Exercise

October 30, 2017

5 THINGS ABOUT BACK PAIN

Low back pain is a major health issue. It affects 84 per cent of the working population at some point in their life and is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost work time. But back pain doesn’t have to hijack your sick days. Here are some universal ‘back facts’ to keep in mind if you catch yourself suffering from this pesky problem: Rest vs. Staying […]
August 29, 2017

How To Recover From A Tough Workout

July 27, 2017

Running Tips

Now that it’s summer , sticking to an indoor exercise regime can be difficult as temperatures warm up. Running outdoors is a great way to take advantage of the weather, while keeping fit and improving energy and stress levels. If you take your running routine outside, remember these 5 simple stretching tips to help avoid strains and pains. 1. Upper Calf Place your hands against a wall, or sturdy object […]
June 28, 2017

How To Prevent Back Pain When Lifting

If hitting the gym is on your to-do list this year, then you may be ready for some heavy lifting. You may already know to bend your knees to lift with ease, but you also need to keep your back straight! Studies show that the most common injuries among weightlifters are to the spine, shoulders and knees. A neutral spine — with 3 natural curves in your neck, upper back and lower back — will protect you from these injuries. When held steady, it is the safest and strongest position for the […]