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5 Good Reasons to Improve Your Posture

5 Good Reasons to Improve Your Posture

We're all aware of good posture, whether from school days where we are told to sit up straight and stop slouching or sore shoulders from long hours in front of computer screens. Here are 5 good reasons why posture is important: 1. Your body will work efficiently. The...

Stand Tall: 4 Top Tips to Better Posture

Stand Tall: 4 Top Tips to Better Posture

Not only will better posture give you a couple of added centimetres, you’ll feel more confident and aligned, both physically and mentally. Stretch:  Tight muscles and joints hinder good posture. Include a good chest opener like this one. Interlace your hands behind...

Protecting the largest joint in your body

Protecting the largest joint in your body

Which one is the largest? The knee – the strongest but also the hardest working joint in our bodies. It plays a crucial role in sitting, standing, running and any vertical movement.  Unfortunately most of us have experienced knee pain and injury at some stage. Here...

Pilates for Back Pain

Pilates for Back Pain

Pilates is frequently recommended by doctors and physiotherapists to help with existing back pain and in the prevention of future back issues.  We know that Pilates helps with strengthening the back, but what other benefits can can you experience: Here are our top 3:...

Your Core

Your Core

We talk alot about the Core muscles but what exactly are they? The abdominal muslces attach themselves to the pelvis, ribs and indirectly to the lumbar spine. They offer support, while the muscles of the back are layered, with each separate layer working to balance...

The 3 Best Yoga Stretches for Sitters

The 3 Best Yoga Stretches for Sitters

After a long period sitting, whether on a flight or at the desk, your body is usually not feeling the best.  Swollen legs, tight hip flexors and sore backs can cause discomfort and make it near impossible to get comfortable. Try these three delicious stretches to...

Benefits of Foam Rolling

Benefits of Foam Rolling

Scientific evidence lags behind popularity of using the foam roller but the limited research suggests it does do what we hope for: 1. Less fatigue in exercising when foam rolling is used as part of a warm up. 2. Foam rolling helps reduce Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness...

Scoliosis and Pilates

Scoliosis and Pilates

We all know that Pilates is great for the body, but what does it mean for people who suffer from the spinal condition, scoliosis. Having Scoliosis means that a section (or more) of the spine curves sideways. This condition is usually picked up in childhood and is not,...

Getting back to exercise

Getting back to exercise

Has it been a while since you last exercised? No problem… whether you’re now ready to get back into it after an injury, illness, a run of late nights at work or summer holidays, you’re likely to be a little apprehensive about taking that first step back through the...

Avoiding Common Injuries

Avoiding Common Injuries

The top 3 exercise injuries and how to prevent them. We all know how great we feel when we exercise regularly and how an injury can derail both our motivation and progress. Here are some quick tips to help you stay on track and avoid common injuries. Back Strain: With...

Mental Benefits of Yoga

Mental Benefits of Yoga

We all hear about the fabulous physical benefits that we get from regular yoga, but how does yoga help our mind? 1. Calms the Nervous System: Yoga moves you from the sympathetic nervous system (flight or flight) to the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest)....