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 &...

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Dec 10, 2019

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...

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Dec 5, 2019

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...

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Dec 4, 2019

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.

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Nov 29, 2019

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...

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Nov 20, 2019

“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.

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Nov 7, 2019

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.

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Nov 6, 2019

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.

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Oct 22, 2019

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.

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Oct 17, 2019

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!

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Oct 16, 2019

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.

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Oct 3, 2019

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.

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Aug 29, 2019

Having a subtle flavour and a creamy delicious finish and easy to prepare, the Creamy Asparagus and Leek Soup is a simple recipe you can whip up without having to spend the whole afternoon in the kitchen.

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Aug 22, 2019

Previously, UFIT Nutritionist Michelle McKenna showed us how you can whip up delicious muffins using healthy ingredients, this time round she will be showing you another recipe - Zucchini and Carrot Slice. A typical Australian recipe, the Zucchini slice is frequently enjoyed as a snack or a light meal. On top of it all, it is easy to prepare, which is something we can all be thankful for in...

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Aug 16, 2019

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.

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Aug 13, 2019

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...

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Jul 15, 2019

Not sure what to stock in your pantry? Well we’ve got some tips for you to help begin your healthy eating journey.

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Jul 10, 2019

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.

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Jul 9, 2019

There are TONS of fun ways to break a sweat and keep your body in tip-top shape with family and friends when you are away on vacation

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Jul 2, 2019

Summertime is great for going away for vacation or visiting friends and family. Find out what your summer vacation personality is and how UFIT can help you on your journeys!

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Jun 25, 2019

Vacation season is fast approaching and many of you will be heading to your home country or to a holiday location. Your usual routines will be forgotten temporarily, so what should you do to keep you on track to maintain the benefits of all your hard work throughout the year?

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Jun 17, 2019

Alison MacDougall was never a big fan of exercise. She always said she wasn’t interested and it just wasn’t for her, after all, she’s not sporty and athletic and the general perception is that “gyms are only for the fit?”

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Jun 14, 2019

 

We all know that travelling can sometimes “get us out” of our healthy routine. Whether it is a vacation or a business trip, planning simple, yet effective strategies beforehand will help you to make the best choices and eat healthy during the time you are away. With everyone looking to travel during the festive season, here are 5 useful tips you can refer to for eating and hydration while...

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Jun 11, 2019

The answer to this question, as with most things training and fitness-related is - it all depends. Most avid fit-fans would set reminders to not forget their super breathable training wear, yoga mats and protein shakers when going away for the summer (I’m looking at you, readers of the blog). I’d suggest we take a moment to think it through before all the sun, sand and fun commences.

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Jun 6, 2019

That feeling when you’re handed the first drink as you finally make it on board the plane. Only the holidays are ahead of you and there is so much to look forward to so everything else can wait till you return... or can it?

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Jun 4, 2019

Summer comes around and your inner Energizer Bunny starts to worry as you are headed to a beautiful remote part of the world - all without the familiarity of your usual gym!

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May 30, 2019

In the previous blog we spoke about exercising for the expecting mother, this time round we had another chat with Tsvety Ivanova, personal trainer at UFIT Orchard on what women can do to get back into training once they have given birth.

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May 29, 2019

Pregnant women are traditionally advised to reduce levels of physical exertion as they are worried that there might be concerns that exercise could affect pregnancy outcomes negatively. However, exercise during pregnancy is not a bad thing, and could in fact be beneficial for the expecting mother. We had a chat with Tsvety Ivanova, personal trainer at UFIT Orchard for her advice on exercise...

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May 24, 2019

Fish oil is one of the most common supplements on the market. We see it everywhere, but what is it for? Do we actually need supplementation? UFIT Nutrition Manager Pamela Ibarra gives us the lowdown on fish oil supplementation to help you make an informed decision.

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May 22, 2019