19 December 2017
29 November 2017
25 September 2017
How to Sit to Avoid Discomfort (it’s not what you think)
Find out why it is better to have a slightly relaxed posture when sitting.
24 July 2017
We’re Not Designed to Sit Up Straight
It frequently astounds me no matter where I go people say, “It’s my fault I’ve got a sore back, or a sore neck – I have such lousy posture”.
But surely if good posture was so good for us – wouldn’t it be easier to maintain?
There’s no debate on the negative effects of sitting for long periods of time. The human body needs to move.
However, even though it’s not good for us – the modern world requires many of us to work in sedentary postures for extended lengths of time –especially at computers.
Many of us can’t avoid sedentary work but we can position our bodies to avoid negative consequences – and of course be comfortable.
17 June 2017
In many cultures, 70-year-olds can still squat like children.
Children in the Western world start sitting in chairs and stop squatting as part of their daily physical movement when they start school. This has all sorts of long-term physical consequences.
The flat foot squat (also known as the child or Asian squat), is a natural human movement that we should all be doing daily.
Many activities like long periods of sitting, driving and repetitive heavy activities put tension on our hips, back and neck.
The buildup of that tension is a common cause of strain and injury if it’s not released.
29 April 2017
Keeping up with the demands of the modern world has been a challenge for the human body.
Common consequences are that people spend a large amount of time sitting and/or large amounts of time bending or leaning forward.
Your hip flexors pay the price for these repetitive or sedentary postures.
“I haven’t got sore hips”, you say.
Click the link above to keep reading and to watch how to do a great stretch for your hip flexors and your back.
08 March 2017
If you want to be good at any skill – study the experts in the field.
We know this to be a sensible thing to do and we do it in many aspects of our lives.
Why then do we not apply these principles to manual handling training?
The manual handling experts are in every industry. They’re right in front of us. These experts are the people doing repetitive and heavy tasks day in and day out – with ease and without injury.
25 January 2017
It’s a fact that many manual handling training programmes have failed to make a long-term impact in reducing strain-sprain injuries. The result is the overwhelming consensus that training is ineffective.
I don’t buy that conclusion.
Keep Reading – click the link above
22 November 2016
We’ve put together a comprehensive eBook with tips for mums on how to move safely when caring for children and doing work around the house – it’s great for dads too!
Click the above link to get your FREE Safe Moves for Mum eBook!
10 July 2016