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Are You A Weekend Warrior?

We all know that person, the weekend warrior who’s tied to a desk all week then over the weekend they erupt in an explosion of energy and activity that usually sees them energised, and often sore, on the Monday. 

As you all know, there are many ways people reach their health goals, some cycle, some run, some do Crossfit, others do Yoga. Weekend Warriors have a tendency to consolidate their prescribed training periods and cram them into two days, but is this so bad?

A recent study from the University of Sydney studies the exercise patterns of 63,000 people and concluded that Weekend Warriors, “have a significantly lower risk of death from cancer and cardiovascular disease”, even though they didn’t meet the physical activity guidelines. The research has also found little difference in health outcomes between the weekend warriors and those who exercise regularly throughout the week. It seems anything is better than nothing, but what is the downside?

Berliner (2011) highlights the downside to the weekend warrior mentality, he tells us that weekend warriors are susceptible to overuse injury because they reserve little time to maintain their muscle strength and flexibility throughout the week. This often results in trigger point activation and muscles with active trigger points always result in a weakness of muscles and therefore a reduction in the full range of motion of the body leading to strains and overuse injuries.

This is where we come into play. Massage therapists can treat trigger points with direct pressure on the trigger points themselves, holding for 30 to 45 seconds while the tissues release. This release will help to bring the muscle back to normality and get you moving normal again. All of our Remedial Therapists at No More Knots are trained to release trigger points, so if you’re one of those weekend warriors types, drop by and see us so you can get back to moving how a weekend warrior should.

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Shifty Shoulders: Tips for around the office.

Shoulders are made up of several joints, tendons and muscles, making it a complex region of the body. Be it awkward posture or repetitive strain, shoulder issues have been plaguing people since the dawn of time. Here are some helpful tips to help you work on those shifty shoulders in the workplace.

  • Develop better posture - this is easier said than done, but you can start by optimising your work-space and sitting correctly. Bring that mouse closer, lift that monitor and don’t sit on your foot (you know who you are).
  • Change things up - in an office setting I suggest people drink green tea through the day, then their constant bathroom visits force them to get away from their desk. Alternatively, go have a chat to Barry, he’s a top bloke and has just got back from a trip to Tasmania.
  • Breath - with every breath, each rib separately lifts the entire rib cage up and away from the hips therefore lengthening the spine. Not only will this help to clear your head, it will also take quite a bit of pressure away from the spine and disks, ultimately strengthening the torso.
  • Yoga for flexibility and mobility, Pilates for strength and stability.

These are just a few tips to get you started...

#shiftyshoulders #shouldertips #shouldermobility

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