Norman Rowland retires after an incredible 65 years of work

As we get older, one of the main things that we want to keep is our quality of life free from any injuries, not letting things like back pain or arthritis to stop us from doing the things that we want them to do. Although most of us look forward to this during their retirement, 82-year-old Norman Rowland wanted to use his good health to keep doing what he loves best – his job. Continue reading

German boy gets gravestone after campaign

A brave German boy who died after battling a brain tumour has finally been granted his wish, with a gravestone erected above his resting place which celebrates his favourite football team.

The news comes after the boy’s parents locked horns in a dispute with a Catholic church in the city ofDortmundabout the nature of his gravestone. Shortly before he passed away, nine year old Jens Pascal told his mother he wanted a gravestone to mark his favourite football team, emblazoned with the club crest of Borussia Dortmund. This request was made even more special when Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Borussia Dortmund, came to visit Jens at his bedside shortly before his death.

It became a problem when the Churchof Maria Heimsuchungin the city refused to grant the wish, stating that the gravestone did not comply with the rules which ban non-Christian inscriptions and images on all gravestones. The decision sparked an outcry with football fans of Borussia Dortmund and other teams which play in the Bundesliga, the top flight of German football.

Fans took to the Facebook page ‘The Last Wish of Jens Pascal’ to portray their anger, with over 100,000 messages of disgust and outrage pointed towards the church. The church have overturned their original decision and said they will be happy to reach a compromise, with the gravestone to feature a sculpture of a ball on the ground rather than on the top, meaning that Jens can now rest in peace.

The death of a loved one is always an incredibly difficult period for the whole family, with all efforts made into taking time to ensure they have the perfect send off with dignity and respect. If you ever have to deal with the death of a young family member, children’s gravestones will serve as a lifelong reminder after the funeral, offering a constant place for remembrance.

Image Credit: (Wikimedia Commons)

Alleviate your back pain through mobility aids

As those who suffer from back pain will know, there is to date no instant cure. While it might get a little easier through a routine of exercises, just one movement too sudden can quickly see your problems going right back to square one! However, just because you develop back pain regularly, this doesn’t mean you have to let the quality of your home life suffer; you can live as comfortably as possible through mobility aids. Continue reading