Hypermobility is where your joints move more than ‘normal’ or have a bigger ‘range of motion’ than normal. People that are hypermobile can often get into postions that others find impossible. Think of a gymnast, generally speaking, they are hypermobile. Hypermobility is often hereditary and can occur in some joints and not others, but it is not necessarily a bad thing. You can be hypermbile and have no problems or it can cause you issues. There is a simple test you can do to see if you have hypermobile joints. It is called the Beighton Hypermobility Score. Continue reading to try the simple test and see what you score.
I was doing my CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training this week and came across an interesting quote, “your body gets good at what it needs to get good at”. The program I was studying was a mobility program and this quote was based on mobility, but I think it can apply to other areas as well. What does it mean you may ask? From a mobility perspective, your body will adapt to what it needs to.
In previous posts I have talked about how exercise can help creativity, memory and how important it is as you age. These effects are over and above the usual benefits of exercise. I came across some interesting research that suggests exercise may even be able to help your eyesight. Yes, you read that right, your eyesight! The research suggests that exercise may reduce the risk of Macular degeneration. This is where neurons in the central part of the retina deteriorate. So what did they do in the research? Continue reading to find out.
In my previous post I talked about ways to get the most out of your exercise based New Year’s resolution. There is one thing I forgot to add to the list in the last post, and that is accountability. If you are accountable for your actions you are more likely to succeed. Accountability can be with a personal trainer, a training partner or having a friend or partner help keep you on track.
I have always said that I practice what I preach. By this I mean doing appropriate stretches, exercises, eating well and so on, to maintain function and hopefully good health. I am like most people and made a few resolutions this year. My main resolution is to improve my fitness, strength and stability. To help me succeed in this resolution I am writing about it here to make sure I have accountability and succeed. Continue reading to find out what I am doing.
The arrival of the New Year inevitably brings about thoughts of New Year’s Resolutions. One of the main resolutions that you always hear about is starting an exercise program or hitting the gym to get into good shape or lose those holiday kilos that somehow managed to find their way onto your body. A lot of the time, these resolutions are short lived as the program you started is not sustainable, you suffer an injury or you lose interest. Here are my tips for helping get the best results and hopefully avoiding injuries.
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