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Exercise, Health & Wellness
By Healthy Connections / August 4, 2020

Moving safely part one: how to protect your spine under load

Sophie Pacek Exercise Physiologist, Healthy Connections My partner and I have recently moved house. It’s only when you’re in that...

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By Healthy Connections / July 24, 2020

‘Brr…it’s winter: how to maintain your motivation to exercise during the cool season

It it can be more difficult to exercise during the cooler months, but it also very important to maintain our activity – how do we maintain our motivation? WHY are you exercising? WHY is it important for you?

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Exercise, Health & Wellness
By Healthy Connections / July 20, 2020

Shoulder stability part two: What exercises should I do?

Rehabilitation from several shoulder injuries involves improving mobility and strength of the rotator cuff group. In this blog I have listed of exercises that promote a balance between shoulder stability and mobility.

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Exercise, Health & Wellness
By Healthy Connections / July 13, 2020

Shoulder stability part one: the role of the rotator cuff

The shoulder joint is one of the most mobile in the body, but this can be at the expense of stability. The major stabilising muscles of the shoulder girdle are collectively known as the rotator cuff, which will be our topic for this week’s blog!

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By Healthy Connections / July 5, 2020

The Core part two: What exercises should I do?

Core activation and ab strengthening routine – it is a quick, no-equipment way of incorporating some activity into your day to improve your stability, central strength and support.

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By Healthy Connections / June 28, 2020

The ‘Core’: an integral muscle complex for support, strength and stability

The abdominal muscles play an integral part in supporting, strengthening and stabilising our trunk but can be overlooked when performing exercise.

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Exercise, Health & Wellness
By Healthy Connections / June 22, 2020

Seven stretches to add to your cool-down routine

Seven stretches to perform of a morning to reduce soreness and enhance mobility or add them to your cool-down routine. Each stretch has 3 variations with the prescribed duration/number of times to perform.

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By Healthy Connections / June 11, 2020

Returning to the gym – how to make the most of your 45 minutes

Our clinic has resumed services with precautionary measures in place. One of these is limiting sessions to 45 minutes, which for some of you is shorter than usual. So how do you get the most out of your time at the gym?

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Exercise, Health & Wellness
By Healthy Connections / June 5, 2020

Low impact versus high impact exercise – part two

In general, medium-to-high impact activities are recommended for individuals with lowered bone mineral density (including osteoporosis) whilst low impact activities are recommended for those with osteoarthritis. In this blog I have shared two workouts – one is low impact, the other is high impact.

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Exercise, Health & Wellness
By Healthy Connections / June 2, 2020

Low impact vs high impact exercise – part one

While walking has many benefits, it has not been shown to be significantly effective in delaying further losses in bone density in those with osteoporosis. What is recommended is a combination of weight-bearing impact exercise and resistance training. Let’s explore further!

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