A Change for the Better

Osteoporosis is a condition that requires management strategies aimed at improving bone density while trying to reduce the breakdown of bone. While most people think about bones as dead tissues, they are extremely metabolically active and are constantly changing and remodelling according to the stresses we place on them. If you want to strengthen your…

Nutritious Walking

This may sound like a strange title, but a colleague recommended I read an article by Katy Bowman (who is big on nutritious movement) called 13 ways to make your walk more nutritious. I thought it was a great way to encourage people to walk more often and more ‘nutritionally’ (getting more variety in their…

The surprising benefits of hills

There are very few places in Australia where you can embark on a 15+ minute walk and avoid any sort of change in elevation. Fortunately, walking up and down hill provides us with great benefits. Each direction has a different and unique benefit that we will explore below.  Walking up a hill or incline Cardiovascular…

Stepping into September the right way

With September upon us now, many people have decided to partake in the challenge and increase their overall daily steps. However there are a few important considerations when you are looking to increase your steps to ensure that it is done safely and without sustaining an injury. How many steps were you doing before? While…

Is your balance training the best it could be?

Most people are familiar with common balance exercises such as standing heel to toe, or standing on one leg. These exercises are examples of what are called static balance exercises, and while static exercises should be part of a successful balance training program, so too should dynamic exercises. Static exercises refer to exercises where we…

Training the right muscles in the wrong way

It is very obvious that the way to make a muscle stronger is through exercise. But while it is easy to find an exercise that targets a particular muscle, it is harder to choose the appropriate exercise for a specific goal.Let’s consider strengthening the glute muscles to improve balance while walking. Unfortunately, with more time…