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Understanding Spondylolisthesis: The Role of Exercise

Posted on May 6th, 2024 by Andries Lodder

by Jana van Jaarsveld Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition that involves instability of the spine characterized by the forward displacement of one vertebra over the vertebra beneath it. This displacement may put pressure on a nerve and can result in pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility, impacting the quality of life for those affected. While treatment […]


The Pathway to Wellness: Impact of Exercise on Vascular Diseases

Posted on March 18th, 2024 by Andries Lodder

by Jana van Jaarsveld Introduction In the intricate landscape of vascular diseases, inflammation emerges as a key player, orchestrating the pathogenesis and progression of conditions like atherosclerosis, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and stroke. However, amidst the ominous shadow cast by inflammation, a beacon of hope shines bright: EXERCISE. In this article, we explore the pivotal […]


Common Lawn Bowls Hip Injuries

Posted on November 10th, 2023 by Andries Lodder

BY: Gcina Gumede With the repetitive movements of lawn bowls, many players suffer from lower limb niggles, including the hip. The repetitive movements overload the hip joint causing it to take a lot of strain that can cause the individual pain making it harder for them to play their best game. The number of times […]


Avoiding Back Injuries in Lawn Bowling: Tips for a Pain-Free Game

Posted on November 10th, 2023 by Andries Lodder

by Jana van Jaarsveld Introduction Lawn bowling is a relaxing and enjoyable sport that’s popular among people of all ages. However, like any physical activity, it’s important to be mindful of the risk of back injuries. In this article, we’ll explore common causes of back injuries during lawn bowling and offer tips on how to […]


Balance and Stability in Sports

Posted on October 24th, 2022 by Andries Lodder

Balance and stability in sport, and everyday life, is essential to ones performances and well-being. Balance is our ability to keep our centre of mass within the limits of our base of support, whether this is static or dynamic. It is responsible for keeping us upright whether standing still or moving. Stability is the ability […]


Arthritis: A pain in my Joints!

Posted on May 3rd, 2022 by Andries Lodder

By Daniel Sauer Have you been experiencing joint pain and discomfort as you get older? Are you noticing swelling in your knees, wrists, shoulders or ankle? Maybe you have arthritis… But what is arthritis? Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, […]


Exercise for the elderly

Posted on November 20th, 2018 by Andries Lodder

By Jennifer Steele   The benefits of staying physically active throughout our lives are numerous. It prolongs physical independence, reduces aging, prevents the risk of diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, it keeps bones and muscles strong, it also keeps your heart and pulmonary system healthy. As we age our bodies under go slow deterioration. […]



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 […]


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% […]


This one is for the oldies out there! Just a few minutes of low intensity exercise can help you lower your death risk!

Posted on March 19th, 2018 by Andries Lodder

The importance of exercises for older adults By Xavier Mc CreanorHow physically active are you? Some might answer “I am to busy to fit in a exercise session”. Others might say that “I am to old to do exercises”.  The recommended guidelines for exercise for older adults are at least 150 minutes a week of moderate […]