Tag Archives: Exercise

Exercise Therapy for Pain

Exercise Therapy for Pain   Physiotherapists give out exercise therapy programmes to our patients as part of the overall treatment, including to those with chronic, i.e. long-term, musculoskeletal conditions. These conditions include long-term back and neck pain among others.   The results of this review and meta-analysis show that there is small but significant short-term…

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July 22, 2017

Should you run or exercise through your pain?

Should you run or exercise through your pain? To start with, it’s always your decision to rest or to exercise. Generally the advice is that, if you are sore when running or exercising, that you can continue if your pain remains mild, i.e. it is 5/10 or below (see scale below), it resolves the next…

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May 16, 2017

The Office and Exercise

The Office and Exercise A major study published in the UK medical journal, “The Lancet”, has found that office workers must exercise for one hour a day to combat the heath risk of modern working lifestyles.  Research on more than one million adults found that sitting for at least eight hours a day could increase the…

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December 8, 2016
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3 Key Recommendations for Powerful Winter Training

3 Key Recommendations for Powerful Winter Training   What you do this winter can really make or break your upcoming season. Everyone has different perceptions of winter training: some like to rest completely, others may do some very light training, while some individuals go hard all year round. Therefore this time of year, is different…

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November 24, 2016
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Exercise and the Older Adult

Exercise and the Older Adult Exercise and physical activity is extremely important as you get older, helping you maintain your independence and improve the quality of your life. Research shows the number of older adults who are physically active has been increasing over the last 10 years, however elderly people still make up the most…

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November 21, 2016
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Physical Activity for Adults

Physical Activity for Adults Last week we talked about the small number of children meeting current recommendations of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity. The statistics for adults are not much better. Only 1 out of every 3 people in Ireland is physically active on a regular basis. Irish people spend on average…

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September 14, 2016
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Physical Activity for Kids

Physical Activity for Kids In Ireland, four out of five children are not getting enough exercise.  Just 19% of primary and 12% of post-primary school children are meeting current recommendations of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity.  Being active is also important for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.   Babies 0-1 years It is…

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September 7, 2016
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Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology Taping   This year’s Olympic Games in Brazil has seen some top class skill, hard work paying off, some controversy and most of us have seen the French gymnasts lower leg bending as it shouldn’t after landing awkwardly. It is a time of year where sponsors aim to promote as much as is possible…

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August 19, 2016
Elderly People

Tips on Fall Prevention for the Elderly

Tips on Fall Prevention for the Elderly   Keep your home well lit and install night lights in case you have to get up Make sure rugs are securely fastened to prevent a trip hazard Wear shoes with good non slip soles Make sure all electrical cords are away from the area that you walk…

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July 20, 2016
Food Diary

Weight Loss Practical Tips

Weight Loss Practical Tips Over the past couple of weeks we have talked about the first steps to take in order to lose some weight. This week I will discuss a few practical things you can do to facilitate this goal. Keep a food diary This will be your best friend on your weight loss…

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March 14, 2016
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