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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Managing Swimming Injuries – keeping yourself healthy

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Managing the amount you swim

Managing any swimming injuries you might get should be straight-forward. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

Swimming is, after all, often recommended for overcoming injuries. So in a broad sense, it is beneficial. But problems can arise if you don’t follow some simple guidelines.

For example, most injuries in swimming are overuse injuries. They are typically caused by trying to do too much too soon. As the old adage says, slow and steady wins the race. If you are new to swimming or haven’t swum in a long time, build up slowly. Your body needs to adapt. 

And swimming can be deceptively challenging.

So don’t dive in the at the deep end so to speak. Rest and recovery are as important for swimmers as with any other physical sport.

Managing Swimming Injuries

Managing Swimming Injuries

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What you need to know about pregnancy massage

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What is a pregnancy massage?

Pregnancy massage is a gentle, harmonic soft tissue treatment, which helps to reduce muscle and joint tension during the course of pregnancy.

Regular massage helps to maintain a good posture throughout pregnancy by continuously adjusting misalignments caused by the growing baby. During this period it is important to increase muscle tone and flexibility for an easy pregnancy experience.

For the duration of pregnancy, regular massages may not only help you relax and reduce anxiety, but also help relieving  insomnia, leg cramping, muscle spasms, carpal tunnel pain, and alleviate headaches and sinus congestion. Massage may also lift depression without the use of medication, according to some scientific studies.

Massage can help Pregnant women on:

Swelling and oedema:

Oedema or swelling of the joints during pregnancy is very common, and is often caused by reduction of circulation and increased of pressure on the blood vessels by the uterus.

Pregnancy massage helps to stimulate the lymphatic system to reduce the accumulation of fluids in swollen joints, as well as aiding with the removal of toxins and waste. This can reduce swelling in hands and feet (as long as that swelling isn’t a result of preeclampsia) that we see a lot in pregnant women.

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How to lose weight swimming – in the most effective way

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Slimming with swimming

If you start swimming to lose weight it can offer plenty of advantages. In fact, swimming has a number of all-round health benefits, some of which we covered in a previous blog.

We will get into some of the most effective ways to burn calories and maximise your efforts. And we will also look at some useful insider tips for burning fat whilst swimming. However, before we do, here is a little context.

There are two stages to losing weight effectively. First, you need to lose weight. But then, you need to keep it off.

For most people, long term weight loss is the goal. So if it is swimming or any other regime you choose, it needs to be sustainable.

For that to happen, it needs to be realistic, manageable and enjoyable over the long term. That being said, let’s take a deeper look at how swimming can help.

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Lose weight swimming

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Golfer’s Elbow Injuries – and what can be done to prevent them

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Golf – A most peculiar sport

Injuries that affect a golfer’s elbow can lead to a long lay off from the game.

Problems that occur in places like the lower back can feel more expected. But the elbow seems an unusual place to get injured.

However, golf is a truly unique sport. And it places enormous forces on certain parts of the body.

Furthermore, when you are trying to generate maximum power in combination with precision control, you can run into problems.

We look at what problems can affect the elbow. And look at measures you can take to minimise your risk of injury.

Golfer's Elbow Injuries

Golfer’s Elbow Injuries

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The benefits of swimming – the many ways it can improve your health

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Staying Afloat

You might be surprised at how long the list of benefits of swimming is. Moreover, the advantages of swimming as compared to other forms of exercise can be quite pronounced.

In fact, some sports scientists consider it the best overall form of exercise there is.

Therefore, if you’re tired of sweating it out in the gym. Or, alternatively, if you’re finding it too hot outside. Take a look at some of the unusual ways a visit to your pool can help you.

We think you might be surprised.

Benefits of Swimming

Benefits of Swimming

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Typical golf injury – How to manage lower back pain

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Injuries in Golf

What is the most typical golf injury? It might not surprise you that lower back pain tops the list.

Next, on the list, are problems with the wrists and shoulders. And what is worse, recreational golfers are more prone to these than the pros.

Lower back pain will seriously hamper your enjoyment of the game. And may even keep you away from the course for long periods of time.

So, how can it be managed? And what can be done to minimise the risk? Let’s take a look.

Typical Golf Injury

Typical Golf Injury

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