Moon Landing


Apollo 11On July 20 it will be the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.


In 1969 on that day Apollo 11 landed on the moon.


Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle making them the first astronaults to land on the moon, achieving what is arguably humanity's greatest ever feat of exploration.

Here are some facts about low back painbad posture

Low back pain affects 50-80% of population in lifetime

$100 billion in annual cost

second only to respiratory infection as a cause to visit the GP

Risk factors are obesity, smoking, gender, lifting, vibration, prolonged sitting, job dissatisfaction


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How fit are you?

BBC showed a programme called the truth about fitness. In it Dr Michael Mosley and professor Lorna Paul showed an easy fitness test you can do at home.

The Chair test.chair

You will need a hard chair such as a dining room chair, and a way of timing yourself.

How long does it take you to stand up from the chair 10 times. You must do this without using your hands.

This test will assess the strength of your buttock muscles, the gluteals, and the thigh muscles, the quadriceps.

These large muscles can weaken if they are not used.

The time it takes gives you your score.

The faster the better.

Men under 35 should be able to do 10 chair stands in 10 seconds.

For women under 35 it is 12 seconds.

Men between 35 and 55 should be able to do it in 13 seconds.

For women 35 to 55 it is 15 seconds.

Men over 55 should be able to do it in under 18 seconds and 19 seconds if you are a woman.

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