Hamstring Injury

A hamstring injury is a strain or tear to the tendons or large muscles at the back of the thigh. It’s a common injury in athletes and can happen in different severities. The 3 grades of hamstring injury are: grade 1– a mild muscle pull or strain grade 2– a partial muscle tear grade 3– a complete […]

Where NOT to Massage during Pregnancy?

Ah yes, a massage. One of the simpler pleasures of life. From a quick kneading on your shoulder to a full-on body massage, a massage never fails to help you relax and make your day a little bit better. Be it an injury, tense muscles or just plain stress, a massage is an ideal solution […]

What is proprioception?

Enhancing Body Awareness and Injury Prevention through Proprioception Training Proprioception, often referred to as body awareness, plays a crucial role in our ability to sense movements, locations, and actions within our own bodies. This innate capability serves a primary purpose of preventing injuries by increasing spatial awareness and balance. In this article, we will delve […]

What is the Vagus Nerve?

The vagus nerve is one of 12 cranial nerves in the body. It’s responsible for various bodily functions, including digestion, heart rate, and breathing. Some send sensory information, including details about smells, sights, tastes, and sounds, to the brain. These nerves have sensory functions. Other cranial nerves control the movement of various muscles and the […]

Why Menopausal Women Need All the Muscle They Can Make

The menopause transition is a slippery slope for muscle loss. Here are some key reasons to lift weights to make and maintain as much muscle as you can. In a 2021 study, researchers found that compared to women in early perimenopause, those in late perimenopause had 10 percent less muscle mass in their arms and […]

Walking with weights Safely

Walking with weights can involve either wearable weights or hand weights such as dumbbells. Learn about the different types of weights you can add to your walking workout and tips for completing the exercise safely. What Does Walking With Weights Mean? Walking with weights involves walking while holding light weights in your hands or walking […]

Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health

Ready to reap the benefits of walking? Here’s how to get started — and stay motivated. Can you really walk your way to fitness? You bet! Get started today. Know the benefits Physical activity doesn’t need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life. For […]

Static stretching vs. dynamic stretching: Which is the best?

Ten years ago we were told not to stretch before exercise. Now it’s the opposite. When it comes to static stretching vs. dynamic stretching, which is best? Stretching is essential to improving your health, muscle tone and most importantly, flexibility. However, flexibility is often overlooked and generally not the main focus of workouts and fitness programmes. […]