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Why is stretching good for arthritis

One of the first thngs that people with arthritis notice is that the affected joints start losing the normal amount of movement that they once had. This is caused in a lot of cases by the supporting muscles locking up to protect the inflamed joint. A good way of treating this is by stretching the...


Rolling like a Ball

Rolling like a ball is often a “warm up” type exercise however it is an exercise that can easily be done at home because no equipment is required and it has great benefits. Focus Balance, control and spinal massage Imagery Visualise making the shape of a ball with your body Precautions Ensure your mat is...


The pilates squat

The squat is a lower-body exercise  that weight trainers use for all round strength. The main emphasis is on the quads (upper front leg muscles or thigh) group, and the buttocks (gluteas), It also exercises all of the other major leg muscles as well as lower back too. The squat is often called “the king...


Prevent aching ankles

The ankles are pivotal to joint health because any lack of movement or pain that causes abnormal movement is multiplied up to all other joints that are consequently fatigued due to compensation for this irregular movement in the ankle. The ankle roll is a good exercise to use to ensure smooth movement through this critical...


Hip rotator stretch

The pilates hip rotator stretch is used to ensure maximum range and strength throughout the whole movement of the hips. This stretch is basically the same as the hamstring stretch however there is more of a focus on the rotation of the leg rather than the loifting of the leg. Starting Position: Stand square to...