Posts Tagged ‘ exercise ’

Rest First? Or Seek Treatment?

May 29, 2015
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What I’m going to look at in this posting relates to how quickly one should start addressing a complaint of low back pain. Historically, people suffering from low back pain have been told to rest, sometimes for very long periods. It’s time to right this wrong. I have treated plenty of people who 20 years…

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Better Fitness Lowers Your Cancer Risk

March 30, 2015
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A new study has found that men who had higher cardiorespiratory fitness (endurance) had significantly lower rates of certain types of cancer compared to less fit men. The differences were pretty huge for both Lung Cancer and ColoRectal Cancer, and seriously, none of us want that. The benefits get larger the fitter you become. Compared…

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Side Plank can improve Scoliosis

February 10, 2015
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A recent article in the online journal Medical News Today has reported findings of a study into yoga poses and scoliosis. The study found that “erforming a single yoga pose for 90 seconds for at least 3 days a week could reduce spine curvature in patients with scoliosis in as little as 3 months.” The pose is…

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Is running bad for your knees?

December 8, 2014
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Apparently not! Even I thought it was but the results of a new study (to read it click here) have found that “not only does running not cause osteoarthritis in the knee, it may even help to keep the problem at bay”. The study followed 2863 people and found that “runners, regardless of the age they…

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Getting in shape for Summer

November 19, 2014
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Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of people with injuries related to the sudden desire to quickly get in shape. Their exercise regime drifted a little over the winter months but with Summer approaching they need to get their bikini body back. Bravo I say! But, we need to temper that enthusiasm/desperation with a little…

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New Exercise for Plantar Fasciitis

September 18, 2014
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A recent study has found good results for sufferers of Plantar Fasciitis. To read the New York Times review of this and learn how to do the exercise click here. Some of the best quotes from this article: After three months, those in the exercise group reported vast improvements. Their pain and disability had declined…

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Should you rest or stay active with low back pain?

June 10, 2014
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In this post I’m going to discuss the results of a study which has found that when you suffer a back injury you are better off staying active than resting. Now, it may not seem terribly important, I mean, how bad could a couple of days on the couch be? Well, here are the stats:…

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Australian Health Guidelines – Updated

April 7, 2014
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If you’re interested in learning more about our National Health Guidelines this site has all the information you could ever need. It includes the physical activity recommendations for all age groups, ranging from 0-5 to over 65. You can also find advice on Nutrition. “This page contains Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines including…

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The hormones released during exercise

March 24, 2014
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Just read a great article which outlines the biochemistry (in layman’s terms) involved in exercise and the various hormones that are at play. There is some really interesting research which tells you how to maximise the benefits, and things like the order in which you do certain exercises can make a massive difference. For example…

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Treating Arthritis

February 14, 2014
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A new study has come out saying that the best treatment for arthritis is exercise. This makes sense and is something I’ve long believed and I may even have posted about it once before with respect to knee arthritis and tai chi. The pain associated with arthritis comes from things like the muscles tightening up around the…

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