A common complaint among people is that they are often ok when they are walking continuously, however in a situation where they are required to walk slowly and regularly stop and start walking (such as in a museum) they struggle with discomfort and fatigue. There are a few fundamental reasons for this.Details
Exercise equipment is evolving and changing all the time. While the kettlebell has been around for a long time, its use and popularity has accelerated over the last decade.
Why has it increased its popularity and how is it different from a dumbbell?Details
Compensations are often a difficult concept to explain to people. While in the past we thought that the site of pain was the problem area, now we understand that we often have to look well beyond that area to determine where the real problem arises.Details
Humans are extremely reliant on their senses. In fact, our senses have far more control over our actions than we realise. This is particularly true of our vision and our visual cortex which is the area of the brain dedicated to visual stimuli.
One of the most difficult barriers to weight management and better nutrition is often food cravings. While they may not seem like it, food cravings are largely a sensory experience. The strength of these cravings is often linked directly to our ability to visualise the type of food we are craving. When we think about a type of food, our brain automatically creates a visual image of that food that strengthens our desire for the food.Details
When people are told they need to strengthen their core muscles, often their minds thinks of sit-ups in large quantities. What most people don’t realise is the effectiveness of simply carrying a load or weight in terms of stabilising and strengthening the core muscles.Details
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common health conditions that affects seniors. It is commonly confused with osteoporosis, however the 2 conditions are vastly different. One thing that they do have in common however is that they can both be managed through appropriate exercise. What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects the…Details
Breathing is something that is supposed to come naturally to us. On average we take approximately 22,000 breaths per day! However like most things, when we are under stress the body undergoes changes that can cause overload and dysfunction.Details
We often lose sight of why we exercise at times. We are so driven by the end goal of improving strength, balance, flexibility or aerobic fitness that we forget that exercise is an opportunity to move – and more than this to move well! Moving well is like any other skill. It requires practise and…Details
It is all too common for people to be interested in the “best” diet or exercise programs for weight loss and other health goals, however we lose sight of one simple fact all too easily – we are all unique and hence a one size fits all approach isn’t the solution! An important thing to…Details