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Sport & Exercise Injuries: PREVENTION, TREATMENT, RECOVERY

Sport & Exercise Injuries: PREVENTION, TREATMENT, RECOVERY We all want to exercise, really, don’t we? But sometimes we get injured and we know how frustrating the rehab process can be. Here we take a look at the general approaches to avoiding, treating, and recovering from, sports injuries… STAYING injury-free There is a lot of detailed [...]

By |2021-04-12T16:15:50+00:00Feb 24th, 2021|Active Living, Exercise, Features|0 Comments

Sport & Exercise Injuries: THE BASICS

Sport & Exercise Injuries: THE BASICS Activity and exercise are good for us - reduced heart disease, increased energy, easier weight control, and greater self-esteem are all good things. But almost two thirds of adults do not regularly exercise these days. It is a real problem. Why does this happen? There are many reasons, [...]

By |2021-03-29T05:33:44+00:00Feb 24th, 2021|Active Living, Exercise, Features|0 Comments

Knee Troubles

The knee is a major weight-bearing joint of the lower limb. Structurally, it is a relatively complicated joint, adapted for movement, support and stability of the body. Injuries of the knee are relatively common. Predisposing factors:  A number of factors can predispose people to knee problems: Obesity: Excessive weight bearing increases the probability of [...]

By |2021-03-15T07:39:43+00:00Feb 23rd, 2021|Active Living, Exercise, Features|0 Comments

Covid-19 and Weight

Covid-19 has changed the world. Millions have died; the economic and social impacts are massive to say the least. The question of disease-severity and co-morbidities has gained a lot of attention. We all know that it is the elderly and those with certain co-morbidities that are at most risk of poor outcomes when they [...]

Cold Therapy

You may have heard of people like Wim Hof, who has become quite well known for his cold-exposure exploits, ice-water-bathing, cold-water-swimming, barefoot-marathon-running, etc. You probably know about various athletes who use post-match ice-baths to aid recovery. Could this be for you? Is there any real evidence that cold-therapy works? The term “cold therapy” is [...]

Two Simple Fitness Tests

We all know that exercise is good for us. We’d all like to be fit. In today’s world of personal trainers, smart watches, clever fitness apps, and more, it can seem a bit complicated. Sometimes “simple is best” and so here are two very simple ways to assess your fitness. Resting pulse The fitter [...]

Being Realistic (About Exercise)

Active living is good for us. Very good indeed. The simple truth is that you cannot be well, truly well, unless you live actively. You know that don’t you? And you’ve been active, at times, have you not? But you’ve battled to stick with it and so your life-with-exercise has been a bit of [...]

By |2021-02-08T05:50:25+00:00Jan 28th, 2021|Active Living, Exercise, Features, Weight Loss|0 Comments

Back to Active

The stories are fairly familiar aren't they? You were pretty active at school, and perhaps for a few years after that, but soon settled into the form of adult living we call "sitting on the couch". Or perhaps you were a committed runner all through your 20s and 30s but then you picked up [...]

By |2021-01-18T09:23:52+00:00Jan 11th, 2021|Active Living|0 Comments

Quiz Test Post

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By |2020-10-20T09:17:26+00:00Oct 20th, 2020|Active Living|0 Comments

Home exercise gear

There's a lot to be said for exercising out of the home (variety, interest, fresh air, instructors, high-end equipment, team sports, etc.) but there are also several good reasons for exercising at home (convenience, cost, family balance, privacy, etc.) and of course, pandemics create yet another reason to stay active while staying at home. [...]

By |2020-10-26T14:08:31+00:00Aug 21st, 2020|Active Living|0 Comments
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