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Simon Stones - Help Arthritis With Mind, Body & Soul

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Simon Stones has lived with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory bowel disease since childhood. A multi-award-winning patient advocate, consultant and researcher he is well-placed to discuss the impact of pain on mental health. It’s a topi...

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Anti-Inflammatory Satay Sweet Potato Curry

Monday, August 24, 2020

Fancy a delicious dinner that’s made with anti-inflammatory ingredients, why not try this warming satay sweet potato curry, which you can eat as a standalone dish or serve with rice. Happy cooking and bon appetit! __ Anti-inflammatory ingredi...

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June Rorison - Back To Being a Grandmother

Sunday, August 16, 2020

June Rorison, 52, works as a community support worker. Alongside emotionally supporting people with mental health issues, she does a lot of hands-on work helping people navigate daily life. An avid walker, June was upset when a diagnosis of oste...

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Osteoarthritis Myths Busted

Monday, August 10, 2020

“Only old people get arthritis.” “Damp weather makes arthritis worse.” “Cracking your knuckles gives you arthritis.” Sound familiar? While you may have taken one or more of these statements as fact, they are actually MYTHS. We spoke ...

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Debbie Cooke - Back Out & About

Monday, August 03, 2020

Debbie Cooke had always lived an active life before a horseriding accident, coupled with osteoarthritis, left her with crippling knee pain. When she recently discovered Flexiseq, things started to change for the better. This is Debbie’s...

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What Is The Difference Between Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Want to know the difference between osteo and rheumatoid arthritis? You’ve come to the right place! We spoke to Clare Jacklin, chief executive of National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS), to get some insights. If you would like more informat...

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Rest Day with: Danny Lennon

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Welcome to the latest Flexiseq series, ‘Rest Day with…’. In preparation for the BodyPower event this month, we caught up with speakers and world class educators to find out their top tips for taking a rest day.  Danny Lennon is the Fou...

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Rest Day with: Kelin Law

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Welcome to the latest Flexiseq series, ‘Rest Day with…’. In preparation for the BodyPower event this month, we caught up with speakers and world-class educators to find out their top tips for taking a rest day. Kelin Law began as a research...

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How practising mindfulness can help with arthritis

Thursday, April 26, 2018

In simple terms, mindfulness is the psychological practise of bringing one’s mind and attention to what’s happening in the present moment. It allows you to take time away from the madness of everyday hustle and bustle, calm your thoughts and a...

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Testimonial Tuesday: Miranda Slade

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

  Meet Miranda Slade, a 23-year-old writer in London. With an active lifestyle in the city, including challenging herself to a 10k run, Miranda eventually started to notice joint pain in her hips and knees. Luckily, a pharmacist pointed Miranda ...

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How To Get Moving In The Morning With Arthritis

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Waking up with stiff and achy joints is especially common for arthritis sufferers. Pain can sometimes begin in the early hours, causing a restless night’s sleep. We know there’s nothing worse than starting your day a few paces behind because o...

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Testimonial Tuesday: Osteoarthritis

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Whether you lead an active sporting life or work in an industry that requires a lot of movement, osteoarthritis can get make everything that bit more challenging. Flexiseq is the drug-free wear and tear pain reliever to offer a fresh start in life...

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Spot the warning signs.. an early diagnosis checklist for Arthritis

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The moment you think you might have arthritis, the number one rule is to book an appointment with your GP as soon as possible. Identifying arthritis sooner rather than later is of utmost importance but it’s not always clear or easy to spot the s...

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Mary Bryne - "God bless the person who invented Flexiseq!"

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

I have arthritis in both knees. And in my left knee I have very little cartilage left. To be honest, when I was first told about this product called Flexiseq, I didn’t believe it. I didn’t think it would actually work. I was in pantomime over...

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Arthritis in the bedroom...

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Feeling confident in the bedroom is a challenge for most in itself, let alone when you’ve got arthritis making things that bit more tricky. Worrying if it might hurt your joints or your partner seeing certain body parts and even finding the ener...

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Testimonial Tuesday: One-Off Injuries

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Flexiseq doesn’t just help people with long term osteoarthritis. Sometimes injuries or overexertion on the sports field can cause joint wear and tear. For today’s Testimonial Tuesday we’ve collected four reviews where Flexiseq has been a suc...

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Hip exercises for arthritis

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

For osteoarthritis sufferers, a lack of exercise can compound the pain and stiffness as the affected joints become weaker and less stable. Regular activity, however small, can help strengthen muscles, restore range of movement and ultimately fight...

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Testimonial Tuesday: Hips

Monday, March 26, 2018

Shakira once sang ‘my hips don’t lie’ and when it comes to suffering from arthritis, our hips certainly don’t lie. Osteoarthritis occurs commonly in the hips and the stiffness and pain caused can often result in difficulty walking. This we...

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5 Simple Hand Exercises

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Our last Testimonial Tuesday featured Myrna Peeters talking all about how arthritis affected her passion for knitting until Flexiseq came along. Alongside our drug-free gel, Myrna’s advice for joint pain involves stretching; following on from...

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Testimonial Tuesday: Myrna Peeters

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Myrna Peeters fell back in love with knitting after Flexiseq soothed her aching hands and fingers. Following on from the Knitting and Stitching show at Olympia earlier this month we thought it only fitting to use Myrna Peeters’ experience with F...

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The Arthritis Community

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Having arthritis can leave people feeling lonely and isolated. Suddenly, everyday tasks become more problematic and socialising isn’t as easy as it once was. It can often be hard to confide in others if they themselves don’t know what it’s r...

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Testimonial Tuesday: Osteoarthritis

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

From collarbones to sore feet and back aches, today’s testimonials include a variety of arthritic problem areas in which Flexiseq has given a helping hand for a fresh start in life. Jodie Horan “I have to say I’m very impressed with Flexi...

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Ten handy tips for cooking with arthritis

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Being a mastermind in the kitchen doesn’t have to stop if you suffer from arthritis. Whether it’s choosing to invest in equipment for a helping hand, freezing herbs and spices in prep or rolling condiment bottles we’ve collected 10 tips to h...

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Testimonial Tuesday: Knees

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Knees are one of those joints that are very commonly affected by arthritis. From the wear and tear of playing sports to post-op recovery, there are many reasons arthritis can occur – but Flexiseq can help. Here are the stories of five people who...

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Seeing The World With Arthritis

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Travelling can be stressful at the best of times, let alone when you have arthritis. Seeing the world is more popular than ever but flying, travelling and temperature all come with arthritic challenges. Follow these 8 tips to make globe-trott...

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Testimonial Tuesday: Hands/Fingers

Monday, February 26, 2018

Whether it’s on the computer at work, holding a golf club or simply texting, our hands are in constant use. Alongside knees, arthritis most commonly affects the joints in the fingers and hands…this is where Flexiseq comes in. Here are four Fle...

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Joe Swift's Winter Gardening Tips

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Do you look out into your garden at this time of year and despair? Where’s all the colour gone? All the vibrancy and aroma that makes your garden feel alive? It doesn’t need to be this way though; Gardener’s World’s Joe Swift tells us a ga...

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Joe Swift - Winter Isn't For Hibernating

Friday, February 24, 2017

The days are short and it’s cold outside, so the garden is hibernating, right? Wrong. Gardener’s World’s Joe Swift knows how important the colder months can be for the garden. Here he talks to us about the joys of wrapping up warm and gettin...

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Dylan Karger - Invest In Yourself

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

At this time of year we’re all about getting fit and healthy. Dylan Karger knows a thing or two about health, nutrition and fitness. As a personal trainer it’s his job to ensure his clients are taking the very best care of themselves. He’s a...

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Simon Stones - Talk About Your Arthritis

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Simon Stones has had arthritis nearly his whole life. For many years he figured out ways to cope by himself but recently he has discovered the power of sharing his tips with others while learning from them in return. Here Simon shares with us what...

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Arthritis Advice From Those In The Know

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Having arthritis and joint pain can be a hardship, but you’re not alone; there are millions of people in the UK living with arthritis on a daily basis. One way of dealing with your pain is to find out what others do, so over the past few weeks w...

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Myrna Peeters - Clicking In All The Right Ways

Monday, December 05, 2016

Myrna Peeters is a 58 year old mother of five girls. With all her daughters grown up Myrna wanted to become a masseuse but arthritis meant it was too painful on her hands. For a while she was worried that it would get in the way of her real passio...

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Arthritis Christmas Wish List

Thursday, December 01, 2016

As anyone with arthritis or joint pain will attest, doing even the simplest of tasks can become difficult when your joints are hurting. Thankfully there are some very clever people out there who have come up with a host of ideas to help. So this C...

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Simple Self Massaging Tips For Arthritis

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Last week we spoke to massage therapist Jo of Massage And Me about the benefits massage can have for those with painful or arthritic joints. Having someone pamper you can be a luxury but here Jo shares, with the help of Pete Murch who has mild art...

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How Massage Can Ease Arthritis

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Jo Murch knows the benefits massage can have on achy and arthritic joints. As a massage therapist Jo set up Massage And Me. Having led a stressful life as a commuter in London, Jo discovered the relaxing qualities of massage therapy and decided to...

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Technology To Help Your Arthritis

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Simon Stones was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) when he was three years old. He has never known a life without arthritis and is now determined to help others take control of their health. He is a PHD Researcher, a Health Activi...

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Arthritis Care - You Are Not Alone

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Arthritis Care is the UK’s largest organisation working for people with arthritis. As well as raising awareness of the condition, Arthritis Care also runs a free and confidential helpline, offering support to anyone who needs it. Flexiseq spoke ...

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Cold Weather Tips For Arthritis

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The leaves are falling, crunching satisfyingly under foot and the nights are drawing in. For some the autumn and winter months are a thing of beauty but for those with arthritis it can mean an increase in pain. There is no definitive proof that li...

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The Art Of Movement - Boxing

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Flexiseq wants to inspire people to get moving because the body, which can do seemingly impossible things, is never something to be taken for granted. The Art Of Movement series is a collection of photo essays about people who thrive upon using thei...

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Variety Is The Spice Of Life

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Every week there’s a story in the press about how we must avoid certain foods. It becomes confusing, especially if you have arthritis, knowing what can help you maintain a healthy diet. Dr. Sarah Schenker is a registered dietician and nutritioni...

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World Arthritis Day

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wednesday 12th October 2016 was World Arthritis Day. Amid news that Robbie Williams suffers from arthritis, Flexiseq wanted to help raise awareness of the day. Over the past year we’ve spoken to a number of people with arthritis and, despite the...

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Dylan Karger's Nutrition Tips

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Putting the right fuel in your body will help you to both keep active and maximise the benefits of doing so. As if being a personal trainer and competing in Ironman events wasn’t enough Dylan is about to head back to university to study nutritio...

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The Human Mechanic

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

No matter how old you are, how stiff your joints are or how bad your arthritis is, it is key to try and keep your body mobile. No one knows this better than Rosie Scott who set up Black Swan Osteopathy. Whether it’s beating your personal best in...

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Paul Roberts - Focusing On The Game

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Paul Roberts plays and coaches rugby. But even at the young age of 26 he has learned the importance of maintaining his physical condition in order to stay match sharp. It’s a message he passes on to his students and despite a recent shoulder inj...

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Arthritis Care's Pain Management Tips

Monday, September 26, 2016

Part of coping with Arthritis is knowing how you can manage the pain that it can bring. Arthritis Care knows this better than most. They are the UK’s largest organisation working to support people with arthritis. They have a downloadable booklet...

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Seven Exercises To Help Your Joints

Monday, September 19, 2016

One of the first things your GP may tell you to combat debilitating joint pains and osteoarthritis, is to keep your joints as active as possible. A tough ask but Rosie Scott, the brains behind Black Swan Osteopathy, is on hand to tell you how. ...

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The Art Of Movement - Climbing

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Flexiseq wants to inspire people to get moving because the body, which can do seemingly impossible things, is never something to be taken for granted. The Art Of Movement series is a collection of photo essays about people who thrive upon using th...

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Top Tips For Arthritis In The Work Place

Monday, September 12, 2016

For those suffering with arthritis work can be a daunting prospect. Arthritis Care knows this better than most. They are the UK’s largest organisation working to support people with arthritis. Here are their top six tips for working with the con...

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James Casserly - The Boy Who Can

Monday, September 05, 2016

For most people, the thought of running a marathon is a daunting prospect. James Casserly, however, is not most people. At only 10 years old he lives with cerebral palsy and idiopathic juvenile arthritis in multiple joints. But on 30th October 201...

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The Art Of Movement - Yoga

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Flexiseq wants to inspire people to get moving because the body, which can do seemingly impossible things, is never something to be taken for granted. The Art Of Movement series is a collection of photo essays about people who thrive upon using th...

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Julie Creffield's Tips For Getting Active

Monday, August 29, 2016

For many of us, the thought of getting healthy and active is a daunting prospect – especially so if you suffer from something like arthritis where it can be painful to move. Julie Creffield was once told she was Too Fat To Run but refused to lis...

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Ursula Malewski - Music To Your Knees

Monday, August 22, 2016

Ursula Malewski is passionate about music. She teaches piano, she’s a jazz vocalist and she runs jazz courses in the hope of passing on her love of music to the next generation through her organisation MEhr Clef. But when she needed a knee opera...

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Kate Lawson's Cooking Essentials

Monday, August 15, 2016

Kate Lawson knows that suffering from any form of arthritis can make even the most simple of tasks hard work. But knowing how to cope with her arthritis is what drove Kate to create her brilliant blog Cooking With Arthur. Discovering how to mak...

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The Art Of Movement - Running

Monday, August 15, 2016

Flexiseq wants to inspire people to get moving because the body, which can do seemingly impossible things, is never something to be taken for granted. The Art Of Movement series is a collection of photo essays about people who thrive upon using th...

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Ericka Waller - Running In The Face Of Arthritis

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Ericka Waller is only 34 years old but has already been through the struggles of being diagnosed and then coming to terms with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Now Ericka, who is inspiringly candid to talk to, is determined to help other sufferers not go thr...

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Simon Stones - Top Tips For Studying With Arthritis

Monday, August 01, 2016

Simon Stones recently graduated from Manchester University with a BSc Honors in Biomedical Sciences. As if that wasn’t impressive enough Simon is now embarking on a PhD at the University of Leeds. In other words, Simon knows a thing or two about...

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The Art Of Movement - Weightlifting

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Flexiseq wants to inspire people to get moving because the body, which can do seemingly impossible things, is never something to be taken for granted. The Art Of Movement series is a collection of photo essays about people who thrive upon using th...

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The Art Of Movement - Swimming

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Flexiseq wants to inspire people to get moving because the body, which can do seemingly impossible things, is never something to be taken for granted. The Art Of Movement series is a collection of photo essays about people who thrive upon using th...

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Julie Creffield - Inspiring The Unexpected Athlete

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

In her twenties Julie Creffield was working as a project manager for the 2012 London Olympics. Inspired to get active, Julie signed up for a fun run. But things didn’t quite go to plan: coming last and finding the finish line long since cleared ...

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The Art Of Movement - Skateboarding

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Flexiseq wants to inspire people to get moving because the body, which can do seemingly impossible things, is never something to be taken for granted. The Art Of Movement series is a collection of photo essays about people who thrive upon using th...

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Calli McMillan - The Active Mindset

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Aged just 28 Calli McMillan has already undergone serious surgery on her foot. For many the pain and issues that arose from it would cause them to give up on being active but Calli had other ideas and now exercise is a key part of what makes her h...

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WIN A 6 MONTH SUPPLY OF FLEXISEQ

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Do you know someone who suffers from joint pain? Or have a family member struggling with arthritis? If so, help them to Live Free with our new competition to WIN A SIX MONTH SUPPLY OF FLEXISEQ. Here’s how you can help someone win this amazing p...

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Stop Targeting Pain And Focus On The Cure

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Do you see a painkiller advert and wonder how these ‘miracle’ drugs can ‘target’ a specific type of pain in a specific part of your body? The truth is they can’t. A ruling from the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority felt a recent tel...

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Ericka Waller's Arthritis Parenting Tips

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Looking after three children and a dog can be a handful at the best of times but doing it while suffering from arthritis makes things a real challenge. Ericka Waller is the brains behind Mum In The South which offers a host of inspiring parenting ...

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Brad Barritt's Season By Numbers

Sunday, July 03, 2016

In a season in which Saracens and their talismanic centre won both the Aviva Premiership and the European Champions Cup we look at Brad’s season by numbers. 
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Tina Quincey - Driving Business Forward

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tina Quincey and her husband Gareth run their own upholstery business down on the south coast. But when Tina was diagnosed with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis there was a genuine concern their business might be under threat. Thankfully a neighbo...

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Audrey Jarrott - Scaling New Heights

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Audrey Jarrott has always led an active life: she loves to walk and is a regular at her local gym. So when she started to notice a pain in her leg she was worried her days of keeping fit were over. Thankfully someone at her gym had a solution. I...

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Honor Taylor - Walking Her Own Beat

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Honor Taylor spent most of her life on the move, which made it especially hard to accept that, aged 65, problems with her joints threatened a future of painful operations to keep her mobile. However, after one excruciatingly painful night Honor st...

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Kate Lawson - Owning Arthritis

Monday, June 13, 2016

Aged just 26 Kate Lawson was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. But Kate’s no push-over and was determined to keep doing as much of the things she loved doing before. Kate took ownership of her disease and now runs the hugely successful and ins...

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WIN - A Pair Of Tickets To BBC Gardeners' World

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Like Flexiseq user and ambassador Joe Swift, we love to keep our fingers green in the garden. To celebrate we’ve got our hands on a pair of tickets to this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live. The winner and their guest will gain access to th...

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Kate Lawson’s top tips for cooking with arthritis

Sunday, June 05, 2016

In an era dominated by aspirational cooking shows it’s easy to forget how hard it can be to achieve even the most basic of culinary tasks when suffering from arthritis. One person who knows this better than anyone is Kate Lawson who was diagnose...

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WIN - A Saracens Shirt Signed By The Whole Squad

Monday, May 30, 2016

Here at Flexiseq we celebrate being active. This season Saracens Rugby Team have been incredibly active winning The Champions Cup and The Aviva Premiership. We’ve now got our hands on a Saracens shirt signed by the entire double winning squad. Ho...

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Sue Hibbert - Saying No To Drugs

Monday, May 23, 2016

In 2011 Sue Hibbert was diagnosed with womb cancer. The operation to remove the cancer caused surgical menopause and before long Sue was in agonising joint pain. With her doctors unable to help it was her husband who finally took a stand against t...

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Roy Edwards - A New Art Movement

Thursday, May 19, 2016

At 78 years old Roy Edwards doesn’t plan on letting his age get in the way of enjoying himself. Roy takes endless pleasure in his golf at Worplesdon Golf Club as well as spending time with his grandchildren. As someone who used to work in advert...

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Joe Swift - Evergreen

Monday, May 16, 2016

Joe Swift knows a thing or two about gardening. An established presenter at The Chelsea Flower Show, Joe also writes for Gardener’s World, makes a living from designing gardens and, did I forget to say, won a Chelsea Gold for his garden design i...

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Brad Barritt - The Impact Player

Monday, May 16, 2016

Brad Barritt has become one of those names in rugby synonymous with the professionalism in the sport. The South African born England and Saracens centre has rapidly developed a reputation for being a hard-hitting but always controlled player. To ...

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Chris Wyles - Mr. Flexible

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Chris Wyles is one rugby’s true unsung heroes. This is in spite of winning 54 caps for the USA Eagles and captaining them to huge accolades at the last World Cup. His flexibility has been phenomenal for us Mark McCall But ask any of his coach...

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