This month's tip

“You don’t stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing, so keep moving and have fun!”
 To feel good emotionally and physically we need to move. But there are some factors that restrict movement, leading to a number health problems. The media has put a lot of attention recently on movement (or lack of movement) related issues, including; New Zealand’s growing obesity issue, an ever increasing need for elective surgeries, and even the negative health impact of prolonged sitting periods. Physiotherapists specialise in keeping you moving, especially when conditions make it difficult. So this year for World Physiotherapy Day, we are encouraging people to move in any way they can, in a bid to combat inactivity and the issues it brings.

This month's tip

Strengthen your core muscles by contracting your stomach by 20% while carrying out every day activities.

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