Month: July 2015

How to avoid these common pregnancy issues

Having a bump on board causes huge physical and hormonal changes that effect every part of a woman’s body. Rachel Bromley, Nuffield Health Senior Physiotherapist and Clinical Specialist Lead for Women’s Health, shares her top tips to help prevent some of the most common pregnancy issues that can impact the body both before birth and postnatally. Stay symmetrical “Pelvic discomfort (Pelvic Girdle Pain) and lower back pain are very common issues which affect many pregnant women. To help prevent pain in these areas, try to remain symmetrical so that additional weight from your developing bump is spread evenly and...

Read More

“Dad dancing” tops list of childhood embarrassments

Ever wondered if you embarrass your children? New research has found that dad dancing, public displays of affection and “youth speak” have topped a list of childhood embarrassments. The study of 2,000 parents, commissioned as part of Thorpe Park’s summer-long music festival, Island Beats, revealed that 70 per cent of parents tended to act younger than their age, leading them to become stuck in a “generational timewarp.” The majority of parents over 40 said they felt 20 per cent younger on average. However, the survey also found that, on average, most people stop learning new dance moves once they’ve...

Read More

54,000 new mums forced out of work, says study

Every year thousands of mums are being forced out of work due to discrimination, according to research by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The study, carried out in conjunction with the government’s Business Department, surveyed more than 3,200 women on their workplace experiences after becoming a parent. One in ten women interviewed claimed they had been sacked, made redundant or treated so badly they had no choice but to leave their job soon after returning from maternity leave. Of those who had been allowed to work flexibly, 50 per cent stated they had been given fewer opportunities...

Read More

8 rainy day activities for kids

As the great British summer continues, we’ve put together 8 fun indoor rainy day activities for kids that will keep the whole family entertained until the sun finally reappears. Indoor Treasure Hunt Treasure hunts are fun no matter where they take place. Create a set of clues that will lead your child or children to the ultimate treasure. The clues can be adjusted according to your child’s age (for very young children, they could be a simple as “Find your favourite teddy bear”) and then sealed in small envelopes to make them more exciting. The prize could be anything...

Read More

Could moving school inset days reduce the cost of family holidays?

A school in Newport has decided to take all its inset days in one week to help parents save on the cost of family holidays. Eveswell Primary School have announced that its five annual teacher training days will be taken in a one week block following the Whitsun half term in June 2016. Head teacher Catherine Barnett said she hoped the move would allow parents to take advantage of cheaper holidays without having to take their children out of school for holidays during term time. Mrs Barnett said: “There will be five training days for staff where the school...

Read More