Blog

Tried everything and still can’t sleep?

Sleeping well can be tough during these hot nights but for some people this is the norm. If you've tried the usual recommendations (dark room, no caffeine after 3pm etc) with no joy. So what else can you do to get a better nights sleep? 1. Establish a regular sleep routine. This helps to set your body clock and establish your biological clock. Create a dark space for sleeping and each morning open the blinds and let the...

FlexBody

5 Good Reasons to Improve Your Posture

We're all aware of good posture, whether from school days where we are told to sit up straight and stop slouching or sore shoulders from long hours in front of computer screens. Here are 5 good reasons why posture is important: 1. Your body will work efficiently. The body is designed to work as a delicate interrelation of muscles, bones and ligaments, each relying on the other to support its function. If we force this delicate balance...

FlexBody

Avoiding Common Injuries

The top 3 exercise injuries and how to prevent them. We all know how great we feel when we exercise regularly and how an injury can derail both our motivation and progress. Here are some quick tips to help you stay on track and avoid common injuries. Back Strain: With the amount of sitting over a desk, phone and driving we do it's no wonder our backs are weakened. Start a program to strengthen the...

FlexBody

Men & Pilates

While women have dominated Pilates classes in the past, there is a growing swell of men taking part. Whether you’re a runner, golfer or cyclist, Pilates certainly has a place within any training regime. Pilates is all about subtlety, not speed or force. Don’t be fooled though, it’s not easy. Taking the momentum out of exercise means you work harder, tuning in to the movement and how that feels within your body. So what exactly are the...

FlexBody

Dry Body Brushing

If there is one inexpensive way to increase lymphatic drainage, improve skin texture and achieve brighter, healthier skin it has to be daily dry brushing. Just 3-5 minutes each day can dramatically reduce cellulite, support the lymphatic system in releasing waste and remove dead skins cells, resulting in younger and improved skin condition. The lymphatic system helps to remove waste and dead cells, moving them to the bloodstream for effective removal. While the circulatory system has...

FlexBody

Six foods which can help reduce anxiety.

Anxiety is suffered by many people and is characterised by constant nervousness and worry, sometimes related to poor brain health. Here are 6 foods which can help lower the severity of symptoms: 1. SALMON: Containing nutrients that promote brain health, Salmon contains vitamin D and the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. EPA and DHA may help regulate the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, which can have calming and relaxing properties. 2. DARK CHOCOLATE: Not only does it taste...

FlexBody

Getting back into Exercise

Has it been a while since you last exercised? No problem… whether you’re now ready to get back into it after an injury, illness, a run of late nights at work or winter nights snuggling in with a glass of red and that scrumptious bowl of pasta, you’re likely to be a little apprehensive about taking that first step back through the studio door. Whatever the reason, the good news to consider is that taking a...

FlexBody

What your sleeping position reveals

We all know how important it is to get enough sleep. We know that to function well each and every day our body and mind needs those valuable hours to rest and repair. It really is one of the most important elements to maintain your wellbeing. While you may be getting enough sleep, have you ever considered how your sleeping position may affect the quality of your sleep? Here’s what your sleeping position can reveal: Sleeping on your...

FlexBody

“I can’t do yoga – I’m just not flexible”

If we had $1 for every time we’ve heard this comment… Let me ask you – do swimmers improve their times by not swimming… do golfers reduce their handicap by not practicing or do yoga instructors become flexible through not practicing yoga? No doubt you get the point. There isn’t anyone who can’t benefit from yoga, it’s just about finding the right type and most importantly, getting started.  It really doesn’t matter what your starting point is....

FlexBody

Have you fallen off the wellbeing wagon?

It's easy to do over winter but the important thing is that you clamber back on. Here are our 3 easy steps to help you: 1) Admit it: This is the first and most important step. Admitting and wanting to do something about it will set you on the right course. 2) Review it: Now to set you up for success. Have a good think about what went wrong and what you can do to prevent the...

FlexBody