Exercise

Improving Hamstring Flexibility

IMPROVING HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY

For so many people, tight hamstring muscles are a constant source of frustration. Usually, the advice offered is to keep going with stretching, foam rolling, self massage, etc. More often than not the list lengthens, but the hamstrings do not. A combination of dynamic stretching and core strengthening helps most people overcome this. Very often this can be achieved in a single exercise. Below we will look at ways of improving hamstring flexibility. Hamstring flexibility and dynamic stretching In time…

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THE DANGERS OF SITTING TOO MUCH

It turns out that a lack of exercise in our lives is a silent killer. The World Health Organisation lists physical inactivity as the fourth biggest risk factor for death in adults across the world. The latest research shows when it comes to heart disease, leading a sedentary life is as great a risk factor as smoking and obesity. In fact, inactivity in terms of disease risk, is more dangerous than being overweight. If you spend long periods of time…

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EXERCISING DURING PREGNANCY

If you regularly exercised prior to becoming pregnant, it is beneficial for you and your baby to continue exercising at a safe level until birth. With this is mind, here are 10 tips for exercising during pregnancy from Chartered Physiotherapist¬†Claire Cason. 10 TIPS FOR EXERCISING DURING PREGNANCY Discuss with a member of your obstetric team before continuing with an existing exercise regime. Women who exercised prior to pregnancy should be able to engage in high intensity exercise with caution and…

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RETURNING TO EXERCISE: 6 TOP TIPS

Returning to exercise and getting back into the swing of things can be daunting. Research suggests that enforcing a new behaviour will take anything from 18-200 days to become ingrained as a habit. With this in mind, here are 6 top tips to ensure returning to exercise is as smooth a transition as possible.

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Top tips for performing the plank effectively

TOP TIPS FOR PERFORMING THE PLANK

The plank is one of the best (if not ‘the’ best) exercises for strengthening the core area as it works so many muscle groups in the shoulders, abdomen and back. For many people, the plank can be a nemesis, but it doesn’t have to be like that. In this post, we have outlined 6 top tips for performing the plank effectively.

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