Lauren Rigg is a UK-qualified physiotherapist and owner of Mallorca Physiotherapy, registered here in Spain. She provides a wide range of treatment techniques to resolve many physiological problems and conditions. You can find her clinic at the British Medical Centre in Palmanova and additionally, she offers home and boat visits.
What did you have for breakfast today?
Honey & lemon in hot water to start, then ‘All Bran’ cereal with sultanas & milk – I’m currently 35 weeks pregnant & finding I need some extra help in the fibre department!
What does your morning routine look like?
The alarm goes at 7 –7.30am depending on work, the radio goes on (it helps me wake up!), I shower (always finished off with a minute of cold water), then I get dressed and prepare my breakfast. I check emails/WhatsApps during breakfast and make a to-do list for the day (I love a list!). If it’s a working day I’m pretty much out of the door as soon as I’m ready. If it’s a day at home I fire up the computer and get down to outstanding paperwork.
What is your number one health habit?
I have always enjoyed exercise and physical activity. Being pregnant, I’ve had to adapt my usual type of exercise to suit my changing body. I used to run and do strength training, neither of which felt right being pregnant. So, although I found it a bit frustrating at first, I’ve come to enjoy the walks and the stretches and how they make me feel, even if I’m not sweating by the end!
What is your guilty pleasure?
On a ‘home working’ day, I do like to take my hot lemon & honey water back to bed and read the news online.
What’s one book or podcast you’d recommend everyone read/listen to?
I love the Podcast: How to Fail by Elizabeth Day. I’ve listened to most of the episodes over the years and there’s always something to take away from it. She interviews various people about their past failures and what they have learnt from them. It’s really inspiring to hear what some very successful people have overcome before achieving some great things!
In Mallorca, where is your favourite place to:
- De-stress: A walk across the 2 beautiful coves near my house in Porto Cristo
- Move: Walking the beautiful course and hitting a few golf balls at Capdepera Golf Club
- Shop: I love walking around the little old streets in Palma looking in all the quirky, independent shops
- Dine: Lunch on the sunny terrace of Bar Playa in Costa de los Piños
- Stay: Port Soller for a chilled spring weekend break or Palma in the winter for great food choices and atmosphere