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Fitness tips and techniques with BT23 Fitness

Welcome back to another session from BT23 Fitness, in this months issue we will be doing a HIIT session, (High Intensity Interval Training) using nothing but our own bodyweight. HIIT is such an efficient way of training cardio and building endurance, with the average session taking between 20/30 minutes its …

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Nourish’s Wellbeing round-up

October on Mallorca is usually a time of harvest celebrations and sporting events; however, this year is sure to be a little more low key given the current climate. There’s still plenty to enjoy, with mild temperatures, delicious seasonal produce, and local small businesses offering some wonderful wellbeing treats as …

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The Iliotibial Band          

The Iliotibial tract is a long wide band running down the outside of the thigh. It gives shape and conformity to the quadriceps and stability to the knee and hip joints. Usually any injury to the ITB is caused by repeated stress such as regularly running, jumping or climbing. Other …

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The Importance of Medical Training

Azores, Spring, 2017. You come home to the boat first, after a night out celebrating another successful Atlantic crossing, and you find a semi-conscious crew member lying on his side at the bottom of the companion way.  You reach for your cell phone, but there are no service bars. You …

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Nourish’s wellbeing round-up

There are no bad months on Mallorca, however September is up there as one of our favourites. A reprieve from the scorching temperatures of July and August we can get outside more to explore and move our body’s, yet it’s still warm enough for sea swims and al fresco dining. …

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Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a condition characterised by pain, stiffness and loss of range of movement in the shoulder joint. It is also known as Adhesive Capsulitis. The joint and its ligaments and tendons are enclosed in a capsule which also helps to keep in the oil which the joint is …

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Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Tennis elbow is a form of tendonitis causing pain on the outside of the elbow when gripping.  Tendons are largely made of collagen which has a remarkably high tensile strength. They connect muscles or muscle groups to their boney attachment and do not have a great blood supply which is …

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A brave new world

Humanity has certainly seen the dawn of a new age as the year 2020 has been slowly settling in. Like many people who felt 2020 to be a symbolic year of clarity and transformation, I did not expect it to unfold the way that it did. Regardless of one’s personal …

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