What is your core

What is your core

“The core can be described as a muscular box with the abdominals in the front, paraspinals and gluteals at the back, the diaphragm at the top and the pelvic floor at the bottom.” (1) In truth the core is a very complex system consisting of 29 pairs of muscles within...
Exercise Is Medicine

Exercise Is Medicine

The idea that exercise could be considered medicine or part of medicine is not new. This approach with its emphasis on health rather than diseases goes as far back as the ancient world with Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.) and Galen (129-210 A.D.)   “If we could give...
Understanding physical fitness

Understanding physical fitness

The components of physical fitness   When asked what physical fitness is most people would reply: “being able to run far”.The truth is that physical fitness is a far more complex component of wellness.   It is commonly accepted that physical fitness is a...
What is functional exercise?

What is functional exercise?

Stephen Louw is a qualified Biokineticist practicing in Benoni. He studied at the University of Pretoria and the University of Zululand.[/author_info] [/author] Not so long ago the buzzword in the fitness industry was core training and everyone got into a frenzy...