Stand straight up with your legs shoulder width apart Bend your left arm at the elbow and touch the top of your shoulder blade with your fingers Reach over the top of your head with your left arm and grap your right elbow Gently pull with you right arm to increase the tension on the […]
Many people don’t eat enough of the right types of fat. Add healthy natural fats to your diet such as extra virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil, coconut oil, avocados, nuts, seeds and even butter. Fat is satiating and helps to prevent overeating. Fat also improves nutrient absorption from vegetables.
Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) which is a large joint in your lower back connecting your sacrum to your pelvis, can sometimes cause lower back and/or leg pain. Dysfunction of this joint basically means that it is not operating normally. For decades, the sacroiliac joint was suspected as a common cause of low back […]
Begin in a standing position and exhale as you sweep the arms up and overhead. Exhale and engage the abs as you tip from the hips and lower into a Forward Bend, with hands on the floor or feet–bend the knees if you need to. Inhale and come up until the back is flat and […]
It’s true – exercise boosts your mood. Studies show that a brisk walk is just as effective as antidepressants in mild to moderate cases of depression, releasing feel-good endorphins while reducing stress and anxiety. So, for positive mental health, walking’s an absolute must.
Every year on 16 October, people from around the world come together on World Spine Day (an initiative of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health) to raise awareness about spinal disorders and empower others to take charge of their spinal health. With an estimated one billion people worldwide suffering from back pain, it affects […]
Ensure your chair is directly in line with the monitor and your feet flat in the floor. Make sure your lower back is supported better chairs give lumbar support – and remember to sit up straight. Aim to have your shoulders and hands in a straight line. Keep your forearms parallel and level with the […]
Target: The Piriformis (a deep gluteal muscle) Begin in a full push-up position, palms aligned under shoulders. Place left knee on the floor near shoulder with left heel by right hip. Lower down to forearms and bring right leg down with the top of the foot on the floor (not shown). Keep chest lifted to […]
With the NRL finals being conducted this month we are certainly going to see some rough & tough rugby as the final clubs strive to win the 2018 Premiership. At this time many local competitions are wrapping up & the rugby at these levels will just be as intense & many players are likely to […]
Start on all fours with the spine and neck in a neutral position. The back should be flat like a tabletop. Eyes should look straight down to the ground. Inhale, drop the belly down and slowly lift the neck and head up. This is the cow half of the pose—picture a cow’s swayed back with […]