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Interval Training Vs Moderate Intensity Exercise

The results show that the type of cardio performed for fat loss (intervals vs. steady-state) probably doesn’t matter as much as the number of calories burned in the exercise session. Moreover, the overall amount of fat loss is small. Rather, a focus should be placed on how the exercise session impacts other areas of life, such as appetite, food intake, and leisure-time physical activity. A focus should also be placed on whether you can see yourself sticking with your chosen exercise modality for the long-term.

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Does Posture Matter?

Posture is almost certainly associated with some pain presentation or issues, but a lot more weakly than previously thought. A lot of people seem to be vulnerable to poor posture and postural strains, but in these people, it may not be a postural issue but a pain issue. The only benefit to changing a posture, is it may have a positive effect on mood, emotion and decrease pain sensitivity. Trying to alter your posture is probably not worthwhile for most people, however if you want

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Why Osteopathy Is Becoming More Popular These Days

More and more people today are already aware of the effects of opting for artificial medicines available over the counter. Even if positive results take a much longer time to manifest using natural methods, these people believe that facilitating healing instead of using a quick solution is much better for the body. In treating physical pains with over-the-counter medication, relief may come more quickly as pain medication blocks pain signals, but does not really treat the cause of pain. Over time, the body grows immune

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Core Stability vs free weight exercises

Food for thought The available evidence suggests that strength and conditioning specialists should focus on implementing multijoint free weight exercises, rather than core-specific exercises, to adequately train the core muscles in their athletes and clients. For More Information contact Matthew Clarke Osteopath Dubai

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Sitting is the new Smoking

Recently in the Sydney Morning Herald, an article from an American Dr was published on the dangers of sitting: Don’t fall off your perch, but sitting is the new smoking and your chair is out to kill you. No, really. This is the sorry state of affairs thanks to our increasingly seated existence, said doctors in an LA Times feature published earlier this week. As evidence, the doctors pointed out various studies, including this Australian one from last year which found that every hour of

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Positive Effects of Running

Excellent news for all you runners and want to be runners New research has shown that “running significantly reduced arthritis and hip replacement risk” in a study of many thousands of runners. Note: a large part of this was due in part to runners being typically skinnier…ie. weight being the trump factor. Even still this research flies in the face of the common assumption that running is harder on your joints. What  this research clearly shows is that running is either neutral or helpful and

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Trigger Point Dry Needling

Dry needling is a treatment that permanently reduces muscle pain and dysfunction by releasing tight muscles by using a small filament/acupuncture needle. Treatment using dry needling allows the patient and therapist a much quicker return to being injury free. Dry needling is a very effective treatment protocol, however is still is essential that the underlying biomechanics and dysfunction be addressed; therefore dry needling is always used along side other hands on osteopathic techniques such as mobilisations, stretching and strengthening. Ask Matthew Clarke how dry needling

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Osteopathy is the fastest growing health profession in Australia

Osteopathy is the fastest growing health profession in Australia According to PHIAC, the number of people choosing to visit an osteopath has increased by 48% over the last two years (June 2012). As a comparison, other manual practitioners such as chiropractic and physiotherapy increased by only 7% and 11% respectively during this time period. The rate of popularity and  growth is a credit to all dedicated osteopaths with ideals in advancing quality of patient care and professionalism. Osteopathy in Australia has grown 48% in the

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Mobilizations are basically active or dynamic stretches and rhythmical movements that massage your muscles and joints with movement….wiggle therapy. The currently sexy technical term is dynamic joint mobility drills, but I prefer the simpler term mobilizations. By any name, it involves a lot of moving a joint through its full range, without resistance, an easy exercise. Mobs can warm you up gently, gradually expand your comfort zone, relieve tension and perhaps muscle knots, and facilitate healing. Mobilizing is an extremely easy form of therapeutic exercise,

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