Good health is the most important thing in life.
To have the best chance at a healthy and fulfilling life, good nutrition and exercise are essential. It's never too late to start and you are never too old or unfit to decide to move it, or lose it! And we can always make time - like the cartoon says - What fits your busy schedule better, exercising an hour a day, or being dead 24 hours a day? We know what we will choose! Read on for the latest fitness information. For more about Nutrition, the Government NHMRC website is a great source of information.
We are sure you have all heard about CORE training and PELVIC FLOOR muscle?
They have been the fitness buzzwords for many years now. But do you really know what it means? As these muscles are essential to good health, good posture and stability and general wellness, you should be aware where, what, when and how!
PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES are the layer of muscles that support the pelvic organs and span the bottom of the pelvis. The pelvic organs are the bladder and bowel in men, and bladder, bowel and uterus in women. Click here to read more about this important muscle - to help you strengthen this and all core muscles, you could try our Pilates sessions or one on one Personal Training.
WHAT IS MY CORE? Think of your core as a strong column that links the upper body and lower body together. Having a solid core creates a foundation for all activities. All our movements are powered by the torso – the abdominals and back work together to support the spine when we sit, stand, bend over, pick things up, exercise and more.
Your core muscles are the muscles deep within the abdominals and back, attaching to the spine or pelvis. Read more about your core at this link, or for exercises to help strengthen these muscles, why not try Pilates classes or Personal Training.
CHECK OUT DIAGRAM BELOW OF YOUR MAIN CORE MUSCLES. For more detailed information, go to the Continence Foundation of Australia's website.