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HOW GOOD IS YOUR DESK POSTURE?

How good is your desk posture? Now we are all back to work after a wonderful Christmas break, let’s start the New Year off right, with a quick desk posture check. We see too many workplace injuries that could be avoided. And prevention is better than cure. Here are a few helpful hints you can …

PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION TECHNIQUES

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Techniques Whenever the body is performing repeated movements, be they athletic or occupational it is very, the quality of your muscle function depends in part on your ability to relax.  This can be a very challenging to accomplish in a fast paced world. There are a variety of relaxation techniques to choose …

GETTING ACTIVE AT WORK

Getting Active at Work Sitting is the new smoking. Studies show that sitting for long periods will increase your risks of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and early death. We spend hours sitting at a desks, in lectures, watching films, reading or driving. These sedentary hours can have a detrimental impact on our health, …

SHOULD I USE ICE OR HEAT…?

WHEN TO USE ICE OR HEAT   The application of ice or heat to injuries or sites of pain are extremely common and widely used techniques that can aid in the recovery process. They are a safe, effective and cheap way to relieve pain or swelling. Despite this, however, there is often a lot of …

DESK SUPPORT

DESK SUPPORT How to support your body at work Stretching at your desk can work wonders, but it’s even more important to be set up comfortably at your desk. This can reduce Back Pain among other problems. Here’s a handy reminder. Keep your chair close to your desk. Adjust the height and make sure your feet are …

HELPFUL DESK STRETCHES TO EASE ACHES AND PAINS

Helpful Desk stretches to ease aches and pains   Aching in your shoulders, neck or back is very common after a day in the office, driving or studying. We can easily spend more than seven hours a day sitting hunched over screens, steering wheels and phones. We can actively ease these aches and pains with …

PILATES ROLL DOWN

PILATES ROLL DOWN Pilates is a system of exercise focusing upon controlled movement, stretching and breathing. Pilates is popular today not only for physical fitness but also for rehabilitation programs. Clinical trials have found pilates to be an effective way of reducing pain and disability in health problems such as low back pain, ankylosing spondylitis, …

THE PILATES HUNDRED

The Pilates Hundred The Pilates Hundred is one of the most popular exercises in Pilates. The Hundred is a dynamic movement that warms up the lungs and core muscles. This exercise is appropriate for novices all the way to the advanced pupil. This exercise can be modified in multiple ways to cater any fitness level. …

THE GLUTEAL MUSCLES

The Gluteal Muscles What are they? The Gluteal muscles are the muscles that sit around the back and sides of your pelvis. They are referred to as the buttocks.  There are three gluteal muscles – glute maximus, glute medius and glute minimus. They Originate at the pelvis and the insert onto the ball of the femur …

PILATES – WHAT, WHO AND WHY ..?

Pilates- What, Who and Why? What is Pilates? Pilates or the Pilates Method originated in the 1920s and sense has been the forefront for rehabilitation for athletes, dancers and recently the general public to alleviate pain, optimize quality of life, build strength while simultaneously improving posture, muscular imbalances and flexibility. Pilates focuses on improving the …