Empowerment: “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.” We hear it all the time. “I lack the motivation to go the gym”. “That person is [Overweight, Out of Shape, In Pain etc.] because they are too lazy to exercise”. The sloppy pattern of thinking outlined…

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Has anyone ever told you that you have degenerative arthritis? Leaves quite a visceral image in the mind doesn’t it! The picture of a chalky bone, crumbling apart like the Cliffs of Dover while the smooth Teflon like cartilage appears jagged and ripped apart. We imagine that with each step we take, the precious cartilaginous…

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When was the last time you heard someone talk about what started them on their journey towards a ‘dodgy knee’? Chances are they will be able to pinpoint to an exact period of time when they damaged their knee in some way. Often the story goes like this: “When I was 25, I was skiing…

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