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10 Minute Pilates Series: Hotel Room Workout That Requires No Equipment

A growing percentage of Australians are finding themselves living between hotels or city apartments and their family home due to work commitments. This lifestyle makes it very difficult to commit to a fitness regime especially if you enjoy classes such as Pilates. If you’re reading this article I’m guessing you fall into this category. Have…

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The 7 Stretches All Laptop Users Should Do

Despite the negative sentiment that we often hear, laptop use can be safe, fun, and an amazing way to live a life of flexibility.   With a few simple things in place, the impact from working on a laptop can be minimized.   One way to prevent injury is through regular computer breaks, teamed with…

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What Is The Tech Trap and Are You At Risk?

These days, digital gadgets dominate our lives: smartphones, smart watches, tablets and laptops. An ever-increasing number of people tap into at least one of these gadgets daily. Many use three or four.   These gadgets have revolutionized the way we work. Idle time can now be productive, alone time can be shared with others and…

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7 Ways to Combat Tight, Achy Muscles

Are you feeling tight and sore in your muscles?   It could be knots in the tops of the shoulders, a tightness in the lower back or a nagging ache in your calves. Perhaps it’s an uncomfortable feeling between your shoulder blades, or sore hamstrings from that run you did on the weekend.   You…

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Ergonomic Laptop Set Up For Digital Nomads

The café office…the backpack laptop…the beachfront deadline…Being a digital nomad certainly has it’s perks. The lifestyle choice to abandon a permanent work location in favor of a geographically liberated mobile workstation is rapidly gaining popularity.   Despite the freedom, however, being a digital nomad is not without it’s challenges. As a physio, the one that…

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Lumbar Discs – The Common Culprit of Low Back Pain

We assume poor postures for greater amounts of time than we used to, predominantly due to hi-tech gadgets. Sitting a lot in bad positions puts an unnatural load on the lumbar discs, the building blocks of our spine in our lower back. Issues with lumbar discs are debilitating but are surprisingly simple to avoid. If…

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Apple…or Core?

Once upon a time, we walked on rocky, uneven ground, sat on wobbly wooden stumps, climbed trees and ran from dinosaurs. Now, we walk on perfectly level floors, sit on solid chairs, catch an elevator and drive to the supermarket. Our environment used to frequently challenge our balance. As a result, our bodies developed the…

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