5 Exercises That Help Your Lower Back Pain

You may not think your lower back has much of a role in running, but when you run, you hold your body vertical, of course—sometimes for a very long time. Your core muscles support your spine and lower back, and your core, hips, glutes, and hamstrings together form one big stability machine, so weakness in any one of those muscles forces the others to take up the slack. If you have weak hip and gluteal muscles, for example, as they become fatigued during a run, your lower back is forced to work harder to keep you upright and stable, and you become vulnerable to injury. What are the main problems runners face in their lower back? Here are three of the main issues: Muscular pain that comes on s

HEALTHY TRUFFLES THAT ARE BURSTING WITH YUMMY GOODNESS FOR VALENTINES DAY (and the rest of the year!

It’s that time of year when you are trying to steer clear of all things fattening after your festive feasting, and then… along comes one of the chocolatiest days of the year! So unfair. But all is not lost! It turns out you can have your cake and eat it, as it were. All you need to do is replace that nasty sugar with wholesome power foods, using a little creativity. Here are a couple of recipes to tickle your taste buds and do your body heaps of good. Happy Valentine’s Day! LEMON COCONUT TRUFFLES Lemons have are sour, astringent flavour and cooling thermal nature. They are very alkaline and are therefore one of the most beneficial fruits for those who eat high animal-protein/fat diet, which

The Most Common Running Injuries

In view of the upcoming Hong Kong Marathon, our sports osteopath at The Round Clinic, Arthur Codsi, was invited by ESCAPADE Sports to write an article about the causes and treatment of the most common running injuries. Shin Splints Best described as "pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia). Runners are the first ones to be affected because of the repetitive weight-bearing on the shinbone. Symptoms Pain lower region of leg, between knee and ankle, on the outer side. On the lateral part of the tibia you’ll find the Tibialis Anterior which gets affected primarily. can be confused with “tibial stress fracture”, which is a similar pain, but feels more internal than outer side. Usually

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