You can’t out train a bad diet!

An unhealthy diet contains foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients. Many people have no idea how many calories they take in on an average day and often underestimate when asked to guess it. At the same time, they also overestimate the number of calories they burn. Put simply, it is much easier to over-consume or eat excess energy than it is to burn it off.

Case Study: IAN – Goal was to loose weight and gain knowledge with nutrition, fitness & weight training.

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Back Pain & Physiotherapy

Back Pain is an extremely common complaint. There is a lot of conflicting advice as to the ‘best way to treat back pain’ and it can be difficult to know what to do for the best. Expensive treatment protocols which require you to commit to weeks of hands on therapy, supports, braces, creams, rubs and gels that all claim to ‘cure’ your pain are based on out-dated knowledge and clever marketing.

Back pain is one of the more common complaints that we see here at Peak Physio & Fitness and while no two patients are the same, there are some general themes when it comes to advice regarding back pain.The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy gives the following guidance: (more…)

Reflections on New Year Resolutions

Goal Setting, Motivation & Compliance

We are entering the month of June. Bewilderingly the halfway point of 2018 is drawing near. It doesn’t seem so long ago that we were welcoming in the New Year and with that resolutions were made. Many of us had aspirations and goals for the year. Myself included. But how are those goals looking now? Are we still sticking to them? Were your excuses greater you’re your dreams?

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Mattresses, Sleep and Back pain

By Sally, Principle Physiotherapist

 

The right mattress can really help you have a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling rested and refreshed. Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause sleeplessness, back pain, and overall aches and pains. For people with a back problem, a mattress that isn’t a good fit can make the pain worse.  (more…)