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Ankylosing Spondylitis, a type of inflammatory arthritis, causes inflammation and pain in the spinal column as well as other joints in the body. The classic marker of Ankylosing Spondylitis is involvement of the sacroiliac joints, which are large joints connecting the pelvic bones to the...

Most people experience joint pain at some point in their lives, and many will assume that their joint pain is arthritis-related, especially as they get older. But what is arthritis? How do medical professionals determine if the condition of “joint pain” is truly arthritis? You may be surprised to learn that there are multiple types of arthritis with different symptoms, causes and treatments. Below we describe four of the most common types.

Travel has almost become a necessity of modern life. Many people travel for work, and most of us travel for pleasure at least once per year.  Unfortunately, the hours of sitting involved in travel often also result in a stiff lower back, neck pain, and headaches.

Technology has changed our lives dramatically, and while it has made many difficult tasks much easier, it’s also made it much easier to be lazy. Here we identify a few key moments where you can sneak some exercise into your daily routine.

For many of us, a typical day can involve hours of sitting in front of a desk. When you have a seemingly never-ending list of tasks to complete, your long-term health can be the last thing on your mind. However, we know that prolonged sitting, especially in a poorly set-up workspace can have a huge impact on your body in the long term. Below are some tips that can help you set up your workstation properly...

Most older people are well aware that they need regular aerobic exercise, such as walking, swimming, or running, to strengthen their heart and lungs and tone their bodies, but many dismiss resistance training as an activity predominantly for the young. However, it is an extremely important type of exercise for substantially slowing, and even reversing, the declines in muscle mass, bone density, and strength which were once considered inevitable consequences of ageing.

An interesting fact is that the default in modern society has become ‘to be seated’. Almost everything we do can now be done from a seated position. We go from lying in our beds in the morning... to sitting in the chair for breakfast... to driving in our car (sitting) to work... to sitting in the office at work all day... apart from when we move to sit somewhere for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea... and so on throughout the day until we are lying down again at night. For the purposes of improving your health outcome, it is strongly recommended that the default needs to be out of your chair, up and moving.