If you are one of the 50% of Australians that sit at an office desk from 9am – 5pm (or some variation of that) then you are probably guilty of sitting in that same position for most of the day, often unaware of the potential effects of poor posture on your spine. Between sitting at […]
Stretching is definitely one of those things that’s easily overlooked when it comes to working out (or ever). Maybe it’s because it only takes a few minutes so you easily brush it off. Or maybe it’s because you don’t “see” the results of stretching that you don’t take it seriously enough. Knowing the benefits of […]
Is your pillow supporting you while you sleep? How do you know if it’s a good one or not? Here’s a little tip from Dr John and Dr Craig when it comes to pillow quality: Fold your pillow in half, then let go. If the pillow springs back, it’s in good shape. If it just […]
Australia is a sports-loving nation, winter is a time when many of our most popular sports for both spectators & players are ‘in action’. Australian’s just can’t seem to get enough of AFL, Rugby League & Union plus the recent surge in netball, of course there are many other popular sports that most Aussie’s play […]
#1 It makes your skin look better: Revving up your blood flow through aerobic exercises helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to your skin improving the health and look of your skin almost instantly! #2 Helps with recovery from major illnesses: In a recent study done of more than 300 clinic trails, researchers found that […]
Forward Fold Stretch Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and slowly bend forward from the waist. Keep your legs as straight as possible and don’t bounce. Don’t worry if you can’t reach the floor; you can even reach for a chair cushion to start if that’s what your flexibility allows. Hold the stretch […]
The lower back is the area of the spine between the bottom of the ribs and the pelvis. There are five movable lumbar vertebrae with discs in between them. They are supported by strong surrounding muscles and ligaments with spinal nerves existing between each of the vertebrae. The pelvis articulates with the spine and provides […]
There are many great reasons to exercise! Whether you’re changing your physical appearance, wanting to feel stronger or just simply feel healthier the bonus is, all these reasons will also help improve your cardiovascular health! Exercise, while promoting weight loss, helps to reduce blood pressure. It can also reduce the “bad” kind of cholesterol while increasing the […...
Simple mindfulness techniques can help you manage stress and achieve more balance in your life. Set aside some time every day to practice deep breathing exercises. Focus on breathing deeply down into your tummy using your diaphragm to expand your lungs fully. This helps you to de-stress and promotes relaxation.
When you’re suffering from lower-back pain, you might feel as if your entire pelvic area is immovable. This stretch can help you start to bring some movement back to this area gently. Begin by lying on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Try to relax your low back, […]