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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Kinesio tape – what is it and how can it benefit you?

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 What is that funny tape that sportsmen use?

Kinesio tape, you may have seen it but not known its name.

It is that brightly coloured tape you often see sportsmen and women wear these days. But you may have been wondering if it is just a gimmick, or if it serves some legitimate purpose.

We look in more detail at the uses and benefits of kinesio tape to give you an insight into why it is so popular.

What is kinesio tape

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Postnatal Pilates – Why it is growing in popularity

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Returning to exercise after the birth of your child

Postnatal Pilates is growing in popularity as a way to get back in shape after childbirth.

With the added pressures on your time and your health that a new child brings, Pilates can offer a welcome relief.

It is a controlled and scientific approach to exercise that can give you peace of mind.

It is a great way to reduce your post-pregnancy paunch, re-strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and build up strength.

So let’s look in more detail at how postnatal Pilates can help.

Postnatal Pilates

Postnatal Pilates








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The 5 key running exercises to improve your performance

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How a few simple exercises can improve your running

There are some key running exercises that can improve your running experience.

Sadly though, many recreational runners fall into the trap of running more and more and neglect other aspects of body maintenance.

The mass adoption of tracking devices has led many runners to focus on average speed and distance.

But neglecting basic body conditioning will have a negative impact on your running in the long term.

We look at some key running exercises that can aid your performance and help keep you injury free.

Key Running Exercises

Key Running Exercises







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Knee injuries from running – How to prevent and treat them

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Why do so many runners get knee injuries?

Knee injuries from running can be a real setback.

Running can be beneficial in so many ways. It is not only a good form of aerobic exercise, but it is also good for mental health as it is a great stress reliever.

Add in the social benefits and the feel-good factor, and it has great appeal.

Anatomically, the hips and the ankles are well designed for running, but the knee has to absorb a lot of shock during running and isn’t the best designed joint for that role.

But the real reason so many runners get knee injuries, especially chronic injuries, is through lack of knowledge.

Whilst running is easy to get involved with, it is one of the least supervised sports or pastimes.

Knee injuries from running

Knee injuries from running






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