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21.09.2017
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Along with saturated fat, cholesterol would be the word that is only ever talked about in a bad way. I don't know when and where it started, but cholesterol has became a household word and something that you must keep as low as possible, or suffer the consequences.
As part of our Lift For Life program where we regularly see clients with diabetes, cancer and heart disease, questions about cholesterol like "what is the best foods to lower my cholesterol" or "I have been told I cannot eat eggs for breakfast anymore as my cholesterol is too high, what other foods can I eat" are a common occurrence. I think most of us are aware now that saturated fats are not as bad as we were once led to believe. Well the same confusion we see with saturated fats, also exists with cholesterol. Not only is cholesterol not going to destroy your health (as you have been led to believe), but it is not the cause of heart disease. Anyone dealing with injury, health problems, weight gain or feels they have too much stress in their life, will find this article very enlightening as it explains the role of inflammation, and how it relates to cholesterol.

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14.09.2017
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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The winged scapula is one of the most common postural faults we see today. And even though we are talking about winged scapula in this article the information and exercises provided will relate to ALL shoulder injuries. The term winged scapula gets it's name from its appearance, a wing-like resemblance, due to the medial border of the scapula sticking straight out from the back. As I mentioned at the start this is a postural fault that can greatly affect a person’s ability to lift, pull, and push weighty objects and can cause pain and discomfort with simple daily activities such as taking your shirt off or playing sport. When pain sets in people resort to treatment of trigger point massage, stretching and acupuncture which all may help in some way but the real answer lies in providing stability. Why? The shoulder is such an amazing joint in that it has incredible amount of mobility and is able to perform some incredibly powerful and dynamic movements like serving in tennis or simply throwing a ball. But this awesome mobility comes at a cost, as the stability of the shoulder can be very easily compromised. And when this happens is when injury and pain sets in. If we lose that stability, we get some extra mobility of the humeral head within the joint, and that begins to pinch some of the structures around it and you eventually end up with common postural problems like the winged scapula that progress to much worse problems such as injuries like a shoulder impingement or rotator cuff tears. This article we provide you with 5 of the most effective and simple to do stability exercises that you can begin using to improve your posture and get your shoulder movement back, without pain and compensation.

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12.09.2017
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Over the past 12 years we have provided great rehabilitation programs and results for people find solutions to injury and chronic pain by learning how to move better and improve strength and stability. More recently we have attracted people with complex cases of not so much pain, but disability and disease seeking to improve their ability to move in life using exercise. From MS, to spinal cord injury, to cerebral paulsy and stroke, we have multiple different cases we see on a weekly basis all being taught how to improve movement skills and motor programs being driven by the brain and the nervous system (see testimonials for case studies). In this article we are going to look specifically at Multiple sclerosis. Even though this disease has evolved with treatment plans, medication and assistance, there still is a lack of education about the value of exercise and in particular the role of strength training for managing this disease. This article we will share with you some of the methods and principles we use effectively in our program each day. 

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