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07.05.2020
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Walking is one of the most under-rated forms of exercise and is something we regularly take for granted. Our body learns from a very early age how to become efficient and stable with this movement so we can move around in daily life. This is where it can be a very useful tool to restore function to joints of the body that are dysfunctional or in pain. With multiple joints and muscles all required to move perfectly within a split second to provide stability of the body, this movement pattern relies heavily on the strength, timing, and coordination of the core. For this reason walking can be a great tool in helping people to reset the core where poor stability has been shown to cause back pain and even hip pain. In this article I explain exactly why fast walking works to reduce spinal load and compression and the key technique instructions you need to be aware of when using this for back pain. This is a must read for anyone suffering with back pain right now.

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27.04.2020
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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This is a very quick follow up to our more detailed article on how to improve your lung capacity. I had so many questions since we published the detailed article and video and I could sense that people were overwhelmed and a bit confused as to what to do first. I decided to simplify the information in an easy to read info-graphic with along with great visuals to help you grasp the concepts of what I was trying to explain. It is important to know that your lung function cannot be improved once it’s gone. Your lung capacity however, can be controlled and improved but you must start now and never stop looking after it. Breathing feeds oxygen to every cell in the body. Without sufficient oxygen, people are more prone to health problems, including respiratory illnesses, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and even heart disease. With the current health crisis with the Coronavirus this is a great concern to many people. I hope this info-graphic helps you to make some progress with your lung health.

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27.04.2020
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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With the Coronavirus sweeping through the world, we need to be investing in our health and wellness by eating good nutrition and exercise more than ever. In particular those of us who have heart disease or a history of heart problems as you may have a harder time fighting off viruses. Viral infections put added stress on your body which can affect your heart rate, blood pressure, and overall heart function, and raise your odds of having a heart attack. Heart disease is one the leading causes of death globally and in Australia it is the single leading cause of death. (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018). In previous articles we have looked at the role of exercise (see best exercise for heart health) so today we wanted to take a closer look at the role of nutrition for providing a strong heart using this easy to read info-graphic.

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