Injury & pain prevention


Foam rolling isn’t exactly a new technique but as the gym becomes ever more popular, we’ve seen a rise in the use of foam rollers, but what exactly is a foam roller and how does it benefit you? We explore… What is Foam Rolling? To look at, they’re a simple cylinder made of foam that is either smooth or covered in ridges – they’re also available in a range of sizes, too – but foam rollers are actually a lot more painful than...

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Meditation has been around for centuries but as it becomes more mainstream, even more of us are turning to meditation and mindfulness as a way of coping with every day stresses and pressures. In a world where we are addicted to technology and always being busy, meditation comes as a welcome relief. Most know it as a way to stop, slow down and think, but studies have shown that as well as having heaps of psychological benefits,...

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Every exercise regime needs an element of cardiovascular training, even if you’re a diehard strength training addict! Cardio exercise works the heart and lungs, strengthens bones and gives you speed and endurance. But which type is best?   If you saw our blog: ‘Why Walking is Better than Running’, you’ll know that we delved into both types of exercise and evaluated the pros and cons of both. Now, we’re putting cycling...

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Nowadays it’s not unlikely if you’ve got a few aches and pains in your body; the society we live in sees us crouched over desks, phones and tablets and even though we’re living longer, we’re aging quicker. With that in mind it comes as no surprise that our bodies are struggling, especially considering most of us are leading inactive lifestyles. Regular sports massage, therapy and rehabilitation can help combat the systematic gripes...

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If you’re a slave to the treadmill and hate pounding the pavements to get your cardio in the form of running then you will be over the moon to hear that walking can be just as effective as running. Research by the American Heart Association’s Journal of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology shows that ‘equivalent energy expenditures by moderate walking and vigorous running exercise produced similar risk reductions for...

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In our last blog, we spoke about the importance of warming up to avoid injury. Now, we’re going to talk you through why it’s important to cool down after you exercise – and some people would argue that stretching after a workout is the most important thing you can do. If you workout a lot, chances are you’ve experienced sore muscles, aches and pains, and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) from time to time. Though, if you bolt out...

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