In short, absolutely yes. Before delving into this further, it may be helpful to define flexibility: Flexibility is the range of motion at a single joint or a collection of joints. More simply, stretching a part of your body involves certain muscles lengthening and relaxing. The process of increasing this range of movement requires both […]
I first discovered I was flexible in ballet class when I was six years old. I noticed it was relatively easy to slide into my splits and my teacher could painlessly push me down into a flat pancake stretch. At the time, this didn’t mean much to me and I just enjoyed having good lines […]
Practising mindfulness has become increasingly important over the past year and a half. With all the stress and uncertainty of the pandemic, the ability to take a step back and be present has become more essential than ever.
We’re all very aware of how sitting for long periods of time is harmful to our posture – especially when it comes to the upper body. Imagine yourself sitting at your desk/on the sofa/on your bed – wherever you’re working from – after an hour… You can see yourself hunched over, neck craned out and […]
TIP 4: HEEL LIFT Are you a shuffler? Shuffling is when we barely lift the feet off the floor and can sometimes even sound like a shuffle. This isn’t the best technique for running as you are predominantly using your calf muscles, smaller muscles to take the load of running. The muscles we should be […]
RUNNING 5KM FOR NHS? Top 5 running tips to help you prevent injuries and improve your run TIP 1: USE YOUR ARMS – Helps you drive forward – Supports strong core – Assists the legs: whole body works together – Takes focus off tired legs – More efficient and prevents injuries TECHNIQUE – Tuck thumbs […]