How to Maintain Spinal Health when Going through Boot Camp-Style Exercises

Boot camp-style training and fitness regimens are all the rage in Seattle, and the rest of the United States. These are often regarded as high-intensity programmes that can provide significantly visible results in a shorter amount of time than other low-intensity exercise programmes, such as yoga. However, these kinds of methods can often take a… Read More

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Sitting Down: What’s the Problem?

There are many detrimental effects of sitting in addition to the physical inactivity itself, which has links to obesity, diabetes and so on. For example, when standing, the spine has a characteristic ‘s’ shape whereas sitting curves the spine into a ‘c’ shape, which compresses the discs between the vertebrae and can increase the risk… Read More

What is the Effect of Loading in School Children?

Research Paper Title Effect of backpack loading on cervical and sagittal shoulder posture in standing and after dynamic activity in school going children. Background Adolescent age group as school going children who experience a period of accelerated growth and development of skeletal and soft tissue. Any daily physical stresses external forces such as load carrying… Read More

Can Double Pack Loads Aid Posture?

Research Paper Title Effects of backpack and double pack loads on postural stability. Background Measurement of postural stability is crucial for identifying predictors of performance, determining the efficacy of physical training and rehabilitation techniques and evaluating and preventing injuries, particularly for heavy load carriage in hikers, mountain search and rescue personnel and soldiers. Methods This… Read More

Bodyweight Loads & Unilateral vs Bilateral

Research Paper Title Carrying asymmetric loads during stair negotiation: Loaded limb stance vs. unloaded limb stance. Background Individuals often carry items in one hand instead of both hands during activities of daily living. The purpose of this study was to investigate low back and lower extremity frontal plane moments for loaded limb stance and unloaded… Read More

The Advantages of Having a Strong Core

In the world of fitness, the term ‘core’ refers to the muscles in your midsection. This includes all of your abdominal muscles, your pelvic floor muscles, and the muscles in your middle and lower back. These muscles provide a link between your upper body and your lower body. Practically every time you move, you engage… Read More

Recognising & Correcting Poor Posture

Being reprimanded for slouching or slumping may not be the best conversation starter, but good posture, also referred to as a neutral spine, is about more than just appearance. This article outlines how exercise professionals can manage poor posture in their clients. What is Posture? “Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies… Read More