We are strong advocates for improving posture and activity levels so I wanted to talk about the importance of walking. There has been a great deal of research on this basic activity and its relative effectiveness in health promotion. The current recommendation is to work towards 10,000 steps per day, which research has shown to be associated with a moderate to high physical activity level.
The world of health and fitness has been notorious for creating fads and buzzwords that take the industry by storm and then often fade away into oblivion. One buzzword that has emerged in the last few years has had excellent staying power, and for good reason. It is called “The Core”.
As a physiotherapist and exercise therapist, I often see patients with back pain. The symptoms and mechanisms of injury vary significantly from person to person, as well as their particular diagnosis. That being said, a common element exists across these individuals that really cannot be ignored – the core is dysfunctional.