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Osteoporosis

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Osteoporosis is the term used to describe porous bones. It is a chronic medical condition that affects the bones of the body. The condition is such that the bones of the body become brittle as their micro-structure is altered. Our bones are living tissue and so from the moment we are born […]

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Getting Started with Exercise

Posted on October 23rd, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele How to Get Started: Getting started Getting started with a new gym program or trying to get healthy can be a very daunting task. Walking into the gym for the first time is something all newbies fear. This is why we are here to offer you some advice on how to start […]

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The Benefits of Exercise

Posted on October 23rd, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele We all have different motivators in life and the same can be said for the reasons behind why we exercise. According to data collected from Exercise Right Week 2016’s survey – out of over 8800 participants, 63.5% exercised with the main motivation being ‘to lose weight’ and ‘to get fitter’. Only 31% […]

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Posted on October 1st, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele   In our previous post we looked at what Fascia is and at one of the most common conditions associated with it, Plantar Fasciitis. Following on from that topic, another common and painful condition associated with fascia is Iliotibial band syndrome or ITB Syndrome. ITB syndrome or ITB friction syndrome is a […]

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Plantar Fasciitis

Posted on September 27th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele   Fascia, or faciitis are not commonly occurring words and the majority of people don’t know what they mean. Unlike muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones the fascia in our body is far less talked about and known. So before we go any further and look at the problems it can cause let’s […]

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The IMPORTANCE of Strong Glutes

Posted on August 28th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele The role of our Gluteal Muscles Did you know that the muscles of your derriere are so much more important then just making your favourite pair of jeans look good? Our bottoms or glutes are made up of three major muscles. The Gluteus Maximum, Gluteus Mininus and Gluteus Medius. These muscles are […]

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Posted on July 13th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


 By Jennifer SteeleWe all know how important our spine is. It is our back bone, it protects the spinal cord and allows us to bend, twist and bears the weight of the body. Back pain can affect many people, of many ages and for many reasons. This means identifying the exact cause of the pain […]

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Everything you need to know about ACL Injuries

Posted on July 2nd, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteeleBasic Anatomy:Your ACL or Anterior Cruciate Ligament is found in your knee joint.It is one of the most important ligaments of the knee as it prevents the anterior translation or movement of the tibia against the femur. In other words, it stops your shin bone moving forward. It also assists in the general […]

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To Train or Not To Train??

Posted on June 19th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteeleIts that time of year, cold and flu season is officially upon us. If you are an athlete or even just training for a specific event getting the dreaded flu can really put a spanner in your training program. One of the biggest frustrations that comes along with the flu, is deciding when […]

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Cross Training for Runners

Posted on June 4th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteeleWhat is Cross Training?Cross training refers to the inclusion of different and varied exercises, that supplement and differ from the exercise or event for which you are specifically training for.When speaking specifically in term of running, cross training then refers to cycling, swimming or strength training. When these varied exercises are included it […]

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