Posture plays an integral role in back health. Unfortunately, the prevalence of poor posture and associated back pain is widespread. Too, poor posture can eventually lead to muscle weakness, tight muscles, and irregularities of the spine. Yet there are remedies for poor posture that can help correct body alignment and relieve the affiliated pain.
As people grow older they are at a greater risk of falling. A fall can have an enormous impact on a person’s quality of life including loss of confidence, loss of muscle strength, a decline in the ability to carry out normal activities of daily living with a greater reliance on aged care services. We have developed a simple exercise challenge you can complete in 5 minutes to help your balance and reduce your risk of falls – take a look!
Strong gluteal muscles (buttocks) are critical for optimal balance, walking, running and other activities such as standing up from a chair. Learn how to protect against injury by strengthening weak glutes.
30% of people over the age of 65 will fall at least once a year. These falls can lead to fractured hips, shoulders, and wrists, even an extended stay in hospital and a rehabilitation period. And in the worst cases can be life-threatening. While falls are common, they are not a normal part of ageing. If you are 40 years or older read on for 8 tips to reduce your risk of falling.
Are you grandkid ready? In this week’s blog we look at the 2 to 10 as well as the teenage years. We give you some strengthening and balance exercises, as well as exercises that help you respond more quickly and sharpen your reflexes.
Balance is the even distribution of your body weight, enabling you to remain upright and steady. Often, we don’t appreciate our balance until it deteriorates. Maintaining balance is an important strategy to sustaining your independence as you age. The good news is you can improve and rehabilitate your balance and proprioception. Read on for tips on improving balance, as well as some useful balance exercises, so you can move better. live better.
Ever wonder what is at the heart of good posture, and how you get it? Poor posture can lead to muscle pain and fatigue, stress on your ligaments and joints, and can lead to arthritis. Good posture is reinforced by strong core stability, while stretching is an important practice that supports good posture. Read more to find out how you can avoid adverse positions, and some simple steps you can take to improve your posture.
When performed correctly, stretching can increase flexibility and range of motion around your joints, which can improve performance and reduce your risk of injury.
In the last of our four blog series on being trek-ready we take a look at the importance of selecting the right size pack for your adventure and give you some final stretches for before and during your trek.
Stretching helps flexibility, improves joint range of movement and reduces risk of injury. Stretching incorrectly can do more harm than good. But what is the best and safest way to stretch? Use these tips to keep stretching safe: Don’t stretch cold muscles as you may hurt yourself. Stretching should not replace a warmup. Before stretching,…