Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease

What is Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease? Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease is a common cause of knee pain in adolescents. Rather than a disease, it is technically a traction apophysitis. This occurs when there is inflammation where the tendon from the kneecap (patella) attaches onto the shin bone (tibia). This inflammation can result in pain at the front of the…

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Sports Nutrition: Improving your performance

Good nutrition can significantly improve sporting performance, just as poor nutrition can hinder it. A sports nutrition plan enables everyone from weekend warriors to elite athletes understand how their dietary intake affects performance in training and competition. Learn more about some of the most important aspects of sports nutrition, including: • Nutritional adequacy• Carbohydrate –…

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Family-style meals

Are family-style serves the secret to calmer mealtimes? Feeding children can be challenging at the best of times but if mealtimes have become a constant battle in your house, it’s worth considering serving meals ‘family-style’. This approach to feeding families can help reduce the stress for everyone in the house and bring back calm to…

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What is aerobic fitness and how do I test it?

What exactly is aerobic fitness? Why is it important? How much is enough? How fit am I? What is aerobic fitness? By definition, ‘aerobic’ means ‘with oxygen’. Aerobic fitness (interchangeable with ‘cardio fitness’) is a measure of your body’s ability to take oxygen from the atmosphere and use it generate energy in your muscle cells.…

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Food and mood, how does diet impact our mental health?

Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health conditions worldwide, and a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Throughout this blog we will explore how mood and food are related, and what diets might help improve our mental health. Anxiety is a state of fear or tension without an obvious trigger that…

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Staff profile Nick Mullen

When and how did you start working for Ethos? I started working at Ethos at the start of this year (2022). I was at a stage in my career where I was looking for a new challenge and when the opportunity came up to join the team at Ethos I knew it would be a…

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How flexible are you?

What is flexibility and can you have too much of it? Ethos Health shows how to test how flexible you are and what this means.

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How Fit Are You?

To test how fit you are, we’re looking at different physical and functional challenges testing balance, flexibility, strength and fitness. This month focuses on balance.

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