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How to help your recovery before a total knee replacement

Evidence shows that preoperative therapy for patients undergoing total knee replacement has a positive impact on early postoperative recovery.  And patients that prepare for knee surgery by strengthening muscles and improving flexibility tend to experience less pain, improved physical function more quickly, and reduced hospital stays. Read more about how to prepare for a total knee replacement procedure!

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Is walking enough?

Is regular walking enough to keep you strong and fit? Several women in their 50s and 60s who walk daily have told me that their walking routine provides ample aerobic exercise. They achieve a minimum of 10,000 steps daily, which is an established recommendation. Certainly, regular walking is very beneficial for general heart-lung health, mobility,…

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Are you Grandkid ready?

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.

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Are you trek ready? Tips to build your endurance and upper body strength

In this the second blog of our series on trekking, we continue our trekking preparations whether it be in Iceland, the bush trails in Australia or for the Oxfam trailwalk.Whatever your goal, if you are attempting to walk or trek you will need to prepare yourself by increasing your strength and endurance capacity gradually. With graduating doses of repetitive load, skin, tendons and bones will become thicker, stronger and more resilient.

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Trekking: Three exercises to build lower limb strength

Preparing for a Trekking Holiday. So, you are walking further to improve your endurance and loading on the muscles and tendons, and you have started improving your upper limb strength. Now we need to discuss lower limb strength and why it is so important. So, you are walking further to improve your endurance and loading on the muscles and tendons, and you have started improving your upper limb strength. Now we need to discuss lower limb strength and why it is so important. Read on for three exercises to build lower leg strength.

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Muscle mania. The lower back and the role of core stabilising muscles

The lower back and the role of core stabilising muscles When you experience back pain, the core stabilisers — deep muscles in the abdomen and back — may function inadequately. Commonly referred to as ‘corset muscles’, stabilisers help preserve spine stability and posture. The stabilisers are synchronized with a different group of muscles (moving muscles)…