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do tall people live longer?

04th
Oct

Do Tall People Live Longer?

Do tall people live longer?

Well as interesting a case as this would be if it were true, there’s no conclusive evidence to suggest that tall people live any longer than short people.

You could say that perhaps taller people have longer days (since being taller allows them to see the sunrise earlier than shorter people), so it may feel as though you are, in fact, living longer, but alas there is no definitive answer as of yet.

Multiple sources have actually speculated on this topic, and many have come up with answers for both sides, therefore leading us no closer to any true answer.

Some say shorter people live longer due to a potential “longevity gene” that shorter people carry than taller folk, but any prolonged lifespan due to this gene has not been reported.

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Prevent Get YourSelf Injured in Playing Golf

27th
Sep

Prevent Yourself From Getting Injured While Playing Golf

I’m 33 and I’ve decided to take up golf. How can a leisurely game leave me so sore after I play?

First of all, we love to hear that you’re getting involved in a new activity! Good on you for upping your activity level.

That being said, golf – believe it or not – isn’t as leisurely as you’d think.

After all, the length of the course reaches 12-14 km, so you’re doing a lot of walking and moving throughout your day.

Golf is a power sport, and requires some pretty significant power plays.

The average swing takes 1.8 seconds, which is sharp and fast movement for your body as you rotate. Beyond that, the average golfer will swing a driver at 80mph, which again is fairly quick and forceful at impact.

Conditioning and stretching your body before you hit the course may seem useless on the surface, for those that believe golf is “leisurely,” but

it’s important to get your body into shape for any new sport or activity you take on.

Preparation is key, and you shouldn’t experience any sore muscles once you start getting into it, and if you warm up beforehand.

RELATED: How to avoid getting injured while in training

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Getting Injury in Regular Training

20th
Sep

Getting Injury in Regular Training

Why do I get an injury every time I get going with regular training?

Well hopefully it’s not every time you engage in regular training, because then you may need to seek out different varieties of training, if that’s the case.

However, it’s best to figure out what your goals are first,
and plan around how best to get to them safely.

If you’re not a regular trainer all the time, and then you try to immediately pick up an intense routine from the get-go, like say for a marathon you just randomly decided to try out for, you’ll be privy to what we call “load spikes.”

Load spikes occur when you overwhelm your body with lots of intense exercises out of the blue, “spiking” your body to its highest extreme with an overbearing “load” of training that leads to a blow-out.

We’ve seen many examples of this at the Australian Institute of Sport, where they spend time measuring these spikes in their trainees.  

So maintaining a more level and consistent training routine over a longer period of time will give you far less risk of injury in the future.

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Why See Physio When Doctor Google Has The Answers

13th
Sep

Why See a Physio When Doctor Google Has The Answers to Your Health Questions

Why would I need to see a doctor or physio these days when doctor Google has all the answers?

Given that Bill is actually older than Dr. Google, he’s actually wiser, and therefore has better answers for you!

In all seriousness, taking advice from Dr. Google is not advisable when you have issues relating to your health.

Depending on your situation or injury, you could potentially make your problem worse by getting incorrect information, or not understanding your injury properly.

For example, you could be suffering from inflammation and end up compounding the issue even more by doing more strength training on the swelled muscle.

Dr. Google provides a lot of content, but is generally out of context.

After all, you could end up with a diagnosis of cancer or syphilis – when all you were searching for was how to heal a sore elbow.

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Pilates vs Yoga vs Gym Difference B&S Show Banner

30th
Aug

Pilates vs Yoga vs Gym Difference

You MHealth guys are mental about Clinical pilates. What’s wrong with yoga or gym work?

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with yoga or gym work! 

These are great options for staying in shape, and can in fact be part of your overall fitness routine.

However, with Clinical Pilates, you do reap the benefits of having a program designed entirely for your personal needs.

It’s a fitness routine tailored to your body, under the advisement of a professional physiotherapist.

When you’re using machines at the gym, you’re only focusing on a few planes of physical fitness. The same goes for yoga, as everyone is constricted into doing the same routines, which may or may not be as beneficial for you as they are for others.

Clinical Pilates gives you that extra boost so you can achieve better results, for less time and energy spent.

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how to improve flexibility B&S SHow Ep8 Banner

23th
Aug

How To Improve Flexibility

What are the five top exercises that can help to improve flexibility, movement, and general well-being?

This question has a myriad of answers for different people, but some of the best exercises for overall flexibility and general well-being would be:

Overhead squats, which focus on your full-body. While the average squat centers a lot around your lower body and core muscles, adding in the overhead weight raise gives you a greater upper body workout as well.

Lunges, which are, again, great for your lower body, especially for your quads and glutes.

Single-leg heel raises, which center on your calves, a muscle that surprisingly doesn’t get much attention unless you’re an active runner or engage in jumping exercises.

Push-ups, which are ideal for great upper body strength.

And, finally, the “Swan” is essential for flexibility and mobility of the spine.

Stick to these five exercises to really give yourself a well-rounded fitness routine, to keep your body flexible and easily mobile.

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B&S - Orthotics for flat feet

02th
Aug

Orthotics For Flat Feet

I’m 24 and have flat feet. I’ve never needed those orthotic things in my shoes because I’ve never had pain. Am I doing damage to my feet ignoring this?

Feet are very versatile, and you could even consider them to be somewhat like jelly. They’re always changing and moving, and they adapt to how we live our lives. Your feet will change with you.

With that in mind, it stands to reason that your best option would be to consider what you do in your daily life.

For Sedentary Lifestyle

If you consistently engage in low activity all the time, living a more sedentary lifestyle where you’re rarely on your feet, then the need for added support for flat feet wouldn’t really be necessary.

For Athletes

However, if you’re a consistent gym rat or athlete, or you have goals of running a marathon in the future, extra support would undoubtedly only be beneficial to your health.

If you don’t know where to begin, speaking to a professional is always an option.

Furthermore, the kind of shoes you purchase and wear is also an important factor in maintaining your fitness with flat feet.

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Prevent training injuries when you get old

26th
Jul

Prevent training injuries when you get old

I’m a little bit older now and wonder why I can’t train at the same intensity I used to; I just keep on getting injured. Advice?

As an individual ages, his fitness level begins to decline faster, and maintaining it requires more energy.

You should start to focus on not putting too much pressure or stress on your body by pushing it too hard. You will also need to start accounting for extra time for recovery.

In order to prevent injury, it may be time to start planning out your exercise routine and allow for more time to reach your goals.

Your body won’t bounce back as quickly as it may have when you were younger.

Giving yourself ample time to prepare for greater exercise is key, as is allowing more time in between fitness levels to let your body recover.

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Clinical Pilates

19th
Jul

What is Clinical Pilates

I do a lot of pilates, but what’s this clinical pilates and is it better?

Well, while Basic Pilates is a group session where everyone’s doing the same movements and stretch exercises,

Clinical Pilates goes a step further for each person’s exercise regimen.

In Clinical Pilates, your instructor can actually design a program specific to your needs, or the needs of any one individual.

People join together in small groups still, but people of varying ages can all work side by side, exercising at a level suitable to their own fitness level.

The programs are designed under the expertise of a physiotherapist, catering to your age, lifestyle, etc. with recommended exercises appropriate for your body.

They can adapt your exercise routine to accommodate for any injuries, performance levels or fitness regimens you’ll be best equipped to handle.  

Overall, it would benefit you, in the long run, to invest your time in Clinical Pilates.

You will be able to work with a consistent routine that’s tailored to your body, giving you better results for less time and energy spent doing regular Pilates.

 

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Q&A | Bill and Steve Show

04th
Jul

The #1 Exercise Without Equipment

What is the best exercise for general well-being that can be done quickly without special equipment?

The SQUAT is one of the best exercises you can do for your body. It requires no special equipment, and won’t take up too much of your time. It merely depends on how many reps you choose to do.

It’s excellent for defining your lower body and inner core muscles. Prolonged training will also help tone your thighs and buttocks.

Squats work your quads, glutes, hamstrings, hips, and calves, leading to greater posture and circulation.

The basic squat starts with standing upright, feet hip-width apart, and hands at your sides. Gradually start to lower your body by pushing your hips back and bending your knees, leaning your weight into your heels.

As you drop, bring your arms straight forward for balance, and try to keep your spine straight as you move. Once you’ve dropped as far as you can without breaking your position, come back up into your original position.

To work your upper body as well, for a full-body exercise, try the overhead squat. It relies on the same squat manoeuvre we just described. However, instead of merely holding your arms straight out for balance while you squat, use some light weights (or a dumbbell you’re comfortable holding) to lift above your head while you drop into the squat position.

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