women’s health

Exercise For Osteoporosis | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

Exercise For Osteoporosis | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD Weight-bearing exercise is one of the best ways to prevent or manage osteoporosis. Your bone strength increases when the bone is placed under load and stress during exercise. The type of exercise therefore should be weight-bearing as it will place more load through the bone than non weight-bearing exercises such as swimming or cycling. In this blog we are going to discuss different types of weight-bearing exercises…

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A Runner’s Alphabet—M Is for Muscle – Running for Masters – Running Fitness Article

A Runner’s Alphabet—M Is for Muscle – Running for Masters   is for muscle. Don’t worry, this definitely won’t be a lecture on anatomy! I’m all for strength training (with or without weights) to keep your muscles strong and improve your running. But another type of inner work can also help. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I am a nationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. You can find a fuller discussion here, but…

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Cardiovascular Disease. How Can Your Physio help? – Pilates Fitness Article

Cardiovascular Disease. How Can Your Physio help? Cardiovascular or Heart disease is Australia’s Leading cause of death, killing one Australian every 28 minutes according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018. Heart disease is when your heart muscle can’t effectively pump blood around your body. There are a wide range of reasons as to why this may be. Some factors are lifestyle related (reduced exercise, poor diet, smoking etc), however other causes can be unknown (idiopathic) or genetic. Health professionals…

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A Runner’s Alphabet—N Is for New – Running for Masters – Running Fitness Article

A Runner’s Alphabet—N Is for New – Running for Masters   is for new.           Thoughts for the road—you have the power to: Let every step be new Let every breath be new Let every sight be new Let every sound be new   Let your legs be easy Let your breath flow Let your eyes soften Let your ears open Let your head balance at the top of your spine   N can stand for…

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Facial Pains And What They Indicate – Fitness Article

The pain which occurs in the orofacial region (face, mouth, ears, eyes and the head) is normally the result of a problem, which is somewhere far from it. According to a study, people who complained about the headaches at the top of the skull and had the rigidity near the base; It was due to the tips of the fingers rather than the stress because the fingers had the nerves connected directly to the top of the skull and often,…

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’tis the Season for Pumpkin Spice (and Skin Protection) – Fitness Article

While we are totally here for the fact fall is here — the days are beginning to shorten and pumpkin spice everything is starting to follow our every move — the reality is, most climates are still warm, the sun is still out during most of the day, and society (especially modern moms) tend to spend way too much time staring at screens, which means you’re being exposed to UVA + UVB rays whether you work inside or outside (or…

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A Runner’s Alphabet—R Is for Rest – Running for Masters – Running Fitness Article

  is for rest. I originally published this blog almost exactly a year ago as advice for what do to after a long training run. Especially during this very hot summer, Constructive Rest will replenish your mind and body if you take the time for self-care. Congratulations—you’ve finished your long training run! You’re probably exhausted but very happy and (I hope) uninjured. Allow yourself to enjoy that feeling of sweaty pride—you’ve earned it! What do you do next? If you’re…

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A Runner’s Alphabet—P Is for Quite a Bit, Actually – Running for Masters – Running Fitness Article

  is a good letter. I wish everyone: Peace for you and yours Progress, power, and pep in all you do Personal growth, physical, mental, and spiritual (however you define it) Pride in your accomplishments Promise in your future Also: Pause in whatever you’re doing right now. Allow yourself to be where you are. Quiet your breathing. Give yourself a big pat on the back. I’m sure you’ve worked hard all year, and I hope you’ve achieved most, if not…

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