Archive For January, 2020
How does Massage Help you?
Massage has a long history and recorded in China from 3,000BC. It has been practiced in various part of the world from India, Japan. As time evolved, different massage techniques were developed.Massage is not just an indulgence it has healing properties. The different massage techniques can help with different conditions or just simply for relaxation. [...]Read more
5 Tips to Improve your Running Form!
Running form is commonly being discussed and debated in the running world today. But how will you know what is the appropriate running form? Here are some useful tips on better running form to be more efficient and therefore reduce your likelihood of injury. 5 Tips for better running form 1. Running Posture: Stand tall with [...]Read more
Exercise and its Positive Effects on Menopause
Menopause marks an important milestone in a woman’s life and the changes brought upon are not overnight but gradual. They start with perimenopause during the 40s. There are changes not only to the body but also psychological. Every woman’s experience varies – for some the changes are manageable and for others it can be disruptive. [...]Read more
Exercise during Pre-Natal period
Many myths exist around exercise during pregnancy. Everywhere we look we are faced with different opinions, varying beliefs and questionable advice. It is important to not be misinformed and get the facts straight. In the early to mid 1900s, pregnancy was considered a state of confinement. Exercise was strongly discouraged for numerous different reasons such [...]Read more
Dehydration in an air-con environment
Dr Lim Baoying, Sports Physician at Changi Sports Medicine Centre shared, “After perspiration is lost according to the level of physical activity, the humidity gradient difference between inhaled and exhaled air would cause the next largest source of body fluid loss. Hence, while exercising in a dry air-conditioned environment, we are still expected to have [...]Read more
Preventive Physiotherapy: Fixing It Before It Starts!
Physiotherapy dates all the way back to 460 BC, with Hippocrates advocating the use of massage, manual therapy and hydrotherapy to treat those with bone and muscle-related disabilities. Physiotherapists have come a long way since then, with specialists in neuro-muscular disorders, heart and lung-related disorders, and paediatrics. At the end of the day, we are [...]Read more
Understanding Your Posture
Ideal Posture Good posture, or ”neutral spine" is the proper alignment of the body. Deviations from neutral alignment are identified as excessive curvature or reduction in curvature. Ideal posture indicates proper alignment of the body’s segments such that the least amount of energy is required to maintain a desired position and a minimum amount of [...]Read more
Quicker Recovery From Road Mishaps
In Singapore, the number of traffic accidents resulting in injuries increased slightly from 8,058 cases in 2015 to 8,277 cases in 2016. These injuries can have considerable impact on quality of life, and often carry with them not just significant economic costs, but also tremendous personal and social losses. They can diminish quality of life [...]Read more