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  • Exercise guidelines – flexibility

    Flexibility. One of the most beneficial and rewarding types of exercise, yet often neglected – even by the most committed of exercisers. So what is flexibility exercise and why should we hold it in equal stead with aerobic and resistance training? Flexibility exercise, also called stretching, is important in countering loss of range of motion […]

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  • Functional Wrist & Hand Mobility

    For us humans, our upper limb is one of the main reasons we have become the apex species on this planet… that and our enormous brains. We are wonderfully dextrous and our ability to create and use tools has allowed us to survive harsh conditions and outperform many other species. In this sense it is probably not an exaggeration to […]

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  • Exercise Guidelines – Resistance

    What is resistance exercise? Resistance exercise is any exercise that uses external resistance to improve muscular fitness. This includes using traditional free weights (dumbbells, kettlebells or barbells), weight machines, body weight, elastic tubing, medicine balls or household items like milk jugs or cans. By exercising a muscle or group of muscles against the resistance you […]

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  • Pilates is Awesome for your Arms!

      In contributing to this “Ground Up” series, it’s been interesting as an instructor to really stop and think about why I do the things I do. I’ve been thinking a lot about the principles behind Pilates that make it helpful to clients so when we got to the arms, it was really useful to […]

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  • Exercising in the cold

        When winter hits in Melbourne, getting out of bed to exercise isn’t particularly appealing for most of us. Winter also heralds an increase in colds and flu. So why would you want to keep exercising in the cold, and what’s the best way to prepare for it?   Preparing for summer You might […]

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  • Exercise Guidelines: Cardiovascular

    How much exercise is enough? The answer might be encouraging or disheartening depending on where you stand. The all-around good news is that the exercise guidelines are achievable with the right attitude and preparation. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends[1] • ≥30 minutes a day, ≥5 days a week of moderate intensity exercise, OR […]

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  • Building Shoulder Strength

    Shoulders are difficult…  They are the highly mobile & agile connection between the arms and trunk, with the scapula (shoulder blade) connecting the two. This arrangement allows you to push, pull, reach and twist in an array of functional movements, making your upper limbs incredibly versatile. There is a drawback to all this mobility and […]

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  • Top Trends #10 Functional Fitness

    In the ‘Fitness Trends’ series, we take a look at the top 10 exercise and health trends of 2018 . . . Top Trend #10 . What exactly is functional fitness is and how you can add it into your exercise program?   Functional fitness is physical activity that is completed with the aim of […]

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  • Why see an Osteopath?

    As part of Osteopathy Awareness Week 2018 we’re breaking down all things Osteopathic and dissecting what Osteopathy and being an Osteopath mean to the team at Melbourne Osteohealth. In this video, Melbourne Osteohealth’s Senior Clinician and Mentor Melinda, talks about what Osteopathy has to offer patients with all sorts of musculoskeletal problems and the individualised […]

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  • What is an Osteopath?

    As part of Osteopathy Awareness Week 2018 we’re talking all things Osteopathic and dissecting what Osteopathy and being an Osteopath mean to the team at Melbourne Osteohealth. In this video, Melbourne Osteohealth’s newest Osteopath Leo, talks about what Osteopathy actually is and the unique approach to healthcare that it provides. . To find out more […]

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