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Shoulder Injury Rehab and Prevention for Bowls  

Posted on November 10th, 2023 by Andries Lodder


By Marco Mons Shoulder injuries in bowls players often result from the repetitive and precise nature of the sport, where accurate throwing and consistent arm movements are crucial. Two of the most prevalent shoulder injuries in this group are rotator cuff injuries and impingement syndrome. Rotator cuff injuries, such as tendinitis or tears, can occur […]

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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 […]

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Swing Freely: How Hip Mobility Enhances Your Padel Game

Posted on November 2nd, 2023 by Andries Lodder


By: Gcina Gumede How well our hips move during a game of padel is something a majority of us do not think about. With Padel growing exponentially around the world it is important to know what factors may be limiting to your games potential and what may put you at risk of injuring yourself. Poor […]

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The Vital Role of Exercise for Autism

Posted on October 23rd, 2023 by Andries Lodder


By Marco Mons Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. While there is no cure for autism, various therapies and interventions can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals with ASD. One often underestimated but essential component of a holistic approach to autism management is regular […]

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Celebrate Abilities: The Power of Exercise for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Posted on October 23rd, 2023 by Andries Lodder


By: Jana van Jaarsveld Introduction Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a neurological condition that affects muscle control and movement, often leading to physical disabilities. Although it can be challenging and while there is no cure for CP, the benefits of exercise and physical activity for children with this condition cannot be overstated. There are tons of […]

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DOWN SYNDROME AND EXERCISE

Posted on October 17th, 2023 by Andries Lodder


By: Gcina Gumede Each cell in the human body has a nucleus that contains genetic material which is a code for inherited traits. Typically, the human nucleus contains 23 pairs (46 in total) of chromosomes with each parent donating one half of each pair, this makes up the genetic code of a human. In individuals […]

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Stages of Overtraining

Posted on September 15th, 2023 by Andries Lodder


By Taygan Robson, Sport Scientist and Director of Pure Science The three 🔢 stages of overtraining can be identified as follows: During stage 1️⃣ , Individuals engage in overreaching, which refers to a period of intensified training that exceeds the individual’s normal training load.Increased fatigue, sleep disturbances, and sub-par performance characterise the initial stage of […]

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Exercise for Heart Disease Patients

Posted on September 15th, 2023 by Andries Lodder


By Marco Mons Exercise, a once thought unlikely ally in heart disease management, is proving to be a powerful tool with substantial benefits. Despite initial concerns, research demonstrates the positive impact of exercise on cardiovascular health. Here are 7 ways that exercise can improve your life if you have a form of heart disease. 1. […]

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Managing Chronic Pain Through Exercise: A Path to Improved Quality of Life

Posted on September 14th, 2023 by Andries Lodder


By Jana van Jaarsveld Introduction Chronic pain is a widespread health concern that affects millions of people around the world. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. While other treatment modalities( are commonly used to manage chronic pain, exercise has emerged as a powerful and holistic approach […]

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Using Resistance Training As A Tool For Controlling Diabetes

Posted on August 25th, 2023 by Andries Lodder


By Gcina Gumede Resistance training is a type of exercise that has been shown to have many health benefits, including improving glycemic control (blood sugar levels) in individuals with diabetes and as well as decreasing the risk of developing cardio-metabolic diseases. Combined with aerobic exercise, resistance training is a powerful tool to help control diabetes.. […]

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