Archive for the ‘exercise’ Category

Togu Octositz, The Multi-Cube

June 23, 2009

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The Togu Octositz Multi-Cube is highly stimulating for children due to its unusual shape. To promote physical co-ordination and balance, to build up muscles and to stabilize the spine. Also for various fun games. Very suitable for integrated games, because it is easy to include extremely shy children as well as children with a low tolerance of frustration, since there is no pressure to do well when playing with the octoseat.

Togu Octositz, The Multi-Cube, 32cm high, Red sold at Medex01.com

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Jobri DYNAIR Premium Seat Wedge

March 18, 2009

A New Dimension in Sitting

The Dynair Premium Seat Cushion provides the benefits of the classic wedge cushion and ball cushion in one perfect product.

Ergonomically shaped to encourage an upright posture, strengthen the back muscles and assist with back pain relief. Uniform pressure distribution also makes for pleasant thigh support.

Features:

  • 2 sided – Soft flat side for sitting, and soft knobbly side may be used for foot and back massage.
  • Air pump provided for individual air regulation
  • Includes an exercise instruction sheet for a variety of exercises while seated (developed by an internationally renowned therapist)
  • Ideal for children & teenagers at school, in the office and at home.

Specifications:

  • Diameter: approx. 40cm
  • Incline from front 3cm ~ 7cm


Jobri DYNAIR Premium Seat Wedge sold at MedEx01.com

Inversion Therapy Benefits

April 11, 2008

Inversion therapy is a method of treating back pain by diminishing the influence of gravity, reducing the compression of the vertebrae and discs and allowing the muscles and ligaments that encase the spine to relax.

This is typically performed on what’s called an inversion table. The table allows you to lie on your back relaxed, in an inverted position. This position eliminates some or all gravitational compression, depending upon how far back you position your body.

Inversion therapy is the safest, quickest and most effective way to increase the space between your vertebrae. Numerous clinical studies published in reputable medical journals have confirmed that inversion really does increase the separation between the discs of the spine, which brings relief from back pain.

For instance, one study considered 175 people who were unable to work due to back pain. After eight inversion treatments, 155 of the patients were able to return to work full time.

Other benefits people experience with a regular program of Inversion therapy :

* Maintains your height. Regularly inverting will help you avoid the “shrinkage” others your age are showing because of the cumulative effect of gravity over a lifetime.

* Improves circulation. When you’re inverted, your body can circulate your blood aided by gravity rather than having to work against it. In addition, with inversion, gravity helps the lymphatic system clear faster, easing the aches and pains of stiff muscles.

* Relieves stress. A full-body stretch feels rejuvenating! And the inversion table makes that relaxation easier to attain than climbing on a jungle gym or taking a yoga class. Many people sleep better with regular inversion therapy.

* Heightens mental alertness. Any upside-down activity increases the supply of oxygen to the brain, which many authorities believe helps you maintain mental sharpness.

* Increases flexibility and range of motion. With inversion, your joints stay healthy and supple, so that you can easily remain as active as you were in your younger years.

* Improves posture. The stretch that comes with reversing the direction of gravity helps you sit, stand and move with more ease and grace.

* Realigns the spine after workouts. Running and other aerobic activities inevitably compress your spine, frequently unevenly. One-sided activities like golf or tennis often pull the spine out of alignment. During inversion, minor misalignments often correct themselves naturally.

Teeter Hang Ups inversion tables Sold at MedEx01.com

How do you BOSU?

April 9, 2008

The best thing about the BOSU Balance Trainer, besides its versatility, is that it adds fun to your usual workouts. Use it in place of your step for aerobic workouts (very tough) and while doing some traditional yoga poses, like warrior and triangle. It makes the workouts challenging and interesting.

Using the Bosu Balance Trainer can help improve:

Balance Because the BOSU Balance Trainer is never stable, you’re constantly engaging the small stabilizer muscles in the upper and lower body to keep you in place.

Kinesthetic awareness This is just a fancy word for your awareness of how the body is positioned at any given moment. This awareness is something that often declines as we age, so the Balance Trainer can help you stay connected with how your body moves.

Proprioception This is another fancy word describing how your body responds to external forces to keep your joints in the right position. When you stand on a Balance Trainer, all of your muscles are forced to contract to keep your joints in proper position. This helps make normal activities easier.

BOSU Balance Trainer Sold at MedEx01.com

Around the World – Travel Guides & BLogs

March 31, 2008

Around the World – Travel Guides & BLogs

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Range of Motion Neck Exercises

February 27, 2008

One very powerful way of controlling your neck pain is to do daily range of motion exercises, putting your neck through full movement several times a day. This prevents stiffness developing and stretches all the attached muscles, making them less vulnerable to sudden demands

Studies show that loss of cervical curve and poor posture often lead to progressive disc degeneration, osteoarthritis, tension on the spinal cord and nerve roots, as well as anterior head translation. In fact, a translation of even a single inch may increase work for the posterior neck muscles by a factor of ten. If you suffer needlessly from poor posture work with the Posture Pulley Neck Exerciser to see and feel a noticeable improvement.

Reclined Hamstring Stretch

January 13, 2008

The hamstring stretches done while lying on the back are gentler and place less stress on the back than those done while sitting. Depending on a person’s specific medical condition and level of pain, the lying down position may be preferable and comfortable. In particular, a person with low back pain should choose whichever position is most tolerable for their back while still giving a gentle stretch.

Check out the Hamstring Stretch-Rx  Sold at MedEx01.com

Prescription for Tight Hamstrings

January 13, 2008

Working like a personal trainer, the patented Hamstring Stretch-Rx puts the athlete or patient in complete control of their hamstring stretch.

The superior supine (back lying) positioning isolates hamstring muscles for optimal stretching while preventing injury by protecting the low back.

Hamstring Stretch-Rx  is light, portable and convenient for use at home as well as travel yet durable enough to be used in the clinic or training room.
 

The unique handle with its rapid line-length adjustment and release lever allows for dramatically increased flexibility (range of motion) improvement. In addition, contract-relax and hold-relax routines formerly requiring assistance of a therapist or trainer can now be done independently to further enhance flexibility.

Includes exercise guide designed by a physical therapist and comes with a drawstring bag for easy transport.

Hamstring Stretch-Rx Sold at MedEx01.com

The Bongo Board is a Blast to Ride

January 6, 2008

The Bongo Balance Board Lets You Have Fun As You Improve Strength and Stability

Condition Muscles to Increase Coordination

This balance board works by conditioning your muscles’ core stability and reflexes that act upon the body’s sense of equilibrium, allowing proper distribution of body weight. The Bongo Board develops balance and coordination skills essential to most sports and daily activities. Skateboarders, snowboarders, and surfers will find that the Bongo Board helps to improve skills during the off-seasons.

Complete Exercise Guide Included

While your own creativity sets the limit, the included booklet offers tips and maneuvers to try and to master, ranging from basic to advanced. Be sure to start out using a spotter or support of some sort until you become accustomed to the movement of the board. Consult a physician before starting this or any other exercise program.

Fitter Bongo Board Sold at MedEx01.com

Bongo Balance Boards

January 6, 2008

Bongo Balance Boards by FitterfirstAn exciting expert level balance trainer for Boarders, Surfers, Skiers, Hockey Players and Xtreme sports enthusiasts – you will love this one!Take one kick tail board, one dual bearing, multi-rotational , polyurethene wheel and strap them together with an I” beam and bungy cord and you will have a whole lot of balance going on. Boarders and skiiers will love the skills and tricks that they can master on our Bongo Balance Board. Boarders, Surfers, Skiers, Hockey Players and Xtreme sports enthusiasts will love this one! Bongo Balance Boards were king for balance freaks in the 60s and 70s. Now it’s back and faster than ever!

Benefits of using the Bongo Board

Balance – Static and Dynamic for enhanced sport and fitness participation. 

Postural Awareness – To correct inefficient body movements with little physical effort.

Proprioception – The body’s internal mechanisms for enhancing muscular movements that then call upon ‘memories’ stored in the muscles, bones and connective tissues to repeat a performance later on. 

Kinesthetic Sense – Enhances ability to judge the position of your body in space.

Stability – Improve balance, reducing the risk of falls and injuries associated with various sports and everyday activities.

Mobility – Retraining the body to move impulsively and freely without limitation.

Body Awareness – Learn via feelings/stimulus created by the board to instinctively be aware of muscles, muscle groups and limbs as they work to stabilize the body.

Confidence – The direct result of learning body awareness through balance conditioning.

Visual Challenge 

 To challenge your balance recovery ability, try the following exercises. Attempt only when a high confidence level has been achieved on the Bongo Board.

Play with eyes open and eyesclosed during exercises. When eyes are opened, explore the balance challenge of gently moving the head and neck up and down and then side to side.

To enhance performance try to stabilize the head, neck and upper body. 

Focus vision ahead into the horizon, but soften your gaze to enhance the peripheral field of vision. How far to the sides can you see while focusing ahead?

Skill Progression: As you progress and gain confidence on your Bongo Board, you may like to try some tricks to further enhance and develop your balance coordination.

Outside Magazine says “Ride the halfpipe at home! Bang up techniques for mastering the Bongo Balance Board, the snowboarder’s best friend.”

Fitter Bongo Board Sold at MedEx01.com