Digestive System Overview
The digestive system is made up of a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus.
Gym junkies proceed with caution! While hitting the gym can have numerous beneficial physiological effects, it can pose it’s own set of risks from a musculo-skeletal perspective.
The ‘core strength’ phenomenon has swept the health and fitness industry over the previous decade. “Suck your core in” is a phrase that echoes from gyms to pilates studios and physiotherapy clinics alike.
I'm confident we've all experienced the effects of an unaccustomed, high intensity exercise bout. Summer is here and so is our urge to shape up into our buff beach bodies. Although you haven't trained all Winter, the enthusiasm takes over and a light introductory gym session turns into a 90 minute blitz session.
Posture is simply the position that your body adopts, often against the force of gravity. The muscle system, especially the deep back muscles, plays an important role in supporting the spine against gravity. Obviously some postures tend to put more strain in certain areas and this can lead to problems over time.