Maximising your flexibility means you are likely to have less injuries, less pain, improved posture and balance, increased strength, and better physical performance. Flexibility – or how much your muscle can lengthen – significantly affects your overall mobility. Made up of your strength, coordination and balance, your mobility is simply the ability you have (or haven’t!) for your joint to move through a complete motion. If your joints do have a wide range of motion, you can enjoy optimal physical and functional performance with little pain and discomfort. Essentially, performing stretches allows you to be more mobile which is one of our main treatment goals.
So, here we share how you can improve your flexibility and what flexibility exercises can help.
Walking is an excellent low-impact activity that contributes to your overall health. It’s a free, social, flexible form of exercise that requires minimal equipment. Mobility is essential for reducing pain and inflammation in your joints. In fact, if you have knee, ankle or back problems, brisk walking every other day helps keep you mobile.
It’s not new news that regular exercise is a critical component to manage your health and wellbeing. Yet, it can be the first ball to fall as life becomes a juggle. So, instead of giving up your exercise routine completely, consider a total body workout solution instead. These five sports deliver a whole body tune up in one go.
Keeping active in winter isn’t just important for your waistline, it also helps keep your body strong and your immune system in tip-top shape. So, if a chilly weather forecast is keeping you from enjoying your regular outdoor exercise, consider an activity indoors.
To exercise at home by yourself, try self-limiting exercises. They require minimal coaching and promote good posture, strength, control … and your body tells you immediately if your technique is wrong through fatigue or discomfort. Check out these ideas!
If you suffer from regular pain or tightness in your body, home remedy can be your first port of call to give yourself immediate relief. The latest trend in therapeutic relief is a massage gun – a tool developed to relax muscle tightness and help improve blood flow. The question is: are they a good idea?
Body movement is influenced by your brain’s perception. If your perception doesn’t align closely with reality, it can affect your injury recovery, exercise reps, or daily activities. Here we explain how chiropractic care can help.
Whether you are self-isolating or staying home as much as possible, it’s important to exercise regularly for your health and wellbeing. Having recently completed my own bout of self-isolation, Gabi has had the opportunity to refine a self-isolation (or home) workout. Give it a go!
The alarm goes off at 6am. “I don’t feel motivated to work out,” you tell yourself. Before you know it, you’ve missed – no, you’ve chosen – not to do your morning exercise.
The truth is, motivation is something that is innate to the human condition. In fact, the more motivated we are, the more our wellbeing benefits. Here’s how to keep motivated with three easy tips!
If you spend any time at a computer for work, you might find that headaches are one of your job’s biggest side effects. You’re not alone. Caused by hours of screen time, poor desk posture or extended sitting, tension headaches are one of the most common complaints we treat. The good news is that practicing good office ergonomics and getting up out of your chair for a break will go a long way to help ease them. Here’s five different ways you could use your lunch break to help counter the effects of sitting — try out one today!