stretches Tag

As wonderful as it would be to wake up feeling fresh, invigorated, and ready to absolutely own the day ahead – this is rarely the case for most of us! Whether you’re sore from yesterday’s workout, haven’t had a great night’s sleep, are feeling a little lazy, or you’re just generally not a morning person; getting out of bed can be chore #1 of the day. As we don't move as much in our sleep, our muscles can cramp and tense up. Stretching of a morning helps rid our bodies of tension and stress, and increases blood flow to our muscles and...

Arthritis affects 3.85 million Australians, and is the major cause of disability and chronic pain in Australia. It is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, specifically joints. In Australia, there have been high growth rates reported particularly for hip and knee surgeries, according to data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Surgery in Australian hospitals 2010-11. Almost 23% of all surgical procedures in Australia in 2010-11 were procedures on the musculoskeletal system, with one of the most common reasons for hospitalisation being knee disorders. Whilst arthritis isn’t curable, it is manageable. Research...