Welcome to my little corner of the internet. If you've ever read the Five Love Languages, you know what I mean when I say my language is gifts. If you haven't read it, basically, the book says everyone feels love in slightly different ways: some people like verbal affection, others prefer touch, gifts, time or acts of service. When you have someone in your life who really understands your language, it makes everything feel just a bit better. A few years ago, I had a friend who intuitively knew my love language, and she was always surprising me with little gifts – my favourite was one afternoon when she "kidnapped" me and took me to get a massage. If you know someone who loves gifts, check out the ideas in my blog. I want to guide and help people who need ideas and inspiration. Enjoy reading.
28 August 2017
If you've recently had your first child and you're concerned about keeping your pelvic floor in shape, one of the best exercises you can do is Pilates. Pilates is an exercise that focuses on your core muscles (those which form the powerhouse of your body), including the muscles in your pelvic floor. It's a calming, low-intensity form of exercise, making it ideal for mothers to try after childbirth or a caesarean section. Here are 2 ways Pilates can help your pelvic floor.
23 March 2017
Shockwave therapy is pure evidence of the technological advancement that has taken place in the field of medicine and physiological therapy. In this technique, high-energy percussions are transmitted to an injured area. The pulses stimulate metabolic activity that heals injuries by breaking down calcific fibroblasts and scar tissues. Notably, shockwave therapy is very effective and non-invasive in the sense that no cuts and internal scans are required to stimulate the body's healing process.
8 August 2016
If you have flat feet and you pronate, your ankles roll inward as a result of your arches being flat. This can translate into a lot of pain and pressure in your ankles, shins and calf muscles as well as your feet and arches. However, trigger point massage can help you release some of that tension. Wondering which trigger spots you should focus on? 1. Ankle Pain If you have pain near the back of your heel and ankle, there is a trigger point just above the Achilles' tendon.
13 June 2016
The Rise of Hybrid Fighting With the increase in popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), martial arts are becoming a fun and exciting way of exercising and increasing personal fitness. Mixed martial arts, the hybrid style used in the UFC and commonly known as MMA, encompasses various fighting styles from across the globe. Whether it's Muay Thai from Thailand or Jiu Jitsu from Brazil, MMA and martial arts specific clubs can be found in just about any major city in the world.
27 April 2016
Injuries that occur during exercises are often as a result of poor sports techniques. You should always ensure that your body is in the right posture for the given exercise or sport you're practicing. Below is a guide on common and effective training lessons that will help alleviate your injury and also prevent you from incurring injuries. Clinical Pilates Clinical Pilates is a remedial therapy that will come in handy for you if you have post-injury pain, muscle strain or discomfort.