Posts belonging to Category 'fitness'

Muscle knots from repetitive motions

I have been running more and more over the last three years for fitness purposes as well as for the prevention of middle age weight creep. It has been an interesting journey and one that forces you to analyse a lot of your associated aches and pains on a continual basis. Firstly, you try to […]

Costochondritis II – The wicked itch is almost dead

It’s time I revisited my previous costochondritis posting as it has been a while since I posted it and its well overdue an update. It has been over 4.5 years since I was first diagnosed with costochondritis¬† in my sternum after heavy labour in the garden. It has certainly proven to have been a very […]

A mindful approach to cardiovascular exercise

In addition to battling RSI in my forearms, I struggle with other ailments including problematic knees. Along with yoga, cardiovascular exercise is a means of retaining the fitness needed to allow me to keep on top of these physical issues. The exercise equipment that I use most often is the static bicycle (actually a regular […]

Costochondritis a pain in the chest!

For the past 14 months (it seems like a whole lot longer!) I have had another overuse injury/health issue going on. The condition is called costochondritis, which is more simply know as a strain of the sternum (that flat area at the front and centre of your chest where all the ribs join on to). […]

Understanding RSI

One of the particular frustrations with having an RSI condition is that, as devastating as its impact can be upon lives and careers, it can be easily dismissed as insignificant or “all in the head” by those who have had no insight into its nature. When even the medical community can be guilty of dismissiveness, […]

My latest forearm extensor RSI rehab effort

As you will know from reading this blog, I have had a chronic RSI condition in my forearms for over 14 years. I live with it by avoiding computer use as much as possible. Whilst resigned to having this condition long term,¬† I am always looking at ways to try to rehabilitate it somehow. Usually […]

Move Well and Avoid Injury DVD : Review

DVD : Move Well Avoid Injury : What everyone needs to know about the body (by Barbara Conable and Amy Likar, Andover Productions, 2009) I may not be a medical professional, but I am able to tell when I encounter descriptions of body motion that just make plain sense, and this DVD contains some enlightening […]

Yoga as a tool to combat RSI

During my RSI awareness presentations I refer to the need for people at risk of RSI as well as those who already experience its effects to adopt physical activities. Yoga is one of those activities that I suggest. Why yoga? In a nutshell, it combines a fairly physical activity encompassing muscle and tendon stretches from […]