acupressure points for lower back pain

4 Effective Acupressure Points For Lower Back Pain Relief

Low back pain is extremely common with almost 8 out of every 10 people suffering from this ailment at some point during their lives.   Whilst most of the time causes of back pain aren’t serious, it can still impact a person’s quality of life if left untreated.   There are several treatment options to help alleviate pain and …


pandiculation exercises

6 Effective Pandiculation Exercises For Better Muscle Relief

Our central nervous system is responsible for all our bodily movements, whether working out in the gym or simply sitting quietly.   Our CNS learns these specific movement patterns, and when we repeat certain movements often, they become ingrained in our subconscious.  This is known as muscle memory.   However, common habits of daily life, …


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6 Chilling Ice Cold Water Therapy Benefits For Better Health

Several days after physical exercise, more often than not, you can expect delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) to kick in.   How can you overcome this soreness to get back into the gym?  There are a number of passive methods such as sports massage or acupressure which can help to alleviate muscle tightness.   Another method which …


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What Is Body Scraping? 6 Bodybuilding Iastm Gua Sha Benefits

When you’ve completed a weight training session it’s common to encounter muscle soreness.  For muscle to grow this needs to be followed by a period of rest and recovery allowing the damaged muscle fibers to repair.   Depending on what type of exercise you perform, along with the intensity and duration, will affect how long …


ankle stretching exercises

7 Best Ankle Stretching Exercises To Improve Foot Mobility

Our ankle joints are quite complex and designed to be very mobile.  They help with ankle dorsiflexion, this is to point your toes upwards, and plantar flexion, to point your toes away from you.   Essentially, the ankle joint helps us to walk, run and stand whilst helping to absorb shock when carrying heavy weight …


calf stretching exercises

5 Easy Calf Stretching Exercises To Reduce Tight Muscles

If you suffer from tight calf muscles, you’re not alone.  Whilst it’s usually harmless, this common complaint can be caused by several things such as sitting for long periods, overuse and sometimes injury.   If tightness to the back of your lower leg isn’t addressed, it can affect the mobility of the foot and ankle …


ball exercises

6 Best Gym Ball Exercises For Improved Balance & Stability

The great thing I find about stability ball exercises is that they can be done pretty much anywhere, whether that’s in your local gym or at home.   This small, cost-effective piece of equipment isn’t just for working the abdominal muscles, there’s a range of movements you can perform making them very versatile and a …


tricep tendonitis pain

Avoid These 3 Common Causes Of Tricep Tendonitis Pain

The triceps brachii are a group of muscles that run down the back of your upper arm which are responsible for extending and straightening the arm at the elbow joint whilst helping to provide stability to the shoulder. Whenever you perform weight bearing exercises such as push ups, bench presses or other repetitive movements such …


Wheelchair Leg Exercises

7 Simple Wheelchair Leg Exercises To Lower Health Risks

Regular exercise is important for everyone, including those with physical disabilities.   Strength training is not only beneficial for mental health, but it can also make daily activities easier to undertake giving independence to those with limited mobility.   Aside from upper body strength training, including a range of leg exercises will help to increase …


what is hyper flexibility

What Is Hyper Flexibility & It’s Affect On Joint Mobility

Due to our lifestyles, it’s common for people to complain of stiff joints resulting in aches and pains and a limited range of movement to their joints. This means that all too often many people are searching for stretching and mobility exercises to increase their range of motion and improve their flexibility looking for ways …