4 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR SPINE

How many times did you think about your spine today? Most of us don’t pay attention to our spinal health, even though we rely on our spine to perform daily tasks like getting out of bed, lifting objects, sitting and standing. Back pain is the biggest single cause of disability in the world[1] and Australians of all ages are suffering … Read More

Back in the garden

As the weather warms up, many Australians will step outside and give their garden a good ‘spring clean’. Bending over seeding, weeding and watering, the hours can quickly slip by. As you tend to the garden that may have been neglected over the winter, make sure not to neglect your spinal health. More than 3.7 million Australians have back pain … Read More

Is a Weak Core Affecting Your Breathing?

Did you know that the strength of your core can affect your breathing? Most people don’t know that there is a strong connection between the core and the diaphragm (the main muscle involved in breathing). Your TVA or transverse abdominals run all the way up to the ribs and have a fascial connection to the diaphragm. Because of this close … Read More

The Pros and Cons of HIIT Training Gyms

By now, you are all likely to have a HIIT Training gym in your neighborhood or at least seen one in passing. HIIT Training is the latest fitness craze to hit Australia. The workouts are fun, high-intensity interval sessions which include a range of weight and cardio stations. It is similar to Crossfit in that there are set workouts that … Read More

Exercises for Office Workers: What to Avoid if You Have Neck and Shoulder Pain

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Exercises for Office Workers: What to Avoid if You Have Neck and Shoulder Pain Neck, shoulder and upper back pain is an extremely common complaint, especially from office workers who spend all day sitting in front of computer screens. If you try to keep fit and come into the gym, there are several exercises that can exacerbate problems in your … Read More

DO YOU HAVE A SORE BACK FROM TAKING ON TOO MUCH?

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DO YOU HAVE A SORE BACK FROM TAKING ON TOO MUCH? We can all relate to carrying as many bags as possible to save us making another trip. However, is the time you’re saving worth it? Lifting more than you are able to carry can cause immense strain on your body. Furthermore, with bad lifting technique, it can be even … Read More

HOW OFTEN DO YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR SPINE?

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HOW OFTEN DO YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR SPINE? Spinal health is generally only something we pay attention to when we have back pain. The spine is a very important part of your body and its health can have a big impact on how well the rest of your body’s functions perform. Spinal health issues, even subtle ones, can affect your … Read More

IS BINGE WATCHING GIVING YOU A BACKACHE? HERE ARE 4 TIPS FOR SPINE HEALTH

IS BINGE WATCHING GIVING YOU A BACKACHE? Here are 4 Tips For Spine Health   There is no denying that people are living increasingly sedentary lifestyles, spending hours each day sitting at desks or curled up on couches watching TV.  In fact, the average Australian spends 2 hours and 25 minutes a day watching television*. That’s a long time in … Read More

IS THE DAILY GRIND HURTING YOUR HEAD? HERE’S HOW TO PREVENT HEADACHES

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IS THE DAILY GRIND HURTING YOUR HEAD? HERE’S HOW TO PREVENT HEADACHES   Headaches are becoming increasingly common and many people are guilty of taking painkillers and ignoring the problem. Headaches can take different forms, including migraines and tension headaches, and these can greatly impact quality of life. What Causes Headaches? Headaches can be caused by various factors, including but … Read More