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?
Motivation to exercise or move regularly can be challenging, especially if we are sore or we’re just not very good at the exercise we’ve been prescribed. We all intend to do exactly what we need to do, yet so often we “fall off the wagon” and our commitment goes with it.
Children are not simply small adults. They have specific strength and conditioning requirements depending on their developmental stage. The sporting and general physical demands on kids are often huge, yet they generally don’t learn appropriate strength and conditioning until they are adults (if at all). Lets help our kids move and perform at their best.
By Pelvic Health physio Danae Gardner
Most women learn about their pelvic floor muscles during the child-bearing years. But for many men, the first time they’re told they even have these same muscles is well into their 50’s or 60’s, sitting in the doctor’s office discussing their upcoming prostate surgery. And these blokes are the lucky ones.
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.
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the world. It causes pain and dysfunction to many joints of the body. What can you do to feel and move better?
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!
We often have people come to see us who say “well it’s not really a sports injury….. I just hurt my knee during a gentle jog”. Yes it is a sports injury and therefore it needs sports physiotherapy. Sports physiotherapy is for anyone who injures themselves whilst exercising and who wants to get back to that exercise.
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.