Avoiding yoga injuries

How to avoid yoga injuries

Most yoga injuries are minor, however occasionally significant injuries can also occur. Recently these types of injuries have been getting as much coverage as the health benefits millions of people experience from yoga. In the new book Yoga Therapyauthors Kristen Butera and Staffan Elgelid have put together some tips on how best to avoid yoga injuries.  Continue reading “How to avoid yoga injuries”

Step-by-step guidance for lifelong fitness and health

ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness and Health, Second Edition, offers the most current exercise and nutrition guidelines along with assessments, exercises, activities, and programmes for varying ages, special conditions, and fitness goals. Authoritative and comprehensive, it makes adding, enhancing, or customising a fitness and health routine safe and effective. Continue reading Step-by-step guidance for lifelong fitness and health

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Exercise not drugs for lower back pain

Back pain is a common complaint, affecting one in six people at any given time, pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common.

The pain often disappears within a few weeks. However, for many, it persists, leading to people seeking advice from their GPs. Patients are advised by the NHS to stay as active as possible, try exercises and stretches, take anti-inflammatory painkillers and use hot or cold compression packs for short-term relief. Continue reading “Exercise not drugs for lower back pain”