From Our Blog

Exercises to prevent lower back injuries

Lower back injury and chronic pain is a common complaint. Over time long periods of sitting can cause overly tight lower back muscles and poor posture, increasing risk of injury. Because of it’s position and role in certain movements, the lower back is subject to injury while lifting heavy objects, twisting, or sudden movements. There are... Read more »
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3 Dangerous exercises to avoid

Believe it or not, not ALL exercises are good for you. In fact some can be downright dangerous. What makes an exercise risky? Here are a few red flags to look out for: Any unusual or “unnatural” movement pattern in the exercise Any movement that causes pain or discomfort in any way Any movement that enhances muscular... Read more »
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What IS functional training?

We’ve all heard the expression ‘functional training’, but what does it really mean? Technically speaking, functional training is exercise that helps prepare a person for activities performed in their daily life. What is ‘functional’ for one person might not necessarily be functional for another person depending on what activities/sports/work they perform on a daily basis.... Read more »
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Benefits of Corporate Wellness Programs

Workplace wellness programs are becoming more widespread throughout the country, with local governments recognising the huge benefits to national productivity, health, wellness and reduced health-care costs. Many states have developed workplace health initiatives aimed at promoting various programs to employers and employees. The bottom line of these programs is that healthy employees tend to be happier and more... Read more »
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Exercise over 60 – It’s never too late to start!

Only around one in 10 Australians over the age of 50 exercises enough to gain health benefits. Some studies suggest that about half of the physical decline associated with aging may be due to a lack of physical activity. It has been suggested that people over the age of 65, more than any other age group, require strength... Read more »
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Standing desks, is there any point?

The negative effects of long periods of sitting on health are already well known. Common issues include poor posture, over tight muscles, tension headaches and lower back pain. Along with the postural issues, long periods of sitting also are linked with a more sedentary lifestyle, overweight and obesity, chronic health conditions like heart disease, type... Read more »
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How to push up correctly

A push movement is a great way to engage most of the important muscles around our chest and shoulders, and when the elbow extends it uses the triceps too. Pushing movements are used in every-day life when moving furniture, pushing open a heavy door or window, pushing a stroller or shopping trolley, throwing a ball,... Read more »
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How to pull correctly

A seated row with a resistance band is a good way to master the action of engaging the subtle muscles between the shoulder blades and the back of the shoulder, without also having to hold yourself in a challenging bent-over position (like in a bent over row). Once you have mastered it seated, you can... Read more »
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