a massage therapist/Osteopath/chiropractor.
  • Exercise/Keep active/Strong core/Gluts activated.
  • Stay hydrated to keep the discs in your spine hydrated.
  • Keep an eye on your body weight.
  • A warm bath with Epsom salts.
  • When painful use a hot water bottle to loosen the tight/spasmed muscles.
  • If a front sleeper, when painful sleep with a pillow under your hips.
  • Side sleepers, when painful sleep with a pillow between you knees.
  • Sleeping on your side in the foetal position is generally better for back health.

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