Diabetes and Exercise

Type 2 Diabetes & Exercise

Let’s cut to the chase. Exercise is good for you, and everyone else as well.  If you happen to be suffering from pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, there is a whole lot of research demonstrating some very specific benefits from exercise. Rates of Diabetes are increasing in Australia As people become more sedentary and the…

Sleep

Sleep – vital to good health

Did you know it’s Sleep Awareness Week?  Why you may ask?  Did you know that sleep is vital for mental health, physical health, quality of life and safety?  It also supports growth and development in children and teens.  Are you getting enough?  Probably not! Not enough sleep – what then? Sleep debt or sleep deficit…

Winter stretching – feels sooo good

Winter is here and as the weather gets cooler we often find it difficult to keep our motivation with our regular exercise regime. Whether it be out door running, sports or getting yourself to the gym, cold weather can really keep you inside. Why not incorporate an indoors stretching routine? During our colder seasons our…

how to choose the best desk

How to select a work desk

The centre point of your workspace is often your desk. People spend up to 8 (sometimes more!) hours a day sitting at their desk. Back, neck, shoulder and arm pain along with headaches and eye strain are common workstation related injuries. Prolonged sitting causes physical fatigue as you hold parts of your body steady for…

Selecting a chair

How to select a chair

You know that: prolonged sitting can cause or exacerbate back pain static postures increase the stress on the back, shoulders, arms, legs, and in particular, can add large amounts of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs. The image below illustrates that sitting already places larger pressures through the discs in our back when…