Weighing an average of about 3.3kg, newborns are small and light - so even when they have to be carried for several hours a day (everyday), the consequences may not seem so significant. We often forget that babies grow at rapid rates. By the time they have their first birthday, they weigh an average of 9kg and are often carried for the same number of hours everyday. As your baby grows, carrying him or her can put a huge strain on your back which can result in back pain.
In a perfect world, we'd all be eating perfectly balanced meals, working out 2 hours a day, and sleeping 8 hours every night. How many of us, however, are actually lucky enough to live the luxury of this so-called ‘perfect world’?
Your body has just encountered one of the most remarkable things it will probably ever go through: growing another human being inside of it. Throughout your pregnancy, you most likely had to adjust your eating and lifestyle to facilitate the growth and development of your baby.
With new types of workouts and fitness classes popping up what seems like every other night, we’re often spoiled for choice on the types of exercise we can do. Sometimes, going with the old-fashioned outdoor boot camp is the way to go!
Running is a popular form of exercise, however, many runners fall victim to common injuries such as sprained ankles and pulled groins that occur from frequently doing it.
If you’re a run enthusiast, you may have heard of the term run analysis before. Perhaps you know a little (or a lot) about what it is, or maybe it’s a completely new and foreign term to you.
With the rise of aerial recreational classes, no longer do you have to be born into a circus family, attend circus school, or travel the world with a bunch of acrobats performing full-time to be able to learn circus skills!
Pregnancy is an exciting time, but having a bun in the oven also challenges many mums with inconveniences and aches, making it (for some) an emotional rollercoaster!
Golf injuries can get in the way of your game, so it’s important to know what you can do to prevent them. As a sport that has you performing repeated swings to the same side several times per session, it’s key that your body is well prepared for the movements by doing appropriate exercises and stretches.
Most of us spend the majority of our day hunched up over our computers with poor posture, and as a result, probably suffer from tight and stiff shoulders. Tight shoulders hinder the ability to move freely and can have a significant effect on your daily living and training at the gym. It can also cause pain or stiffness in your neck, back and upper body.