Background. Shortly before the 1964 Tokyo Olympics a Japanese company launched a pedometer called Manpo-kei, which translated into “10,000 steps metre”. It was based on the research of Dr Yoshiro Hatano, an academic from Kyushu University who was concerned about the effects of the western diet on the Japanese population. Quite simply, he thought that…Read more 10,000 Steps. A good way to fitness?
” I ended up at the gym through a mixture of an injury over twenty years ago that wasn’t rehabbed properly, SPD during pregnancy and turning a blind eye to my diet, which had left me feeling old before my time. I tried to exercise but never felt like I was making progress; pain stopped…Read more Lucy Williams
In my last blog we explored why resolutions fail. If you missed it, find the post here. I summarised by listing the three components a behaviour must have if it’s likely to hold. Here’s a reminder: The behaviour is effective in realising your aspiration You want to do the behaviour You can do the behaviour…Read more Your Guide to Behaviour Change.
“I have always enjoyed sport and tried to maintain a reasonably good level of fitness. Throughout school, university and beyond I have played rugby and have been a regular gym user. I have never let age be a deterrent, still thinking I am 21(ish). Three years ago however I had a heart attack. An angiogram…Read more Tim Evans
Times are changing in the world of rehabilitation and especially in the regard to managing back pain. What we once thought was good practice simply isn’t backed up now with the best evidence (that’s the next blog). So, with this being the case, what steps can you take to manage your own back pain? From my…Read more Five Steps to a Pain FREE Back
The average life expectancy in the UK is now over 80, and the over 85’s are the fastest growing demographic group in the UK. Being able to live this length of time doesn’t necessarily correlate with quality of life, one’s ability to exercise or maintain independence. While aging is inevitable, the health and rate at…Read more Why You Should Train for Strength