” The first of April, some do say is set apart for All Fools Day. But why the people call it so, not I, nor they themselves do know. But on this day are people sent on purpose for pure merriment.”

Poor Robin’s Almanac 1790



April Fools’ Day, also known as All Fools’ Day is celebrated every year in many countries on the 1st of April. It has been popular since the 19th century and it is when people play practical jokes on each other. 

In recent years radio, television, newspapers and the internet all run their own detailed and often amusing gags on an unsuspecting public. This annual feature looks set to stay and whilst some are scouring the newspapers to find the gags it seems that every year many people are taken in by some April Fool.

Do you have a favourite?

Here are a couple of health related stories we came across:


This was particularly memorable to me. A close family member, who shall remain nameless marched into the clinic one day clutching an article from one of the nations favourite newspapers. The headline was FATSOX. The Daily Mail revealed that Esporta Health Clubs had launched a new line in sports socks called FATSOX. They were designed to help people lose weight while they worked out. The relvolutionary socks actively sucked body fat out of your sweaty feet while you worked out!


According to the press release Boost Energy Drinks had just launched a shampoo that not only washes your hair but allowed extra energy to soak into your brain through your hair follicles to help boost you throughout the day.


On a more serious note, if you have read something funny today or someone played a practical joke on you that found amusing, bear this next article in mind:

“Why April Fools’ Day is good for your health”

It was reported that laughing can have a positive effect on brain activity and this may help relieve stress and anxiety levels.


Here at froc we can guarantee that there is no tomfoolery. We are a team of four very experienced osteopaths, all with a wealth of knowledge. Osteopaths believe that structure governs function and much like any machine a niggle can lead to a nag, and a nag can lead to being knackered.

Come and see us at froc, this is not a luxury this is your body. Call us on 01342 823722 or email us at admin@

“You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” 

(Abraham Lincoln)