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Get To Know Your Muscles – Biceps

The biceps brachii, known simply as the biceps, is a muscle that is involved in the movement of the elbow and shoulder. It is a double-headed muscle, meaning that it has two points of origin or “heads” in the shoulder area. The short head of each biceps brachii originates at the top of the shoulder […]

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What causes tight calf muscles?

Tight calf muscles may be caused by biomechanical problems of the foot or even your running style can increase the strain on the calf muscles. Physio or Chiro practitioners can identify if you have these problems by performing a gait analysis on a treadmill to identify the issues and then prescribe stretches or specific exercises […]

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What happens when the psoas muscle is tight?

The most common condition resulting from a tight psoas muscle is back pain. When your psoas is tight and you are standing up, the contraction of the muscle brings the lower back into a greater than normal degree of arching. This arching of the lower back compresses the vertebrae and brings all of the lower […]

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Choosing a Swiss Ball for exercise

We are often asked “what size Swiss Ball I should have if I want to use one at home”?Here is a general guide. Choose a ball that allows you to sit with knees and hips bent about 90 degrees, or thighs parallel to floor. Recommended ball sizes will vary to accommodate specific exercises, individual needs, and […]

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What is weight-bearing exercise and why is it important?

Weight-bearing exercise creates bone density when it comes to preventing osteoporosis. Our bones remodel and regrow themselves when there is a stimulus from the external environment. One of the best ways to achieve this is to perform movements where our body is upright and working against gravity – activities like dancing, hiking, walking, climbing, tennis, […]

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Strength training doesn’t have to be just for the grown ups!

Strength training for kids doesn’t stunt growth. It strengthens bones and connective tissue, which reduces the risk of injury when engaging in other physical activities. For children, strength training has been shown to improve self-esteem and focus. In one study, overweight children who began a strength training practice were more likely to continue than overweight […]

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What’s on

KIDS GYM—Time to get the kids moving. Don’t forget we have kids gym on Mondays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 9am. On Saturday it runs beside Pilates so mum can do Pilates and the kids can exercise. Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically active sleep better. They’re also better […]

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Can physical activity reduce your risk of dementia?

Many studies have investigated the relationship between how much physical activity people do at different stages of life and their chances of developing dementia in late-life, demonstrating that physical activity at all ages may protect against dementia. Most of the evidence comes from studies involving older adults whose level of physical activity and cognitive abilities […]

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