2020 has arrived and, as always, people have New Years resolutions that our team at OHL would love to help you achieve. One of the most common resolutions is to start some exercise and become a fitter, stronger and healthier person.
In the Nillumbik/ Diamond Valley area we are lucky enough to live in a leafy green area with many parks, tracks and activity options, which translates to a community who (generally) lives a very healthy and active life. Where are these places? Which one is best for me to start on my health and fitness journey? Below are a small selection, of our multitude of options, of common tracks you can go for a walk/run in the local area…
Generally when starting out running it is better to start with shorter interval type running as guided by a physiotherapist. This ensures you are running at the correct level for your abilities and helps to reduce the chance of injuries. If you are someone you know has started a new years resolution to get fitter, stronger and healthier our team at OHL would love to help guide you through the process to prevent injuries, prolong activity and help you to achieve your goal what ever it may be.
Shin splints, AKA medial tibial stress syndrome, is a condition that causes discomfort on the inside or front of your leg (between your knee and ankle) and can affect up to 35% of people who run or jump. We see this very commonly in the pre-season phase, or with people who have just started out running (yes, a lot during lockdown) and it can be extremely frustrating! So, how can you prevent it?