Most of us understand the importance of what we eat and things have become a little more complex than ‘no cheese before bedtime’. When we exercise, we place good stress upon the body to create changes in order to improve our muscles, heart and mind. To truly maximise these improvements the right nutrition is required.
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In the first blog in this series we revealed the main cause of running injuries is training errors but what really is the cost of not getting the right training plan in place? The cost of doing too much Running 6-7 days a week can increase your likelihood of injury by 64% and increasing your
Today marks World Physiotherapy day. Every profession has those who inspire. In celebration we took a look back at some of the pioneers of the profession. Per Henrik Ling is known as the “Father of Swedish Gymnastics,” who founded the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics (RCIG) in 1813 for massage, manipulation, and exercise. He was
In the last blog we identified that training errors are a common cause of injuries. Not only is there a common reason why injuries occur but there are also common injuries experienced by runners. Understanding your injury, where and why it hurts is the first step in applying the correct treatment and rehabilitation exercises. 1.
You don’t just run because it’s good for you, or because it decreases your risk of heart attacks, strokes and cancers. It’s not just running for your physical health. The reason you run is for your mental health and emotional health. It helps you with your sleep, it’s your stress management mechanism of choice and