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.
One of the biggest challenges in our busy daily lives is how to fit exercise into an already packed day. Each day has only 24-hours and how you spend that time can change future health-risks. Our advice is to start with small steps and build on this foundation. Research indicates this is an achievable strategy to build a healthier lifestyle.
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.
Do you sometimes struggle with the monotony of exercise training? Changing your routine and accomplishing the occasional challenge can keep your exercise routine fresh and moving forward. Our new 8th Exercise Challenge adds variety to your routine by incorporating intervals of aerobic activity interspersed with strength-based exercises.
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 Static versus dynamic stretching There are two well recognized types of stretching – static and dynamic. Static stretching is the most common form of stretching. Sometimes considered “old school,” it involves passive stretches held in place for a sustained period (10-30…
A 12% decline in activity and 4 lbs of body fat in 8 weeks Globally, people have experienced significant reductions in physical activity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been quantified by activity tracking. As outlined in the following paragraphs, activity decline and limitations on movement could theoretically lead to a reduction…
The best time to move is when you are NOT feeling motivated! The dust has settled, and social distancing is the “new normal.” Therefore, if you are spending more time at home due to physical distancing and amended work routines, take this opportunity to introduce more movement in your life. If there has ever been an…