Falls Prevention Exercise Intervention

As we age there can be a decrease in confidence when it comes to participating in exercises, especially if there is a history of falls.  There are ways to continue to participate in exercise to maintain strength and function and decrease your risk of falls. A falls prevention program can help with this. An effective…

Overactive Pelvic Floor Muscles

There is a lot of focus on underactive pelvic floor muscles due to the impact that it has on activities of daily living and the social implications for both men and women. However having an overactive pelvic floor can be associated with similar issues. An overactive pelvic floor can cause chronic pelvic pain, low back…

Exercising for the Management and Prevention of Osteoporosis  

  Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that effects the mineral density of our bones, which can also be referred to as brittle bones. This condition is more prevalent in older adults, especially women. Bone goes through a cycle of re-absorption and remodelling.  When we are younger, bone remodelling is more prominent than re-absorption resulting in increased strength and density of the bones in the body. However,…

Focussing on You, In the Here & Now

I recently came across a hugely inspiring piece of prose, authored by Christian Larson and was very interested in the timing of my discovery given the week I was having at the time (To read the full piece click here). The piece titled “Promise Yourself,” is 24 lines of pure, self-reflective gold on how to…

Strategies to Increase Motivation

Sometimes, especially around this time of year, it is hard to get back into an exercise routine. Motivation is one of the main factors that contribute to exercise adherence and increased physical activity. Here are just some strategies anyone can easily implement: SMART Goals  Goal setting is designed to motivate individuals to achieve something of personal interest.…

Increasing Incidental Activity

When getting back into your regular routines after some time away, holiday or just making that change for you own health reasons it is not always ease to start out in a set exercise program.  So we may need to start out smaller with what we are aiming to do on a weekly basis. What…

Christmas Exercise Routine

Its getting close to that time of year again when there is an increased number of lunches, dinners and other seasonal gatherings to attend and life can just get busy. So, this week when I was reading an article titled “’ get fit not fat this Christmas”, I realised that I myself was thinking about…