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Exercise: your most natural medicine

Health and Fitness professionals have always looked at prescribed exercise as a form of regenerative healing to the mind and body, in much the same way as primary healthcare has prescribed medicine to heal their patients. Physically and physiologically exercise … Continue reading

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What muscles best stretch during pregnancy

Much has been documented about exercise during pregnancy which has formed quite a diversity of opinion, amongst health professionals. Some will tell you to try not to be too active, in order to avoid overstraining yourself, whilst in a vulnerable … Continue reading

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Gluteus Maximus: Our most powerful power generator

Ok let’s stand! Clench your fists tightly and then do the same with your backside. Come on! Really squeeze them tightly! Hold this for 15 seconds. Now that’s what I call a Glut turn on:) Some of you may feel … Continue reading

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Tight Hamstrings: The Bane of All Athletes

Hamstrings are speed generators. They are part of what I refer to as the “Big 5” power muscles. The Hamstring group helps the Gluteus Maximus extend the hip and increase stride length. Most hamstring injuries are not at the distal … Continue reading

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It’s Running Season! Get ready

The 20th Anniversary Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon will take place on 17 January, 2016. If you are one of the 70,000 lucky participants of any of the races, whether the full Marathon, Half Marathon or 10k race, you have … Continue reading

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Stretching the Psoas Major and Minor

This is one of the most important stretches you can do for lower back flexibility and general mobility. It’s also very beneficial for playing sports because it opens your stride and makes movement more efficient. According to physiotherapists at the … Continue reading

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The importance of Mobility Training

For all the newcomers heading into fitness and wellness programs, it is a daunting task to know what is right for your body type and personality. Do you want to be active in a team sport or do you simply … Continue reading

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Posture and Emotions: a powerful connection

Humans are emotional beings. We live our lives expressively through the internal and external emotions that flow through us. Some of us are morning people and are full of energy at 6am. Our partners however, may be reluctant to face the … Continue reading

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The power of staying active

Are you sitting comfortably? You shouldn’t. Right now, the lack of physical activity in our western society is the #1 public health care problem that we, humans, face. It is even being said that inactivities like sitting are much worse for … Continue reading

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Going skiing this Christmas? Your knees are the most at risk.

Skiing is a sport which requires a huge amount of flexibility to allow you to turn freely and stay on top of those skis. Skiing and snowboarding both use a wide range of movements that are sporadic, sudden, and potentially … Continue reading

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