Gardening requires an array of maintenance tools that demand repetitive movements of certain muscles and tendons in the hands, arms, shoulders. Overuse can lead to inflammation and pain known as tennis elbow. Find out about prevention, management and treatment of tennis elbow in this week’s post!
Walking is a whole-body form of exercise when performed at a moderately intense pace, and helps you achieve the recommended activity guidelines for optimal health. Find out about preparing your body for walking and improving your aerobic capacity.
Shovelling is an intense form of exercise, but it can lead to lower back injury if performed improperly. Find out about preventative actions in your control to protect against lower back injury while shovelling.
As people grow older they are at a greater risk of falling. A fall can have an enormous impact on a person’s quality of life including loss of confidence, loss of muscle strength, a decline in the ability to carry out normal activities of daily living with a greater reliance on aged care services. We have developed a simple exercise challenge you can complete in 5 minutes to help your balance and reduce your risk of falls – take a look!
Strong gluteal muscles (buttocks) are critical for optimal balance, walking, running and other activities such as standing up from a chair. Learn how to protect against injury by strengthening weak glutes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work. Given the importance of work in our lives; it is in our interest to remain as physically fit as possible so we can work as long as possible. Regular exercise is a key to maintaining optimal health in particular older adults who wish to maintain their quality of life and remain in the workforce.
30% of people over the age of 65 will fall at least once a year. These falls can lead to fractured hips, shoulders, and wrists, even an extended stay in hospital and a rehabilitation period. And in the worst cases can be life-threatening. While falls are common, they are not a normal part of ageing. If you are 40 years or older read on for 8 tips to reduce your risk of falling.
There are very few parts of your body that act in isolation. This is especially true for the shoulders and arms. Weakness of the shoulders can often lead to elbow and neck problems. This blog features tips and exercises on how to avoid common injuries of the shoulders, some that can occur from prolonged sitting at the computer.
There are many exercise choices for strengthening the lower limb for training or in rehabilitation after injury. Some however are more functional than others and in the long term can be very beneficial. Read more to find out the differences between strengthening the legs with different types of exercises.
The abdominals which are primary core muscles, are important to keep strong if you wish to move well, and stay confident in your ability to keep active. They play key roles in protecting and stabilising the structures in our back, and performing even simple tasks such as rising from a chair, turning while lying in bed, or getting up from sitting on the floor. It is very important to keep your abdominal muscles strong and protect from back injury. Keep reading for advice about how to do this.