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Weight Training for Swimmers

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Weight Training for Swimmers

While much of a swimmer’s training regimen happens in a pool, it’s important to think outside of the pool for other training techniques. A competitive swimmer needs to step into the gym where special weight training techniques will help them develop and gain an edge on their competition. A swimmer will be able to improve…

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Top Gift Ideas for Health and Fitness Buffs

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Top Gift Ideas for Health and Fitness Buffs

 Health and fitness gifts can be a slippery slope – you want to give your loved ones gifts that are good for them, but you don’t want to insult them by assuming they need a health-related gift. That’s why it’s so easy to buy health-related gifts for people who you know love wellness and fitness.…

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Bowling – Get a Workout from Your Night Out

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Bowling - Get a Workout from Your Night Out

If the last time you went bowling it was for a party with your friends when you were nine years old, you might not realise that this can be a good form of exercise. Whilst I am not going to suggest that you should quit your gym membership in favour of a bowling night each…

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Best Home Remedies with Scientific Merit

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Best Home Remedies with Scientific Merit

No one enjoys a trip to the doctor — why make an appointment for minor ailments and inconveniences when you could stay at home and apply the remedy yourself? Obviously, home remedies are rarely (if ever) good for major illnesses or injuries, but sometimes the trivial health issues we deal with every day can be…

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3 On-the-job Stress Reduction Techniques for Nurses

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3 On-the-job Stress Reduction Techniques for Nurses

Nurses are charged with dealing with a host of stressful situations. They not only have to deal with sick or hurt patients but also their upset relatives and friends. Additionally, such healthcare professionals often work long shifts – anywhere from 8 to 14 hour days spent running around trying to make sure everyone has what…

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Two-for-One Training

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Two-for-One Training

Some days time is definitely not on our side; I don’t care what Mick Jagger said in that song. When you are pinched for time one of the first things to be tossed out the window is things like hitting the gym because often times our personal goals take a backseat to professional needs or…

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How To Use An Exercise Ball To Prevent Blood Clots

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How To Use An Exercise Ball To Prevent Blood Clots

Blood clots and other ailments such as varicose veins are all associated with sitting in one position for too long as this can cause the circulation to slow down. If you have a desk job, sitting on an exercise ball for all or part of the day encourages movement and helps keep the circulation going,…

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A Workout for Runners

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A Workout for Runners

Running is a great activity and plenty of people love to do it. But sometimes they forget that a good training routine can actually improve their ability to run by strengthening muscles in a way running can’t. As most people run long distance the endurance side of things is not a problem but they might…

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Physiotherapy Exercises To Improve Shoulder Strength And Mobility

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Shoulder pain is one of the most frequent complaints received by physicians, mostly because people underestimate how active the shoulder area is in performing everyday tasks, which can lead to stress and injury. The shoulder is comprised of three bones, the collar bone, the upper arm and the shoulder blade. When any one of these…

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