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I must admit that yes, I have been caught up in this latest craze of activity trackers. Initially I wanted one to track my sleep patterns (and I will share what I found in another post regarding sleep, hormones and weight gain) but have found myself data collecting with regards to my movement patterns and steps walked.
I set my goal at 12,000 steps. I thought "easy!!. I'm on the go and have a physical job"...NOT SO... On the days I worked yet still trained lifting my weights I would only manage MAYBE 7,000 steps. It dawned upon me that in my mind my job was physical, (yes I love moving all my patients around) but I didn't move that much. I HAVE A SEDENTARY JOB!..WHAT!...Here I am teaching all of you people how important movement is for your back and neck pain and here I am sitting more than I am moving. Well, I have been using myself as an experiment and this is what I have found.
Hi there. This is my first EVER blog and an introduction to the world of online and internet information sharing so bear with me. This post will be a lengthy one but I promise following ones will be more succinct. I just wanted to share with you my journey towards the wonderful art of Osteopathy and my passion for health and nutrition.
It all started when I was 4….yes 4 years old. I decided there and then that I wanted to be a doctor. Decision made at 4. So all my primary and high school years were geared towards that end. It wasn’t until in my final year of high school in August of 1988 I had an epiphany….yes I wanted to learn all the anatomy and physiology, the diagnosis and management taught at medical school but I knew I could never tell someone they were going to die. What the heck was I going to do now???? Then on that day in August 1988 I stepped into my careers teacher’s room in a panic (with my finals only months away) and desperately urged her for guidance. I picked up a book that I believe was guided to me via divine intervention. It said “Your Guide to Natural Medicines”. The pages literally opened to the chapter on Osteopathy. I was drawn to it as I couldn’t pronounce it (I’m always looking for a challenge). I read the first paragraph and it was like the penny dropped! This was IT!!! I was going to be an Osteopath. I had never heard of it, I had never been to one, I didn’t even know what training they did but by gee I was going to be an OSTEOPATH.
DOMS OR INJURED?
The weather is warming up and you’re feeling inspired to get more mobile. You might have been inspired by the thought of wearing swimmers on the beach or wearing those shorts and singlets.. However whether you’re a novice or seasoned exerciser you will still have times when you are so very sore from your exercise. How do you know whether it is just from the training or you have injured yourself? This article will address some of the common injuries sustained during exercise and how you might differentiate these problems.