When exercises are performed using improper techniques, the result can be painful on our bodies. As part of Exercise Right Week, we’ve shared 5 signs that you may need more help with your technique so you can reap the most benefits from your workouts.
There are many motivations for us to exercise. It may be to improve our physical strength or fitness, maintain a healthy lifestyle to reap the health benefits, or to lose weight - just to name a few. Whatever your reason for exercise, completing the right kind of exercise can look very different to different people. There is no one size fits all - which is great news! It means you can choose the best, most enjoyable and importantly the most sustainable exercise for you.
To promote Exercise Right Week this week, we’ve put together 9 tips to help you choose the right exercise for you.
For many of us, the mandatory shutdown of gyms and boot camps along with working from home over the last couple of months has made us very mindful about the amount of exercise we are getting - or more specifically - not getting. For those that see a run around the block as a quick and easy way to increase your step count and get your heart pumping, we’ve put together a quick guide on starting to run, and doing it without increasing your risk of developing pain or injury.
It goes without saying that children are always growing and changing! It’s exciting to watch them grow and become more confident on their feet. This often quite rapid growth, however, can result in children experiencing vague symptoms that can be difficult for parents to identify - or know what to do to help.
What are the biggest problems with little feet?
Children can experience everything from delayed walking, tip-toeing, flat feet, knock knees, pigeon toeing ingrown toenails, plantar warts and more. In most cases, these problems are transient or, where symptoms persist, respond well to treatment. Podiatrists are highly skilled at assessing children’s feet and lower limb biomechanics and also work alongside other health professionals, such as physiotherapists, to ensure your child is getting the best possible care.
Did you know as many as 81 per cent of parents have never taken their child to visit a Podiatrist?
Children’s feet and legs develop rapidly, and there are a surprising number of common foot problems that can be difficult for parents to identify.