Monthly Archives: April 2019

Coping with stress – How Pilates can help you

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The problem of modern day stress

Coping with stress can be challenging in our fast-paced society. But before you set out to confront stress, it pays to understand a little more about it.

Stress can feel like it is predominantly a mental issue. It can cause you to become irrational and irritable. Your thoughts can run at a hundred miles an hour and you start to engage in a negative internal dialogue. You believe that if you could only change your thinking you could cope with your stress.

But stress has many components and comes in different forms. As it has different triggers there can be different ways to cope. We look at the role Pilates can play.

Coping with stress

Coping with stress

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Common rowing injuries – and how to prevent and treat them

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The challenge of rowing

The types of injuries that are common in rowing occur as a result of poor preparation.

Rowing is great for all-around fitness. However, it is a challenge in terms of the complexity of the technique and the physical demands it puts on the body.

Inspired by the annual boat race, many people take to rowing for the first time. But the crews of Oxford and Cambridge make it look so much easier than it is.

You can spot a novice rower in the gym because their rowing will be all arms and very little legs. It’s an inefficient way to row.

The most common injury in rowing is to the lower back. But other injuries that affect rowers on a regular basis affect the ribs, knees, wrists and shoulders.

Let’s see what can be done to help prevent them …

Common Rowing Injuries

Common Rowing Injuries

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