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Joint pain and inflammation. The effects of sugar on the body

Most of us consume far more sugar than we really should. Beyond weight gain, you might be feeling sugars effects without realising it's the culprit. Fatigue, stress, irritability, mood swings, difficulty sleeping and joint pain can all be attributed to sugar. There is a direct connection between sugar, inflammation and joint pain. Inflammation is the immune system's healthy response to restore the affected area to normal following an injury, irritation or infection. However, in response to high...

January 29, 2017

The importance of foam rolling between treatments

A foam roller is a self-massage tool that can be used pre-run to increase mobility and after the run to speed up recovery. By decreasing muscle tension in chronically tight spots, a foam roller and similar tools can provide some of the benefits of deep-tissue massage. Using a foam roller is a way to perform myofascial release around muscles. "Myofascial" refers to fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles and other body parts and allows for movement. This internal webbing can ...

January 28, 2017

The importance of good posture

Postural dysfunction or "Poor" posture is defined as when our spine is positioned in unnatural positions, in which the curves are emphasised and this results in the joints, muscles and vertebrae being in stressful positions. This prolonged poor positioning results in a build up of pressure on these tissues. Painful conditions associated with poor posture are so common that most people have some firsthand knowledge of these problems. Low back pain is the most frequent complaint but research show...

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