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.
With the arrival of the technology generation every adult will spend some percentage of their existence plugging away on a keyboard. Some will delve into the world of gigabytes more than others, from your average punter updating their facebook status, to your fulltime business workers who may spend in excess of 8 hrs per day glued to their LCD screen.
If only we had unlimited access to a fountain of youth. Take a sip every year and we reverse the inevitable effects of the dreaded ageing process. Our muscles stay strong, bones dense and our neurological synapses abundant. We hold our good looks and maintain the energy that we had as a 21 year old, deep into our 80's & 90's, maybe even see out the century.
The ability to prevent an injury before it happens requires a solid fitness base and a sound pre-activity routine involving various movement patterns.
‘Use it or lose it’. A common phrase emanating from the world of health and fitness, is not only a cliché. It holds actual clinical significance when it comes to the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.
The human body has a remarkable capacity for repair. When we injure ourselves, a cascade of events occur that is initiated with an inflammatory response.
A big part of keeping a healthy heart is how you manage your lifestyle, here are some great tips for men and women.
As training techniques evolve we are immersed in many different training techniques such as functional training. So what exactly is functional training and how can we incorporate this technique for shoulder stability verses the more traditional mobility approach.
Participating in sport or physical activity should be fun, a chance to improve your skills, develop friendships and to increase your fitness. Although, many people push themselves too hard too fast, and do not take adequate rest breaks. This is often a recipe for burn-out.
Every year hundreds of people suffer sporting injuries – sprains, strains, fractures and broken bones. More often than not most of these injuries could have been prevented had the correct preparation been undertaken.
Getting sore sitting at the desk all day?
Many people interact with a computer workstation at some point in the working day, whether at the office, school or home. Subsequently workstation health and ergonomics are essential in ensuring a safe and healthy working environment.