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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Common Tennis Injuries – and the best ways to treat them

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It is that time of year again

Common tennis injuries at this time of year tend to coincide with the fervour that surrounds the start of Wimbledon.

Many recreational players dig out their old kit and rush to the nearest pay-and-play courts (if they can find a space).

But too much competitive spirit or a lack of proper warm-up can lead to some pretty unpleasant injuries in some cases.

We look at some of the more likely injuries that can occur and give you tips on how you might deal with them.

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Should I try Reformer Pilates? – What does it involve?

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Why Pilates is growing in popularity

Reformer Pilates and Mat Pilates are two styles of Pilates that have seen a real growth of interest.

But there are many other styles there too, including classical, clinical and contemporary.

The surge in popularity of Pilates developed during the 1990s. According to a Newsweek article from the year 2000, participation grew from roughly 5,000 in 1990 to 5 million a decade later. (And that was in the US alone).

Of course, celebrity involvement always peaks interest and the likes of Julia Roberts, Sharon Stone and Madonna had all given it a try.

However, almost two decades later and Pilates is still very much on the radar, and its enduring popularity supersedes celebrity!

We take a look at the two most popular classes and see how they can benefit you.

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Typical Football Injuries – and the most effective ways to treat them

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What are the most typical football injuries?

Typical football injuries tend to affect the lower part of the body, especially the legs.

The joints of the knees and ankles are particularly at risk, and the hamstring is the most vulnerable muscle.

It may be the most popular sport in the world, but the nature of the game does come with high injury risks.

And with its growth in popularity amongst women, it is important to note that there is a higher injury rate in female players.

So what specifically are the injuries you should look out for? And what are the best treatments?

Typical Football Injuries

Typical Football Injuries

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Preventing Football Injuries – easy ways to look after yourself

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Time for a kick around

Preventing football injuries altogether isn’t quite possible. After all, it is a contact sport, and accidents do happen.

But as the excitement builds in the lead up to this year’s FIFA World Cup, there are certain precautions you can take to avoid A&E.

Many people start to play again on a whim, inspired by the silky skills on display but forget that their bodies might not be as robust as they were in previous years.

So what practical measures can you incorporate to help reduce the risk of injury?

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