Feeling sore? Can't do what you used to enjoy? Run into an injury? What on earth should you do about it? Call your GP? Book in with your chiropractor? In this article, we're going to explore the wonderful world of physiotherapy, and ask the really big questions: what is physiotherapy used for? What does a physiotherapist do? And much more besides. What is a Physiotherapist? There may be other professions that deal with the body, but a local physiotherapist can be your first and last sto..
Improving your diet and eating habits can be really difficult. We all lead busy lives, meaning the time devoted to cooking and preparing healthier food options is often limited. However, there are many ways you can improve your food choices without disrupting your schedule or lifestyle. The beginning of a New Year is often seen as a new beginning for many people, where they seek to improve themselves – such as what they eat. Instead of falling flat on your New Year’s resolutions, chec..
When you’re in the middle of planning a wedding it’s easy to become bogged down in all the details and become overwhelmed. After all, there’s so much to organise – from the venue and date to the guest list and choosing who to be in your bridal party. The desire for everything to be perfect is understandable, but the stress and anxiety brought on by this can also lead to you taking actions that result in post-wedding regret. The most common Wedding Day Regrets 1. Being too stressed t..
Trampolining engages and targets the thighs, quads, calves, and buttocks. The jumping action ‘switches on’ the leg muscles including the feet and ankles. It also provides a safer alternative to traditional leg workouts as there’s less stress on the knee and hip joints. Leg muscles engaged by trampolining Jumping on a trampoline is a full-body workout. But it’s particularly good for the legs. They are the driving force behind performing the jump and landing. Because your legs are being ..
Yoga comes with many hidden benefits apart from the spiritual and stretching aspects. It is a great way to improve your weightlifting program. Weightlifting can be tough on the body as you rip muscles in order to develop them more. The lifting itself can cause problems with tightness in the hamstrings and the back. Shoulders can become too tight which can pull on other muscles within the body. In a way, it’s a complex practice that should be well supported by the likes of a yoga practice. Y..
Postnatal Pilates exercises are the best way to help your mind and body recover from all the stress during pregnancy. Some of these stressful conditions include abdominal separation, weak pelvic floor muscles, poor posture, and swelling. Not to mention a few psychological effects of weight gain like low self-confidence. So, while these things are normal for mums to experience during and after pregnancy, giving less priority to healing and recovery can lead to other kinds of healt..
Pregnancy affects joints, muscles, and hormone levels in ways some women don’t understand. But with the help of a pregnancy physiotherapist, you’ll be able to cope with these changes and experience the joys of motherhood effortlessly. For example, you’re probably not giving much thought to your lower back pain because you can just spend the day in your bed, right? But little did you know that your body is currently undergoing a lot of changes that can affect your mood and muscles..
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Source: Flickr[/caption] If you celebrated New Year's Eve with an engagement ring on your finger, then it's very likely that you'll be having a 2018 wedding. So because it's January, we're always on-trend and you want to ensure your special day is oh-so 'now' with the latest hairstyles and makeup looks, here are some great fashion trends that will be making waves in 2018 that you can use for your wedding. 1. No makeup No, we're not advocating..
Is it time to say goodbye to that tattoo you got on a drunken night ten years ago? You're not the only one - tattoo removal jumped 440% between 2004 and 2014. As we change over time, our relationships with our tattoos change, too. Before going in for a removal, here are ten things to keep in mind. 1. Don't bet on total removal While technological advancements have made tattoo removal more effective and less painful, there's no guarantee that the ink will disappear completely. So, don't cou..