Balance (the staying upright kind)

What goes into staying upright? (Or sitting, lying, standing). Maintaining “balance” or equilibrium requires cues from all over the body. Our “balance organ” is the vestibular system, which is found in the inner ear. This system gives constant feedback to part of the brain (the cerebellum) about head movements. It is this system that hasContinue reading “Balance (the staying upright kind)”

Neuropathy friendly exercise

Exercise has important benefits (in life in general, but also in chronic illness).  It can improve strength, balance, coordination, mobility, and endurance. It has been shown to improve fatigue associated with chronic illness. It can also help with depression and anxiety and pain management. It may even help to protect against dementia. So whilst itContinue reading “Neuropathy friendly exercise”

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of keeping one’s consciousness/thoughts focused on the present reality.  That is being full present and engaged in a moment – our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations and position in space.  It’s origins are in Buddhism and The Sutra of Mindfulness.  It is often referred to as a type of meditation – orContinue reading “Mindfulness”