The benefits of incorporating skipping into your workouts

Firstly, I’d just like to be clear that this is not about skipping your workouts, but incorporating skipping INTO your workouts. It’s a subtle difference, but can have drastically different outcomes!

Recently, I started including skipping into my workouts and it’s been a really fun addition. I also found out there are many benefits for your body and overall wellbeing.

Here are some articles that I’ve come across exploring the benefits of skipping.

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Active April 2018 at MOSIC

 

April is such an exciting time of the year for the MOSIC community. It signals the beginning of our Active April campaign, part of a fantastic state government initiative whose aim is to ‘promote healthy and active lifestyles and get Victorians to join in the fun of increased physical activity.’ This year MOSIC is offering a number of FREE events as well as participating as an organisation.

Visit the Premier’s Active April website to find out more or sign up for you or your organisation.

For MOSIC, this means taking health and wellbeing to the next level. This year we will be focusing on three key elements to help deliver the best version of ourselves to the MOSIC community, every single day during April:

  • Exercising and moving every day
  • Further refining our healthy eating habits
  • Developing our mindfulness skill set

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Victoria’s Fittest Postcodes

In this article from The Age, leafy suburbs close to Melbourne have been rated as the fittest in Victoria, as they comprise more residents who exercise than those who don’t.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/health-tracker-do-you-live-in-victorias-fittest-postcode-20170429-gvvd5v.html

Using data from Australia’s Health Tracker website, the article includes an interactive chart where you can compare exercise levels in your postcode across Victoria.

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Exercise During Pregnancy

Falling pregnant is a magical time in a woman’s life but it can also be quite overwhelming. There is a huge amount of information to take in and a host of regular medical appointments to attend. A common misconception is that if you haven’t engaged in exercise pre-pregnancy, then it isn’t safe to start. This has recently been shown to be incorrect and current guidelines actually recommend pregnant women stay active, provided they have clearance from their doctor or obstetrician. After all, pregnancy is a normal condition and not an illness!

During the first trimester many women feel too unwell to participate in their regular exercise program. This is completely normal and it is very important to listen to your body during this time. With hormone levels fluctuating, a regular workout completed one day might feel almost impossible the next. By allowing your body to guide you, it will gradually become easier to keep exercising throughout your pregnancy.

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Things to take into consideration during pregnancy:

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Active April 2017

Premier’s Active April is all about encouraging Victorians to strive for 30 minutes of physical activity per day during the month of April.

At Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre we understand how important it is for our clients and staff to keep active and moving. We especially encourage people to find an activity they enjoy doing when striving for Active April’s daily goal of 30 minutes of activity.

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Different Types of Pilates

It’s a brave new Pilates world out there ….

When I started Pilates in 1999, there was only one way you could learn the method – at a dedicated Pilates studio likely owned and operated by a brave soul who had travelled abroad to learn from another teacher. These days, Pilates and its many sub-brands can be found on almost every street corner and are even available online.

As a teacher and devotee of the Pilates method, it’s important to me that clients know what they are buying/getting into/missing out on when it comes to all the different Pilates offerings out there. For example, by opting for a cheaper type of Pilates, how are you defining value for money? Are you choosing a particular delivery method because of the actual content, or the conditions around it?

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Active April Blog: Habit Formation

With cold days now on the horizon it is essential that health and wellbeing become your highest priority. Active April is all about staying focused on what you have already achieved this year. This blog has and our monthly newsletter have already explained how motivation, commitment and drive can be used in your health journey. Now is the time to put all these changes into effect and stay strong during this time of temptation.

If someone offers you an extra piece of cake or chocolate or perhaps just one more drink, this maybe the time to think about it before saying “yes”. We should always ask: is it worth it? Will I be able to exercise tomorrow? Is this on my eating plan?

At Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre we will help you stay focused and motivated, and teach you that movement is just as essential for your body to stay healthy as the food that you put in to it. If we can keep on track through April you are likely to have a successful, active and healthy winter. Read more

Enjoying the Festive Season Guilt Free – A Survival Guide for Christmas and New Year

For many people the Christmas Break can’t come fast enough. While most of us could certainly benefit from a bit of down time over the holiday period, it is easy to fall out of many good habits when it comes to exercise and healthy eating. The annual gorging on Christmas goodies can make this time of year a dietary disaster but don’t panic just yet as there is a simple remedy:

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6 Winter Training tips to keep you motivated

Winter Training TIPS – How to beat the exercise rut before it beats you

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It happens to the best of us – the mornings get colder and darker, we snooze the alarm that one extra time, and before we know it we are out the door and on the way to work without completing our morning exercise ritual. Within a few weeks we have forgotten what it feels like to get that exercise high, and we fall off the fitness wagon….again.

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