A journal of running, healthy food, mountains, bikes and technology by Julia Revitt

Posts from the Healthy Body Category

As you will know, back in January I was diagnosed with a frozen shoulder following on from impingement syndrome. I fell off my mountain bike back in July landing heavily on my left shoulder. I thought it’s about time to give you an update on my progress…. (more…)


Following in from my ‘Are tight hamstrings causing my bad back’ series, I came across this very interesting video today from James Wilson at Think I’m gonna speak to my physio about this. Could be the answer to all my problems!

Oh goody. My physio says my ‘Impingement Syndrome’ has healed and I now have a frozen shoulder. This is good and bad news – good in that the exercises and injection worked and fixed the problem – bad in that I have a lovely new problem to learn all about!

So, I’ve had another steroid injection and am in the ‘do nothing’ stage of recovery. Back to the physio next Friday for some ‘aggressive and painful’ treatment. I’ll keep you informed.

I fell off my mountain bike in July and landed heavily on my left shoulder. At the time I was just pleased that I hadn’t broken anything but now, nearly six months on, I’m still suffering. I’ve been diagnosed with ‘Impingement Syndrome’. There’s not much ‘real world’ advice out there, so I thought I’d share my experiences and let you know what is working and what isn’t.


If you’re looking to make some healthy changes to your life but are not sure where to start, take a look at my Weekly Plans for some inspiration.

The permanent changes suggested in the plans will help you become slimmer, healthier and fitter. The 4 week plan introduces healthy habits by changing small things in your life that you can stick to and which will become part of your healthy lifestyle. Goodbye bingo wings – Hello to skinny jeans.

Read Week 1

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Anyone who has been following this blog for a while will know that I have a reoccurring back problem. Doctors have said it is ‘non-specific’ back pain which is not very helpful. (more…)


Every winter I find myself resorting to DVD’s in order to keep fit.  I don’t run in the dark as it’s no fun so my running is constrained to the weekends.  I think home workouts do a great job of keeping me active and supple during these dark months.

This year I have discovered Davina’s Body Buff workouts and I love them.  There are 3 workouts on the DVD – Buff Cardio, Buff Boxing and Buff Legs & Core but it’s so much more too.  The Buff Cardio routine lasts about 30 mins but has another 15 mins of killer arm work with weights – add the warm up and cooldown to the program and you’re talking about 1:15 workout!  The Buff Boxing is incredibly good fun and has 15 mins of tough ab work.  I have to admit I have not done the Buff Legs & Core yet as my legs get a workout every day from cycling to work and back twice and running at the weekend.

Davina as ever is great to follow and really gets into the workouts – and her abs – it’s keeps me going –  trying to get abs like that!  You can buy Body Buff from Amazon for £12.93 or as I did from iTunes for just £7.99.