Have you been spending the past 1 year sitting down without any physical activity coupled with an unhealthy diet, and is contemplating on starting a physical routine? I urge you to read this first! THE NOT SO HEALTHY YOU If you’re over the age of 30 and have been living a sedentary lifestyle for more than half of your life, you are likely developing or have developed one or more health conditions such as hypertension,
Being among the most common work related health issues faced by the corporate world today, too little is being done to improve Repetitive Strain Injury awareness adequately. Why do I experience pain? Besides pain, numbness, tingling sensation and stiffness are just some of the common complaints received throughout my practice. There are various reasons and contributing factors that results in us going through these physical symptoms and it means that the problem existed or has
Whenever I work with runners dealing with injuries, observing their running gait can provide me clues on what to look out for. By analyzing their biomechanics, I can roughly pinpoint the root of the cause, and other potential musculoskeletal issues they may encounter. Whenever there is a weak link within the kinetic chain, the body tends to compensate to get the job done with the least amount of effort. As a result, we rely
Apart from swimming, cycling is one of the most recommended exercises for people with knee and lower back problems. However, like any other sports, prolonged cycling may also result in unwanted pain and injury. It is extremely important to get your bike fitted according to your body. But even with a proper fit, your muscles can get imbalanced and overused after an extended time. The major muscles used when we cycle are the quadriceps, hamstrings,
Asians have many taboos when it comes to weddings, death and pregnancy. If you’re pregnant or know someone who is, you’ve probably come across some of these superstitions and beliefs. One of the most common being that if you’re pregnant, you MUST avoid any form of exercise! This brings us to the important question of whether it’s safe to exercise when you’re pregnant. READ MORE HERE!