Wednesday, 27 June 2012

How to Use the Roller

Always stay on the muscle tissue and do not roll on tendons, joints, or bony structures. Do not roll over areas that are too painful or that don't roll smoothly.

It is more effective to start by placing the roller on the sensitive or knotted spot and gradually increasing the amount of pressure. Remain on the tight spot until the muscle releases but no longer than one minute. Always roll before stretching.

Monday, 25 June 2012

What is foam roller?

Foam rollers offer many of the same benefits as a sports massage, without the big price tag.

The foam roller not only stretches muscles and tendons but it also breaks down soft tissue adhesion and scar tissue. By using your own body weight and a cylindrical foam roller you can perform a self-massage or myofascial release, break up trigger points, and soothe tight fascia while increasing blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues.

It comes in with different color, and typically the darker of the color, the harder of the material, and more intensive of the pressure.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Foam Rollers

Lately,  I have been exposed to foam rolling technique through varies channels, and I like to share my findings and experience with you.  To my surprise,  it is very effective, and has many benefits.  So for the next few posts,  I will discuss what, when and why.  I will also target a few common target areas, and show you how to use foam roller correctly and effectively to enhance your performance, prevent injury and enjoy a well balanced body.  So stay tuned.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction. Ann Frank

So what's your choice? I'd challenge you to do one thing to give you satisfaction TODAY!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Love your liver

I just came back from a seminar hosted by the Canadian Liver Foundation.  I found the information about liver disease fascinating, and I will be looking for ways to contribute to that foundation.  But here is a little information I'd like to share with you.

Obesity is the major cause of fatty liver disease.  According to statistics,  more than 50% of Canadians are overweight.  It is estimated that 75% of obese individuals are at risk of developing a simple fatty liver and up to 23% of obese individuals are at risk of developing fatty liver with inflammation.

Here is the website of Canadian Liver Foundation for your reference.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Drop the donut and Take a nap!

Majority of people I talked to shared with me their frustration of low quality sleep pattern. Maintaining an active lifestyle can definitely help with relieve stress and better sleep. Now it's been shown that you can say goodbye to bad eating as well!

Drop the donut and Take a nap!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Personal Experience on weight control

Personal experience:  we all know weight control is all about energy balance.  When your energy intake is more than your energy expenditure,  you are going to gain weight.  When your energy intake is less than your energy expenditure, you are going to lose weight.  It is very simple really.

Case in point,  after I came back from the States, I am dropping pounds like crazy just by stopping the flow of liquor;-).  I lost 10lb in two weeks although losing weight is not my goal, but it is amazing to see the effect of the decrease on calories intake.

PS:  I do indulge myself while I am traveling as you can see;-).