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Inflammation-friend or foe?

When we think of inflammation, it may present in various different ways. In more simple terms it can be produced by the body in either acute or chronic situations. In an acute setting, inflammation is the body’s natural way to achieve healing. Let us consider an acute ankle sprain- we turn our ankle as weContinue reading “Inflammation-friend or foe?”

What is a stress fracture?

Stress fractures occur when the normal equilibrium of healthy bone turnover shifts in favour of bone breakdown with insufficient rebuilding of the bone matrix. This can happen in two broad scenarios. Firstly, if the bone density is normal but it is loaded too much we call this a fatigue stress injury. Secondly if the boneContinue reading “What is a stress fracture?”

Finding fitness in my 50s

My 50th birthday has come and gone- a lockdown birthday like last year! But grateful I could share the day with my children and fiancee. I was hoping to get as fit as possible by my 50th but it did not really happen that way. I did not reach my target weight and looking backContinue reading “Finding fitness in my 50s”

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