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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

 

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

High Intensity Interval training is an extremely effective form of exercise. It uses various intervals of high intensity work while alternating with lower intensity work for recovery in between. This style of workout is much shorter in duration than steady state cardio. This is perfect for those with limited time to exercise. For those who travel frequently, and for people who wish to burn fat or anyone wanting a challenge.

You can do this type of training anywhere, in the gym, at...

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Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease – OSD

What is it?

Osgood-Schlatter’s disease is one of the most common causes of knee pain in adolescents. Swelling, pain and tenderness can be felt on the shin bone (tibial tuberosity) just below the kneecap. The pain may be mild after activity or in some cases can be severe enough during all activity. It occurs in activities that require jumping, running, squatting, or lifting. It is more common in active boys aged 10 -14, but as more girls participate in sports, this is changing. The pain usually goes away...

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

 

Where are your Rotator Cuff Muscles?

The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles. They are the supraspinatus, the infraspinatus, the teres minor, and the subscapularis. These four muscles work together to stabilise and control your shoulder during movement.

Above the rotator cuff muscles sits the acromion, the front of the shoulder blade (scapula), as well as ligaments and the bursa (a fluid filled sac). The bursa allows for a smooth surface for the rotator cuff tendons to glide over. These structures protect your shoulder from injuries such as impingement...

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Piriformis Syndrome

 

Piriformis Syndrome is a condition caused by the compression or irritation of your sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle. The Piriformis muscle is located in the buttock region, and the sciatic nerve runs below it. As the muscle tightens and spasms it puts pressure on the sciatic nerve. The pressure causes irritation of the sciatic nerve sending tenderness, pain, tingling, or numbness through your butt, and sometimes in the back and down your leg, calf and into your foot. You’ll feel the...

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Back Rehabilitation Post Injury

 

Why You Need to Strengthen Your Back

 

The back and abdominal muscles are not exercised enough through normal daily activities. They require regular work to develop and maintain strength. You may otherwise become prone to injury if these muscles are weak or tight. After a back injury has occurred, it is vital to start a back strengthening and stretching routine to rehabilitate the back. Your deep core stability muscles automatically turn off when there is pain, leaving your spine vulnerable to...

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Core Activation and Back Pain

Your core muscles are the most important muscle group in your body. A strong core helps support your spine and promotes good posture. The muscular system relates to both local and global muscle groups. Local muscles, being our core, are the deep stabilizers and global muscles are the larger, superficial muscles that generate movement. Every move you make originates in your core. These muscles are vital to many common movements, such as lifting, twisting, reaching, and bending. Normal, everyday life requires almost constant use of the core muscles.

It is important to strengthen...

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Weak Glute Muscles and your back

Weak Glute Muscles and back pain

The Gluteal muscle (butt Muscle) is most important of all the skeletal muscles in your body. They consist of the gluteus minimus, medius and maximus. Maximus is the largest muscle of the three. The glute muscles stabilize your pelvis during running and walking. You need strong glutes to help with hip extension and forward propulsion. It helps move your thigh in different directions. Every time you take a step, you’re using your glute muscles.

When the glutes aren’t doing their job, muscle function and movement mechanics...

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The importance of water for your spine

Water is the source of Life and there is a good reason for it too. The amount of water in the human body ranges from 50-75%. The water in our bodies serves a multitude of functions. Its is important to keep ourselves hydrated, our spines in alignment and our vertebrae’s properly cushioned. When we feel thirsty, dehydration has already set into a certain degree. So, everyone should drink regularly throughout the day, before they even feel thirsty. Not drinking enough water can increase your risk of health problems, chronic back

The correct way to sit behind your desk?

The human body was designed to move and not sit in a chair for several hours at a time. Sitting for long periods of time can cause your muscles to become inactive and has you burning one calorie a minute, a third of what it would be if you were walking. And that’s even when you have good posture. Posture is an important part of preventing problems like back,  neck, shoulder pain, digestive problems, poor breathing, depression and fatigue. When the back is...

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Poor Posture

Poor posture is today’s new world health problem. It causes more mental and physical health complications than most people realise. The human body was designed to move and not sit in a chair for several hours at a time. Posture is an important part of preventing problems like back, neck, shoulder pain and even depression and fatigue.  When the back is straight, the spine is supported and...

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