Does Running Cause Arthritis?

“Running causes arthritis to your knee and hip joints” Really? I’m sure you heard this statement or a variation of it more than once. But how much of it is truth and how much of it is pure urban myth? Is there any real evidence behind this belief? Does running cause arthritis in knees and…

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Choosing the Right Football Boots for the Summer Season is a MUST

With summer just around the corner it’s time to think about injury prevention when playing summer sports. Hey, you don’t want to spend half of the summer on the bench nurturing your injuries, do you? Dry and hot weather conditions during the summer season place different kinds of stress on the body. The first thing…

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Hip pain? Trochanteric bursitis is often an overlooked cause of your suffering.

What is the true cause of your hip pain?   Trochanteric bursistis or as it is often referred to, greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) affects between 1.8 and 5.6 patients per 1000 per year. GTPS is a common condition with pain and tenderness at the outer edge of the hip (approximately where your pant pocket…

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Don’t feel de-FEET-ed by a “heel spur”

Plantar fasciitis, otherwise often referred to as “heel spur” is very common. Around 10% of people will suffer from plantar fasciitis in their lifetime. Yes, that’s right 1 in 10. “Heel spur” also accounts for around 11-15% of all adult foot problems that require medical help. To understand this condition we first need to understand…

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How to Avoid Running Injuries

Trying to get fit too fast? Everyone likes to see quick results, however there are times when the body is just not ready. The majority of running injuries are caused by overuse, applying a repeated force over a long period of time. Another main cause of running injuries is a sudden increase in training volume…

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How to reverse muscle loss as you age muscle loss as you age [FREE Seminar in Howick, Auckland]

I’ll get straight to the point… First the bad news… People who are physically inactive can lose as much as 3 percent to 5 percent of their muscle mass per decade after age 30… and the decline increases by a further 1%-2% per year after age 50 The good news is that the seminar “How to…

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Keep safe and injury-free during Easter!

Did you know that according to ACC statistics during the last Easter holidays 11,077 kiwis hurt themselves at home? In fact, home is one of the most high-risk places for sustaining an injury. Whether it’s a back strain, shoulder injury or even worse… a fall and potentially a bone fracture it’s more likely to happen…

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How Do You Know If You Have Sciatica: Symptoms and How Long Does Sciatica Last?

Sciatica is a serious condition that affects your lower back and one of your legs. It is usually caused by a herniated disc in your lower back. The disc protrudes out and starts to compress one of the nerve roots exiting your spine and travelling down the leg. Because of this compression you usually get…

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Back pain while driving. How to put an end to it.

Do you ever end up with back or neck pain while driving? If you do the information in this article may prove vital for you so keep reading. Do you know that most people sit in correctly while driving? Common ways to sit incorrectly while driving include slumping your lower back and protruding your chin…

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There May Finally Be a Scientific Explanation How Acupuncture Works…

Ever wonder how acupuncture works? Or perhaps you doubted that it works altogether? That is completely understandable as acupuncture has only recently started to be recognised by the Western medical establishment as it became impossible to ignore it’s role in healing people with various disorders.According to its practitioners, this healing art uses the body meridians…

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