Are you grandkid ready? In this week’s blog we look at the 2 to 10 as well as the teenage years. We give you some strengthening and balance exercises, as well as exercises that help you respond more quickly and sharpen your reflexes.
Looking after grandchildren is one of those joys in life, which while extremely rewarding it can also take its toll on the body. In this first blog, we will look at common problems you may experience and the solutions you can try when dealing with those gorgeous newborns and the energetic toddler.
So you are a woman in 40’s or 50’s fifties. You have had one or several children, you enjoy exercise and good health. However, you cannot imagine jumping, running or playing netball because you can’t quite control your bladder. Fortunately, you can wear a pad and there is a toilet in the facility where you exercise. Sound familiar? While this is common, it isn’t normal and doesn’t have to be the case. There are several actions you can take to help resolve your dilemma.
Balance is the even distribution of your body weight, enabling you to remain upright and steady. Often, we don’t appreciate our balance until it deteriorates. Maintaining balance is an important strategy to sustaining your independence as you age. The good news is you can improve and rehabilitate your balance and proprioception. Read on for tips on improving balance, as well as some useful balance exercises, so you can move better. live better.
Ever wonder what is at the heart of good posture, and how you get it? Poor posture can lead to muscle pain and fatigue, stress on your ligaments and joints, and can lead to arthritis. Good posture is reinforced by strong core stability, while stretching is an important practice that supports good posture. Read more to find out how you can avoid adverse positions, and some simple steps you can take to improve your posture.
Gardening can be a physical activity involving a lot of bending and squatting. In previous posts, we have talked about the issue of repeated bending and the impact of this on the lower back. There are a number of techniques you can apply and exercises you can do to prevent injury while gardening.
When performed correctly, stretching can increase flexibility and range of motion around your joints, which can improve performance and reduce your risk of injury.
Many of us have not worked at home for extended periods of time but in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, this may be our new normal for the foreseeable future Currently, a significant percentage of the workforce is operating in makeshift conditions at home. We find ourselves slouched for hours at the dining table,…
It is very easy to injure the neck and shoulders when engaging in a lot of heavy clipping and trimming of shrubs and plants in the garden. When your arms become tired with clipping and brush cutting at shoulder height or above, often the muscles around the neck become overused. This also applies if you…
Gardening is a great activity, but it can play havoc with the body at times. Sometimes the back, shoulders and neck can suffer particularly as you battle the weeds that take hold over the summer months. I will be preparing a series of blogs that will be looking at gardening, its impact on the body and how…