The prospect of sore muscles – or worse, injuries – is enough to put many people off getting active and for years we heard the way to avoid this was to do some stretching first. The trouble is most of us find it hard enough to find time to exercise, let alone fit in a stretching session beforehand. So how important is it to stretch before getting active?
There’s a lot we still don’t know about dementia, but we do know it affects over 400,000 Australians and is the leading cause of disability in those over 65. And it might surprise you to know that it’s also the second most common cause of death of Australians in general.
The term refers to medial epicondylitis, or flexor tendinopathy of the common flexor tendon of the forearm, which attaches to the bone on the inside aspect of the elbow. It is characterised by pain when gripping objects, and can lead to weakness and even loss of grip strength.
The pattern of your feet when you walk or run can impact how your body feels. Your feet house a quarter of all of the bones in your body, so they have an important job to do in keeping you moving however they can easily become vulnerable to stresses. This can lead to compensatory movement patterns developing, which can cause pain and discomfort.