Online coaching isn’t right for everyone, but it can be a great option for a lot of people looking for help and guidance with staying on top of their health and fitness goals. In addition, with the issues facing the world today, and many of us working from home, now might be a great time to switch your training over and start receiving support from an online coach.
Commonly described as a “twisted” or “rolled” ankle, an ankle sprain is an acute injury sustained to the lateral ligaments on the outside of the ankle. While lateral ankle sprains are most common, it is possible to sprain the medial ligaments or inner part of your ankle, but these are much less frequent.
Just a few months ago, the name “COVID-19” would have been completely alien to us. Now, we can hardly get through a day without hearing it on the news, reading about it in the papers or just through someone else’s conversations. With the evolving COVID-19 situation globally, there has been advice from the Ministry of Health to avoid non-essential travel and companies getting their employees to...
History tells us that our ancestors began running millions of years ago. It is a form of locomotion that can get us from A to B in a shorter amount of time than walking. It is one of the most popular and practiced sports worldwide and requires minimal expense and equipment.
Dave Lee, Physiotherapist at UFIT Clinic Orchard and triathlete, gives us insight into the world of triathlon competitions. If you have not heard of the Metasprint Series, they are entry-level events that are risk-free and offer short distances to everyone new to the sport of Triathlon. The MetaSprint Series is a friendly three-race series that welcomes first-timers and experienced athletes to...
UFIT Orchard Trainer Aaron Tregaskes explains how changing a few things in your life such as exercise, social interaction and breath control can make huge differences to how your body deals with stress.
Ever experienced bad neck pain after trauma and are unsure if you have a whiplash injury? Fret not, you are not alone! Whiplash is very commonly ignored and passed off as muscle pain and stiffness. UFIT Senior Physiotherapist Gaya Mahendram gives us just the tips to identify, recover and prevent a whiplash injury.
With a rise in activity level from fitness classes, it is not uncommon for physiotherapists to treat a wide range of knee conditions. Owing to the dynamic nature of these activities the stress on the knee joint can predispose one to tendon-related issues in the knee, of which Patella Tendinopathy/Tendonitis is generally the most common.
Let’s be honest, we likely complained at some point about how much room our running shoes take up in our luggage and made a silent promise if we pack them they will get used - which is not always the case! Here are 4 ways for you to get back to your fitness routine after a holiday.
Indulged a little too much over the festive season? Take charge of your health now and join us for the first, and revamped, Clean & Lean Challenge of 2020.
It’s that time of year in January when we all set ourselves those goals and then by March they are all but slung by the wayside and we are back to where we started. In the Health and Fitness industry, January is our busiest month for that very reason, our clients arrive full of hope and ambition and it’s our job to keep them on that road. So how do we do it?
At this time of the year, most of you are either travelling or are flying back home to ring in the new year with your family and friends. Here are 5 Health and Wellness tips for the holidays that will hopefully help you have a great holiday season and come back more refreshed than ever!
Gone were the days where we spend 90% of our time on our feet hunting and gathering for our food and survival. However, despite the massive changes to our lifestyles over the last thousands of years our anatomy hasn’t changed that much. In the UK alone work-related back pain costs businesses 635 million pounds a year and is the most costly and common occupational health problem! (Erick &...
As an osteopath lower back pain is something I treat very frequently, it is actually the most common reason why people see an osteopath. (Orrock, 2009) Lower back is an incredibly common problem with 8 in 10 people experiencing it at some point in their lifetime. It is so common to have lower back pain for more than 3 months that it is now considered an epidemic and also makes up half of lower...
A question I ask many of my athlete clients is, “What do you do for recovery?” Most of which look at me vaguely and reply, "what do you mean by recovery?" This reply is something that both puzzled and frustrates me. How does any athlete expect to run (or train) at high volume and high intensity for weeks on end without getting injured? To be honest it’s a miracle that they are managing to get...
Are you an expecting mother thinking if you should exercise during your pregnancy? We all know that exercise during pregnancy is not a bad thing, and could in fact be beneficial for the expecting mother. Here are 3 workouts you can do at home while pregnant.
A chilly explanation - so what exactly is frozen shoulder? Current research suggests it is characterised by a change in the joint capsule and certain ligaments within the shoulder causing them to lose their elasticity and become very stiff hence the term ‘frozen’. The pain may be a result of the inflammatory process and the chemicals released while this is happening. But it could also be...
“I don’t want to run, it’s not good for my knees and my hips.” You’ve heard it all before, and while there is validity to some of these statements, better understanding would help us break down some of these issues and how it can help us run pain-free.
Juicy and delicious chicken breasts in a creamy base to go with your meals, this simple no-frills UFIT chicken recipe inspired by the Russian Beef Stroganoff is bound to take your weekly meal prep to the next level. It is also a dish you can whip up fairly easily and quickly with a small party, so go ahead and give it a go.
We have all been there, sometimes we would just like to whip up something really quickly. Here's a simple salad you can easily put together when you are strapped for time after a day's work or would just like things to be as simple as possible over the weekend.
UFIT Health and Fitness has appointed Leigh Withers, Kyle Wild, Pamela Ibarra, Nathan Williams and Fred Silcock to head the different service lines as the company works to offer a holistic health and fitness service to the community.
Having a craving for meatballs but apprehensive about grabbing frozen ones off the shelves in the supermarket? Follow the below for a hearty and delicious recipe that you can have on its own, or with pasta if you'd prefer!
Looking to have something suitable for breakfast or brunch this weekend? Look no further than some English muffins made healthy with cauliflower. And to go with it we are also sharing recipes for coriander smashed avo and homemade mayonnaise to complete your meal.
On 25 August 2019, Dave Lee, Physiotherapist at UFIT Clinic Orchard raced in the Indofood Ironman 70.3 Bintan, which was a great event that attracted athletes from all around the globe to test themselves. We had some time to speak with Dave on his race and how he conquered it.
Having a major muffin craving but are unwilling to mess up your diet and nutrition? Let UFIT Nutritionist Michelle McKenna show you how you can whip up your delicious muffins using healthy ingredients so you can indulge guilt-free.
Busy travelling or working late and are unable to get in on your workouts? While we may not always have access to a gym or studio we can always work around that to still get our body moving. Try this 15min set of core-focused Pilates exercises to get your body realigned, stretched and strong at the same time. At the same time, they’ll help you unwind and rest your mind after a long day in the...