Lower Back Pain

Introduction  In my work, the complaint I hear most often is regarding lower back pain. It’s something I’ve contended with myself and subsequently become invested in. It’s said that up to 60% of adults will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. In many cases, it is chronic and highly debilitating. Why…

Exercising in Front of The TV

Introduction Those of you who know me will have at some point heard me say “try exercising in front of the TV”.  A client of mine suggested I expand on this idea in long form and I’ve taken him up on the challenge. It’s something I continuously preach because it offers a realistic and actionable…

The Importance of Strength

Introduction Past the age of 30, we undergo age related muscle atrophy known as sarcopenia. This is a gradual decline in muscle mass and strength. With the use of resistance training, we can offset or even reverse this process, affording us increased functionality, improved body composition and a healthy metabolic rate.   Overcoming barriers In…

Improving Balance

Introduction  Balance is something which tends to decline with age. This can be due to several factors for example, muscles atrophy, postural deviations, poor circulation, high blood pressure, balance disorders like vertigo or even some medications. The good news is that it can be improved with simple methods.   Maintaining an Active Lifestyle The simplest…

Can we really benefit from exercise in our 70s, 80s and beyond?

This is a question I was asked during my recent interview on Marlow FM. I was happy with my answer at the time, but it caused me to ponder for a while afterwards. I decided to readdress the question in a longer format by writing this article. I hope you find it interesting and beneficial.…