August 2020 - news                                 Home

… predications are that more and more of us will be doing just that. If you were relocated to your home, do you want to stay? Are you itching to get back to your team as you miss the daily buzz, the dashes to the train or up and down the office stairs? 

While we were all pleased to be back in the practice, we know many of you are still at home and less sure about the change of lifestyle. On a physical level, there is a lot you can do to make your home environment more conducive and ensure your day-to-day lives are structured to allow for the lack of activity:

  • Set up your workspace in room that gives you some space and that you can shut away from other disturbances. 
  • A proper desk is worth the investment; position it somewhere that is light and allows you room to move around it. Consider a standing desk – a good idea to help keep you mobile.
  • Your computer should be at the right height: the top of the screen level with your eyes – and the right distance: so you can just touch it with your arm held out straight.
  • Always sit (or stand) so you are upright: don’t bend your neck forwards, don’t slouch or hunch your shoulders. If you use armrests, position them at the same level as the desk so you are not lifting your shoulders.
  • Get up from your desk at least once an hour. This is easy if you get into the habit of taking a walk around the room/house while talking on the phone. You could also set an alarm to remind you to get up.

At the practice –––>

We are absolutely delighted, and probably a bit relieved, that we have no changes to announce this month! None, zip. Phew. The practice is running very smoothly, we are managing the new requirements for distancing and so on and are now able to see everyone who needs care.

At home –––>

If you’re like the rest of us, you are probably a bit tired of cooking constantly and contemplating a night out or at least a take-away. And there is nothing quite like a good curry, if you have access to one. In the meantime, this Goan Chicken Curry is almost as good even though you still have to do the cooking!

  • Roughly chop 70g fresh coconut or dried coconut flakes, 10mm fresh root ginger, and 2 bird’s-eye chillies. Add to a blender with 1 tsp mild chilli powder and 1 tsp ground turmeric, then blitz until fine. 
  • Rub this mix over 650g of white fish or chicken breasts; marinate for an hour.
  • Finely chop a medium onion and fry gently in coconut oil until soft. Add 1 tsp sugar,150ml coconut milk, 100ml of water and 1 tsp tamarind paste to the pan.  Add the fish or chicken and stir gently. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Check that the meat is cooked then add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with steamed rice and garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves.

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