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How to Avoid SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that coincides with the changes in the seasons. It generally starts in autumn, continues through the winter months, and disappears in spring and summer. This isn’t just ‘winter blues’. There are many symptoms to SAD, including being depressed for most of the day, losing interest…

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Aerobic Exercise Shown to Improve Cognitive Functions in Older Adults

Cognitive impairment is characterised by a decline in cognitive abilities. Symptoms include a measurable decline in memory and thinking skills. Even the ability to make decisions may be affected depending on how severe the condition is. It’s estimated that approximately 15 to 20% of people aged 65 or older have mild cognitive impairment (MCI). While…

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How to prevent common injuries?

Sports injuries can happen to anyone regardless of age or whether you are a beginner or more experienced. Sports injuries aren’t always caused by intense workouts, they can occur from something as simple as walking. There are however a number of ways to help reduce the risk of injury before, during and after your workout….

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Quick Exercises to Do Daily

It’s important to do some form of exercise every day to maintain a healthy functioning body. However, not everybody has the time to go for a run or spend 30 minutes or more at the gym. So what exercises could you do every day, even if you have a busy schedule? The following exercises can…

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4 Quick Exercises That Could Relieve Your Back Pain

Are you having back pain problems? These 4 quick exercises could help relieve pain and stiffness in your back and leave you feeling fresh, invigorated and ready to continue your daily life without clogging your system. We’re all tired of our personal life being stopped because of back pain. Before you try these exercises, you…

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Strengthening the back for long-term standing

Strengthening your back will not only reduce aches, pains and discomfort caused by standing for long periods of time, it could also improve your posture and help prevent injury. Our backs are at the core of our bodies, supporting and aiding movement in all other areas, including our arms, legs, and neck, so it’s important…

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How can forefoot running benefit you

Whether you run, jog or sprint, everyone has their own natural way of moving. Like any form of exercise, there’s always a superior method to achieve the best results. But is there a better way to run that lowers the strain to the body? Rumors say that forefoot running is the best approach if you…

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Barefoot running: What is it?

Opinions on barefoot running are divided.  While some people see no benefit, others swear by its ability to reduce running injuries, aches and pains. Barefoot running is not a new concept, it’s been used by professional athletes since the 60s at the very least, with the most notable example being the renowned Olympic gold medallist…

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Trigger Points in Trapezius Muscle

The Trapezius muscle is a diamond shaped muscle that seats like a cape over the shoulders.It is made up of three sections, upper, middle and lower and attaches to the base of the skull, to the collarbone (clavicle), shoulder blade (scapula) and C6 to T12 vertebrae. Each section has its own attachments, actions and common…

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The Sternocleidomastoid(SCM) muscle is a big “juicy” muscle at the front of the neck. Sterno refers to the sternum, or breast bone. Cleido refers to the clavicle, or collar bone. Mastoid is the mastoid process, a knobbly bone behind the ear. These are all the areas that the muscle attaches to. Many of use suffer…

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