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Rest days, the most unvalued part of training

By Dr Shiree Perano – Adelaide Women’s Health Coach

I get it, rest days are hard. I miss my exercise endorphins, I get grumpy with my husband and I snap at the kids. I’m just a big angry grey cloud. So why not just push through and train every day? There is a very simple reason, we need a rest day because this is when we actually get stronger, fitter and faster, and that’s what we all want right? 

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“I think my running days are over” A tale of a recreational runner with knee pain

David is an Adelaide man in his sixties who has been a recreational runner for over 30 years. When another bout of severe knee pain hit at the beginning of 2020 he thought “old age” had caught up with him and he’d have to hang up his runners. However with his commitment and a tightly structured program of strengthening and slow progression back into running, David was able to compete in the Adelaide half marathon just 9 months later. Let his story motivate you to sit less and move more and achieve your activity goals.

KidFit

KidFit is a fun, 8 week, progressive exercise program for kids aged approximately 8-12. KidFit  promotes motor development, coordination, core control, balance, strength and flexibility. It is tailored specifically for children, so whilst being physiotherapist structured and lead, it is still enjoyable and social!

Five tips to get more exercise into your work day

As a society we spend way too much time sitting down and with the COVID 19 restrictions this year, it is only getting worse. Research over the past 20 years has been telling us that sitting is the new smoking – obesity has taken over smoking as the leading cause of premature death and ill-health in Australia. Guess what of the main risk factors for obesity is? Yep –  A sedentary lifestyle – that means we’re not moving enough. Whilst a lot of the current situation is beyond our control and we do find ourselves sitting more, there is still plenty we can do to ensure we are remaining as active as possible.

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