Do You Suffer From Office Syndrome?

Do You Suffer From Office Syndrome?

Understanding Office SyndromeWorking long hours at an office can be exhausting, particularly if you’re not taking good care of yourself. Whether for lack of proper body mechanics or bad office environment, many of you may experience ailments such as headaches, back...

High Heels – Friend or Foe?

With the festive season almost upon us, it is time to consider not only how our poor waist lines and livers are holding up, but also our lower backs and feet. The latter two seem to be the forgotten heroes of the season, putting up with the many hours of high heel...

Waking up stiff or sore?

If yes, this is NOT normal! You should be waking up each morning feeling rested and relaxed. If this is not the case, chances are that either your mattress and/or your pillow is past its use by date. The body is really self-explanatory – we just need to listen to it....

Hamstring Stretch

A hamstring stretch is a really good stretch for anyone suffering from lower back, hip and leg complaints. The hamstring attaches to the base of your pelvis and travels to behind your knee. It can release tension in your lower back and be useful for disc...

QL Stretch

The QL muscle is such a important muscle in supporting your spine. It lies laterally to your spine on either side and provides support when you are sitting. Often people who sit off to a side, or slouch have tight QL muscles so you’d benefit from this...

Gluteal Stretch

Your gluteals, or bum muscles, are such strong muscles and do a lot of the heavy lifting for the body. They are sprint muscles so they should generally be fairly passive with good posture. Sadly, most of us don’t have good posture so your glutes often become...

Hip Flexor Stretch

Stretching the hip flexor is one of the more difficult muscles in the body to stretch. Most people who have had a history with lower back complaints would have heard of the hip flexor and that it is often tight. When you have back pain and you cannot stand up...

Towel Exercise

Attention and desk worker: this stretch is for you. After sitting at a desk for +40 hours a week our back gets tired and flexed. This is a lovely stretch that really acts to counter the positioning that the desk results in. It opens the chest, stretches the diaphragm...

Pectoral Stretch

This is a terrific stretch for all you office workers – sitting all day on the computer often means your pectoral, or pec’s, are engaged. Over a long work week they often get over used and begin to fatigue and tighten. This is a stretch you could do at the...

Upper Trapezius Stretch

This upper trapezius stretch is a terrific stretch for those suffering from neck or shoulder complaints. You trapezius muscle often gets tight with slouched posture or anterior head carriage, so this stretch is ideal for office...